This is our usual stop in Estes and we visited recently in the later afternoon as the clouds rolled in over the Park so being too crowded wasn't an issue. We enjoy the food, especially the brisket and there's a kids menu for the boys. If you're a visitor, there are lots of great Colorado beers to try on tap.
For a casual spot in a tourist town, we've always found the service to be friendly even if it's not always 100% spot on. Estes isn't exactly known as a culinary destination but we always enjoy Dave's. Some have commented that it seems expensive but again Estes is largely a visitor destination and food around town can be a little pricey. I've had lots of bland, overpriced Mexican food and bad pizza in town... Just sayin'.... try Dave's.
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