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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Audubon)
+1 970-586-1087
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for a wedding. The outside ceremony had a great view. We moved inside for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. They had a decent selection of beers on tap and some excellent bites with a great view of the Rocky Mountains. We then moved to the restaurant for dinner. The lodge has rustic charm but very comfortable and inviting.... More 

Thank Glenn H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have been here a number of times over the years; we had our wedding here 8 years ago and loved the place. The management has changed and I think it has lost some of its appeal. The food was good and we had no complaints there, but the ambiance of the place felt very sterile which isn't good given... More 

Thank JFKmsp
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Food was passable. Waiter didn't ask about drinks, didn't refill water, didn't offer dessert. Good was tasty but dry. My wife found a hair in her food.

Thank Richard M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Not sure why there's so much negativity on here about this place. The staff couldn't be more accommodating to us. My wife and I were staying at the Historic Crag and decided to go down to the bar for a drink and enjoy our last night in this incredible place. Because we were in the off season, only the manager,... More 

Thank Greg M
Monument, Colorado
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229 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This restaurant is located in the Historical Crag's Lodge, however, not associated with the lodge in anyway, so with that said, did I like the restaurant, no ambience at all, hours had been cut for winter, limited menu, limited bar, limited wait staff, some have had good meals, others not so much, drinks, ok, had a burger, that we split,... More 

Thank Paula U
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed at Crags Lodge and decided to try the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Very friendly place with good service and a good selection of tasty food.

Thank MAG911
Pittsburgh, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The service, food and overall atmosphere of the restaurant was great. We were all extremely pleased with our meals and will return.

Thank Jeanne C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The View from the View is fabulous, The hotel grounds and interior are supurb. The restaurant staff was great and accommodating (ther ewer very few folks dining so it was a slow night. Food was pretty mediocre. Nobody left complaing but I think everyone expected more. Lamb (both ways) was a hit but my Beef Short ribs were ruined by... More 

Thank Dan G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice location and view but that is about all that can be said for this place. The food was not very good and the service was mediocre. Very disappointing overall.

1 Thank Sarah P
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Estes Park for a few years now and for some reason had never tried The View Restaurant at the Crag. We have been missing out!!! Their name is spot on as they have a wonderful view of Estes Park. But we didn't come just for the view but also to eat!! And, as with the... More 

Thank Dane W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-1087
Located in the Historic Crags Lodge, the View is an established, destination restaurant for many people living along the front range. Dining is casual yet elegant and offers the best view of the surrounding mountains and downtown Estes Park through it's ninety foot wall of windows. Our bar opens at 4:00 PM and Happy Hour is from 4-6. The menu is an eclectic mix of unique entrees such as the Signature Short Ribs, Duck Confit, Roasted Eggplant Dip and our signature Cobbler. Gluten free and vegetarian options available. Only fresh, local ingredients are used in the menu and the staff is welcoming and friendly. The View is a perfect mix of atmosphere, views, excellent food and fine wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?