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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner at the waterfront grill. This restaurant is a bit upscale and has a somewhat limited menu and the prices are a bit high considering that meals are served al la carte. Both my wife and I thought our meals were very good...More

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 1 week ago

jalapenos with cream cheese and blue berrys wrapped in bacon, sounds weird but delicious. every thing was great. truely enjoyable sitting on the deck watching the lake, had music inside but was way to loud to sit inside and have a conversation

Thank michael m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 16 , family and friends Great servicewe did not have reservations and they put a table together for us immediately Food was outstanding and waitress was excellent. Beautiful virw of lake estes We went twice in 3 days! Excellent both...More

Thank dsavage74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the low point on our trip when it came to our dining experiences. They had just one person working out front (ie hostess, bartender, waitress). Yes, one woman was doing all three things... at 7p!! She was trying her best, but there were...More

Thank rootabena
Brady T, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review. We strive to provide every guest with an exceptional experience, and value feedback like this when we miss the mark. We're very sorry you received poor service on your last visit. If you would like to discuss this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a while, but the atmosphere is very nice and food is more upscale than other places that pretend to be that.

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the resort with a group of 8. We were going to go into town to eat and ended up staying at the Waterfront Grille because of the wonderful piano entertainment from David. We had great food and service from our server, Janice....More

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Went in May to enjoy springtime in the Rockies and I typically walk on the path by Lake Estes. The Waterfront Grille is located directly on the path near the marina and has breath-taking views of Long's Peak from their deck. One day I sat...More

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We were there on a winter night in February, a Thursday night. There was a duo playing music in the bar, jazz, a bassist and pianist. We had wonderful meals, desert, good music, a night view of Lake Estes. One lady handled the bar and...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

We tried the chili fries, chicken Caesar salad & burger and were very impressed! Unexpectedly huge portions. Kind and courteous staff. Thank you!

Thank Stephanie H
Alice H, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Stephanie H - Thank you for the review and I am glad you enjoyed the Waterfront Grille.

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

I am vacationing with my family for he weekend. Both nights we have been here I have had the best old fashion I have ever had. Janice is a phenomenal bar tender and she literally makes the best old fashion you will ever taste.

Thank AdamSchwartz
Alice H, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hello AdamSchwartz, Janice is a superb employee and really takes her drink mixing seriously. I am glad you enjoyed yourself.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $39
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 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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