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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 - 11:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, 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
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Would not return.

Recommended by the staff at our motel - dissapointing and over-priced. The staff was great - the host was delightful - the view of the lake was lovely. The food was average and over-priced. For a resort town, Estes Park really lacks fine dining choices! Would not return.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Zora Lee P
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Denver, CO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I decided to do a site tour of The Estes Park Resort for our wedding and absolutely fell in love with this place and the employees level of service. As it turns out, there was a wedding scheduled for that evening, so we decided to have dinner at the restaurant and check it out. Our server was... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Recommended by the staff at our motel - dissapointing and over-priced. The staff was great - the host was delightful - the view of the lake was lovely. The food was average and over-priced. For a resort town, Estes Park really lacks fine dining choices! Would not return.

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped with our dogs for a drink on the deck. Dogs were welcomed with some ice water. Didn't try the food but menu looked good.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were lucky to have Juliana serve us breakfast during our stay at the resort. She was pleasant , funny and courteous. What a way to end a nice stay.

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

great view of the lake., quiet, service was good., food excellent., would stop there again. We had made a short stop in Estes., but, with the over crowding, and no parking, we turned around and head back down the road., that is how we found the Waterfront Grill., lots of parking., and a peaceful atmosphere. Close attention was paid to... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The large windows are the only thing this restaurant has going for it, pushing me to score this joint a 2. Where to start? May as well go in order of occurrence We ate here for lunch earlier in the week after boating from the marina. The lunch was good except for the french fries, they were pretty much inedible.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

nice view and good food, but small portions and very expensive. Would not recommend, I think there are better places to eat for the same budget.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The hotel and restaurant offer wonderful views over Lake Estes. However, the service is inconsistent as is the food. Might be best just to have a drink and appetizer sitting on the deck,enjoying the views.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Hamburgers were great. Dinner meals a little pricey. Asparagus salad 3 spears of asparagus and some greens $12.00

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

Hello, and thank you for not only joining us for a meal, but also for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We use feedback from our guests to improve on a regular basis and will evaluate your offerings based on your suggestions. Thank you again for bringing this concern to our attention, and I hope... More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We came to the Waterfront Grille to have dinner and enjoy the great views. The location is truly nice, but that is unfortunately the only thing the Waterfront Grille has going for itself. Our waiter tried, but seemed inexperienced and untrained. The dinner menu is small and very high priced. The food we were served, was mediocre at best. Although... 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?