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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Dillon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We dropped by Arapahoe for lunch and tried their burgers. The place is popular, especially their outdoor sitting. We took a table inside because we didn't want to wait for exterior sitting. The interior is a little tight, the staff was friendly and the food was good. It had a great atmosphere. We'll try it again, maybe their breakfast next... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

From cheesy brisket covered fries to rueben sandwiches or chicken corn chowder this place checks all the plus boxes! Oh and let's not forget the perfectly smoked ribs with some mighty good mountain BBQ sauce! We have eaten great breakfasts here for years but this I Was our first chance to have a lunch. We certainly will make more stops... More

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We ate at this restaurant while staying a couple of days at the hotel behind it. The hotel desk personnel recommended it. This appears to be a small place but it actually has 2 restaurants - one on the main floor and another in the bar below. There is also an outside area to eat at but it was already... More

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Denver, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Yesterday drive from Denver Kenosha & Boreas pass to check out the fall colors. We wanted a casual dinner and found it. Very tasty ribs with solid service. Fun to play a little foosball with my daughter as we waited 20 min for seating.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has it all -- a good menu, great seating either inside or out, a nice relaxed atmosphere, and an outstanding staff. We had both meat and fish dishers, and they were delicious. The seating made for quiet conversation, and the pace of our meal was perfect. All of this came at a very reasonal price. One word of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Arapahoe Cafe serves one of the best breakfasts in The Colorado mountains. I typically order Sarah's breakfast without cheese. The eggs, sausage, potatoes and toast are prepared to perfection. Their orange juice and coffee are excellent. The cafe is near Lake Dillon and is next to a Best Western Hotel. It is housed in an old home. The flower... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

on a cold morning I prefer a HOT breakfast. Their specialty...Baja Benny came with luke warm eggs and room temp turkey. The hash browns/ potatoes come from a frozen bag. I can get those at home. Was looking for something a bit more savvy for a "resort" town. They mix up the wait staff so you don't always have the... More

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Hurricane, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We ate dinner here on 9/10, the BBQ burger was very good and my wife enjoyed the green chili burger. The brownie bread pudding was great. The pricing was lower than we expected for a tourist town. The staff was friendly and informative. We'd recommend eating here.

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Vancouver BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have stayed in the Dillon/Breckenridge/Frisco area for several days and have eaten at the Arapahoe three times. We have never been disappointed. The servers we had were excellent - in particular Eric. He was attentive, friendly, and provided us with excellent service. We had the rack of ribs which was wonderful - and some of the best ribs we... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

In contrast to many of the fabricated resort restaurants abounding in the area or the much more expensive offerings of some of the hip towns, the Cafe stands as a locals' restaurant with great food, an inviting atmosphere, and a real history. My wife and I came here for a family dinner on a Saturday night. The place was packed,... More

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Additional Information about Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
Phone Number: 970-468-0873
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Bar, Café

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