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The Waterfront Grille

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1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
+1 970-577-6416
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Castle Rock
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting for a wedding last week that was at this resort, but stayed across the way to accommodate our 2 Yorkies, as Estes Park Resort doesn't take pets. We first stopped in the Waterfront Grille for lunch. We tried the House Smoked Trout fries (!) and they were absolutely incredible - you could taste the smoke flavor in... More 

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Thank Lynn H
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille! We could not agree with you more, the trout fries are amazing and the Tinga Cubano is equally as delicious! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Ali, and the rest of the team, looks forward to serving you again the next... More 

Hudsonville
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We started with the yummy ELK tacos, then on to the delicious entrees: trout, chili rellenos, duck confit and a hamburger. We finished off the meal in style with creme brûlée and a flourless chocolate cake.

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Thank Janhall13
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you Janhall13 for your wonderful review of your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille! We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal from the appetizer to the delicious dessert. We look forward to serving you again! More 

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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had drinks and breakfast here. The food is fresh and tasty. The service is great and the price is reasonable. Try to sit outside as the view is breathtaking.

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Thank Chicagogirl2000
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are delighted that in addition to our breathtaking views you enjoyed our great service and fresh and tasty food. We hope to serve you again the next time your travels bring you back our way! More 

Lee's Summit, Missouri
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Estes Park for our 30th Anniversary trip and wanted an outdoor setting with an incredible view. We are return patrons and We know this is definitely a place with a view. As always, service and food were very good.

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Thank Don B
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review as well as your continued patronage of the Waterfront Grille! We are thrilled that you allowed us to celebrate your 30th Anniversary with you and look forward to helping you celebrate many more! More 

Colorado
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was very good, the server was friendly and efficient, and being able to sit and watch over the lake and birds on a warm and breezy day was the best!

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Thank jwhome100
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food, our friendly service, and our great views of Lake Estes! More 

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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel that this restaurant is located in, so we decided to have dinner here. It was a Monday night (08/15) around 7:00pm and it was not really busy. Our waiter (he was the only male waiter - sorry I cannot remember his name) was great! Brought us our drinks right away, made sure we always... More 

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Thank Ali R
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review of your experience at the Waterfront Grille! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again the next time that your travels bring you to Estes Park! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Let me start by saying I have waited 3 weeks and fought writing this review because the majority of reviews I give are positive. Our experience started off by walking onto the property from the Marina (right next to the property) and we could smell Rocky Mountain High in the air. As we past a Green Ford Expedition we noticed... More 

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GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. I am sorry to hear of the mixed experience that while visiting the Waterfront Grille. I would be happy to discuss the matter with you further and can be reached at 970-577-6400. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant! Smoked trout appetizer was delicious as was the gazpacho. The chicken carbornara was amazing!! Highly recommend this place--lovely view

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Thank Ann I
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you found the smoked trout and the gazpacho to be delicious and the chicken carbonara amazing! We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you back our way! More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The view from the dining room will blow you away! We only ate breakfast here, and were surprised at how empty it was. If there are long waits everywhere else, head over to Waterfront Grille and walk right in. Food is excellent (except for dulce de leche french toast which was way too sweet). Egg dishes and oatmeal were perfect.... More 

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Thank Nancy v
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your great review! We are please to hear that you enjoyed breakfast with us and invite you to join us for the aforementioned cocktails and appetizers the next time your travels bring you back our way. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service beautiful view of the lake at sunset. Would recommend eating outside, weather permitting.

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Thank Kimberly H
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille and look forward to seeing you again the next time your appetite brings you our way! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $42
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 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
  • This restaurant is at The Estes Park Resort
Description
The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only Lakefront Dining in Estes. Completely remodeled in 2013, our upscale restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, 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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