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“Appetizers”

Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
Ranked #6 of 131 Restaurants in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Kansas City MO
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
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“Appetizers”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were there a happy hour and ordered the stuffed dates which were small but really an interesting combination of dates, garlic and bacon. Shrimp was good as well, especially the polenta it was served on.
The white pizza was good on a semi thin crust. We added mushrooms and sausage.

  • Visited November 2013
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Aurora, Colorado
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5 reviews
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“Worst service ever!!!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

They were the rudest staff we have ever encountered. We are all in the service industry and all understand the demands of being waiters and bartenders and we can't even imagine ever treating people like this. We would never refer our friends to this place.

  • Visited December 2013
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Estes Park
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5 reviews
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“Sunday at The Rock”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Rock Inn has long been one of our favorite dining spots in Estes Park. We decided to try their new Sunday brunch. IT WAS TERRIFIC! The food was great, the wood stove was warming, service was excellent, and live music was starting up! Check it out!

  • Visited November 2013
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Lafayette, Colorado
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18 reviews
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“Fantastic Dinner”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

My Wife and I found the service and food to be above average average and look forward to coming back for some live entertainment.

Visited November 2013
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Dubuque, Iowa
2 reviews
“Great food!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

After a "not so good" meal the night before - was pleasantly surprised when we went to the Rock Inn. Food was great! I had the Chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes - the best meal I had the whole trip. My husband had the steak - which was good too. The wait staff was very helpful as well. Would recommend stopping here.

Wish we would have went the night before when the live band was performing. There is not much in the line of live music in the Estes Park area - which was kind of a bummer. It may be due to the fact of the time of the year we visited.

  • Visited October 2013
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