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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
970-468-0873
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Description: The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers...
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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  • 39
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  • 18
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pub down under

Burger night on Sunday and Wednesday nights is great give it a try at the pub down under. A-cafe is a great locally owned restaurant can't beat their breakfast or lunch outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fatboy1957
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Dillon, Colorado
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Dillon, Colorado
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Burger night on Sunday and Wednesday nights is great give it a try at the pub down under. A-cafe is a great locally owned restaurant can't beat their breakfast or lunch outside.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best place to eat in Ski Country. Coors Drafts, home cooking, friendly service along with our favorites: the burgers and the ribs to die for. Get there by 5PM cause it fills up fast, but worth the wait. Every night the Pub has a different special and you must try the special!

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Thank thejudge123
Dahlonega, Georgia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for dinner last night. Everything the 4 of us had was delicious. The ribs were phenomenal best I've had in a long time. They are open all day. The Pub is downstairs and offers daily specials.

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Stuart, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of years ago, my fiance' and I were driving around Dillon sightseeing and we happened upon the Arapahoe Cafe & Pub. It was in the morning so we decided to stop and have breakfast. We knew by the crowded parking lot that this was going to be a great choice for breakfast and we were spot on! The... More 

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Thank Janice Q
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after a long flight then drove from Denver airport in a major snowstorm, after a long, long travel they were open with hot coffee and amazing breakfast. If your in the area don't pass this small place up. Perfect food and great atmosphere

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Thank Danny G
DENVER
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a pub downstairs which we visited for happy hour and it's a great spot after a day on the slopes. The pub serves food and has daily specials that are very reasonably priced. It was hamburger night when we were there, but we weren't in the mood so we went upstairs for dinner. My husband and I both... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not eaten upstairs, only in the Pub Down Under downstairs. When we arrived it was full, but as we ordered drinks, the bartender said that the couple at the end of the bar would be leaving shortly. After a quick game of Buck Hunter, the seats opened and we repaired to the bar for dinner. They have daily... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is clearly a local hangout and they are capable of serving you basic breakfast and coffee without a hitch. Service very good. Anything more than basic bacon, eggs, pancakes, look elsewhere.

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a family of 6 we arrived early about 530pm and by time we finished eating there was a line of waiting persons. Food was outstanding. Service unhurried. Menu was large and it was hard to choose an entrée. We had a table appetizer of French fries with cheese and BBQ pork. Persons had Bison burgers, BBQ ribs, daily special soup,... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arapahoe Cafe is in an historic building overlooking the Dillon Reservoir. There is a busy pub downstairs with daily specials. The upstairs dining room is quieter and features a more expansive (and more expensive) menu. The dining room selections for wines, appetizers, salads, burgers and main courses is extensive. The dining room is decorated with black and white pictures... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: 970-468-0873

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Cafe, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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