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Waterfront Grille & Lounge

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1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
+1 970-577-6416
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This restaurant is at The Estes Park Resort
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Description: The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only...
The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only Lakefront Dining in Estes. Completely remodeled in 2013, our upscale restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days per week. Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Estes, the Continental Divide, and Long's Peak from both our dining room, and outside deck seating area.
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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service, great food.

The food here is outstanding. My wife and I ate here, the Tinga Poblana is just amazing. They are the only restaurant in Estes Park that is right on the lake, providing a great view to enjoy along with the food. We had amazing service from Ashley. Between the service, food, and view, we will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Phoenix S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is outstanding. My wife and I ate here, the Tinga Poblana is just amazing. They are the only restaurant in Estes Park that is right on the lake, providing a great view to enjoy along with the food. We had amazing service from Ashley. Between the service, food, and view, we will definitely be visiting the Waterfront... More 

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Thank Phoenix S
Thornton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to to Waterfront and I was thrilled. We had lunch there and the service was first rate and the waitress was super friendly and accommodating. The food was very good and the atmosphere and view pleasant and picturesque. The prices were modest. Wonderful place to leiasurely dine and soak up the lake view in Estes!

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Thank jvalonester
Boulder, Colorado
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had several great meals here and the service was great. It's hard to find good food in Estes Park in the winter but this place was great. Thanks Ashley!

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Thank Oimaronap
Swanton, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After hiking all day, we asked some locals about a great place to get some dinner. We were recommended to go to Estes Park Resorts' Waterfront Grille and Lounge. Wow, so glad we did! The restaurant is located inside this BEAUTIFUL resort with stunning views all around. Our server was friendly and very attentive to our needs. When our food... More 

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Thank travelengineer2014
Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely hotel with an awesome view. Great menu with reasonable prices with salads and sandwiches up to full entrees . The dining room is lovely and we had a great waitress.

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Thank coxdebracox
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot wait to return! It was absolutely beautiful and I could not be happier with my stay! Looking forward to my next trip.

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Thank jentari
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here with my wife after a trip in the national park. The view from the restaurant is simply breathtaking and very relaxing. We enjoyed their delicious calamari, and the tap beer from Boulder is a must try. A very romantic place with a very beautiful view, what else would a husband and wife need?

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Thank Artur A
Littleton, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service! The staff were friendly and pro active. We had a great family experience and will come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate staying at the Estes Park Resort before my cousins wedding and we have eaten many of our meals at the resort restaurant, the waterfront grill, and everything we have had had been delicious. Tonight for my mother's birthday we had a family dinner and Joey our server was great. He brought out a dessert for... More 

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Thank Julia G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rachael was very nice tonight! Whole meal was great! Love water front grille. The staff here is very good. Rachael our waitress was so nice and made everyone laugh!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-577-6416

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups

Description

The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only Lakefront Dining in Estes. Completely remodeled in 2013, our upscale restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days per week. Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Estes, the Continental Divide, and Long's Peak from both our dining room, and outside deck seating area.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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