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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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 and more! Wild game and vegetarian options, too. Gluten free menu available. 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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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 115
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 29
    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
Good Food

Had to try an Elk Burger while in Estes Park. Restaurant was easy to find and we all had a good meal. I would eat there again if I returned back to the RMNP.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
LarCourt
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
NE Florida
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Service not bad, but prices high for the quality. Taste of the food not as good as past years, (our 6th year in Estes), and a lot of foreign staff.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had to try an Elk Burger while in Estes Park. Restaurant was easy to find and we all had a good meal. I would eat there again if I returned back to the RMNP.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One reviewer described this as a "hole in the wall", but it's really a pretty nice restaurant. Good service and really good Philly Steak sandwich. My wife had a cheddar-bacon burger that she really enjoyed. Went early on a Saturday evening and avoided the rush.

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Laguna Beach, California
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159 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

First run quickly if you enjoy great service with a smile! This restaurant is aptly named because it is grubby. The wait staff do not like tourists and is Estes Park, that's a big red flag. We stopped for a bite to eat on a Saturday nite. A Hostess seated us. I repeatedly asked the Hostess a few questions and... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is our sons favorite place in EstesPark to eat. Burgers are variety meats such as bison, elk and emu. I always get the grilled bison steak dinner which is tender and lean. Nice place for a family to eat..

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

From beginning to end, this dining experience was a disappointment. First, I was dining alone, which seemed to throw the hostess into a frenzy. She stared at me blankly when I answered her question "How many?" with "One." She looked around frantically--even though I noticed a number of open small tables--and then said, "I'll have to get my manager." Really?... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped in here with my daughters, 9 and 11, for dinner. We were seated quickly and got our drinks quickly. We ate burgers and there were really good. No complaints.

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Round Rock
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Interesting meat options - Friendly staff - Looks like a little store front but has a great covered patio in the back

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

2 hostesses were rude to us. Not pet friendly even though there is outdoor seating. There was on server who made it worth our stay beyond the placement our dining experience.

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Larkspur
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Arrived for a late lunch/early dinner..4:30...asked to eat outside...........outside was about 1/3 full of people eating.. Waitress at the reservation kiosk was bored to tears wi.th her job and not Friendly or welcoming at all..so the waiter shows us a table for 2 but we ask for another table -4 top, he says no, we ask about the bar area,... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

A locals favorite, The Grubsteak serves thick, hand-cut steaks and fantastic burgers, your choice of beef, elk, yak, buffalo and more! Wild game and vegetarian options, too. Gluten free menu available. 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 - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?