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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 - 12:00 am
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    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
Tasty dinner on the patio overlooking the Roaring Fork River

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with several old friends. The setting on the patio (they have indoor seating too) was perfect for the evening weather. The special Oyster appetizer was excellent. Our group enjoyed the Duck, the Steak, and especially the Halibut. Service was friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
DFRCMR
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Colorado
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

They are back in form and the food is great. We had quit going here over a year ago because of a couple of bad experiences...but we decided to try them again and it was wonderful so we went back a second time for my wife's birthday and had seating on the deck overlooking the river and looking up valley... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with several old friends. The setting on the patio (they have indoor seating too) was perfect for the evening weather. The special Oyster appetizer was excellent. Our group enjoyed the Duck, the Steak, and especially the Halibut. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food & great atmosphere. Everything we have ordered on the menu has been very good. The restaurant has a lot of class & the service is great. The Godzilla shrimp, Caesar salad, trout & everything we have ordered has been delicious. All of the desserts were delicious too. Good place to go - if weather is nice, it's fun... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Every few years we return to Rivers hoping that the food and service will finally come up to the beautiful setting. Unfortunately, it is not to be. This is a pleasant Plantation-style restaurant, with a large parking area ( a welcome relief from the parking problems of visiting downtown Glenwood restaurants). The setting is the best around with a large... More 

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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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Houston
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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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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?