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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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277 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Wichita, Kansas, USA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Arapahoe Cafe & Pub is a quintessential mountain eatery. The restaurant building was moved when the nearby dam was constructed decades ago and contains the knotty wood walls now rarely seen, except in old movies. The food is excellent, the service - despite a waiting line in mid-July - was quick and professional. They were friendly, allowing our group... More

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Lincoln, NE
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Solid service and food each morning we were there. It was especially nice sitting outside on warmer mornings. Of all the things I had the biscuits and gravy were especially good. Wife enjoyed the granola pancakes and brother-in-law liked Doug's breakfast (oatmeal and fruit, etc.).

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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you get a server named Eric, ask to be seated in a different section of the restaurant. This guy needs to find a new job outside the service industry. You could not ask a simple question about the menu without a roll of the eyes or a short, curt response. Everyone around us was served and we were still... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

ski breakfast!!!!! hearty food, very tasty, wonderful service. Enjoy this place all four seasons. Little small and often you have a wait...but it's worth it.

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Davenport, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our neighbors had recommended this restaurant--glad they did! I had the Farmer's Market Quesadilla--lots of veggies in it and a great veggie relish alongside and served with guacamole and taco crema. My husband had the smoked buffalo sausage special. Both were delicious! We had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, but it was definitely worth the wait. Attentive,... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was such an unusual event, I had to share it. A friend of ours recommended this restaurant highly. We went there together looking forward to getting some take-out to share with our wives. When we walked up to the host station we were told they were too busy to handle take-out. I've not only been to hundreds of restaurants,... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great little place just steps from our hotel room. Friendly service but a very long wait for a family table. Next time we will make reservations!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped at the Arapahoe Cafe based on the crowds we saw lined up to eat. There is both indoor and outdoor dining. The breakfast was great and the service was spectacular. A nice, down to earth place for breakfast or lunch.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went in July, so we sat outside. Nice location. I was with 2 other people we all had different things and all was good and service was great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Very hurt by the poor service to our church group. It started with the observation of others being seated and not on any list. Very confrontational when asked why this is happening.

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