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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Livermore, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are in Dillon every year and this is the go to place in town. Excellent Trout! Nice patio if you can get a table out there. Decent wine list. Great for families. They do Burger Nights on Wednesdays but they are making too many to get the cook as ordered so I'd avoid that and sit upstairs. The pub... More 

Thank R8der
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was such a pretty day and we wanted to sit outside to eat. Too bad for us all of the tables were taken. We sat inside where it was pretty warm. Friend and I got tomato basil soup with salad.potatoe soup, and a hamburger. Husband it was the best burger he has had in a while. Everyone looked their... More 

Thank Sharon G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We read about specials on burgers so drove over to Arapahoe Cafe...after we were seated we were told that you could only get the special price in the bar which had a 30 minute wait. Nothing said about this in the ads...we ordered anyway and were disappointed in the burgers and food in general.

Thank Jane S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has been here forever and locals love it. I know this because I used to eat here 30 years ago. The food is nothing outstanding but it is reliable and there is a lot of it on the plate. I will say that local color doesn't have to include filthy, but often (in this mountainous area), it seems... More 

Thank Janet R
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is nothing special and the food was below average, at best. Beans were served in lard, coleslaw was sloppy and came from a tub. Server spilled water all over my phone and walked away as if it wasn't her problem. Not going back here. Plenty of other places in the area to enjoy, and with much better food!

Thank YurekAndrea
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife, sister and her husband went to Arapahoe Cafe & Pub a couple times. One time in the Pub and the other in the Cafe. The hamburgers and BBQ sandwiches were excellent. Fish and Chips were pretty good. Happy hour in the pub had some good deals on drinks and food. Next time we are in Dillon we will... More 

Thank one49er
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here every time we are in the area and are never disappointed! We especially enjoy the outdoor seating when the weather allows...so relaxing!

1 Thank SJARL
East Moline, Illinois
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came as a large group expecting to wait. At first they said they could accommodate us. As they seated our party (not together, that was ok) the girl seemed to do an about face, being rude to members of our party. All members- remember we were not together. We left without ordering. Service was horrible

Thank froze2
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Dillon recently and actually ate here twice over a three day period. My kids love the pancakes and the patio has great views of Lake Dillon. This will definitely be our go-to breakfast and/or lunch place every time we are it the area.

Thank Hillary N
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here all the time. Never had a bad meal. Food is great and the wait staff provide good friendly service. Food is excellent both upstairs and in the pub. We especially like thee Friday trout special. Breakfasts are good here too.

Thank DJHColorado

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Bar, Pub, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: 970-468-0873
The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?