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555 Red Lady St, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9656 (Formerly Le Bosquet/Why Cook)
+1 970-349-5858
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 23:00 - 06:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We peered into the shop several times after reading their menu. We finally made it to grab lunch. We had a delicious chicken salad on wheat with a variety of vegetables for only $7.75. We also had the chicken Caesar which was equally fresh and delicious. We will definitely return when back in town.

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Thank msnyee
Centennial, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

While visiting the new baby I picked up several meals from why cook? All were fresh and delicious. The shepherd's pie was especially good. And the chocolate mousse was outstanding. Why cook is a tremendous help for those busy times. We purchased a gift certificate for use by the new parents over the next month.

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Thank Diana H
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I popped in here while visiting Crested Butte. I had the veggie sandwich on dark wheat, which was delicious. He had the Italian on whit and raved about it, too. Great lunch spot!

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Thank Janet B
Crested Butte, Colorado
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Wonderful takeout. Made from scratch salads, pasta, deserts. Great sandwiches and soups. It's just wonderfully consistent and you never get anything that's not delicious.

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Thank Casey M
Chama, New Mexico
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Go for the Hungarian Mushroom Soup, if nothing else. It is fabulous. The soups are in containers sized for two in a little freezer. The are several other soups, like tomato gorgonzola, but the mushroom is the ticket. I've never had anything like it. Take it back to your kitchen, place in a sauce pan on low, and get ready... More 

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Thank Cher S
SLC
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We have attended a conference for over 25 years in Mt. Crested Butte and always rent a condo. We are there for a week and like to go out 2 or 3 times but the rest of the time we like to eat in.Fortunately we discovered Why Cook many years ago and purchase most of our meals there. Their food... More 

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Thank HPSeeker
Temple, Texas
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

nice assortment of casseroles, soups, chilis, pastries, desserts, egg salad and chicken salad to save you time. located by City Market. Very good.

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Thank mmiller007
Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The chicken salad sandwich was made just the way i like it. Breads made fresh. Not a huge variety but what they have looks really good tho a little pricy. But it is a ski resort after all.

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1 Thank Sally K
West of England
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

A great meal - maybe a touch on the expensive side, but great for a special occasion. Ladies, be a little careful re the plateful sizes - definitely go for the smaller size ... unless you have a BIG appetite!

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Thank Cataclysm
Boerne, Texas
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Well-made, delicious sandwiches on fresh baked rolls. Create your own or try the daily special. Service is usually outstanding - quick and friendly. Tomato gorgonzola soup is really good. In fact the soups are so good, my aunt ordered 12 pints to take home to Texas. That was a lot of soup! They also offer prepared entrees and desserts, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
23:00 - 06:00
Tuesday
23:00 - 06:00
Wednesday
23:00 - 06:00
Thursday
23:00 - 06:00
Friday
23:00 - 06:00
Saturday
23:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Red Lady St, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9656 (Formerly Le Bosquet/Why Cook)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-5858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?