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Big Horn Restaurant

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American, Barbecue, Diner
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401 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
970-586-2792
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 274
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite place to eat in Estes Park

The food at the Big Horn is always good; great selection on the menu; great staff & reasonable prices. We have never been disappointed in the 15+ years we've been visiting the Big Horn. And don't forget a slice of pie for dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Linda M
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Longmont, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is the BEST place, especially for breakfast. Don't miss it. Get there early to avoid the crowds. Although, even when they have a waiting list - they move through it quickly. We have watched them grow and expand over the 30 years we've been coming to Estes.

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food at the Big Horn is always good; great selection on the menu; great staff & reasonable prices. We have never been disappointed in the 15+ years we've been visiting the Big Horn. And don't forget a slice of pie for dessert!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visit Estes every year and always make a stop here for breakfast. There is something for everyone.

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Puerto Rico
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had the chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken--not the usual frozen patties, they were made from scratch. Gravy and mashed potatoes were great. Portions were reasonable--enough that we were both satisfied without being stuffed. We returned for breakfast the next morning and were not disappointed. Same good food at a reasonable price. Busy enough you may have to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The food here is outstanding. Judging by the crowds I would say everyone else thinks so too. We ate here once for dinner and once for breakfast. The pancakes are HUGE. My girls were in shock when the huge pancakes were delivered to our table. Service was great too. If you are staying at the Silver Moon Inn which is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have to eat here whenever we are in Estes Park. It isn't the most fancy food you will find, but the prices are good and so is the food. The salad bar is small, but still lot's of options and always has a home made soup to go along with it.

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Jackson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wife and I stopped in here for a late Sunday lunch. I had the meatloaf which was more than one person could handle. Not like mom's but very good. Wife had a chicken sandwich and it may very well have been the best chicken sandwich either of us have tasted. Strange thing to rave about but there it is. Family... More 

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North Platte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had the best breakfast of our whole trip at big horn. The waitress was friendly, very polite and gave us great service. More than we could eat at a reasonable price. A MUST if you are in Estes Park!!

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We always walk by this place so my son suggested we try it. I wasn't enthused but I said Ok. The service was fine and the food was OK - just nothing to write home about. No, I wouldn't go back. If I'm on vacation I want to eat at places that will remind me to go again on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went here for breakfast, it was recommended to us by a local. Fantastic breakfast, HUGE pancakes, reasonable prices!

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Additional Information about Big Horn Restaurant

Address: 401 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
Phone Number: 970-586-2792
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: 970-586-2792

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?