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All 31 Grand Lake Restaurants

Rapids Lodge Restaurant

210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
+1 970-627-3707
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $42
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Placerville, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 reviews
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
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Everything about our dinner for 6 was stellar starting with the view of the river rushing by our window. Our server Sue was knowledgable and made excellent food recommendations. The bison vegetable stew as a starter was delicious. Would have made a great entree. Three of us had the special...bison medallions with a fabulous onion pomegranate sauce. Lick the plate... More 

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Additional Information about Rapids Lodge Restaurant

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: American, Italian, Continental

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