The Uptown on Main – A Frisco Eatery and Hotspot

Since 1996, the Boatyard, now ‘The Uptown on Main’ has been a gathering spot for lunch meetings, special events and date nights alike. It is an excellent eatery and a neighborhood hotspot that has embedded itself into the fabric of Summit County.



Once home to a local tire shop, the much needed Frisco eatery came to life after talented restaurateurs, Cindy and Wayne Spaulding, decided to open a second restaurant in Summit County. In 1991, these two enterprising F&B professionals arrived in Breckenridge to pursue the dream of launching a mountain town bistro. Their hard work and some good luck in securing space resulted in the launch of the very popular Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge. As they allowed their roots to settle into the area, their family and businesses began to grow. After successfully running both restaurants they decided to focus on the Frisco location and sell the Breckenridge bistro. Their family home was based in Frisco and running a restaurant and a household of four boys required quite a bit of energy.


Some impressive work was recently completed on the ‘Uptown on Main’ building and the restaurant’s interior. The establishment’s space is two times bigger yet still intimate and inviting. A phenomenal rooftop deck is their icing on the cake with 360-degree views of the area. Take in the Gore Range, Continental Divide and Ten Mile Range as you savor a cocktail or glass of wine.  It is simply stunning. What is the same, is their reputation for which Cindy and her staff established a long time ago, a restaurant that is known for high-quality, perfectly prepared, casual American fare.


Open for Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner the Uptown on Main Street’s menu is extensive. Offerings include hearty pasta selections, wood oven baked pizza, an array of salads, grilled meats, sandwiches, burgers and numerous appetizers. One of my favorites is the Sesame Seared Ahi Appetizer which I often order as an Entree. The Fresh Sea Scallop and Shrimp Noodle Bowl is chock full of seafood swimming in a curry coconut milk sauce. The Happy Hour menu is extensive and has tender delicious New York Strip Sliders, great Pork Carnitas Tacos and fabulous Hummus with Flatbread amongst its many selections.

This is also a great place to grab a seat in the expanded bar and watch your favorite game on one of their many flat-screen TV’s. The back patio is still delightful on a sunny day and now an expansive 3rd-floor deck will be the spot you want to hang out and enjoy every darn day for Apres Hiking, Boating, Skiing, Biking. The views and ambiance are mesmerizing.


The Uptown On Main is centrally located on Main Street in Downtown Frisco and a short stroll from the Frisco Marina, a block off the bike path and an easy detour from I-70. Reservations are not necessary so head on in!

304 W Main Street, Frisco
(970) 668-4728

by Holly Resignolo

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