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Rapids Lodge Restaurant

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210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
+1 970-627-3707
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
we go on our anniversary!

This place is soo Great. The property itself is Killer!!! The view is something you will only see in a book or TV. The drinks and the service is just as good as any thing else. If you go go in the evening its romantic and a great place to just get away from it all. Not like any other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jeannine B
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place is soo Great. The property itself is Killer!!! The view is something you will only see in a book or TV. The drinks and the service is just as good as any thing else. If you go go in the evening its romantic and a great place to just get away from it all. Not like any other... More 

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Placerville, California
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The setting of the restaurant is lovely and picturesque. The food is definitely gourmet and prepared excellently. The wine list is fairly extensive and the menu includes local foods including elk medallions. Families and couples would love eating here, although you might want to leave very small children with a sitter. This is a dining experience.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you're looking for a cozy, romantic and delicious outing, this is the place! The service was wonderful, and the food spectacular. After dinner we enjoyed a drink by the fireplace - which was my favorite part of our whole CO trip! Menu is a bit pricier than other places in town, but definitely worth the extra coin for the... More 

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Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Good food. Decent value. Much better this year than in the recent past. I think the new management is more enthused about what they are doing than Tom was. Love the river. Love drinks at the bar. Look for the ghost! Lady in White

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Whenever we are in the little village of Grand Lake, we make a point of eating at The Rapids for dinner. The food is always served attractively and is carefully prepared and delicious. You can't beat the view of the creek out the large windows and the interior with the central fireplace is cozy in the fall and winter. The... More 

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denver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Be sure to get a table by the window as the river runs right by the restaurant. The ribeye is pricey at $40.00 and I would have expected it to be delicious. It was good, but not worth the price. The service was decent. We were celebrating our anniversary. It would have been a nice touch at this expensive restaurant... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We LOVED the Rapids Lodge Restaurant. The location was fantastic with beautiful views of the creek. We sat outside in the gazebo and it was wonderful. The service was excellent and so was the food. Unlike some of the other reviews, we had no trouble getting a table outside and we had excellent service. No complaints whatsoever. I would definitely... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food and service were great. Apparently the chef butchers the meat right there, so it was super fresh.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you are looking for a nice night out in Grand Lake the Rapids may be your only hope. That said they are not built for the market they are trying to serve. I actually got scorned when I asked for sparkling water. My Family has been in Grand Lake since 1964 and we all have similar experiences. If you... More 

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Texas
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138 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We wanted a table with a view of the river. When we made the reservation we were told that the only way to be assured of getting a view was to make a reservation at 5:30, so that is what we did, even though it turns out they were not busy during this time of year and we could have... 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 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?