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Dunraven Inn

2470 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8331
+1 970-586-6409
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Ranked #14 of 116 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Prepared with only fresh and quality ingredients, Dunraven Inn in Estes Park, Colorado offers delicious homemade Italian cuisine. Dine with us tonight!
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the places my wife and I look forward to when we are in Estes Park is Dunraven Inn. This year when we went both our dishes were so-so. Could have been an off night or we ordered the wrong thing but it was a disappointment. There is new management since the last time we were there -- several... More

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Maryville, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent 8 days in Rocky Mountain National Park, and Estes Park, and had several restaurant recommendations from friends, but this was our favorite meal. Yes, the look inside is different, but the history is explained and all makes sense. We each had steaks, and were very happy. Service was great. Will return again!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was craving pasta after a week of meat-heavy meals so we chose the Dunraven Inn as it was close to our lodging and had a reservation available for the same night. My hopes for a good meal sank a bit when we walked into the dark, low-ceilinged front room that was completely wallpapered in dollar bills that had messages... More

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Verona, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place to enjoy an Italian dinner. I had an excellent strawberry spinach salad, the shrimp scampi, as well as the chocolate cake. The chocolate cake was amazing! Very moist and rich. I would gladly revisit again if ever in Estes Park. Unique story to go along with the history of the restaurant. Great little spot!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We always have a great experience at the Dunraven. We stop there for dinner every time we are in Estes; the last visit was better than ever, with a mushroom pasta dish that was excellent. The service and ambiance are always terrific, and our last visit did not disappoint.

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Andy M, Owner at Dunraven Inn, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that we're your go-to spot in Estes! I'll make sure that the staff knows you thought they did a particularly great job during your last visit. Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review -- can't wait to welcome you back. Cheers, Andy More

Bronson, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great Italian dinner. Excellent service. Highly recommend. We were there for an early dinner. Got very busy before we left!

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Andy M, Owner at Dunraven Inn, responded to this review

That recommendation means the world to us, Maddie! I'm so happy you all stopped in for dinner and enjoyed everything you ordered. Can't wait to welcome you back and show you an all-around 5-star experience. Cheers, Andy More

Lawrence, Kansas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

When my parents told me that they wanted to host a large dinner at a restaurant in EP during a family reunion, my immediate answer was, 'The Dunraven'. It is a personal favorite, and we've always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The staff was extremely helpful as we planned the gathering. Unfortunately, due to a health complication I was personally... More

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Andy M, Owner at Dunraven Inn, responded to this review

Well when you get that big of a compliment from a 4-year-old, Joyce, you know it's real! I'm so sorry that you couldn't make it, but thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We loved hosting, and your compliments mean the world to us. Please stop in and see us soon. Cheers, Andy More

Omaha, Nebraska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent restaurant - lots of character, great food. Would highly recommend it when in Estes. Recommend calling ahead for reservations, but even if you don't have reservations and have to sit in the "entryway/lobby" it's still worth it.

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Andy M, Owner at Dunraven Inn, responded to this review

It sounds like you really enjoyed your time here, and that makes me happy. Those dollar bills around the entry sure make for some entertainment while you wait, right? Thanks for all the compliments -- can't wait to welcome you back! Cheers, Andy More

Culebra, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Variery of selection, husband had the lasagna and it was good. Service was excellent. The interior is covered in dollar bills - interesting. I had the rib eye with baked potato - nothing special. Nice place to eat off of the beaten track of estes park. Was nice to make reservation on line. Does get crowded.

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Andy M, Owner at Dunraven Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you all liked the atmosphere here, and I appreciate you taking time to leave this review. It's disappointing that you didn't love the rib eye, though. I'd love to have you stop in to give our menu another shot some time. I know we can really impress you. Cheers, Andy More

Moore, Oklahoma, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food was good but not great. I liked the old house environment. A great wine and beer list. Make sure you know where your going. We put into our gps and phones. Both took us east of town. This is not correct. Be sure to call for directions before heading that way.

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Andy M, Owner at Dunraven Inn, responded to this review

I'm disappointed we didn't quite get off on the right foot, Cody. Unfortunately, we can be a little difficult to find for new guests, and I apologize for the confusion. As for the food, I hate hearing that you didn't think it was great, but I understand that everyone has different tastes. I'd love to welcome you back again soon... More

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