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“Still good ,but” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Lake Lodge

Grand Lake Lodge
15500 Us Highway 34, Grand Lake, CO 80447
970-627-3967
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Ranked #14 of 31 Restaurants in Grand Lake
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: t re-opened this summer. Lodge has been reconditioned. View is spectacular and food is wonderful and resaonably priced.
Fort Collins
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150 reviews 150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Still good ,but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We always love this old lodge, but this visit wasn't as good as previously. first, the restaurant, the chefs must of changed, food OK but just average. The cabins are rustic but comfortable, don't expect creature comforts this is an old historic lodge you go for the views and easy access to Rocky Mt. N.P. One of the strangest things we encountered was they switch the password for the internet everyday, but they don't tell you this at check in?? Strange, they do have TV in cabins,but no phones and spotty internet.

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Newton, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Views and Very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed there with another couple, and went to dinner on our first night. I had trout, which was cooked and presented in an unusual way, but was very good. I usually like it sauteed, but this was baked, as I recall, and it turned out a little drier than usual, but very nicely presented.

The view from high over Grand lake is spectacular. We were seated aat the window on the deck, which is semi-enclosed and heated.

A very enjoyable meal. Our waiter was Croatian, and learning English, but he did very well. We had him again at breakfast. teh following morning

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Lake, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Grand Lake Lodge does not hire locals”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It has been awhile since I was at the Grand Lake Lodge. This is a beautiful place with great scenery but the management sucks. I had a job here for one day, got a shirt and had to call about 5 times to get my pay for the day. it was ridiculous and the girl that manages the servers needs to be fired. She is the rudest woman I have ever come across in my life.

Also we went to a birthday party there with several friends. We paid $25.00 for brunch, bought drinks and tipped the waitress well for the drinks and then she charged us a 20% gratuity for brunch. She didn't even pick our plates up. We had to take them up to the cook because she did not want to do here job but she sure charged us that gratuity. I have not been back there since and I think that was two years ago. Don't even have the desire to go there again until they get different management!.

It is too bad this place only wants to hire international people as well and they do not do a good job. The one day I did work, all the girls complained about the bus boy because he did not bus the tables. Whey did they hire him then? Oh Well These people need to realize that they need to support the locals or they are going to talk bad about them and tell everyone what a bad experience they had and not recommend they go there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Midwest
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I had lunch, server was fine but kitchen was very slow. Dinning room was filthy - dirty window sills and carpet that had not been vacuumed in several days. Portions were generous taste was only ok. Probably will not return

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Branson, Missouri
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217 reviews 217 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Awesome view of the lakes, great service, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were well greeted as we entered into a great atmosphere and aromas.
We sat on the porch overlooking a beautiful landscape.
It was lunch time and after driving from Estes Park we were very hungry. My bride of 29 years ordered the tomato soup & turkey sandwich. (Very reasonable.)
I ordered the local favorite Buffalo Meatloaf instead of something healthy. It came with a summer vegetable, yellow cauliflower, mashed potatoes, and a generous helping of meatloaf.
The only reason I did not give them five stars is the meatloaf was very dry, not my style.
Other than that it was very good.
For $15. I should have sent it back and ordered a heathy salad.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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