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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1087
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at The View the last night of our stay at Crags Lodge. The staff made room for us and a few other tables even though there was a wedding rehearsal dinner going on in the main dining room. We...More

Thank madmatthew
Reviewed July 12, 2017

The View Restaurant is aptly named because...it has a fabulous view. The small cocktail lounge which opens into it did not have a regular bartender this particular night, so the restaurant server made our drinks. Melissa was very friendly and made superb Manhattans. We are...More

Thank Janice M
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We were really excited to eat here but the food was not good at all. The portions were small and the quality of food was poor. Save your money and eat somewhere else!!

2  Thank cindy h
Reviewed June 28, 2017

We arrived w/out reservations while a wedding reception was in full swing and the restaurant manager made a spot on the deck (best view of the mountain range) so our large dog could sit with us while we ate. We could only choose between the...More

Thank Moncure
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Last night was one of the finest dining experiences ever. Melissa was our server she made the experience fantastic with her bubbly personality and enjoyment of everything we had. The historic Crags property is not only filled with history but great charm from the front...More

Thank Louie F
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The lodge is a fine place to stay and The View a proper restaurant. We enjoyed an opening night dinner there. The following evening they were entirely taken up with a wedding party.

Thank George G
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I've reviewed this restaurant a few times over the years. First the food was great, then it kind of lost its mojo, but now I'm happy to report that the food is great again. Of course, the actual view from the restaurant has always been...More

Thank gpfnancy
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We had 24 people For our dinner and the food was really good considering the number of people we had. Alldane was excellent in providing us with terrific service. 'Ya mon'! We really enjoyed our meal and the ambience of the whole place was contributory...More

Thank wes r
Reviewed June 17, 2017

The view is excellent and the property is interesting from a historic standpoint. But the dinner menu is extremely limited, with no daily specials. Pricey for what you get.

Thank SusanJ972
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to the View Restaurant for our anniversary on June 4. My wife had made the reservation and informed Aldane that it was our anniversary. When we arrived for dinner, we were seated on a private veranda and treated like special...More

1  Thank David S
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Alan M M
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
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!
August 21, 2016|
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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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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