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All 116 Estes Park Restaurants

The Grubsteak Restaurant

134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Grubsteak A Family Restaurant)
970-586-8838
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Ranked #35 of 116 Restaurants in Estes Park
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A locals favorite, The Grubsteak serves thick, hand-cut steaks and fantastic burgers, your choice of beef, elk, yak, buffalo, turkey and more! Wild game and vegetarian options, too. Wide selection of local beer, wine list and cocktails. Enjoy dining inside in one of our Old West dining rooms or outside on our covered patio. Open daily for lunch and dinner year-round. Please call ahead for winter hours.
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The service was a bit on the slow side and not particularly friendly. The scotch eggs are great. The pulled pork sandwich was dripping in grease and impossible to eat as a sandwich. One of the party ordered a burger well done and it was still quite pink inside. I'll try somewhere else next time I'm in town.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Elk burgers were great. Fries were meh. Would order a different side next time. Happy to sit outside on such a lovely day and the relaxed atmosphere with picnic tables is perfect for the kids.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Excellent service! We had a wedding rehearsal dinner here and everything was great! The manager and waitstaff were always checking to see if we needed anything else, and very attentive! Good food, would visit again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This could have been the worst dining experience I've ever had. The service was poor and the food was worse. The steak was incredibly bland, the vegetables were rotten and the fries were hard on the outside and soggy in the middle. The mashed potatoes were incredibly salty and the brown gravy looked as if it had been in the... More

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Abbeville, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Ample seating room inside and outside. Attentive servers. Limited menu. No baked potatoes, which I assumed came with steaks. I had a pepperjack/avocado burger. It was tasty, but nothing special. Pricey for food quality.

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Tucson, AZ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Saw some mixed reviews and it guess if you just get a burger, I could see why. Get a game steak! The elk sirloin... Delicious!!! Service was so so but I would come back!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited the grub steak restaurant while we were in Estes Park. It was ok. The trout was probably ok but I was not a fan but I am not a huge fish eater. My husband got the rib eye. It was tough and fatty. The salad was okay. The waitress was not so good with English so it was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I were walking through town for a place to have dinner and we chose Grubsteak based on reviews. We were immediately seated. It was about 5:30 p. but getting crowded. No ambiance if thats what you're looking for. We started with buffalo wings which were good but slathered in to much sauce. My husband had the trout... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

If you love juicy, flavorful steaks this is NOT the place for you!!! New York strip had no no flavor and came on a plate where sides looked as if they could possibly been someone's left overs. I took 3 bites and was done! The waiter was very nice though. Feel like I threw 28 bucks off the side of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Coming to Estes for years and didn't eat here because of having mixed reviews. I see why. Had a regular cheese burger and it was good not great. The fries could have been the high light but they were very cold. Love fries so that was a huge disappointment. Drinks were good but a bit pricey

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