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River's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
+1 970-928-8813
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Favorite place in town! Chef Becca is a genius! I had the New York strip medium rare and it couldnt have been better. Cooked to perfection, her sauce and grilled zucchini are to die for. Gordon's service is what I look for in a waiter at any restaurant I visit. Perfect description of the menu, he makes your mouth water... More 

Thank tenayau
Littleton, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

After a mistake, we had a very nice meal. I ordered the elk steak, but asked first whether it would be tender. Our waitress said that depended only on how I ordered - rare being the most tender, tough as it is more well done. I ordered medium rare. When it arrived, it only took a couple of bites to... More 

Thank PassDaWord
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

When looking for a lovely night out look a bit off of the beaten path and check out Rivers! For a birthday dinner, the ambiance could not be beat. The restaurant was upscale but not stuffy, detailed, but not overbearing. Then came the food... Caitlyn was our server and she recommended the Elk and the Prime Rib. Everyone at the... More 

1 Thank MBaker634
San Diego, California
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The restaurant was packed at 8:00 so it was a favorite with the locals. The food was decent and the service was very quick and efficient. I would give it 4 starts out of 5.

Thank Rick S
St. George, Utah
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Food was excellent and the service we received from Caitlyn was superb .. I had the Ruby Red Trout with lemon and butter which was cooked to perfection. The corn chowder is a must..it was so creamy and cooked perfectly. My husband had the blackened pork tenderloin, with veggies and mashed potatoes. The rolls were warm which is a favorite... More 

Thank ckvetko
Albany, Georgia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Was in Glenwood springs for an anniversary trip, tried this place one night, and WOW. The food was really good, not great, but really good. What sold us on going back the next night was the view as we ate on the deck overhanging the Roaring Fork River. This river is a clear as a bell snowmelt river coming down... More 

1 Thank Tom P
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This was a lovely upscale restaurant with great food. I would highly recommend it. The service was lacking, but I believe it was because of a wedding reception.

Thank Amie R
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came up to gws sans children to celebrate our anniversary. We tried many restaurants, but this was by far our favorite. Great building, but eating outside on the deck listening to the river was the best! Service was great, and the food was the best of all the restaurants we visited. It was perfect for a... More 

Thank leonaalex
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

My 5yo son and I ate here after seeing pretty good reviews. We asked to sit by a window and were seated right away. The food was very well prepared and tasted delicious. The atmosphere was calm and pleasant but I didn't feel like I had to sush my kid the whole time. Very nice experience. We will be back.

Thank MissEC8610
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I ate here with my family. The food was really good and the servers were very friendly. This place is right along the river which had very pretty views. I would eat here everyday if possible.

Thank bianey23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125
    (23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-928-8813

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