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The Waterfront Grille

1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
+1 970-577-6416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sonja was Courteous, Professional, knowledgeable, and Competent. Took time to make sure our dining experience was perfect.

Thank julliettesalter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant had a nice view of the Lake. Had a nice menu and food was average. As for service the wait staff and a very difficult time with English and were hard to communicate with.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to nearly every restaurant in Estes Park, and the Waterfront Grille is by far the best! I decided to finally try the place on the 4th of July with my wife and 2 daughters, as we were looking for a place to...More

Thank cjasper2712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for dinner two nights while in Estes Park. The food quality was great, the beer and wine selection were terrific, and the price wasn't outrageous. The waitstaff had a few hiccups, but nothing terrible and the manager more than made up for...More

Thank cpontheroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the waterfront grille 3 times during our stay at the Estes lake hotel. Food was very good. Breakfast was good but the female waitress was so busy she forgot about us. The bus boy saw that I was annoyed and immediately told...More

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charcuterie board a disaster....please have the chefs look up how to make one. Big hunks of two types of terrible cheese and two types cheap salami and pepperoni. Stuffed jalapeños not good. Dinners ok but not worth the price. We were sat at a table...More

Thank bnj31
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Altho we had a reservation for 7:30, dressed appropriately and polite, we were not seated until 8:45! We were told by the very sweet, but inexperienced hostess that because they had seated two large parties, the kitchen did not want to seat anyone for about...More

Thank Molly G
Brady T, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Molly, We sincerely appreciate you providing us with your feedback regarding your recent visit to The Waterfront Grille. We're glad you enjoyed your food, and are so sorry you had a poor service experience. We will absolutely use your feedback to coach and train...More

Reviewed June 14, 2017

My buddy and I dined here for dinner on June 11, 2017 and it was very good. I started with the bison chili followed by the wedge salad. Both appetizers were very good. For main course I had the flat iron skirt steak with a...More

1  Thank caymankid
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Twenty friends went for dinner at The Waterfront Grille in The Estes Park Resort. Our reservation was made well in advance. The restaurant overlooks Lake Estes, with mountains in the background. A long table for our group was set up in the center of the...More

1  Thank Henry A
Reviewed June 7, 2017

The Waterfront Grille looks out over Lake Estes with a breathtaking view of Longs Peak and Meeker Peak. The mountain trout is delicious, and the complete menu is varied and reliably tasty. (See if you can get them to make you the hand-battered onion rings....More

Thank Tim M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $39
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-577-6416
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  • This restaurant is at The Estes Park Resort
The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only Lakefront Dining in Estes. Our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner 7 days per week. Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Estes, the Continental Divide, and Long's Peak from both our dining room, and outside deck seating area.
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