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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Excellent food, selection of beers, and service but a bit pricey

On our first day in Estes Park, we walked from our hotel on Big Thompson Dr. down to the town lake trail and ended up parched here. At first we just ordered on-tap beers (a porter for me, an IPA for my husband, can't remember the exact ones), and sat in the shade on the large deck overlooking the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Pfrierson
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Center Point, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We arrived for dinner at about 6pm and a band was playing in the lounge so loudly that you could not hear yourself think in the indoor dining room. The sound level was fine for a bar/lounge, but not a restaurant. We opted to eat outside. The host did turn the heater on and seat us near one which was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We scheduled our rehearsal dinner at the Waterfront Grille because of its location and menu. The staff was amazingly accommodating for a party of 25! We all had a blast and most of our family would recommend the ribs. I had the scallops and really enjoyed them. We look forward to returning to this place for smaller dinners!

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Center Point, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On our first day in Estes Park, we walked from our hotel on Big Thompson Dr. down to the town lake trail and ended up parched here. At first we just ordered on-tap beers (a porter for me, an IPA for my husband, can't remember the exact ones), and sat in the shade on the large deck overlooking the lake.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After driving to the top of Timber Ridge Road in Estes Park, Waterfront Grille was just what we needed to relax and enjoy a good meal and drink. Our views were outstanding as was the service and conversation with our server, Jeffrey. I highly recommend sitting outside. While dining we enjoyed the breathtaking views, those enjoying boating in the lake... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Traveling with a group of 8, I used Trip Advisor a lot while in Estes Park to make our overall experience exceptional. We had breakfast at the Waterfront and everything about it was exceptional - the food, service, and view. The prices for breakfast were reasonable.

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Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

By far the best restaurant in town. We come to Estes Park every year and have been to several restaurants. Our waiter Matthew was excellent. Very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We raved to him about the restaurant and how great the food was. Next thing we knew the chef came out to greet us thanking us for coming.... More 

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Rockdale, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Weird place. We got right in. The views of the lake and mountains are awesome. The food is very ordinary and the prices are astronomical. This seems like a place that wants to be fancy but doesn't know how. The "Fried Drumettes" appetizer is basically six chicken wings with 3 slices of celery and carrot. The "Heirloom Tomato Salad" is... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My family and I were in Estes Park for the MLK weekend. We decided to try some place new. The weather was very windy and snowy so no eating outside but sitting near the windows and looking out over the lake was still very enjoyable. The restaurant was not busy so we had the place almost to ourselves. That was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Loved having breakfast lakeside. Great waffles and omelettes are delicious! Fantastic service and friendly, helpful staff.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had a special celebration idea that I wanted to do for my wife. After sending several emails to Estes Park event planners, Jamie at the Estes Park Resort contacted me. Jamie not only shared my vision, she turned it into reality in a way that profoundly exceeded my every expectation. She decorated the Gazebo that sits next to Lake... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

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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