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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and away from the madding crowd

We found this place while staying just outside Estes Park and being frustrated with parking and crowds downtown. We ended up eating there three times, as well as breakfast on departure day. A pretty location on a pond with ducks and other birds, excellent waitstaff, and a varied menu with decent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
AudreyS
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Seated on the patio & table was disgusting. Glass of water, silverware, napkin and plate were all dirty. Average to below average service.

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Sterling, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I usually accept poor service and it really takes much to push me to frustration; this is my very first time to complain online against an establishment. On Friday, July 24, 2015, my wife and I stopped in for breakfast at The Other Side around 9:00 AM. While the hostess was not necessarily rude, she was a bit of a... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I was told it was behind a gas station but it is actually in a great location by the water and view of mountains. The staff was great with getting out our food and drinks swiftly with that large of a group. Kept my drink and attended to everyone's needs accordingly.

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

table was sticky, saw waitperson drop fork on floor then picked it up and placed it on table, AND DID IT AGAIN

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We found this place while staying just outside Estes Park and being frustrated with parking and crowds downtown. We ended up eating there three times, as well as breakfast on departure day. A pretty location on a pond with ducks and other birds, excellent waitstaff, and a varied menu with decent prices kept us going back. My favorite was the... More 

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Newton, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Well would love to talk about how the food is but when we were seated at out table the first thing that was said is that your food is going to take at least 30 min. Now this was kind of a shock since they did not even ask us if we wanted something to drink the other part is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Out family ate at this restaurant a few times while staying in Estes Park. I must agree with other reviews that the service is just ok (or worse). Seems this place would rather serve locals than tourists. At least that is the vibe we got each time. Location is great for breakfast before heading into RMNP. Food is good. Overall... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The "Other Side" restaurant is actually on the westside of Estes Park on Highway 36 at the junction of Mary's Lake Road. The location is convenient especially if your lodging is off Hwy. 66 or when you are coming from hiking in the Bear Lake or Cub Lake area. This restaurant has new ownership as of May, 2015. The new... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Large selection. Just about anything you could want and a complimentary champagne to go with your food

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This restaurant is located next to a complex which contained a nice souvenir store, grocery store and Laundromat. It was lunch time when I finished doing our laundry so we walked over to this restaurant. We were seated right away and our waiter was very attentive. I had a Monte Cristo sandwich which was almost more than I could eat... More 

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Additional Information about The Other Side

Address: 900 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: +1 970-586-2171
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?