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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
970-468-0873
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Comfort Food

Cute place. Plan ahead, the wait can get long. There is another dining area downstairs that allows dining, but it seemed to be more of the bar crowd. All in all, AC&P offered great comfort food. Very friendly wait staff and the service seemed to be prompt. Give it a try and let us know what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
KCK_CO
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Colorado
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Cute place. Plan ahead, the wait can get long. There is another dining area downstairs that allows dining, but it seemed to be more of the bar crowd. All in all, AC&P offered great comfort food. Very friendly wait staff and the service seemed to be prompt. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My friends who winter in Dillon took me to the basement area for beers and burgers. Placed was packed, felt like I was at "Cheers". Great local hangout. Inexpensive. Waiters have great memory...they never write anything down. Test them out!

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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138 reviews 138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Several friends gathered for dinner downstairs. The waiter was very friendly and helpful regarding the food menu and the list of draft beers. Our orders were delivered quickly and accurately. We enjoyed a very pleasant evening.

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Best breakfast in Dillon but realize the place is small as are the tables Great service with a big smile I also hear the BBQ is good but didn't get to try

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

After a long day of skiing at Keystone we brought the gang here (3 adults and 4 kids). Arrive early or expect to wait for a table, but it's worth it. Something for everyone on the menu - the kids loved the pulled pork/brisket sandwiches, so did the adults. We also had mussels, philly cheesesteak, veggie philly, ribs, and a... More 

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Hugoton, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My Sister and her husband (The Shade's) took my boyfriend and I out to breakfast (from Parker)LOL to the best breakfast ever! It was a beautiful drive! We waited patiently outside for our turn since it is a small cozy cafe. The lake was gorgeous with lots of sail boats and time flew by. We had Trout and the fixin's... More 

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have eaten at Arapaho Cafe many times over the past several years and found the food to be excellent (for cafe/pub food) in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. But the last two times were not so good. Last summer we ate dinner there and found the trout to be dry and served cool. No excuse, as they were not busy.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Upstairs is nice casual and relaxing cafe atmosphere with a good menu. Downstairs in the pub are nightly specials, burger, taco, BBQ, trout and others. Great value and good food but often you have to wait, so go early. The trout is excellent upstairs and down.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went with friends who are frequent customers and had a long noisy wait in the basement but it was worth it! The food, brisket and ribs were delicious and then the Brownie bread pudding with ice cream was FANTASTIC!

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Dillon, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went as a family of four with two kids 7&10. Tuesday night is taco night and these are really good tacos. Nobody here would skimp and call these "street" tacos. They are big and full of goodness. The kids got spaghetti and chicken strips from the kids menu. This bar style setting has the same kitchen as the five... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: 970-468-0873

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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!
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

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