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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
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
Miami, FL
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Our server Amy was very friendly. She even made our hot chocolate with milk upon our request and it was delicious! Our food was very tasty and at a great value! Definitely recommend this place :) If you thought my review was helpful please vote. Thank you

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you like to pick at your food, are concerned about cholesterol and fat in your blood and don't like old fashioned tradition, then don't order Doug's House Corned Beef Hash at the Arapahoe Cafe and Pub in Dillon,CO. But if you want the best damned corned beef hash you'll ever eat, topped with eggs that the chickens were proud... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went there after a long day of skiing. Sat in the basement pub area. It has the feel of an outdated home's basement. Service was good and the food was great. Sunday night was $6 burgers. A terrific deal. Most entrees were around12 dollars. Lots of 20-somethings drinking there.

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Sedona, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We accidentally entered through the pub downstairs, which seemed to be a lively spot (with pretty loud music) for younger crowd. Wanting a more relaxed experience, I'm glad we asked the server who directed us to the café upstairs, otherwise we would have probably gone elsewhere. We loved the cozy rustic atmosphere, with quieter music, and great food, and our... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What's not to like about the A-Cafe(as the locals call it). Cajun rimmed glass for their bloddy's with a nice big pickled okra. Yum! They smoke their own meats and make the corned beef hash. When I'm in town I always order the eggs Benedict Florentine with a side of avocado and hash. Dawn always remembers me when I come... More 

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Located in the quaint town of Dillon, the Arapahoe Café has many options, hamburger, deli, BBQ sandwiches & fish dishes are offered at the cafe. Seating is inside & out on a porch on the front of the cafe. We shared a hamburger & bowl of chili & can recommend both to future customers. Serve is good also.

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We're local and we eat at the Arapahoe Cafe frequently. When meeting to discuss business, dining before the show at the Lake Dillon Theatre, the Arapahoe Cafe is always a first choice. The food is consistently very good. Definitely try the ribs. Doug has won some barbecue compeitions in his day. Trout..excellent. House balsamic dressing on your favorite salad, yumm!... More 

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Hastings, NE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very popular 100 year old log cabin building that was moved about 50 years ago from the Old Town of Dillon before the Dillon Dam was built. Where it used to stand is now 240 feet under water. Great breakfasts, you can eat inside or out on the large patio area. In the evening the pub in the basement has... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was my first time at this restaurant and I was very pleased. The BBQ was excellent, the service was very good, and the prices were very reasonable. I will definitely visit this restaurant again if I return to Dillon.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Loved this place! Great atmosphere, menu and service. The food was very good and there is something for everyone. Would love to go back!

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

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