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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 23
    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 view and service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Doris W
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Centennial, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Rockdale, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nice lakeside views; entertainment was fun that night; prices a bit steep for the food and drink. I think Ladies Night should be a better deal. I think I only got $1.00 off of the price of my food and I did not get a free or reduced price for my drink.

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Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The appetizer we ordered was excellent! It was a smoked salmon on a crisp bread. We both ordered buffalo burgers for dinner. We both asked for them medium but they definitely came out well done. Prices were $14 for the burger meal. Other meals were $25 plus. The place was very dead when we were there. Casual attire is definitely... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've lived in Estes Park for quite some time and when my sister came to town, we decided to try the Waterfront grill. I know that Estes park is slow in the winter, but there was only one waitress working, and she wasn't the nicest. I asked for a wine list and before handing it to me, she asked for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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200 reviews 200 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I ate here one night while staying at The Estes Park Resort. We had been snow shoeing all day at Rocky Mountain National Park and we didn't feel like leaving the resort grounds to pursue other dining options. We started off with two margaritas at the bar which took about 20 minutes for them to make and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This grille and lounge has an extensive bar. Our bartender was Jeff; he did a very good job serving up some wonderful drinks and conversation. The menu has a little something for everyone whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Austin, TX
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157 reviews 157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We came here for lunch as a party of 11. There was one other couple in the restaurant that were having drinks. It was very clear that they were under staffed because it took an hour and 20 minutes to get our food out. The food was good, but very expensive. My husband had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken... More 

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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: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?