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“Great local atmosphere and food”

Arapahoe Cafe & Pub
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Dillon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Description: The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Ate dinner here while in Dillon. This was right next to our hotel (very convenient). We ate downstairs in bar area. Very friendly staff and just a great local atmosphere. The food was above average and the prices were reasonable. Highly recommended .

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Stephanie C, Guest Relations Manager at Arapahoe Cafe & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thanks for your comments; we appreciate them! We're proud of our food, but the atmosphere is one-of-a-kind too!

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Went here by chance with my sister, friend, and our 4 boys ages 13-14 for dinner after a long day of skiing. We were so happy that we picked this restaruant. The atmosphere is that of an old log cabin. It is small and quaint. The food was as great as the atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Everyone was so pleased with their dinners and the prices were more then reasonable. The boys begged us to go back the next night and we said no because we wanted to try a new place. BIG mistake, we should have gone back. If we had stayed for one more day we would have tried the breakfast. Cannot wait to go back to Dillion so that we can visit this great cafe. We never did go downstairs to the pub and that is a must next time.

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Stephanie C, Guest Relations Manager at Arapahoe Cafe & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Well, we sure hope you have a chance to stop by for breakfast next time you are in town! Thank you for your comments!

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good place to go after hitting the slopes all day. They have their own smoker on site. The brisket and pulled pork are excellent. Service was good but getting a table between 6 and 8 is tough. It's got a upstairs and downstairs and they have the same meal selection. Downstairs is much noisier. It could use a little clean up( carpet) but when is the last time you ate off the floor. I've been there three times and never disappointed .

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I ordered simple pancakes with bacon and home fries and all were very good. My partner ordered raspberry French toast. The raspberries were a bit sour and there were too many for her liking, but she did enjoy the meal. The syrup was warm when brought to the table, which is a big plus! We did not have a reservation and had to wait a few minutes, however waiting guests are directed to the lounge downstairs where coffee is offered free. The restaurant itself is a cozy log cabin style and is decorated with vintage pictures of the area, including ski lifts and Lake Dillon circa 1940s. We will return again.

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Stephanie C, Guest Relations Manager at Arapahoe Cafe & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thanks for the feedback! Glad that you'll be back!

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had stopped at Cala first & were disappointed by the service so opted to try Arapahoe Cafe. We got seats at the bar downstairs & Dwayne the bartender was very friendly & welcoming. He changed the channel so we could watch the Nuggets game & made sure we had everything we needed even as the bar grew progressively busier. We had lots of fun talking to the other bar patrons & they all ordered the dinner special, a huge BBQ plate, only available at the bar. We weren't that hungry so shared the Artichoke Dip app full size 1/2 off for Happy Hour. It was a perfect snack for us & even somewhat healthy w/pita triangles & fresh spinach.
We will definitely return due to the friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Note that if you want a seat in the bar you should arrive by 5:30. By the time we left around 7:45p folks were standing around waiting for a spot to sit.

Thank Jo Ellen F
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Stephanie C, Guest Relations Manager at Arapahoe Cafe & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thanks for your comments! We're glad you ate your spinach--and enjoyed it!

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