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“New Place Is Now Called Soda Springs Restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Lake Brewing Taphouse - CLOSED

Grand Lake Brewing Taphouse
Cuisines: American, Bar, Vietnamese
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Masonville, CO
Level Contributor
157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“New Place Is Now Called Soda Springs Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went here in early June expecting the Grand Lake Taphouse but Grand Lake Brewing closed in October 2013. It is now the Soda Springs Restaurant just opened by new owners, who are bringing back the more upscale tradition of the original Carolyn's Cuisine. Food was OK but pricey. We had a basic burger and fries, which listed for $15.00. A beer cost us $5.00 and when we inquired about a Happy Hour, we were told they don't have one. We were disappointed they didn't have any of the Grand Lake Brewing beers available but perhaps that will change over time.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Linda S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
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English first
Colorado
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295 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“New & interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is in what was once Caroline's Cuisine then the Grand Lake Brewing Company, several miles south of Grand Lake. We've been here for lunch & dinner, & they also do a Sunday brunch. The menu is limited ~ burgers & salads, a few upscale/different dinner entrees ~ but everything we've tried so far has been good. The butternut ravioli is very tasty, as is the strange little roasted beet & brussels sprout salad. We especially love the bacon wrapped dates appetizer (yes, they sound bizarre; but they're delicious!). Decent wine list & beer selection (tho they've been out of my husband's beer choice twice now). They need more wait staff but the folks they do have are friendly & efficient (the owner often helps out). Atmosphere is nice, not fancy: dining room, a bar with tables & a tv, & a small but pleasant outdoor seating area. Prices are high (in keeping with this touristy area) but we're grateful for something new in town. We'll go back for more.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JamaisVu
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious upscale food in grand lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

On your way into town (on left hand side of HWY 34) is a new restaurant definitely worth trying. We had the Mussels & Fries and the Hot wings...Both were delicious! The mussel broth warranted an extra side of bread and the wings were cooked to perfection with home-made sauces. The service is friendly and attentive. This would be considered more fine dining vs. a burger joint but well within budgets. They are the only restaurant to that serves till 10:00pm!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ChristaD_1969
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Indiana
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198 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“They have a very good selection of beers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Grand Lake Brewing Company makes their own beer and have a dozen or more selections. Each one that I sampled was quite good. I found the Nut Brown Ale to be one of the best microbrews that I have tasted.

The young lady that served us was very polite and attentive.

The Tap House is no longer in Grand Lake, but several miles south of town on US Hwy 34.

"It's all downstream from here."

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ordeal_seeker
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We tried the strogonoff and the veal schnitzel this visit. Both were excellent. I had never had apple spice sauce with veal before and I liked the combination. I also enjoy the beers served by this micro-brewery. I have tried 4 so far. All good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Arthur M
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