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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1087
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful historic restaurant with amazing dishes and breathtaking views of the Estes valley. It is rich in history and flavor. Must put on the top of your list of places to stop by and have a fine dining experience. You will be...More

Thank Shannon V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say, Ive never been able to eat at the restaurant before because I mostly stay at the lodge in the off season.It is only open during the high season. So it was time to try it this time. The views from the...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about this place! We ate there both evenings while we stayed at Crag's Lodge being it was so delicious and charming. The historic dining room maintains the original furnishings from 1914, the original creaky wood floor as well plus a huge rock fireplace....More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed April 21, 2017

Not very crowded and very old, however the staff and food was outstanding. Less than 10 people in the restaurant, great service and plenty of food. The "View" was a great place for a meal and a view.

Thank elwoodblues0014
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

We had the burgers and the view Is amazing. The waitress was great and made us feel so welcome. Not crowded in the off season.. pricey but worth it

Thank Marly M
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I love the atmosphere. Seriously, there is an amazing view. With floor to ceiling windows. We were there on an oddly empty night (spring is low season). But we had great service and the food was good. My husband had the trout special which was...More

Thank Cinschwab
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Our waiter, Johnathan, was excellent and the food was delicious! The view was beautiful as well! We will definitely be coming back to this restaurant and will recommend it to friends and family!

Thank Arianna W
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Jonathan was our waiter and he was excellent! The food was delicious and the wine was superb. The views are really beautiful and Johnathan even took pictures of us on the balcony. We had a really nice dinner.

Thank Tammie D
Reviewed February 7, 2017

I was here for a wedding. The outside ceremony had a great view. We moved inside for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. They had a decent selection of beers on tap and some excellent bites with a great view of the Rocky Mountains. We then moved...More

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We have been here a number of times over the years; we had our wedding here 8 years ago and loved the place. The management has changed and I think it has lost some of its appeal. The food was good and we had no...More

Thank JFKmsp
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Alan M M
I would like to thank someone for doing something very special for me by purchasing a gift certificate for them to use. They live in Estes Park and i would have to do this by credit card over the phone. Can something like that work. Please let me know. Alan Moore Tucson,AZ 520-907-5153
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Paula U | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure that can be done, however, the restaurant is not part of the lodge, they seem to have a limited selection, prices, are well, kinda expensive, it is a nice venture, but, seems they have better luck with... More
Do they take reservations?
October 4, 2016|
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Response from Debra K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations. You will not be disappointed...the food and service is excellent. If you can get a balcony table I highly recommend it. Depending on weather of course!
What is the dress code for dinner?
August 21, 2016|
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Response from dkwill | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $38
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 970-586-1087
  • E-mail
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.