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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
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Ranked #3 of 32 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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Lewiston, Idaho
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

First, the bar is in the basement, which is cool, but once down there, it was shabby,f elt old and cheezy. I did order a burger, rare and it came out cold and rare. I couldn't see where it was cooked at all. And so yucky greasy. Their asiago soup was excellent. The beer was tasty. This place is popular... More 

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Old Bridge, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here several years ago during a ski trip and was very unimpressed. Decided to give this place another chance since it was right next to the motel we were staying at and we didn't want to go far. This time we went early, so we didn't have to wait an hour like the last time. Food was good. My... More 

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Lucedale Ms
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wanted to try everything on the menu. I got the bison burger, my husband got the burger with chili peppers on it and the ribs were amazing!!! We also had breakfast and the salmon spinach omelet was a great hit. Definitely stay away from pricey places to eat at this quaint place by the water.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Love the enchilada stack, and tamales and eggs, good biscuits and gravy too. Fast to refill your coffee, friendly mountain staff. Also open for lunch and dinner. They have a downstairs pub and smoke their own meats.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Interesting facility, transported log cabin from original location (now under water); Very good food, and service; reasonably priced vs many others in area

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Dillon, Colorado, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My son and his 2 friends we're refused cups of water because they weren't "paying customers". We are locals, and the boys forgot to take their water to the park. I stopped by to ask the policy on thirsty children and water. The manager told me that it's their policy to only serve paying customers. I left my card and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Recently are here based on other reviews. Restaurant was slammed when got there and was told about 45 mins...completely understand it's a holiday week. Went down to bar which was pretty neat place. After 35 min or so went up to see how much longer and when I asked guy at front he hurriedly looked at list and said "huh... More 

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594 reviews 594 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were staying at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge on Lake Dillon and decided to walk over to the Arapahoe Cafe for dinner. During our 10 day road trip throughout Colorado, this was probably the most disappointing meal. Just not impressed with the food or service.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I love the Arapahoe Café. If you're lucky enough to get a table in the Pub area you'll enjoy nightly specials. Upstairs in the more formal dining room, you'll enjoy exceptional food and service

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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We met our friends for breakfast, one Saturday morning, and were quite pleased with the the food, service and how clean the restaurant was. I had the oatmeal and believe it is as good as the kind my grandmother used to make. There were 7 of us so of course we all sampled each others meal as it was the... 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
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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