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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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 setting, inspired food

We stopped for a glass of wine about 4:00 pm and decided to return for dinner because the appetizer we had with the wine was so tasty - phyllo covered Brie with pomegranate sauce. Had wine on the outside patio. Waitress recommended inside seating for dinner as it sometimes gets buggy and cool later... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
fayclark
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Stuart, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Stuart, Florida
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped for a glass of wine about 4:00 pm and decided to return for dinner because the appetizer we had with the wine was so tasty - phyllo covered Brie with pomegranate sauce. Had wine on the outside patio. Waitress recommended inside seating for dinner as it sometimes gets buggy and cool later in the day. We had a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Here's the 1,2,3s... 1. Old lodge with outdoor seating next to the river offers a really cool lunch setting. 2. Beef burgers and buffalo burgers were outstanding! Get either one loaded up and it won't disappoint. 3. Very nice staff all around that wanted to make us happy. Thanks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a great dinner after a day on the motorcycle. The service was excellent but the food is a little pricy .To be honest the view of the rapids makes the price worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after driving Trail Ridge Road from Estes Park. It was such a relaxing place, loved the terrace along the river. Made me feel I was in Europe. Food was very good, it tasted home and freshly made. Service very friendly. It is recommended to make reservations. I had the baked brie and that was delicious.... More 

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charleston sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We loved our lunch at the Rapids Lodge. The food was well prepared, tasty and definitely "home made". The atmosphere had real character, so rare these days. We felt transported in time to a charming age - well worth the slight detour from the main Grand Lake drag. Dinner is pricier and more upscale; Lunch is a great value for... More 

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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wife and I had lunch outside by the rushing creek July 4. Great atmosphere. Wonderful service. This is a gem of a bar and restaurant in a fabulous summertime setting. Wife had a Cobb salad. I had a very nice soup and salad.

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Hillsdale, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Don't let the location around the corner from the end of Grand Lake's main street allow you to miss this wonderful restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and friendly, and the view of the rapids just outside the window makes this a spot you never want to leave. This is a Colorado highlight.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have had a vacation place near Grand Lake for five years and had not yet found a restaurant that we really enjoyed. Last Sunday, we hit the jackpot. We went to the Rapids Lodge at about 2:00 in the afternoon and were told we had to wait 15 minutes. We were surprised, but the wait was to assure we... More 

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Azle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Our second trip to Grand Lake and our third time to eat at the Rapids Lodge Restaurant. The lamb chops were amazing with the mushroom sauce. Cheese cake with berry sauce was very tart and and sweet very delicious. I will eat here on every trip to GL.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great lunch, dinner, and view. It is a must visit when dining in grand lake. I have a cabin here and still eat at the Rapids everytime I visit.... Make sure you make reservations during the busy season.

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Address: 210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Phone Number: +1 970-627-3707
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
Average Prices: USD 10 - 42
Cuisine: Italian, American, International

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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 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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