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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
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 23
    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
Nice restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Diane G
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Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Laramie, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
72 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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Dumfries, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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
172 reviews 172 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, 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?