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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 #75 of 116 Restaurants in Estes Park
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Florissant, Missouri, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Bar extremely overpriced. We wanted dinner at 4:00 p.m they were still serving lunch, so ten dollar grill cheese with barely any cheese so husband sent it back then it was brought back burnt. The waitress was awesome and corrected. But cook-chef does not put pride in lunch I guess. The room was clean but the shower curtain smelled from... More

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Nicole C, Front Office Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Heather P, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and sharing your experience. I apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay; while we do serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day we do not serve them all day. Breakfast is served until 11am, then Lunch from 11am -5pm, at which time we switch to our Dinner menu.... More

Chicago Suburbs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our group of five lady friends was looking for an upscale restaurant - not an easy task in the beautiful, well located, but laid back town of Estes Park. Waterfront fit the bill. The decor is rustic, but lovely and warm. The menu varied with upscale items with a twist i.e. halibut with curry sauce (yummy) and salmon with fava... More

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Nicole C, Front Office Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Lusk623, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your experience with us! I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your meal and the service. Kari is one of our many attentive and dedicated servers here at the Waterfront Grille. We aim to be 'casual fine dining' - as you experienced, we have a gorgeous view and have... More

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were waiting for the food for almost 2 hours, meat was cold food is just ok, my daughter was waiting for a glass of orange juice for 45 minutes , and they have live music which makes you want to kill yourself. don't visit this place , it's not good.

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Nicole C, Front Office Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

AndreyMagadan, I am sorry to see that we did not meet your expectations and I apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your time with us. All of our managers pay close attention to guest comments, so we will be sure to use your feedback to improve. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the live music. We have... More

Kokomo, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

No one eats there and that's a sign to stay away. Servers can't be found to seat guests or serve them.

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Nicole C, Front Office Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

Kim C, I am sorry to see that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Since we are at the East end of town, about 1.5 miles from downtown, we are sometimes less busy than many places that are down town. While some people may see this as a bad thing, I believe it is a good thing;... More

Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We walked around Estes Park lake and then stopped in for lunch. The bison burger was fabulous and the sweet potato fries were wonderful. Jimmy was an excellent server.

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Nicole C, Front Office Manager at Waterfront Grille & Lounge, responded to this review

gbwcs, Thank you for being our guest and taking the time to share your experience with others! I am glad you enjoyed our 'Build your own burger'. The bison burger is my favorite too, but we also offer our burgers with a grilled chicken breast, angus beef, turkey burger, or a veggie burger. I hope that you will join us... More

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