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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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College Station, Texas
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rapids is definitely the place to dine if you are looking for best overall restaurant experience in Grand Lake. First of all, the view through the restaurant windows of the stream running alongside the lodge is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant is in a historic building and the dark wood, fireplaces, and historic decor is cozy and inviting. It's the... More 

Thank aggie1202
Grand County, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Staff was very rude and seemed annoyed. They were clearly unhappy to be there and rushed us.

Thank joysphelan
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner at this lovely restaurant this past weekend. The menu was creative and the service was fantastic. I definitely want to go back in the summer when the river will be flowing. It's on the pricery side for Grand Lake but worth every dollar. Our waitress was a gem--splurge it's worth it.

Thank Dan R
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Rapids was unknown to us prior to this latest trip to Grand Lake. It was recommended to us by a front office person at the Gateway Inn. The lodge was originally built in 1915, so it's over 100 years old! The restaurant is rustic and beautiful. It has a fireplace near the main dining area and it has a... More 

Thank Althoff7
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This place is quaint and full of character. After eating at a few other local restaurants, I can easily say this was our best meal thus far. I had the filet and my husband had the rib eye, both were cooked perfect and the presentation was wonderful. From the house salad to our meal, it was all great! We ended... More 

Thank Kim K
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Our first Christmas without family was spent in Grand Lake. This was the perfect place for Christmas Eve dinner! Excellent atmosphere,dinner was supperb, the waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable! Overall, I'd do I again.

Thank denverfireman
Marianna, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

While visiting the area of Grand Lake this past week, we chose to dine here after a recommendation from a Granby local. The lodge restaurant is charmingly small and cozy, with a rustic touch and setting alongside a beautiful mountain creek. Our server was just as charming, being careful to apologize for the delay in reserved seating time and thanking... More 

Thank bpbush
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Dining experience was very pleasant. We had reservations ( recommended) and were seated at a table overlooking the rapids. Service was excellent with a waitress who was able to accommodate some special needs of mine due to a recent stroke. Food was excellent. I placed the pricing at mid-range based on the cost food at other restaurants in the area.... More 

Thank HappyHaf
Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had a great window table and the creek outside is lit up at night for a great view. Service was good - food was outstanding. Fair price for the meal. Good wine selection.

Thank squeke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a fine dining restaurant in a very small town in the Rockies--very unexpected. It ranks with the best meals we have had anywhere, and the view of the rapids is a bonus.

Thank James O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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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