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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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little rock
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to ask for an outdoor table (weather permitting) which overlooks the river. It was a beautiful summer evening and our meal was delicious. We had very good service and it was such a pleasure to enjoy the beautiful view from the deck. Truly a great experience for these low-landers.

Thank hoglilly
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, you can't beat the location, as the name indicates, right on the River. Inside it is lovely (we particularly enjoyed the holiday decorations, but it is always very tastefully decorated). The menu is not large, but very tasty! Good selection of adult beverages as well. We've never been disappointed and are excited to go back everytime we visit Glenwood... More 

Thank corbyandjen
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Christmas day for a traditional dinner. My wife and I both ordered the traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings for 22.00 each. The first course was carrot salad which was decent. The dinner "rolls" were store bought French bread, then later came their homemade pretzel rolls. Really bisquick biscuits taste better, and the French bread that first... More 

Thank John G
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I went into Rivers Restaurant for one drink at the bar on or way home on Christmas Day evening. We asked if we could sit anywhere in the bar area and the manager, Anita, who even knows me since I am local, rudely told us that they had no room and no food as she rushed by... More 

Thank sjanct
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bacon wrapped Duck is the smokiest bacon I have ever had. We also got the Elk Flank Steak and it melted in your mouth. The Colorado Meatloaf made with Bison, elk & lamb had the best glaze. For desert, the flourless chocolate cake was just too good to pass up. The Hostess Anita is the friendliest person you will... More 

Thank Hugh B
Grand Junction, Colorado
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169 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

My wife and I've been going to the Rivers for Sunday brunch for several years now. Service is excellent, the food is always good, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Eggs Benedict and the omelets are my usual choices. When the weather is good, you can sit out on the deck overlooking the Roaring Fork River. Nice views, nice... More 

Thank R S
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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?