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River's Restaurant

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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
970-928-8813
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

Loved the experience of eating over the river. Food was delicious but would of liked to see more Colorado wine on the menu, there was only one! Otherwise lovely evening with the hubby!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Bess G
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved the experience of eating over the river. Food was delicious but would of liked to see more Colorado wine on the menu, there was only one! Otherwise lovely evening with the hubby!

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Glenwood Springs, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I were married here when we rented the whole place July 14th, 2007, and we have made it tradition to have dinner here on our anniversary every year. This was the first year when we didn't recognize any of the servers. Can't remember our waitresses name, but she was extremely unenthusiastic unlike waiters we've had in the... More 

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Texas
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was traveling by myself and asked at the Glenwood Cedar Lodge where to eat a GOOD meal. River's it just about 4 blocks. It is a more upscale restaurant but the staff doesn't make you feel uncomfortable. I asked to seat near the river and they accommodated me (it was raining lightly or I would have sat outside) I... More 

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Earth
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a very nice meal, the staff is so much caring and loving and making you comfortable... Even the chef came to our table upon our request. Food is very good, well cooked, pretty unique menu for the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I chose this restaurant overlooking the Colorado River for a birthday dinner for my wife. The location offers a great view of the river with outdoor patio dining available. What was somewhat surprising was the great seafood we had there; better than a recent trip to Florida! My wife had citrus encrusted halibut; she loved it; the crust was light... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Loved sunset -sitting on patio after hiking and shopping in Glenwood Springs. This is a little ways down Grand from old part of town. Loved the watermelon gazpacho, fish n chips, chocolate mousse. Hubby liked the trout fresh from the river.The food was good. Nice sweet waitress!!

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Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband and I always make it a point to dine at the Rivers Restaurant. We went here for our first annivesary and go back every year. The food is amazing! This place is a gem. If you are looking for more than the normal bar and grill in Glenwood Springs, this would be the place to go. The menu... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The building setup is a little strange but if you get the chance, make sure to sit on the patio! It overlooks the roaring fork river and having a sunset dinner with the sound of the river in background is incredibly relaxing! Went there with my wife and in-laws. I usually don't pay much attention to the table bread but... More 

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Colorado
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Rivers was a great place to visit decades ago...a deck over the Roaring Fork River to die for, great, imaginative food. Well, it no longer sets the standard...recipes are not well conceived, plate composition too contrived, and flavors not hitting the right notes. I will qualify by saying we visited on a Sunday evening, a night usually reserved for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sat on the patio overlooking the river. Views are amazing of the surrounding mountain ranges. The building isn't so exciting but the wait staff was excellent as was the food. We both ordered salads which were fresh and delicious.

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Additional Information about River's Restaurant

Address: 2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125
Phone Number: 970-928-8813
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125
    (23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-928-8813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?