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The Grubsteak Restaurant

American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers, Pub
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134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Grubsteak A Family Restaurant)
+1 970-586-8838
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A locals favorite, The Grubsteak serves thick, hand-cut steaks and...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Super-friendly staff and manager

We returned to the Grubsteak because we had met while working there almost 30 years ago when it was called Isabella Birds. When we mentioned that to the waitress, the manager and staff came over to congratulate us, which made the night very special and memorable. The food was also good. We had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
louisa348
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to eat with a great menu. The service was top notch, the food was exceptional, and the atmosphere was great. We had 6 people from our group eat here and all had something different. All enjoyed the food. Prices were good.

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Morrison, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful burgers. Almost too much to eat. I had the elk burger and my husband had the buffalo. Both were cooked to perfection.. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We returned to the Grubsteak because we had met while working there almost 30 years ago when it was called Isabella Birds. When we mentioned that to the waitress, the manager and staff came over to congratulate us, which made the night very special and memorable. The food was also good. We had a huge plate of nachos with guacamole,... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

ate there twice. great onion rings and really enjoyed the elk burger and the buffalo meatloaf. Great Brown gravy. Ribeye steak was pretty good. Would eat there again.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went there on a Thursday night special. Have been there several times before and it never fails us. Food and service were good and we will be back again.

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Ottawa, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to go. All members ( from 4 to 62 year) totally enjoyed their meal. We come here every time we come to Estes and they never fail us. Wonderful food and great service. The entire family totally recommends The Grubsteak.

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Westminster, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I love eating lunch at the Grubsteak. The burgers here are juicy and cooked to order. I always get the beef burger but there is also elk and yak on the menu. If you can eat in the bar area (or outside during the warmer months) because the vibe is much better than in the front part... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Trout my wife ate was on a diet before it died and was cooked highway to much butter or oil something and my hamburger was very brunt tasting the fries were cold and dried up the veggies for the burger were picked last month limp and soaky but hey the waitress was friendly

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Bridge City, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The 4 of us had a wonderful lunch. Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful. Loved the rustic atmosphere. We had elk, buffalo and beef burgers, all were very tasty. This restaurant does have many gluten free options.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Yak burger was excellent. Also the shrimp cigars were yummy too. Homemade ranch was good too. Only downside was we were seated in a crowded room. It was difficult to maneuver to the bathroom.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Grubsteak A Family Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-8838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Hamburgers, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?