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The Grubsteak Restaurant

134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-8838
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“elk burger” (201 reviews)
“burgers” (205 reviews)
“beef” (78 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok. Not the greatest but maybe it was what we got. I got the bbqbacon cheddar burger which was very good. My friend got the chicken and gac sandwich which was awful! The house made bbq sauce was great and the fries.

Thank Lfenning
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the veggie burger not impressed (but I️t is a steak house I️ know). Other family was satisfied with their meals. The server was horrible! Place was empty and we had to seek him out for seconds and then he would forget to deliver. He...More

Thank Juan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the ordinary. We had Elk chops one night. Lean and rather dull but different all the same.I like a stronger game of a taste for for those that don't mind it should do just fine. Next night had Yak. Better than the elk...More

Thank Got2go2win
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here as a party of 8, two families at two separate tables, 5 adults and 3 kids under 5yrs old. Food was fairly average, 2 filets drastically over-cooked and cold side dishes. My bison ribeye was cooked as ordered, and was not overly seasoned...More

Thank Beau J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here our last night of the weekend and it was probably the best meal in Estes Park. First off we really liked the quirky rustic feel of the place and the attentive service. My husband had Shepard's pie made with elk and it...More

Thank bzymom22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at the Grubsteak for lunch. It’s interesting how you can chose the type of meat for your burgers. My husband and I both tried yak- which was delicious! Nice atmosphere and very good food :) We will definitely be back!

Thank Tamara G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing very great or bad - typical of tourist restaurants. Food, service just ok - better to seek out the 4-5 very good restaurants in Estes Park, which is not known for outstanding cuisine.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat, historic place for a quick meal. Lots of character in the old time furnishings. Food was pretty good. Took a while but if was fresh and hot.

Thank NOregrets-Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic feel to the place....an old west setting with lots of memorabilia on the walls. Really cool place. Good food. Our waitress was very friendly and made us feel so welcome. Good place for the family. Price was just right. Excellent burgers!!! We also had...More

Thank CapeCodKrumholtz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day in Estes Park, I was a little late for dinner and it is not easy to find something in Estes Park that is still open close to 8 pm. The Grubsteak was, and I’m glad I found my way there. Nice...More

Thank Stefan S
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Lee G
21 May 2017|
Response from James J | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a clue. I suggest you call the restaurant and get the first hand scoop on their MSG usage.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Grubsteak A Family Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-8838
A locals favorite, The Grubsteak serves thick, hand-cut steaks and fantastic burgers, your choice of beef, elk, yak, buffalo and more! Wild game and vegetarian options, too. Gluten free menu available. Wide selection of local beer, wine list and cocktails. Enjoy dining inside in one of our Old West dining rooms or outside on our covered patio. Open daily for lunch and dinner year-round. Please call ahead for winter hours.
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