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Rapids Lodge Restaurant

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Italian, American, International
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210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
+1 970-627-3707
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is...
The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is situated along the banks of the scenic North Inlet River. Lunch (summer only) and Dinner (reservations recommended).Enjoy an extensive wine list and historic ambiance. Please visit our website for up to date menus.
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  • 85
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful experience.

Excellent cuisine with views that make dining here part of the experience. We were fortunate enough to have a window table overlooking the "rapids". Our crab cakes and scallops were cooked to perfection. This is a DON'T MISS splurge when in Grand Lake. If dinner seems a bit pricey, go for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Anita A
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Destrehan, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Destrehan, Louisiana
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent cuisine with views that make dining here part of the experience. We were fortunate enough to have a window table overlooking the "rapids". Our crab cakes and scallops were cooked to perfection. This is a DON'T MISS splurge when in Grand Lake. If dinner seems a bit pricey, go for lunch!!!

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Grand Lake, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Delicious food overlooking a large, pristine creek. We ate outside, which was lovely! The inside is cozy, a bit dark. It is an old resort. The service was very attentive.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is always amazing for a special treat! Food is spot on and the view is fabulous! Quaint, homey and nicely decorated, it sits just above the Rapids..... hence the name.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Staff was super friendly. Menu didn't have the trout I heard about but was still delisious. The creek was fun to walk and play in for my kids.

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Phillips, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent food and service. The view is wonderful. I highly recommend and would also recommend reservations.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my second wonderful meal at The Rapids. I dined with family both times and everyone's meal was amazing. I had a buffalo ribeye and it was just perfect! Great service, view second to none and great food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food is a 10. Drinks are a 10. Ambiance is a 20 on the patio. Rushing white water over giant boulders. Soooo relaxing.

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were able to have lunch here after a nice nearby hike. The view from the dining room is simply marvelous - you are overlooking a roaring river rolling over rocks and boulders. Wonderful. Food was very good. Prices are not exhorbitant. Had a great lunch.

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Came here for dinner. Lovely location, beautiful view of the river. We had two courses with wine & the bill was not cheap but reasonable considering the standard of food. Great cuts of meat (pork/buffalo). Lovely dessert & great wine selection. Ok, now a couple of nitpicks. Serving raspberry sorbet as a palate cleanser is a massive error - palate... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We ate here for dinner while staying at the lodge for our anniversary this spring. The Rapids building dates back to something like 1915 I think. There are no booths; it is all table seating. However, a long row of tables running over two rooms is next to the windows which look out over the creek. I do not believe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 970-627-3707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 44
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is situated along the banks of the scenic North Inlet River. Lunch (summer only) and Dinner (reservations recommended).Enjoy an extensive wine list and historic ambiance. Please visit our website for up to date menus.

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