During the late 1800’s, Second Street was a major thoroughfare for Crested Butte miners returning from the Big Mine on the Bench. At the corner of Second and Whiterock stood what is known as the Slogar Restaurant today, built in 1882 by Thomas W. Lipcomb. Back then, the Slogar was one of 18 taverns in town, and the first tavern miners came to as they returned from their long day’s work.
The Slogar menu has its own historical significance. Our specialty, skillet fried chicken, is from a recipe famous for its great taste since 1915. The unusual sweet and sour coleslaw salad of the Slogar is taken from a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe dating back to the early 1800’s. Baking powder biscuits, old-fashioned mashed potatoes with rich chicken gravy, and home-style ice cream have always been traditional favorites.
The Clark family, Cjay, Megan, Beckett & Barrett, brings you a 3rd generation heritage of friendly family style service & fine food for “Dining With A Delicious Difference”. You are cordially invited to sit back, relax & enjoy our specialty skillet fried chicken and all that Slogar has to offer!