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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pulled pork sandwich and the pie slices are ENORMOUS! They did a great job adhering to proper COVID precautions. Tons of hummingbirds and a perfect alpine vista to watch while you wait for food.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2019

The third star is for the kind and friendly service. The pies are homemade, served warm (nice touch) but are not gourmet. The avocado toast had way too much garlic and salt in it. The gluten-free bread was good. I peaked at some of the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019

Fabulous food not to be expected. Great stop before the climb to the top. Sit at the bar and avoid the wait. Be prepared for huge portions of extremely well prepared food. Everything on our plate was over the top. Fabulous burgers and scrumptious sweet...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

It's off the beaten path a small ways from Idaho Springs, but worth the 15 minute drive. The food was so tasty & freshly prepared. The bison stew was so good! The trout was amazing! My husband & cousins loved their pies!!! So glad we...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is very conveniently located just before the entrance to the road up Mt. Evans, making it a logical place to have a meal after a visit to the top. The dining area has an outdoorsy feel and seems to fit with the environment...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019

4th of July early Dinner. Enjoyed the drive. Ended it with Echo Lake Lodge. Meals ordered: Bison and half sandwich with Roast beef. Fish and Chips and a side of Onion rings and a side of the Fried Mac and cheese balls. Don't order the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 6, 2019

The Lake is beautiful and the lodge is on the lake. The staff was very friendly. Their fresh trout was great. I also had a bison burger with cheese, bacon and peanut butter. When I saw it on the menu, I had to try it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 5, 2019

At 10,600 feet elevation, this was originally built about 1926 as a lodge and rest stop on the primitive road up Mount Evans. It is about 5 miles from the summit in a beautiful setting. We decided to give it a try. They have very...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 3, 2019

And they did not yet have pie for this season - but the carrot cake was good. Great service - she had just arrived from the Check Republic and was working hard to set up for the season. Sandwiches were also good as was the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

A few months ago, we accidentally stranded at Echo Lake Lodge. Our car broke down and we had to wait (5 hours!) for a tow truck. But we couldn’t have stranded at a better place. The lady who owns the place, staid open long after...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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June 12, 2015|
Response from Dustin D | Property representative |
Grayline out of Denver is who we see a lot of doing tours up here. Their groups stop and have lunch in our restaurant. Their number is 1-800-GRAY-LINE
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