WELCOME TO THE GPG
Jim & Raeanna Ellis originally purchased a restaurant called “The Works” in 1984. It was a counter service, 3.2 liquor licensed, hand dipped ice cream style restaurant, located behind the restaurant that you are in now. They renamed it the “Grubstake,” after their family history of owning mines in Arizona. Grubstake was a term miner used to refer to the food "aka grub" or funds to furnish a mining prospector on promise for a share of his discoveries. In 90/91 ski season, we moved into the present location. In 1999, we were given the opportunity to purchase the building. Before our purchase, there were a few other restaurants that had some history in this location: The After Glow, Pink Cadillac and The Helm.
In 2002, the name was changed to the “Gondola Pub & Grill” (aka GPG). We decided that the restaurant needed a new image and more location recognition. The menu was changed to a more family friendly, all-American style cuisine that would get customers fed quickly so they could enjoy the rest of their day on the ski hill. Many changes were made to our current location, including an outdoor upper deck, another bar to the upper most level of the restaurant and a fire pit to the lower patio, (a great spot to enjoy a cocktail outside while you warm your toes). We have also taken on two more partners! In 2001, Tony Dickson and in 2006 Chrissy Plotner. They are now the managing owners and chances are they are here right now!
The GPG is, to the best of our knowledge and we are very proud to say, the second longest same owner-operated restaurant in Steamboat Springs. The longest being " Harwigs, L'apogee located downtown on Lincoln Avenue, established 1982.
We hope you enjoy, not only your visit with us at the GPG, but your visit to Steamboat, CO.
Proud fact: Steamboat aka. Ski Town USA.... Steamboat is home to more Olympians than any other town. Steamboats record 88 Winter Olympians have represented 12 countries or territories and made more than 151 Olympic appearances at 19 Winter Games!