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“Terrific atmosphere and a lot of fun!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Ranked #6 of 127 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
saint louis park, mn
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Terrific atmosphere and a lot of fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

A dinner at the Rock Inn was just what the doctor ordered after escaping the rain at our campsite. Great atmosphere and a lot of fun. Also nice that it's not in the center of very touristy Estes Park. It felt out of the way and somewhat local. I had a great flight of beers, a musician was singing and playing the guitar, and we stayed dry! Can't say the food was necessarily phenomenal, but it was definitely better than average. Would definitely go back - in fact I wish we had after doing dinner in town one of the next couple of days.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leawood, Kansas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Food in a Fun Mountain Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We dined at the Rock Inn twice and also went for Happy Hour once. A very fun atmosphere -- with pretty good food. The French Dip sandwich is consistently outstanding. The entertainment varies -- one night it was fun and lively, another not so much....so that will depend upon your personal taste.

Visited July 2013
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Mason City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Welcoming hostess, attentive wait staff, knowledgeable bartender. Also a fun building with rocks, logs, animals, pictures. Good food and beer selections.

Visited July 2013
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Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

great local/visitor spot with good food, ample servings, great wait staff. not on the beaten path but worth it. long lines after 7 we were told so we went at 6ish. no problem

Visited July 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food at good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Ate here the first night of our vacation. It was highly recommended by the locals. It has a very good menu with frequent specials using native meats - elk, buffalo,etc. Great pizzas. Beer list was the best we found in town. Service was excellent and has a nice patio and atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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