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Fontenot's Seafood & Grill

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78336 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482 (Kings Cross Street)
During the winter season "The Lift", the Winter Park Resort Shuttle stops directly in-front of our restaurant.
+1 970-726-4021
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1990 Fontenot’s has built a reputation for high quality cuisine and...
Since 1990 Fontenot’s has built a reputation for high quality cuisine and service; today we continue to build that reputation, bringing a taste of New Orleans to Winter Park. Using the finest ingredients and the freshest seafood available we deliver unique and flavorful creations everyday. While our roots are in Cajun cuisine we offer a wide variety of offerings from our classic Gumbo and Louisiana style Po'Boys to our Chili Seared Scallops and Hand Cut Steaks. Visit us online at www.fontenotswp.com to see our current menu and our Facebook page for our daily specials. Join us daily from 4-6PM for our happy hour drink and dinner specials from $15 Visit us today for lunch, dinner, or happy hour and see why we have been a local favorite for more than 20 years!
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    Very good
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food and great environment

On a weekend trip to Estes Park, my friends and I picked Fontenot's simply because it was open and showing the Kentucky Derby. We had no idea we stumbled upon such a delicious place. We were there for happy hour so we got great prices on drinks and appetizers. We made our dinner out of appetizers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Jillian S
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Elon College, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Elon College, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

On a weekend trip to Estes Park, my friends and I picked Fontenot's simply because it was open and showing the Kentucky Derby. We had no idea we stumbled upon such a delicious place. We were there for happy hour so we got great prices on drinks and appetizers. We made our dinner out of appetizers after seeing the dinner... More 

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Steamboat Springs, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This amazing chef produces Cajun cuisine that's so mouth-watering, it's worth a drive to Winter Park just for dinner. Gumbo, shrimp, jambalaya and the most delicious seafood bouillabasse! The staff is friendly and professional, the atmosphere is reminiscent of the French Quarter, the wine is the perfect complement to the entrees, and the prices are reasonable, especially since the food... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Food was fantastic. If it is a holiday you might want to get a reservation a few days ahead. We did not do that but they sneaked us in between a few reservations since there was only 2 of us. All employees were polite. Worth stopping in if you like seafood.

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Pompano Beach
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17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First, why would I think that a seafood restaraunt smack in the middle of the mountains would be good? I must have been oxygen deprived. The apps were decent, but the three of us in our party all agreed the entrees sucked. Maybe because by that point we had already filled up on apps and bread and were no longer... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

First off, I was pleasantly surprised to find a place that claimed cajun in Winter Park, and was even more surprised at how excellent my experience was, for both dinner and jazz brunch! When we walked in the door, we were greeted and promptly sat in a lively but not crowded room. Fontenot's maintains the cajun atmosphere without feeling disturbing.... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Fontenot's Seafood and Grill after a day of skiing. It's on the higher end of the dining scale. The waitress was friendly and helpful and the food was above average. We shared the fried green tomatoes, ochre, and Andouille sausage and barbeque shrimp appetizers, both were very good especially with the French bread. It's not... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate at Fontenot’s twice during our 4 day stay and ski in Winter Park. We loved it so much, we had to come back before leaving! The staff is warm and welcoming, as soon as you walk in the door. Even though they were busy, we were seated immediately, and taken care of as if we were the only... More 

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Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After a long, fun day trip to the Winter Park area, we finally found Fontenot's and I am so glad we did!! We were not made to feel like we were sub par people because we didn't have a reservation (the way another restaurant in the area had). Instead, we were treated very nicely and shown excellent service. We have... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I would first like to preface this with a few comments. 1) I have never submited a review like this before 2) I have been in the food and beverage industry for over 20 years and can not remeber being made to feel the way I did tonight while dining out. This has to be up there as one of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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235 reviews 235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great scallops and ahi. Service is very polite and accomodating. Drinks are strong. Not too happy with beer selection. Martinis are good. Dessert are too sweet. Banana is very syrupy and not recommended. Key lime pie is strong, but the crust is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78336 US Hwy 40, Winter Park, CO 80482
    (Kings Cross Street)
  • Public Transportation: During the winter season "The Lift", the Winter Park Resort Shuttle stops directly in-front of our restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-726-4021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Since 1990 Fontenot’s has built a reputation for high quality cuisine and service; today we continue to build that reputation, bringing a taste of New Orleans to Winter Park. Using the finest ingredients and the freshest seafood available we deliver unique and flavorful creations everyday. While our roots are in Cajun cuisine we offer a wide variety of offerings from our classic Gumbo and Louisiana style Po'Boys to our Chili Seared Scallops and Hand Cut Steaks. Visit us online at www.fontenotswp.com to see our current menu and our Facebook page for our daily specials. Join us daily from 4-6PM for our happy hour drink and dinner specials from $15 Visit us today for lunch, dinner, or happy hour and see why we have been a local favorite for more than 20 years!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?