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Crystal Hut

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-938-7527
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Toronto
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Fantastic views!! Quiet, quaint log cabin suitable for about 50 people (max). Fresh baked pastries and options for a large waffle for breaky, and lots of options for lunch. The staff are happy and attentive to the needs of their customers. What a great experience. We tried to book the snowmobile fondue dinner tour but we were too late. When... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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136 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

The Crystal Hut is located on Blackcomb Mountain, at the top of the Crystal Ridge Chairlift. It is a classic rustic log cabin, with a big deck and a view of the mountains and valley below. It is small, crowded (because it's popular) and expensive. The menu is limited to waffles, chilii, sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and beer. But... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

This is a fairly small eatery on Blackcomb Mountain, but man, totally worth the trip up mountain. It's mainly known for its waffles and oh, what waffles! Probably the best I've ever had. And I don't want to know the calories involved. The standard Belgian waffle comes with maple syrup, berries compote, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. You can add... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

The Crystal Hut is unique and a fun place to stop on your journey around Blackcomb's slopes. The weekends are busy so if you have a choice stop by midweek. The waffles are the drawing card and it's not that they are way better than any other waffle, it is the ambiance that adds to the flavor. On a sunny... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

The "world famous waffles" are no more. Ate here at few years ago and couldn't wait to return. However, the waffles weren't like we remembered and served barely warm. Worse, the fresh fruit (strawberries and/or blueberries) of the past was replaced with a sugary multi-fruit gooey mixture that made the waffles soggy. Neither of us finished our waffle. Big disappointment... More 

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Pannawonica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

we got to the top Blackcomb mountain and didnt expect much in the way of food there. omg this place was fantastic. service excellent food excellent. cant wait to go backup the mountain and visit again.

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Queensland, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

It's quite average, and the place is small, but I suspect, it doesn't matter what I write here or whether you like waffles or not. Somehow, many of you (including those indifferent to waffles!) will make your way to Crystal Hut. You might even be excited to go there. You might even have a slight squabble about whether it's better... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Meh waffles to honest. Mine was really dry and my side of maple syrup was cold -- who serves cold maple syrup?!? Not worth getting a waffle. It worth it to come inside and get warmed up.

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Raleigh, NC
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

25 cent wings 1-3pm, 40 cent wings 3-6pm. Good Flavor, they are small wings but for the price you cannot beat them. Good drinks fairly priced, decent drink specials. Its a no thrills bar, with good ambiance, and good specials.

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Vancouver, Canada
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

This is a smallish log structure overlooking the valley, As today was a double event day, with the wisdom of Solomon I waited for a late sitting. Great idea: Seating available immediately! Bad Idea: Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches all sold out. Sigh, I had to make do with buffalo stew! A decent bowl of rich broth replete with chunks of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Whistler
  • Phone Number: +1 604-938-7527
Description
A cozy log cabin on Crystal Ridge famous for its all-day Belgian waffles made before your eyes and wood-oven baked lunch specialties. Located at the top of Crystal Chair on Blackcomb Mountain.

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