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Der Fondue Chessel

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Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO (Highway 6)
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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398 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a fun experience-quite pricey, and just ok food, but a lot of fun to do with friends or family. If you come in the winter, do wear warm clothing, boots or shoes with good soles, and be prepared for an awesome experience!

1 Thank Janet F
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Our family had a great time at Der Fondue Chessel. Not a big fan of fondue, but this was really good. First course - Caesar Salad, second course - melted cheese that you can dip bread, fruit or vegetables into, third course - beef and chicken that you grill on your table , fourth course - melted chocolate that you... More 

1 Thank RexA333
Mansfield, Texas
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423 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was my family's first fondue experience so it had novelty appeal as well as Location perfection! This restaurant is not cheap by any means, but it is an experience. To get here you get on a special Gondola with your own blanket! Nice touch. The restaurant is located on the summit and is really beautiful. The seating is family... More 

Thank Wyomingdan
New England
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

As part of our stay at Keystone we thought it would be fun to take the gondola to the top to have fondue for dinner. We are very glad we did. The cheese fondue was aweseome! The meat fondue was ok, but not the highlight of the meal; good nonetheless. And the chocolate fondue was also delish. The best part... More 

Thank brebeans
Keystone, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We make it a point to visit every year. Cook your own entre on a table top grill while enjoying beverages. Enjoy the Austrian style music to get into the spirit of the night.

Thank tmulloy1950
Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Our family had a great evening here, and I'd definitely return. It's a timber-framed lodge with gas fireplace and large windows. Tables are set up in long rows. It was a nice opportunity to try new flavors and combinations. The staff were universally friendly in their unfortunate kitschy outfits, and, though understaffed, were responsive enough to our requests. The varied... More 

Thank jan p
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

This was our second visit in the last 4 years and just as good as the first. Our waiter, Jared, did a great job explaining the food, options, and ensuring everyone at the table was doing well with drinks and the food. As for price, $62 per person, you get a salad, cheese fondue, main course, and chocolate fondue. You... More 

Thank Fox0597
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends and family. Was a great "different" thing to do! Food was good..a nice thing to do and an amazing gondola ride up! Glad we did this! Pricey, yes but it's a great experience!

Thank Mary m
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

Food is wonderful and so much fun, because you cook it yourself. Really a family or large group experience - the restaurant next door is for the romantic experience. We thought the price was fine/typical for resort experiences: but it is expensive. If you want a quiet table, ask to be seated near the bar area, away from the fireplace.... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

We had a party of 9 w/3 kids and the bill was ~$750. The service was OK at first but as the kids were fading they took forever to get the chocolate fondue to finish the meal. The quality of the food was OK, but some of the vegetables were pickled vs fresh. We sat down at 5:30 and left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gondola Lane, Keystone, CO
    (Highway 6)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: (800)354-4FUN

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?