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River's Restaurant

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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
970-928-8813
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Prime Rib!

Was at another steakhouse in Glenwood Springs last night for New Years Eve. A couple from Colorado mentioned River's Restaurant since they dined there the night before. So we took their advice and went to River's tonight. Great choice! We sat at the bar, ordered wine and dinner. I had their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Mark A
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Lake Shore, Minnesota
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting Glenwood Springs, I took friends out to dinner there in January. It is well appointed and what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant. I was most impressed by the waitress we had, sorry I don't remember her name but she was excellent. One of the dinners had severe food allergies and she made sure that her steak... More 

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been dining here for years and years. We like this so much and trust the staff so completely that we had our wedding reception here. Anita runs a great show and the food is always reliably great. The chef is willing to do a vegan something for me and does it well. As if this wasn't enough, the space... More 

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Thank TnBsMom
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a good steak and seafood menu that is reasonably priced. A little off the beaten path but well worth the drive.

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Thank Marian T
Glenwood Springs
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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat out a few times per month. We hit all the places that are rated above River's. I really think this place is the best restaurant in GWS. The food is top notch, it's not cramped like the downtown restaurants. The staff is very well trained and gets the job done perfectly. If you don't like this place I'll... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here at least 6 times, including Christmas Day, and it has always been very good, sometimes excellent. The sound level is low to medium, which is nice, as many restaurants are so loud you can barely carry on a conversation at the table. Service has always been excellent and the ambiance is "cozy, nice & casual". We've had... More 

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Thank LP303
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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254 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Was at another steakhouse in Glenwood Springs last night for New Years Eve. A couple from Colorado mentioned River's Restaurant since they dined there the night before. So we took their advice and went to River's tonight. Great choice! We sat at the bar, ordered wine and dinner. I had their largest prime rib (16oz). Sorry folks, I should have... More 

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Thank Mark A
Utah
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We planned a train trip to Glenwood Springs and reserved our Christmas dinner early. When we arrived, we were concerned about the crowd but after checking in with the hostess, we were seated in under 15 minutes. Our server was very prompt and attentive. The menu is filled with many choices of meat and fish. Prime rib was prepared perfectly,... More 

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Thank DogSpa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We have gone to the Rivers for Christmas night for 15 years and have always reserved early. This year for the first time we arrived on time and were not seated until 20 minutes later, in a drafty corner at the bar. We requested specifically NOT to be put in the bar because it's freezing in there. The hostess was... More 

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Thank tif79
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Came here with friends for brunch excellent mimosas delicious crab cake Benedict our server Sue was wonderful and they didn't mind that we hung out and visited for 2 hours after we were done eating. This is my be go to place for Sunday brunch!

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Thank DJSRIZZ
Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Stopped here on Thanksgiving, one of the few restaurants open in Glenwood Springs on the holiday. They were booked solid with reservations, but the manager said we could eat in the bar area - so glad we did! My first observation was the staff, they are outstanding. Everyone was extremely friendly, eager to be of service, particularly the manager/hostess and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 970-928-8813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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