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Estes Park Dining Guide 2009

Estes Park Dining Guide 2009

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Published by the Estes Park Trail-Gazette, the Dining Guide covers restaurants and eateries in Estes Park, Colorado, outside of Rocky Mountain National Park.
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61 Years

Serving the
best food &
drink under
the sun.
915 Moraine Ave.
Estes Park, Colorado
970-586-9832
Full Bar
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Fresh Trout
Homemade Soups • Prime Rib
Chili • Buffalo Bratwurst
Hot Jalapeno Chili Rellenos
Viennese Goulash • Steaks
970-586-9832 970-586-9832
Reservations Recommended for Dinner
Hwy. 36 – Next to Alpine Trail Ridge Inn Hwy. 36 – Next to Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
www.SundeckRestaurant.com
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Open at 11 a.m. Daily • 470 Prospect Village Drive • Between Riverside & Moraine
Full Lunch & Dinner Menu
FREE Tastings
Pool Tables
Video Games
Estes’ Best Sou-
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Across from
Fun Trax
(970) 586-5421
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Saturday, June 13
Noon to 5 pm
21 & over only
Open Daily for Dinner • Banquet Facilities • Wedding Receptions
Night or Weekly Suite Reservations • Conference/Business Meetings
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The Historic Crags Lodge, officially
placed on the National Register
of Historic Places. Located at
300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park
970-586-6066
www.cragslodge.com
A FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1914
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Sunny Pub Room • Huge Shaded Patio
Old West Atmosphere
• Succulent Steaks - Beef, Buffalo & Elk • Trout
• Juicy Burgers - Beef, Buffalo & Elk • Chicken
• BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs • BBQ Buffalo Ribs • Pastas
• Sandwiches • Salads • Cocktails • Omelettes
• Smiley Bear Pancake • Noah’s Ark
• $3.99 Breakfast Special - Two Eggs, Potatoes & Toast
Serving Lunch & Dinner Year-Round
Breakfast in the Summer
Parking lot in the rear
134 W. Elkhorn • 970-586-8838
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The Rome
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Locally
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THE DUNRAVEN INN
GREAT FOOD! GREAT SERVICE!
Come and enjoy our friendly, warm and relaxed atmosphere. See why we
are a favorite of the locals! We proudly serve fresh fsh, classic Italian
cuisine, and prime-grade steaks. We also ofer several vegetarian entrees.
Homemade sauces, soups and awesome desserts!
Enjoy a cocktail from our copper-topped bar, or perhaps
a bottle of wine from our excellent wine list!
Reservations are appreciated. Open all year.
Children are welcome.
Dinner served nightly at 5 p.m.
2470 Hwy. 66 • 970-586-6409 • www.DunravenInn.com
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Costa Rican Specialties
Salads, Soups,
Seafood, Steaks
Lunch Buffet 11-4
Burgers, Sandwiches
Kids Menu
Menu Para Ninos
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The
Hometown Place
with the
World-WIde
Reputation!
Voted
BEST Burgers
in Town!!
229 West Elkhorn
Between the Water Wheel & Old CHurch Shops
Open Daily at 11 • 586-2277
Old-Fashioned & Made Fresh for You! Old-Fashioned & Made Fresh for You!
*Now Serving Breakfast* *Now Serving Breakfast*
Burgers • Hot Deli Sandwiches • Vegetarian menu
Kids Meals • Hot Dogs • Chili Dogs • Buffalo Wings
Stuffed Baked Potatoes • Soup • Homemade Chili
Salads • Nachos • Onion Rings • Soft Pretzels
Ice Cream Cones • Old-Fashioned Malts & Sodas
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The Chalet Room
World-class Italian cuisine in an
elegant ambiance.
Our award-winning chef has cre-
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turing exquisite seafoods, steaks,
veal, lamb, pasta, vegetarian and
vegan entrees.
The Tavern
Casual comfort and hearty meals
in a fun-filled atmosphere.
The Tavern is the only one in
Estes Park with live music
seven days a week May - Oct and
5 nights a week Oct - May.
Lounge open until midnight.
Luxurious Suites &
Beautiful Condos
Available
The Escape Spa & Salon
Pamper yourself with one of the many services
including facials, body treatments, massage,
Hot Stone Therapy, manicures, pedicures,
full service hair care & much, more!
970-577-9495
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2625 Marys Lake Road
3 Miles South on Highway 7
www.maryslakelodge.com
Lodge: 970-586-5958
Restaurants: 970-586-4777
Toll Free: 877-442-6279
Marys Lake Lodge & Resort
Two Outstanding Restaurants in One Breathtaking Location
Both restaurants have spacious seating. The Tavern has the best outdoor heated deck with views of
Marys Lake and the Rockies. Located just three miles from downtown Estes Park.
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Estes Park Dining, Food, Treats & Beverages
Coffee on the Rocks
“Where the coffee is as great as the views!” Marvel at the beautiful
mountain views as you enjoy our organic free-trade coffee, tea, smoothies
and other cold drinks. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with baked
goods from the famous Schmidt’s bakery, “lunches-to-go”, panini
sandwiches, salads, soup du jour, smothered burritos and more! Free Wi-
Fi! Indoor/Outdoor seating (Lakeside or on the deck). Featuring local
artists. Meeting room in back. Large flat-screen TV. Plenty of parking.
Located on Hwy 36 on the way to RMNP, next to Red Rose Rock Shop &
Dick’s Rock Museum. Open year-round. 510 Moraine Avenue. 970/586-
5181.
DeLeo’s Park Theatre Cafe & Deli
Whether you’ve visited us in person before, heard about us by word of
mouth, or learned about us from The Food Network, we’re delighted to
have you here. You’re invited to stop in for some of the finest,
mouthwatering Italian deli you’ve ever encountered. Sit inside with us or
outside along the Fall River (weather permitting), or take a feast to go
and head into Rocky Mountain National Park, which is just up the road.
You will find us at the entrance to the Historic Park Theatre, the oldest
continuously operating movie theater west of the Mississippi, and just a
few steps from the exact center of downtown Estes Park. If you have an
event happening in town, you can share great deli with your guests. Try
our full-service World Class Catering! 132 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park.
970/577-1134
Donut Haus
Proudly serving handmade donuts and other baked goods for over 30
years. Come and enjoy an Estes Park tradition. We are locally owned and
operated. Open Daily 6 am to 1 pm. 342 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park.
970/586-2988. www.donuthaus-estespark.com
Dunraven Downtown
We serve fresh, homemade Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown
Estes. Dunraven Downtown has the feel of an open-air bistro with a
warm, inviting dining room with hand-painted murals of the Italian
countryside. Whether you feel like an in-house cut sirloin steak, shrimp
scampi, or pasta favorites such as our famous lasagna or chicken
primavera, we’ve got something you’ll love! We have an extensive wine
list that compliments our menu. Save some room for our spumoni or
tiramisu. There is a public parking lot conveniently located behind our
restaurant. Dunraven Downtown is open for lunch every day at 11 am.
We start serving dinner at 4 pm. 101 W. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park.
970/586-3818.
Dunraven Inn
“The Rome of the Rockies.” Estes Park’s most romantic restaurant
featuring Italian cuisine, great steaks and wonderful seafood. Dinner
served nightly at 5 pm. 2470 Colo. Hwy. 66, Estes Park. 970/586-6409.
The Egg & I
Northern Colorado’s best breakfast and lunch. Omlettes, fritattas, egg
dishes, soups, salads, sandwiches. Summer hours: Mon-Sat 6 am. - 2 pm.
Sun 7 am. - 2 pm. Winter hours: Mon-Sun 7 am. - 2 pm. 393 E. Elkhorn
Ave. 970-586-1173.
Estes Park Brewery
Come for a free taste of our many beers. Open at 11:00 am daily. We
have a wide variety of food along with pool tables, video games and TVs.
Deck seating with views of Longs Peak. 470 Prospect Village Drive.
970/586-5421.
Grandmaison’s Chalet Room at Marys Lake Lodge
We offer world-class cuisine in an elegant ambiance. Award-winning Chef
Marc Grandmaison has created an extraordinary menu offering a culinary
tour of Europe, with specials from Lisbon, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, and
Athens, as well as exquisite seafood, steaks, veal, lamb, and pasta, just
to name a few. Vegetarian and vegan entrées are also extensive! Located
just three miles from downtown Estes Park on Hwy 7. 2625 Marys Lake
Road. 970/586-5958.
The Grubsteak
We feature fantastic Burgers, Steaks, Buffalo Steaks and Elk Steaks. We
also have Rocky Mountain Trout, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Buffalo Ribs,
Pastas, Sandwiches and Salads. Home of the $3.99 Breakfast Special
(two eggs, potatoes & toast.) Full breakfast menu in summer. Serving
lunch and dinner year-round. Largest shaded patio, sunny pub room,
and an Old West atmosphere. Take out available. Public parking lot in
rear. 134 W. Elkhorn Avenue 970/586-8388.
Inn of Glen Haven
Open for the season May 22. Located in rustic downtown Glen Haven,
north on County Rd 43 from Estes Park. Call for reservations. 970-586-
3897.
Kind Coffee
Kind Coffee is Estes Park’s exclusive organic coffee roaster, roasting daily
on the West End of town. We offer two full-service espresso bars located
on the East and West Ends of the River Walk featuring our fresh roasted
coffees. Fruit smoothies, milkshakes, and frozen drinks are made to
order! Fresh bagel sandwiches and breakfast items, lunch sandwiches to
go, along with local baked goods and desserts round out our offerings.
Pounds of fresh roasted coffee, t-shirts and mugs are great souvenirs and
gift items! As a locally owned business and a member of 1% for the
Planet, Kind Coffee is committed to both our community and our
environment. KIND is what coffee should be.
Locals Grill
Estes Park homemade cooking offering full menu, patio dining, cocktails,
pizza, wings, soups, salads. Menu for kids. Open daily at 11 am. 153 E.
Elkhorn, 970-586-2074.
Lonigans Saloon Nightclub & Grill
An Irish Pub. The best in live music and entertainment. Great
atmosphere, fun, food, and drink. Serving Appetizers, Burgers,
Wings, Reubens, Fish & Chips, and other great tavern fare. Happy hour
food & drink specials. Downtown at 110 West Elkhorn. 970-586-4346.
www.lonigans.com.
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Mama Rose’s Homemade Italian
Taste. Traditional Italian food at its best, in a casually elegant
atmosphere. Enjoy great wine, or relaxing beer in the dining room or
seasonal riverside patio. A varied children’s menu is available for the little
ones. Open daily at 4 pm for dinner. 338 E. Elkhorn Ave. (Barlow Plaza),
Estes Park. 970/586-3330.
Mountaineer
All the taste of home. Just like you remember them. Breakfast served all
day. Daily specials, good “Down Home Cookin”. New location; 361 S.
Street Vrain, Hwy 7. Open Daily 7 am. 970-586-9001.
Molly B
Estes Park creative eatery; breakfast, lunch – daily specials and
vegetarian menu on all meals. Homemade desserts and soups. Beer,
wine, mixed drinks. Patio Dining. Catering. 200 Moraine Ave. Open 6:30
am. 970-586-2766.
The Other Side
Where people who know Estes Park go. Prime rib, steaks, seafood,
Rainbow trout. Game entrees, sensational Sunday Brunch. Full service
bar, childrens menu. National Park Village at the corner of Moraine and
Marys Lake Rd. 970-586-2171.
Peak to Peak American Grill
Casual Colorado dining serving traditional favorites, offer a full bar and
private banquet room. Hours: Winter 3-9, Summer 3-10. 451 S. St. Vrain
Ave. 970-577-0577.
Poppy’s Pizza & Grill
Imagine. Create. Eat. Soup, salad, sandwiches and pizza created as you
want! Fun, casual dining area or seasonal riverside patio. Menus are
available for kids 12 and under. Open daily at 11 am. 342 E. Elkhorn
Avenue (Barlow Plaza), Estes Park. 970/586-8282.
Penelopes
The hometown place with a worldwide reputation. Best burgers in town.
Burgers, hot deli sandwiches, vegatarian menu. Kids meals, hot dogs,
wings, baked potatoes, soups, salads, breakfast and much more. Old
fashioned & made fresh for you. 229 West Elkhorn. 970-586-2277.
Pura Vida
Costa Rican Cuisine. Salads, Soups, Seafood, Steaks, Combination
Plates. Plus a childrens’ menu and an American menu. 160 1st St.,
970/586-3686.
Sundeck Restaurant
Serving the best food under the sun for the last 61 years. Known for our
grilled fresh trout, steaks, chili rellenos and other excellent dishes.
Reservations recommended for dinner. Non-smoking dining room. Full
bar. Open mid-May to early October. Amex, Discover, Visa, MasterCard.
915 Moraine Ave. (2 miles west of downtown, at the junction of Hwy. 36,
Mary’s Lake Road and High Drive.) 970/586-9832.
www.sundeckrestaurant.com
The Tavern at Marys Lake Lodge
We offer casual comfort and serve a hearty meal in a fun-filled
atmosphere. The Tavern is the only establishment in the area to offer live
entertainment SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK from May – October, and FIVE
NIGHTS A WEEK from November – April. Located just three miles from
downtown Estes Park on Hwy 7. 2625 Marys Lake Road. 970/586-5958.
Trailhead Restaurant at Rocky Mountain Gateway
(Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.) Relaxed dining
nestled just outside the Park with spectacular views of mountain scenery.
Visit us for either breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy either traditional
menu favorites or our selections of wild game, Buffalo and Elk. Enjoy a
glass of wine or beer with your dinner whether seated in our cozy dining
room or at a table outside on the deck. Open daily 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
seasonal. 3450 Fall River Road, Estes Park. 970/577-0043.
Twin Owls Steakhouse at the Black Canyon Inn
We have a warm candlelight feel accompanied by culinary skill and
impeccable service that is unparalleled in the Estes Valley. We serve a
variety of entrées from steaks and chops to pastas and seafood. 800
MacGregor Avenue (Devil’s Gulch Road). 970/586-9344.
Vega
Come join us on our huge rooftop patio in the heart of downtown with
views of Estes in every direction! If you prefer indoor dining you can sit in
our bright, sunny dining room or relaxing full bar. Try a pitcher of one of
our eight beers on tap, wine, or a refreshing sangria. Enjoy Spanish-style
tapas, pizza, salads, local fare such as trout and elk, and delicious grilled
entrées. Vega opens every day at 11 am. See us on the rooftop at the
Courtyard Shops, 205 Virginia Drive, Estes Park. 970/586-9494.
The View Restaurant at The Historic Crags Lodge
Surround yourself in the rustic charm of this Historic Lodge that hosts
views of the entire Estes Valley! The menu offers steak, fresh fish, pasta,
and vegetarian entrées. Wine, beer, and cocktails are available to
accompany your meal. Call for reservations. 300 Riverside Drive, Estes
Park. 970/586-6066
The Wild Rose
Family Friendly with a Taste of Europe. The Wild Rose Restaurant, the Staff and
Chefs have always felt to please their guests and make them comfortable. The
Continental Cuisine with fresh Seafood. Hand-cut Steaks and homemade Sauces
are a delight and rewarding for the palate. We open at 11 am and serve all day
Lunch or Dinner (until 10 pm in the Summer Season). Please join us for a
delightful meal and great selected Wines in our two Dining Rooms or enjoy the
sunshine on the Patio. If you have special needs, please let us know and we will
try our best to serve you. Old Church Shops, 157 W. Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park.
970/586-2806.
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10 Lonigan’s
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Highways to
High Country
Cuisine
Highways to
High Country
Cuisine
Estes Park and the beautiful area
surrounding it are known for its
fine restaurants. Our high altitude
enhances the appetites and our
restaurnats welcome you are you
are—straight from hiking, or, if
you wish, dressed to the nines.
Whether you’re looking for an
affordable meal for your whole
family or a special place for an
intimate dinner for two, you have
many choices in our area.
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Offering a Premier Experience at an
Affordable Price
Come & Enjoy Our Patio
with a Lake View
Succulent Steaks
Exquisite Game Cuisine
Fresh Seafood
Oversized Salads
Incredible Burgers & Desserts
Serving Breakfast,
Lunch & Dinner in a
Unique Rustic Mountain Setting
Breakfast Served
Daily 7-11 am
Lunch & Dinner
11 am - 10 pm Weekdays & Weekends
Kids Menu ~ Full Bar Available
Large Groups Welcome
1690 Big Thompson Ave. 970-586-6962
www.hunterschophouse.net
Fine Dining in the
rustic ambiance of a
1920’s log homestead
Completely
Smoke-Free
Open Daily at 5 p.m.
Reservations & Information
970-586-9344
www.TwinOwls.net
Located at the Black Canyon Inn
800 MacGregor Avenue
Just One Mile from
Downtown
Wedding & Banquet
Packages Available
All this and much more,
complimented by an array of
fine wines, delectable desserts and
a unique mountain
atmosphere
Fine Dining in the
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Completely
Smoke-Free
Open Daily at 5 p.m.
Reservations & Information
970-586-9344
www.TwinOwls.net
Located at the Black Canyon Inn
800 MacGregor Avenue
Just One Mile from Downtown
Wedding & Banquet
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House Specialties~
Filet Mignon • Lobster
Elk • Ruby Red Trout
New York Strip • Ribs
Salmon • Duck • Pastas
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