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The Grubsteak Restaurant

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134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Grubsteak A Family Restaurant)
+1 970-586-8838
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service Varied menu with many different meat options: elk, yak, buffalo and good ole beef. Located in a very quaint place in Estes Park.

Thank Loralee W
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is very good and they have an elaborate bar as well. Service here is exceptional. Dessert was also great and made from scratch.

Thank almarcusp23
Amarillo, Texas
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I totally fell in love with the yak burger. recommended by a bartender just down the street. It is juicy and more rich than beef. wait staff was fast and friendly. We just walked in off the street and ate although the nachos he had, were almost tasteless. we enjoyed our time

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, good food. Beautiful town. We had stuffed mushroom caps and some great bloody Marys. It's worth the stop!

Thank 1269nh
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't waste your time and money on this place. The burgers were overcooked, thin and dry. The Shepherds (elk) pie was good but not great. We did not try desert.

Thank curioabe
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I had dinner here while on vacation. The place has a very rustic atmosphere with historic pictures. We had the elk burger and buffalo burger and they were the best burgers in Estes park. We tried elk burgers in different places and this one was the best. They have a large selection of craft beer. Noise level... More 

Thank Biassou97
Littleton, CO
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like others, this place was recommended to us, and it fell well below any reasonable expectation. We were there for lunch. The food was mediocre to dismal. The tomatoes in my husband's salad were downright disgusting--white and slimy--and the cup of soup I ordered arrived barely lukewarm. The server never smiled once and was underwhelming at best. Terrible overall.

Thank travelinduos
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

1st time here, though my wife insists we've eaten there before. Server recommended the yak burger, so we each ordered one. First time eating yak, and it was delicious. One of the best burgers we've ever had, chase it down with a cold beer and life is good!

Thank Duckman99
Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this charming restaurant with good wine and terrific steak. The service was great and the prices were reasonable. It has an older style Colorado feel to it with rustic decor.

Thank mbtlo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Talk about an epic disappointment. All beers we ordered were bottled and the waiter failed to put in our order for quite sometime. Once our food arrived, my husband's hamburger was so under cooked that he could not eat more than a few bites. Worst of all, the waiter paid no attention to this detail, did not ask how the... More 

Thank TDweezil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?