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“Local favorite” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Other Side

The Other Side
Ranked #27 of 127 Restaurants in Estes Park
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nestled by the Big Thompson River near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, The Other Side Restaurant invites you to enjoy traditional all-American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner: choice steaks, prime rib, lobster, crab, pasta, salads and daily Chef's Specials.
Rochester, mn
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Local favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

When you ask locals where they eat, this is one they always mention. The food is better than most all restaurants we have visited in Estes. The staff is great, the food is great, we had chicken fried steak dinners and they tasted homemade. Generous servings, nice friendly family place. The sandwiches and hamburgers are ok, they have homemade bread they serve with the meal and just enough attention from the wait staff to make for a pleasant sit down meal.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eatinitup
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Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

The restaurant has a wonderful view with ducks and birds playing all along the back patio. The food was very good for the price and the service was excellent. Try the elk sausage sandwich if they have it again and the sweet potato fries.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GBarnett8914
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Indian Land, South Carolina
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A touch of the real Colorado”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

When we have out of town guests visiting the mountains, we try to plan things so that we can have lunch at "The Other Side" restaurant in Estes Park. If you get there before the main lunch rush, you can get a table downstairs at the windows, and enjoy your meal looking out at the pretty little lake there. You can watch the ducks and, on one visit, a moose and its calf came out of the bushes and nibbled in the lake.
The food menu is varied and is reasonably priced. It is middle to slightly upscale, which is good for taking a break from hiking in the mountains or browsing the shops downtown. It always makes for a relaxing lunch or a good way to end a good day in the mountains.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dleebrick
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Beaverton, Oregon
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146 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Go for the cafe rather than the restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a group of seven show up and there was immediate seating in the restaurant section. The food was good and the service was very friendly and very nice. However I don't think the pricing on the food was justified. There is also a cafe area with a more modest menu, which probably would have been a better choice. One very nice highlight is that the restaurant has an outside walkway next to a lake, where there were ducks playing - which was a hit with the kids who were with us. We were also told that a bear shows up every night, but unfortunately we missed it.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank davidcstewart
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Alton, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Service was great, food OK.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a large group - almost 75 people - so we ate off a limited menu of six choices (which were all just OK)...but the service and friendliness were great! We even showed up 30 minutes early and they had no problem taking care of us.

Had we eaten off of the full menu we probably would have experienced many tasty entrees so I feel comfortable with the 3 stars given the good service.

We would go back and try the full menu given the opportunity due to their hospitality and good service!

Visited August 2014
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