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Rapids Lodge Restaurant

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210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
+1 970-627-3707
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Loveland, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had dinner in the restaurant and were lucky enough to get a seat by the window. It was beautiful scenery with the river running by the restaurant. We both had the filet, they are known for their steaks. It was a bit pricey, but for a special, romantic evening, it was perfect. We will do it again for special... More 

Thank Kristi W
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of seven friends enjoying a delightful reunion lunch. Ethan did an excellent job of taking care of us, and we enjoyed the rustic ambiance of the restaurant. They had displays of lovely china plates even in the ladies bathroom, which also featured a beautifully decorated sink and an elegantly dressed mannequin. All our meals were very... More 

3 Thank Bob and Carole H
Spring, Texas
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at the lodge, but ate lunch outside by the rapids. The food was good, the ambience was excellent and the staff were exceptional. Great town to walk and shop for the day. Lots of activities nearby.

Thank OkiePoke73
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Grand Lake yearly for over 30 years and always stop to eat in the restaurant. Great food and atmosphere on the river. This year in August, stayed 4 nights in one of the condo's. Condo was warm and homey. Had a spectacular time. I will be back again next year. This place is number 1... More 

Thank Karen H
Omaha, Nebraska
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rapids Lodge is located in a century-old building overlooking a beautiful mountain stream. The atmosphere is picturesque and service is comfortable and efficient (although our waiter was just a bit over the top). Rapids serves a good selection of wines, and an interesting menu with several seafood options and such local favorites as elk medallions. Seafood dishes were served over... More 

Thank prairiewolf
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this restaurant on trip advisor- finding the actual entrance was a little tricky. Find It! The Rapids is a 100 year old hotel and is built on the banks af the north inlet of Grand Lake.. Outside seating is right on the water and is the place you always want to find for lunch in the mountains. Absolutely... More 

Thank HowdidIgetthisjob
Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining room has many tables by the window overlooking the rapids. Food was delicious. Nice to have appetizers and after dinner drinks out on the patio by the bubbliing stream.

Thank jmorri4066
Tuscola, Illinois
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we went here for a Sunday lunch based on a local's auggestion. I had a great apricot brat, my husband a steak sandwich as we sat outside next to the rapids. we came back 2 days later for a wonderful 30th anniversary dinner. colorado bass, elk medalions served on special anniversary plates! the best

Thank DoctorSally510
Salina, Kansas
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't eaten here in awhile. However, it was as good as we remember. The best Coob salad I've had in some time, with beef tenderloin strips as the meat. My wife had the chicken and she said it was good as well. A nicer dining experience!!!!

Thank Terry H
Genesee, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb setting on large fast water tree lined creek...sit on the patio in summer. Rude management, OK service and above average food.

Thank cpcjim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $44
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 970-627-3707
The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is situated along the banks of the scenic North Inlet River. Lunch (summer only) and Dinner (reservations recommended).Enjoy an extensive wine list and historic ambiance. Please visit our website for up to date menus.

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