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River's Restaurant

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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open 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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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Rivers many times. Always lives up to being a great place to meet up with friends. We had the trout which was excellent. We had a coupon for a free glass of wine when ordering an entrée. Service is excellent and atmosphere is very nice. Will always go back to Rivers when we visit Glenwood.

Thank nmmolly2015
Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our son's wedding on the deck and reception inside. The manager, Anita was over-the-top accommodating:Changing the menu, opening early to let us decorate, offering coffee and water when we started at 8:00am. The buffet was superb, and the wait staff was efficient and friendly. They made this special day go off without a hitch. Thank you.

Thank Lynn S
Centennial, Colorado
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the prime rib hash, and was expecting so much more. The plate was just thrown together, but was mostly cottage potatoes. The menu said, "potatoes, prime rib, peppers, onions, and cheddar with two eggs." When it arrived, and I lifted up my fried eggs, there were about 8-10 small cubes of prime rib, one TINY diced pepper square (1/4"... More 

Thank sgardener2016
Seven Corners, Virginia
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561 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

In my opinion, they only reason to visit this place is to have a dinner on a deck with full view of the river. Just make sure you come early enough so it won't be pitch dark to see anything. We arrived an hour before closing on Saturday night and a place was almost deserted. Deck was closed, but there... More 

Thank Seth J
Parker, Colorado
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Sat outside for a breath of mountain air and peek at Mt Sopris. There are other options at the bar and main dining area if don't like a deck. The highlight though was the trio of creme brûlée...perfect ending to a meal.

Thank Travelsal0t1
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

First off, who serves pickled beets in a vegetable medley with broccoli and carrots? The atmosphere and service were very good, the problem is the food. I tried the meatloaf because I love bison, and the combination of bison, elk and lamb got my attention. Unfortunately, it was so overly spiced, it ruined the mix of meat. My wife ordered... More 

Thank Mike S
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Have been eating here for over twenty years but the food has gone down hill. Took my wife there for her Birthday and the service was good but the food sucked. E-mailed to tell them about it and all they could say was sorry.

Thank Howard I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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: 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?