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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
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Ranked #2 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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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Marathon, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The $6 burger night has gotten so popular that you better go real early or be prepared to wait over an hour to be seated. Asked for my burger to be medium rare but came out well done. They were too busy to send it back and I was starving after a long wit. The crew is always great but... More

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Dover Plains, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really good barbecue ribs,buffalo burgers, and nachos. Nice selection of local craft beers. In an historic building physically moved up-slope from the original site flooded by the reservoir. Ate both dinner and breakfast here and greatly enjoyed both.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If your looking for a great place to enjoy your breakfast this place is for you ! We sat outside and had one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed ! The service was super very freindly! Later in the week we came back for dinner and was even more impressed I had the half rack of ribs and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For all the good reviews, I thought this place would be better. We had an average wait, the waitress was pleasant but nothing special, and the food was average. I had a BBQ pulled pork sandwich which was fine but served with nearly flavorless sweet potato fries and coleslaw. Even the quaint decor (which I can find in spades in... More

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Idalia, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Not only was it within walking distance from our hotel and one of the original structures from "old Dillon" original town that is under the lake, it served the best artichoke dip hands down! It was so good we went back a second night! Cheeseburgers and service fantastic as well.

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