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The Other Side

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900 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-2171
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tue 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thu 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Description: Nestled by the Big Thompson River near the entrance to Rocky Mountain...
Nestled by the Big Thompson River near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, The Other Side Restaurant invites you to enjoy traditional all-American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner: choice steaks, prime rib, lobster, crab, pasta, salads and daily Chef's Specials.
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  • 99
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  • 56
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch was Delicious

We are pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Our lunches were delicious--he had a burger (bacon, bleu cheese) and I had the monte cristo. Yum! We will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sara E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Our lunches were delicious--he had a burger (bacon, bleu cheese) and I had the monte cristo. Yum! We will be back.

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Thank Sara E
Sedona, AZ
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Other Side has a wide selection of great menu items and a very comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. It also has views of its onsite pond from some tables where you can watch the antics of ducks and other wildlife from your table. We love coming here!

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Thank SOCTravellingRep
Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned in December, to find the old menu, the same good food & great service as before. The former owners have re-taken their restaurant, and it's once again a favorite. They also take the Rocky Card (Locals' discounts) once again.

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Thank GeoTravlr
Stromsburg, Nebraska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good steaks fixed just right with great side dishes, the grandkids love watching ducks in small lake right on south side of the restaurant.

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Thank Larry D
Waynesburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving in Estes Park, we stopped for soup and to review the events of the town, etc. Soup was good, advise was great. Staff was very helpful. A grest start to a weekmin Estes Park.

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Thank J William H
Cheyenne, Wyoming
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The receptionist also doubles as a bus-person. She brought two folders with her to seat us and the folders did not have any menus in them. We had arrived about 5:45 and the menus we had said baked potatoes were available after 5. The waiter told us they had run out of baked potatoes. Not very encouraging. The meals were... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Even though our waitress was a bit flaky, the buffet was really delicious. The appetizer/salad table had lots of good and unusual selections. The Kale Salad was the best I'd ever had. The turkey, beef and ham were all good. However, the turkey has been better (more juicy). And the dessert table had a lot of very nice selections which... More 

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Thank Dianne B
Estes Park, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

After several months under different management, Scott is back as the general manager. A variety of good food has returned, with accurate on-line menus and daily specials. It's back to being one of our favorite restaurants: good food, good variety, good ambiance, and scenic location.

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Thank Bev B
Broomfield, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had the Thanksgiving Day brunch and were not disappointed. Everything was delicious. They had turkey (regular and smoked), beef, and ham with all the trimmings. The ham was phenomenal. Not the usual appetizers; several different pates and filled pastries. They also offered a squash soup! The desserts were too many to name, but my favorites were the bread pudding... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Our grown children weren't able to join us at the cabin we rent in Estes Park every year (and I cook the whole feast) so my husband and I decided to try The Other Side's Thanksgiving Buffet. There were a lot of items to choose from. To their credit, the meats (roast turkey, smoked turkey and rib roast) were the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-2171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Nestled by the Big Thompson River near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, The Other Side Restaurant invites you to enjoy traditional all-American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner: choice steaks, prime rib, lobster, crab, pasta, salads and daily Chef's Specials.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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