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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
970-468-0873
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers...
The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun little place

Service was great, food was ok. Prices were very reasonable. Atmosphere seems a little old, but the service made up for that!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
fcas2002
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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344 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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St. Simons Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Well I left frustrated with this place. We are on vacation and I read the good reviews. The menu online showed a BBQ special that sounded amazing and it's all I wanted. Once we were seated and got our drinks it was time to order. They refused to let me order the special because it's only available if you sit... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The menu is varied and excellent, whether you eat in the dining room upstairs or have the nightly specials in the bar. Known for their barbeque all over the county, you can't go wrong eating their pork barbeque sandwich, but their other entrees are well crafted, a little different, and very tasty. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all equally great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We just happened to stumble upon this one!! For the past 8 months I've been on this chicken wing kick and get wings at almost every places I go to to see who has the best! Well needless to say I got the smoked chicken wings in the raspberry chipotle sauce that they made in house!! Best chicken wings I've... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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363 reviews 363 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went here to eat, as it was within a short distance to the Best Western that I stayed at near Dillon Reservoir. This was an old motel along Highway 6 and only now the main building is left with a huge smoker outside and boy do these people know BBQ. The St. Louis Ribs was tender, fall off the... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Every year I ski with a bunch of friends. And every year, we make the trip to this GREAT place (this year, we even risked it in a snowstorm that was shutting down I-70). We go for one reason: RIBS! They are awesome! We always promise we'll only get the 1/2 rack - then order the full and take some... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Awesome food (American style) and it was well worth the wait. There were 6 of us and they put a couple tables together so we could all sit together. Staff was super nice & the food was excellent. I got the cheeseburger with sweet potato fries. My son & 2 of our friends had the buffalo burgers- all thumbs up... More 

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Service was great, food was ok. Prices were very reasonable. Atmosphere seems a little old, but the service made up for that!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Interesting older place like a supper club almost. Food was alright but nothing special. Thought it was ok but maybe a little over rated by other reviewers. Our waitress was very nice and it's especially nice to go somewhere other than a chain. If you are in Summit County for a week of skiing, you should go there once just... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
487 reviews 487 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The service is excellent, the food is amazing, the serving sizes more than plentiful. The cafe gets really crowded but it is worth the wait. I've only ever eaten breakfast here but it has been delicious every time. The wait staff always comes around refilling water and coffee. They are all upbeat and very welcoming. I'm not a huge breakfast... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very busy on a Saturday night. Waiting downstairs in the pub, very fun, cool atmosphere. We ended up getting a table upstairs where one item we were viewing on the menu was not served, bummer. Server was excellent and very helpful when we asked questions. I got the mac and cheese with fried chicken. It was so yummy and ended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: 970-468-0873

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Café, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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