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“Very enjoyable bison burger”

Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Ranked #12 of 137 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Open 7 days a week at 4pm Sunday Mornings we are serving Brunch from 10am to 2pm Built in 1937as a dance hall for the Big Band Era, The Rock continues to be a lively gathering place with local flair. In the winter, our two wood-burning stoves keep the room toasty for folks stopping in for a beer or a bite after playing in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer season we enjoy stunning continental divide views from our outdoor dining patio. Our menu is an ever evolving blend of hand-crafted, hearty comfort food with a health and planet conscious twist. We aim to fill you up with goodness so you can get back to enjoying the mountains again tomorrow. We feature Certified Angus Beef, All-Natural Colorado chicken, fresh salads, whole grains, organic teas and coffees, local beers, sustainably produced wines, and a full bar. On Many Fridays after dinner, we set-up one of many original Colorado bands on our 76 year old stage, clear the dance floor and boogie all night. Some of the bands playing these days include Chain Station, James and the Devil, Old Town Pickers, The Sweet Lillies, Stringboard Theory, Cadillac Grip Funk, KC Groves, and many more. During the summer time, acoustic music acts play most other nights of the week, sunday nights are a mellower feeling as we host acoustic Colorado songwriters during dinner. You might catch Jon Pickett, Alex Thoele, Sarah Caton, Jay Roemer, Billy Shaddox, Jay Stott, or Terry Kishiyama and Ash Ganley. We also offer a great open bluegrass pick on Thursday nights lead by a few talented local musicians, either joining in on the pick or just sitting back and enjoying the bluegrass, tuesdays are a funny night of music. We look forward to having you join us. Reservations are not accepted, however if you want to give us a call, when you are on your way we will be happy to get a table ready for you or put you on the list. During the off-season there is rarely a wait. In July, August, and September it is best to get here before 6.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Cynthia of The Romantic Riversong recommended this restaurant; it was an enjoyable place to visit and the food was very good. I had the bison burger and it was excellent. It is not in the downtown area but toward but left of RMNP entrance. It is a popular place but, I guess, we got there early enough that it was not a problem......the Dunraven Inn probably would require a reservation but that is for another review.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We arrived about 5:30 on Saturday eve. and got right in. Friendly staff and varied menu. I had a small flat- iron steak and sweet potato fries, tasted really great. My husband had a delicious burger and fries. We had entertainment provided by a young lady playing keyboard and singing. It was a very nice evening, I'll go back again.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Lovely cosy mountain-feel restaurant with fairly standard fare and friendly service. They also do live music some nights, but we missed this. Our entertainment consisted of spying on a bear which climbed over the fence around their rubbish dumpster, removed the lid which was secured with a pole and started feasting on the food rubbish. He was having just as good a meal as we were and it was lovely to see a bear in the flesh for the first time. Thanks to the restaurant staff for letting us look out of their kitchen wiindow!

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Ever heard of fried pickles? Me neither. But we tried them. They were good, but not good for you. What the heck, it's vacation. The food was decent. Had some interesting dishes for vegetarian diners. And the service was very good. If you are looking for something other than meat, I would recommend this place. But they did have lots of meat dishes also.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

This place was packed when we arrived but they found a table for us promptly. The waitress was really busy but did a good job, took our order (with complications) cheerfully and the food was delicious. Relaxed atmosphere, good live music and decent food.

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