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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
Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 25
    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
Classy but spendy

Atmosphere, food, wait staff were all very classy and professional. View from both inside and on the deck was phenomenal. Heaters on the deck helped in the evening. Grilled Caesar salad and caprese salad were delicious. Seared scallops and braised short ribs were both amazing entres. Fun drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Love the live music on Thursdays, and an unbeatable view from the deck. However, the prices aren't aligned with their service. I am pregnant, and the server didn't even ask me if I'd like something to drink. She took my husband and my mom's orders, ignored me, and came back with a glass of water "in case I get thirsty".... More 

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Kerrville, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Kids meal burgers at least 1/3 lb and good, i know because my kids couldn't finish them and i did. Dinner was great food and service was quick but not rushed. Very limited menu so better check it first.

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HotelGuyCC, General Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, and for taking the time to let others know about your experience with us! I am very pleased to see you enjoyed your meal with us, and I hope you will join us again the next time you are in town. More 

Sturtevant
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a difficult time getting many of the other restaurants in the area to follow up and return phone calls. Erin Stapleman and the staff were excellent to work with and set us up with a special menu for 20 people right in the restaurant. Views were spectacular and the service was excellent. The food was also excellent although... More 

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HotelGuyCC, General Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Mark, I am so pleased to hear you had a good experience both with our Sales Representative Erin, as well as our dining service staff. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you, and I hope you will dine with us again if you are ever in the Estes area. We appreciate your business! More 

Frederick
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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I am wondering, after reading other reviews, if we were in the same restaurant? I found the Waterfront Grill an excellent place to eat. We had sandwiches and brews, served quickly by an attentive Amanda. The food was plentiful - turkey avocado clubs - and delicious. In fact, we took half with us. The view is one of the best... More 

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HotelGuyCC, General Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to let others know about your experience dining with us. We have been taking any negative feedback personally when it says we are not perfect, and are working hard every day to improve, and are striving to become the best dining option in Estes Park. Our views are outstanding, our food... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have tried this restaurant 3 times thinking that maybe I caught them on a bad day or had an unusual experience but no, the terrible service, long wait for food and completely disengaged staff was equally disappointing each time. If I managed this place, I would fire every single wait staff person immediately. Not only do they ignore you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Atmosphere, food, wait staff were all very classy and professional. View from both inside and on the deck was phenomenal. Heaters on the deck helped in the evening. Grilled Caesar salad and caprese salad were delicious. Seared scallops and braised short ribs were both amazing entres. Fun drink menu...Colorado Cooler, Estes Park brewery beer, rocky mountain lemonade, mile high berry... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My family are here and we sat on the deck. It has nice views and the beer was good. I had a salad that was just fine but small for $12. My husband ordered the halibut which was dry and came with very small servings of rice and sautéed veggies for $34. My kids shared the chicken fingers which was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

...That's as far as we got. Sat in a booth for 30 minutes, with no acknowledgement. Finally the couple next to us said, "clearly you're being ignored. The food was bad and the service is worse. I would leave and go somewhere better." So we left. 2 stars for a good view of the lake.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We celebrated a 90th birthday here and the location was perfect. The staff placed us upstairs with a beautiful view of the lake. The menu choices were varied and excellent. We loved our party!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were recommended to the Estes Park Resort specifically for the Waterfront Grill. We were told the food was great and the restaurant had been through a total revamp, we were quickly disappointed. The server had no knowledge about the food OR drinks. The server on 3 different occasions had to find out the answer to both our food and... More 

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Additional Information about Waterfront Grille & Lounge

Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
Phone Number: +1 970-577-6416
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, 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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