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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
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Ranked #2 of 30 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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85% Recommend
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW 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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Golden, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were a party of four seated in the downstairs pub. The waiter was friendly and never kept us waiting for drinks. The ribs were on special, and they were delicious. They provided two different sauces, one a bit spicier. They didn't really even need any sauce. Fries were a disappointment, cold and wilted. As a whole, it was a... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Mid priced family style restaurant. Decor is 1950's cabin. The building was moved when the town flooded the valley to construct the dam and resevoir. It is a step back in time but with a modern menu. The Friday night trout dinner special is outstanding. And what a setting--on the lake surrounded by mountains. Amazing sunsets on the summer patio.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I went to Arapahoe's around 5:20 p.m. for dinner and were fortunate to get seated outside within a few minutes. We were lucky, but those that arrived after us waited close to 1 hour to get seated. Lots of beer choices, good appetizers and a good menu of sandwiches and dinners. We ordered the barbeque sandwiches, me... More

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Bradenton, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I took my daughter and her family of 4 to Dillon from Parker CO for an evening in the mountains. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is very family friendly. Our server, Shayleen was very attentive and kept us supplied with refills on our drinks. We had among us the chicken fried steak, fish and chips, 1/2 side of... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You have got to try the smoked wings (1/2 price!!!) during happy hour downstairs in the pub. Their nightly specials, like $6 burger night and taco night, for example, are FANTASTIC!!! We've always had great food and the service is excellent. Well priced and family friendly!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Waited 75 minutes for a pork sandwich, tasted like the meat was bad, RUDE WAITRESS! Would not recommend this place to my worst enemy .Run, don't walk away from this horrible place!!!!!!!!!

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Bonnie P, Manager at Arapahoe Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

We are so sorry for your bad experience at our restaurant. You unfortunately caught us on a very bad night. We were short staffed in the kitchen and unprepared for such a busy night. This is certaintly not our norm as many of other reviews will tell you. Doug Pierce (the owner) would love to invite you back and give... More

Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A very laid back place, good for families. Nothing super fancy, just good comfort food. I recommend the Turkey Melt with sweet potatoes fries.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were able to get a great table with a view of the lake without a wait on a Sunday night. The service was good and the food was delicious. We had two different versions of the "red trout" and both were excellent.

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Keithville, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I were on a weekend journey and trying out places we don't have at home. We found the Arapahoe Cafe for breakfast. I had the biscuits and gravy. It was very good. I can't remember what my husband had. I do know we both cleaned our plates. Our server was excellent. I will go back if ever... More

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