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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
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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Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Excellent, Quirky Place

Good extensive menu in this building rescued and moved from the Old two of Dillon when the valley was flooded by a reservoir. Both of the meals we tucked into in the upstairs restaurant area were very good, and were a reasonable price. Very good service, we weren't rushed to vacate our table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Ian R
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Seven of us arrived early for dinner (5:00 pm) after skiing all day. We ordered appetizers with drinks, and for dinner had red trout, hamburgers, rib sandwich and Caesar salad. All adequate, nothing spectacular. We didn't find the world famous ribs as amazing as billed. I wish we had gone to Dillon Dam Brewery and then followed again with frozen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Good extensive menu in this building rescued and moved from the Old two of Dillon when the valley was flooded by a reservoir. Both of the meals we tucked into in the upstairs restaurant area were very good, and were a reasonable price. Very good service, we weren't rushed to vacate our table despite it being still quite busy when... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Arapahoe Cafe & Pub in Dillon, Colorado has been in business for many years. It has always been good. The menu is varied, the food is good, the service is good, and prices are good for the area.

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Dillon, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The A.C. Is fantastic: terrific breakfast and lunch menus. The big treat, though is it's Pub Down Under. LISTEN TO ME....THE BEST RIBS IN THE WORLD!!!!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A 100 year old, restored building is home to this excellent contemporary restaurant and pub. All of the food coming out of the kitchen looked fabulous and our fellow diners were equally as delighted with their choices. The traditional Eggs Benedict was outstanding. Generously embellished with Hollandaise Sauce, the portions are huge and we could have easily shared. The eggs... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food is good, enough so that we drive well off the freeway and out of our way to get to it when traveling from Steamboat Springs to Denver. The service, however, is pot luck. During our most recent visit, the waitress accused me of asking her to recite the menu after asking a couple of questions. She announced that... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After visiting several recommendations from Trip Advisor, this place stood out the most. They are open for all three meals and every meal is a genuine home cooked meal. The biscuits for breakfast were amaizing. The barbeque for lunch and dinner were comparable to Texas style bbq- good smoke and season, no sauce required. Staff were friendly and personal they... More 

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Buffalo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I always make it a point to stop here for dinner on our annual ski trip. As usual this place came through with a great meal. Friendly staff and great food. The New England clam chowder was very good. Casual atmosphere in the downstairs pub with a nice selection of draft beers, and a great drink "Arapahoe... More 

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St. Simons Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Well I left frustrated with this place. We are on vacation and I read the good reviews. The menu online showed a BBQ special that sounded amazing and it's all I wanted. Once we were seated and got our drinks it was time to order. They refused to let me order the special because it's only available if you sit... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The menu is varied and excellent, whether you eat in the dining room upstairs or have the nightly specials in the bar. Known for their barbeque all over the county, you can't go wrong eating their pork barbeque sandwich, but their other entrees are well crafted, a little different, and very tasty. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all equally great.... 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, Bar, Coffee Shop, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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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