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All 119 Estes Park Restaurants

Waterfront Grille & Lounge

1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
+1 970-577-6416
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Ranked #78 of 119 Restaurants in Estes Park
Price range: $12 - $42
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Dumfries, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great service, great wince and great food suggestions offered by our waitress! Go at night, get a booth and look at the sunset reflection in the picture window . . . wow! Make sure you make reservations!

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

Hello - and thank you so much for not only being our guest for dinner - but also for taking the time to share with others your experience on this site! Our dining room offers views found no place on the earth - let alone Estes Park. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us, and hope you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Although it's not my first time visiting Estes Park, I recently went to The Waterfront Grille for lunch and what a wonderful surprise it was. The view of the lake from the restaurant is amazing, you start planning weddings, graduations and parties just on the ambiance of the place. The food was delicious but what made it even more special... More 

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

Greetings, and thank you for joining us for lunch recently! The Waterfront Grille offers some of the best views anywhere, so I can certainly understand your remarks about the natural reaction to plan events with the natural backdrop outside our windows! Thank you so much for mentioning Anne as someone who provided great service to you - I will let... More 

Sussex, England
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate here as we were staying at the hotel and it was raining. We had read very mixed reviews but were very pleasantly surprised with our nice meal. There were several large groups seated when we arrived and we feared that we would have a very slow meal. However we mentioned to our server that we had an early... More 

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

Greetings to our guests from England! Thank you for giving us a chance despite some less than stellar reviews. We are working hard to overcome some poor impressions from the past - and vow to continually improve. I am so pleased to see our efforts resulted in a positive experience for your party. Thank you for sharing your dining review... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The beautiful view and good food were overshadowed by poor service. The staff seemed to be disorganized, service was sporadic, and there was no sense of urgency. We saw at least two groups leave while waiting to be served. The food was very good, but overpriced. They also had live music that was very good.

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

Hi Bernie, Thank you for bringing this to my attention. We will take your information and share it with our leadership team to ensure can not be repeated. We have recently undergone a managerial change, and as the new leader - this will absolutely become a priority for me to address. I hope you will stop in the next time... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Restaurant overlooking the lake in Estes Park, CO. You can sit inside or on the deck by the water. We went on a Thursday night and they had live music. The food was a bit expensive and our halibut was somewhat overcooked but overall a nice restaurant.

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

Hello, and thank you for being our dining guest! I am pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us, and overall felt comfortable to give us a 4 star review. We will continue to work hard to earn that 5th star your next visit. Thank you for coming! More 

Florissant, Missouri, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The view from the dining room was wonderful, but I think you pay for the view. The prices were quite high for what you got. I had a tiny piece of overcooked chicken, 4 thin pieces of asparagus and some very good mashed potatoes in a creamy sauce for a high price.

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

Greetings, and thank you for stopping in for a meal with us! The Waterfront Grille offers views found no place else on earth, let alone Estes Park. While we are not the most economical option in town - we do have specials daily that are designed to enhance the Mountain Town experience introduced by our lakefront and mountain setting. I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Well read yelp reviews and I feel mislead. Walked in and immediately I felt I was way too young for the place and I'm 52. Had a craprese salad with their version of heirloom tomatoes. Not so good. They were regular tomatoes. Any way we walked out after our appetizer because we knew it would be bad from there. They... More 

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

Hi Rose, Thank you for coming in and giving us a chance. Estes Park is not only a tourist destination, but also a spot where many couples elect to retire after falling in love with our community on a previous vacation. We love our locals, but are sorry you felt out of place. I will check with our Executive Chef... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went to sit on their patio and have some appetizers and drinks to watch the sunset. Waitress walked by us three times and never stopped to take an order. She stopped at the other table. We went to the bar three times to order our own drink. No bar tender. The one time he was there when we walked up... More 

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

Wow - I am so, so sorry for the experience you described. I will share your feedback with our Dining Room Manager to ensure that this type of experience is not repeated and will personally spend more time in our restaurant to make sure every guest is waited on in a timely manner. I apologize, and promise to make it... More 

Castle Rock, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I run a local bed and breakfast and go to local restaurants to recommend the good ones to our guests. The atmosphere was refreshing and comfortable. We were waited on by Cory. He was great and friendly. He suggested one of his own concoctions for a beverage. It was called Dorothy's Revenge. What a great drink! We... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I read in the newspaper that the Waterfront Grille had a new executive chef.....great, time to give it another try. I ordered a martini and was presented a glass half filled. Now, 2 months ago the glass was filled to the rim. What's up with that? For dinner I ordered Chicken Piccata served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes with grilled... 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

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