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Baldpate Inn Restaurant
Ranked #61 of 137 Restaurants in Estes Park
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Our Soup and Salad Buffet is served daily for lunch or dinner. Although we do not offer traditional entrees, we are loved for our fresh salad buffet, homemade soups, breads, and pies. Not only locals, but travelers especially delight in the refreshing change and value that our Baldpate Soup & Salad Buffet offers.
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Neat old inn built on the side of a mountain. Food was good, but the hostess didn't let us in on the fact that it was a buffet. We found out from other customers about the soup and salad bar, and how much it cost. Waiter only showed up at the end to give us a bill. He walked past us a number of times, we tried to get his attention, but he managed to avoid eye contact.Very disappointed in their service.

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Thank BLeonard22
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BaldpateInn, Manager at Baldpate Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2013

We are very disappointed that we received a below average review but we truly appreciate you taking the time to let us know where we can improve. We always strive for exceptional service and we are devastated to hear we did not meet our standards. There is no excuse for the service that you received. We have taken your comments and let our staff know of your concerns. We hope that you will give us one more chance and allow for us to give you a true Baldpate Inn dining experience. Let us know if you ever have any more suggestions or feedback on our enchanted restaurant.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

After a day of exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, my partner and I stopped by this fascinating, rustic inn for a very late lunch. The excellent salad bar was accompanied by the best corn chowder that I have ever had, and delicious bread (muffins, corn bread, and homemade whole wheat). We decided to stay for the play being performed in the outdoor amphitheater that evening, which was only $14. The production was professional--much better than plays that I have paid more to attend in community theaters. Cookies were served after the play, with an opportunity to visit with the actors. The inn itself is quite interesting, with hummingbirds to watch while relaxing on the front porch, and a room with a key collection of hundreds of keys, even one to Hitler's Eagle's Nest.

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Thank OneBlueDog
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Rustic as can be. A mountain lodge, built in 1917, says it all. The food is simple and creative: soups, salads, and muffins. The jicama salad is absolutely wonderful. Others are just as great - or not. We'll return for the view and the atmosphere, but since the food choices are limited our culinary expectations won't be high. Wait staff is out-of-state-summer-help and untrained, but the food itself is self-service anyway. Prices ($15) are a little high for the quality and selection, but considering location, about what you might expect. (A non-chain burger in Estes Park runs $9.95.) It's also all-you-can-eat, so by the time you add the $6 slice of pie you may be taking part of that home in a box. The pies are good too, just nothing special.
The view from the sun porch is stunning, and it was fun watching the hummingbirds crowd the feeders hung outside the windows.

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1  Thank doulos8
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We went here as part of a celebration for my Father-in-Law's 88th birthday with a group of family members. The place is a real hoot! The display of keys from previous visitors from all over the planet is something to see. And the view of Estes Park is memorable.

The food is a nice selection of soup, salad and dessert. Doesn't sound like much, but trust me, you won't be disappointed and will go away full! The day we were there, the tomato-rice and white chili were both great. And the creatively displayed salad bar was also a crowd-pleaser.

The old-style dining room is pleasant and a great place to take a large group for special occasions, but also comfortable for smaller groups.

If you're in the area, certainly worth a visit!

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1  Thank morris91030
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Lunch at the Baldpate has been one of the highlights of our nearly-annual trips to Estes Park for at least the past 25 years. Now it's June of 2013, and I've been in Estes Park for just 2 weeks, but I've scrambled over Lily Mountain twice already to pig out at the Baldpate. (2.5 miles up and over. 2.5 miles back. Divine.)

If you have been to Estes Park and/or Rocky Mountain National Park and you have missed a meal at the Baldpate, consider your trip incomplete and unfulfilled. In fact, one of my very favorite hikes in the RMNP area is Lily Mountain to the Baldpate Inn. With fantastic food in a glorious mountain setting in an historic 1917 Western Stick Architectural Gem, what could be better? (A table on the porch with a view of the hummingbirds if you're lucky.)

Homemade soup, salad, and breads that are as good as dessert--all for $15. The homemade pies are $6 extra, but my husband and I share a slice which, last week, was about a quarter of a peach pie. Heaven!!!

I'm also a proud owner of the Baldpate Inn Cookbook (move over, Paula Deen) and I've made nearly every recipe in the book dozens and dozens of times. The zuchinni dill muffins and the honey wheat bread are family faves, and I've made them literally hundreds of times.

So, hike or drive, but don't miss the Baldpate.

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1  Thank GJS
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