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“New & interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Lake Brewing Taphouse - CLOSED

Grand Lake Brewing Taphouse
9921 US Highway 34, Grand Lake, CO 80447
970-627-9404
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Santa Cruz, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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“New & interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is in what was once Caroline's Cuisine then the Grand Lake Brewing Company, several miles south of Grand Lake. We've been here for lunch & dinner, & they also do a Sunday brunch. The menu is limited ~ burgers & salads, a few upscale/different dinner entrees ~ but everything we've tried so far has been good. The butternut ravioli is very tasty, as is the strange little roasted beet & brussels sprout salad. We especially love the bacon wrapped dates appetizer (yes, they sound bizarre; but they're delicious!). Decent wine list & beer selection (tho they've been out of my husband's beer choice twice now). They need more wait staff but the folks they do have are friendly & efficient (the owner often helps out). Atmosphere is nice, not fancy: dining room, a bar with tables & a tv, & a small but pleasant outdoor seating area. Prices are high (in keeping with this touristy area) but we're grateful for something new in town. We'll go back for more.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Delicious upscale food in grand lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On your way into town (on left hand side of HWY 34) is a new restaurant definitely worth trying. We had the Mussels & Fries and the Hot wings...Both were delicious! The mussel broth warranted an extra side of bread and the wings were cooked to perfection with home-made sauces. The service is friendly and attentive. This would be considered more fine dining vs. a burger joint but well within budgets. They are the only restaurant to that serves till 10:00pm!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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“They have a very good selection of beers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Grand Lake Brewing Company makes their own beer and have a dozen or more selections. Each one that I sampled was quite good. I found the Nut Brown Ale to be one of the best microbrews that I have tasted.

The young lady that served us was very polite and attentive.

The Tap House is no longer in Grand Lake, but several miles south of town on US Hwy 34.

"It's all downstream from here."

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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“Good Food, Good Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We tried the strogonoff and the veal schnitzel this visit. Both were excellent. I had never had apple spice sauce with veal before and I liked the combination. I also enjoy the beers served by this micro-brewery. I have tried 4 so far. All good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great little place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stopped for a beer when we saw the taproom/tasting room sign. What we got was great beer, great service (Scott was awesome....funny and great service!) and we only got a side of fries, but they hit the spot! Went home with a growler and will definitely be back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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