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“Local and lots of choices...”

Poppy's Pizza & Grill
Ranked #19 of 128 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Estes Park, Colorado
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16 reviews
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“Local and lots of choices...”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Especially the micro brewed beer from all over the world, many on tap. This charming restaurant on the river offers a diversified menu, including some very different pizzas. I admit we have not been there since the flood, but our entire family was very pleased with the food. In fact, I returned with the granddaughters and they ordered the same thing they had before. Estes Park has recovered beautifully--and the town is vibrant again, especially on weekends.

  • Visited August 2013
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United States
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very sorry to say: Ugh.”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Despite repeated vows to not return, we have been to Poppy's many times over the past several years. Why? Various reasons. It's locally owned, on the river, sometimes in the summer it's the only place to get a table...and most recently we just wanted to give them a boost after the devastating flood that essentially isolated Estes Park.

We really want to like this restaurant, but they need--and can--do better.

It's simply mediocre at best, terrible in many aspects. On the upside, Poppy's has a nice beer selection featuring mostly local brews. The patio facing the river is very pleasant in the afternoon sunshine. The portions, with the exception of the pizzas, generous...which obviously appeals to the "bigger is better" crowd.

But it's downhill from there.

The service is sometimes pleasant, but very spotty, unprofessional and uneven. The interior decor is dreary. Despite a promising-looking menu, the food ranges from tasteless and unpleasantly chewy pizza, sandwiches that consistently come out soggy (why? and expediting problem), salads that mainly feature iceberg lettuce and a grey buffalo burger that tastes of the freezer and filler. And if those are completely homemade onion rings (as they advertise) AND fresh (not frozen) then Good Times needs to teach them how to make a decent onion ring.

We will probably keep giving Poppy's a chance and at least enjoy a beer on the lovely patio, but we really hope they step up the food and the service.

  • Visited December 2013
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Arvada, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
“Enjoyed an awesome lunch”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go to Estes every year and ususally don't eat out much. So we hadn't yet stepped into Poppy's. This time up we didn't bring the three kids so we could afford to "Splurge". It was a mistake not to go in here sooner!!

We had a great lunch at a great price...good soup and a BLT for $6, are you kidding me...what a deal!

The menu had so many good choices it was hard to decide, but the special was too good to pass up.

They also have a great salad bar and a huge beer selection with local microbrews and several Belgian beer selections.

Atmosphere was casual and wait staff was very professional.

We will be going back to Poppy's.

Visited November 2013
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Missouri
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“Up & Running”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Glad Poppy's was open for our late November trip through Estes Park! They have recovered nicely from the flood. Pizza is top notch! The individual is just right for one person, if you are really hungry. Nice salad bar with good selection, although you have to be a bit of a contortionist to reach some items. Service was excellent

  • Visited November 2013
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new york
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“Nice clean --food plated lovely but -----”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This place was nice and clean ---menu reads well --food plated lovely -- near the city river with pretty view-but that,s all the good I can say-----food was extremely bland ---pork tenderloin sandwich tasteless and tough- fried with crumb coating served on white bland hamb bun/ no dressing with a small side of lettuce and tomato--side of tasteless onion rings (large serving but the worst we have ever had) Pizza average on the bland side-- Cannot recommend

  • Visited September 2013
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