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Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

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1675 Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
( 970) 586-4116
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 308
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  • 185
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 16
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Eat and Drink

This is the 4th or 5th time I have been here and it gets better every time! Great food, great service, great drinks, GREAT MUSIC, Must stop if your near

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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587 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is the 4th or 5th time I have been here and it gets better every time! Great food, great service, great drinks, GREAT MUSIC, Must stop if your near

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

the wait staff was nice......our waitress was "shadowed" by a new hire? who was lovely....however, we were not advised as to the "early bird" specials we saw on the menu.....i had a wonderful almond joy martini (yummy!! IF you like sweet) and my husband liked his whiskey drink......we both had the buffalo burgers which were good.......not great. the tab was... More 

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Denver Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The flatiron steak was perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. The polenta was very tasty with a few lumps. My kids like the hot wings, which thought were average. The service was excellent with a very attentive staff. The music was very good and my kids even liked it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited in the off season, so there were not many people at the restaurant. This was fine with us. We enjoyed the food and my husband especially enjoyed his pizza with elk sausage. The atmosphere was fun with lots to look at. Very rustic! We would go back.

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Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food was mediocre and very small portions. I paid $1.00 extra for potatoes instead of the usual fries and was served two very small potatoes on my plate. We were done with our meal about a half hour before the live music was to start and we asked the waitress if it was ok to stay for the music. We... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We are "regulars" at The Rock because we enjoy their 2 for 1 Happy Hour beer offerings and the great appetizers. I could live on their hummus appetizer. We also love the live music, which often helps us extend our visit right through the dinner hour. In off-season, it's cozy and welcoming, with a great fireplace. During tourist season, arrive... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We hung out a lot here because it was so close to the Rams Horn Resort. Awesome food, great selection of beer, happy hour from 4 - 6, live music and a super warm atmosphere.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Estes has never been a good town for resturants. There are plenty and we have tried a lot of them over the years. We were there for one night and needed a reasonably quiet spot to have a glass of wine and a light supper. We ened up here by elimination. What good luck! A short but nice wine list... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We came here because of the high reviews and live music. After a Saturday night attempt (over an hour wait and very crowded) we decided to come back on Sunday evening. We were seated right away. Our server was friendly, so no complaints there. The food was average, but high priced. One in our party tried the two wheat beers,... More 

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Dallas-Ft Worth, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited twice during a weeklong vacation to Estes Park. Great, warm, cabin-like atmosphere and local flavors. Do yourself a favor and enjoy a meal here when you visit EP!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1675 Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: ( 970) 586-4116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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