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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Audubon)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Estes Park, Colorado
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a beautiful,historic setting, I was surprised at the quality of the food served here recently. Some of the best in Estes. The service was wonderful. Our group had varied dishes ranging from fish to fowl; all were very pleased with their meals and enjoyed the beautiful views,setting.... . Thanks,Scotty for your wonderful service/patience with our birthday group. We will... More 

Thank Kate E
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Romantic and wonderful!! The food was way beyond expectation. Jonathan was our waiter. He made sure we had everything we wanted and wished us happy anniversary. LOVED IT!!!

Thank loridhebert
Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an Estes Park local and my family and I dined here tonight for my mom's 70th birthday. This restaurant is under the new ownership of Shad and Jessica Theroux. Owner/Chef Shad greeted us soon after we sat down which made us feel welcome immediately. We started with some appetizers of spinach and artichoke empanadas and sweet corn fritters.... More 

Thank lovinthislife
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining room is 102 years old, beautiful setting, rustic charm. I had the filet, my wife had the lamb, and friend had the chicken. All delicious. Finding chef prepared food is difficult in Estes Park, so this place is a treat. Desserts are large enough to share. Staff was very friendly. Attentive, yet not overbearing. Answered all of our in... More 

Thank HoHumEstesPark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I give the food 5 stars and the attitude and helpfulness of the staff 5 stars. However the service is slow and a little scattered. Plan on two hours for dinner. Food took an hour to reach our table.

1 Thank Michael B
Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and friendly staff. Brie soup is outstanding. Unique menu. Chef is willing to share recipes and is completely accommodating .

1 Thank ricexxjm
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We and our friends ate here for dinner. The meal and service were outstanding. From drinks to dessert, you will not find a better meal here and possibly in the entire state. Eat here!

1 Thank dunlapjcpc
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We came here on our anniversary and last night in Estes. When we arrived at 6 we were the only ones in the dinning room. We were seated by doors that opened to a balcony with a spectacular view of the Estes valley and the Stanley Hotel. Scotty was our waiter and he was fantastic. We order wine and some... More 

1 Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Aurora, Colorado
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Tasty dinner, great atmosphere with the view and a wonderful waitstaff- I love the way they help each other to take care of the customers

1 Thank nancy m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We dined at The View again on our annual trip to Estes Park. We went on a weeknight and the place was not too busy. They did have a somewhat limited menu but did have choices for beef, chicken, and fish in addition to other options. I ordered the short ribs which I had last year. The short ribs had... More 

1 Thank SKS06

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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
$26 - $38
American, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: 19705861087
Located in the Historic Crags Lodge, the View is an established, destination restaurant for many people living along the front range. Dining is casual yet elegant and offers the best view of the surrounding mountains and downtown Estes Park through it's ninety foot wall of windows. Our bar opens at 4:00 PM and Happy Hour is from 4-6. The menu is an eclectic mix of unique entrees such as the Signature Short Ribs, Duck Confit, Roasted Eggplant Dip and our signature Cobbler. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. Only fresh, local ingredients are used in the menu and the staff is welcoming and friendly. The View is a perfect mix of atmosphere, views, excellent food and fine wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?