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“Always good”

Rapids Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $46
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is situated along the banks of the scenic North Inlet River. Lunch (summer only) and Dinner (reservations recommended).Enjoy an extensive wine list and historic ambiance. Please visit our website for up to date menus.
colorado
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

My birthday dinner there was quite good and the service was excellent. The great view of the river is always worth the trip, if only for a glass of wine! and I've never had a bad meal in the many years we have frequented there.

Visited July 2014
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Nyack, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and view! ”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Spent one night in grand lake on the way to a wedding in steamboat springs... It was one of the girls in our groups birthday so we were looking for a nice place to relax and eat to celebrate. This place was great! Right on the river with great views and even better food. The actual restaurant is nothing to write home about in terms of atmosphere... But as your right on the river you don't need amazing decor. Our waitress was amazing... I feel badly that I can't remember her name, but she gave us great sight seeing advice for the next day and was a wealth of information overall. I had the elk... A must try. Tender and perfectly cooked. My boyfriend had the bison which was also perfect. Tender and cooked to perfection. This place is a must do if your looking for a great place in grand lake with beautiful views, great service and food!

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Hollywood, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“spectacular”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food at the Rapids is stellar and there is an awesome view/ the river rushes by just feet from the picture windows.. My husband and I go here every year for our anniversary. It is a real treat.

Visited July 2014
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Kansas
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Fabulous View and Food”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate lunch here and had a table outside next to the river rapids. It is a beautiful view, great service, and the food was great too. We were there at lunch and enjoyed bison burgers and other sandwhich fare with pretzel buns which were very tasty.

  • Visited July 2014
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location, service and food”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat when passing through Grand Lake, and luckily the nice woman at the bookstore recommended we walk a block off of Grand Street to the Rapids Lodge Restaurant. We are so glad we didn't settle for the typical tourist spot on the main drag.

We were given a wonderful table outside next to a running stream, away from other people. Our server Matt was friendly, attentive and helped us decide on what we wanted for lunch. It was really nice to hear from him about the local area and what it is like to live in Grand Lake.

Take a chance, and eat at the Rapids Lodge Restaurant. Maybe someday we'll get to stay there was well in in this historic lodge.

  • Visited July 2014
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