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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
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Greg M
Monument, Colorado
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218 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Paula U
Denver
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Jeanne C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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123 reviews
67 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 

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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.

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5 reviews
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 

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Thank Dane W
Lebanon, Missouri
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon. It was terrible. I ordered lobster lasagna. It was dry and burnt on the edges. They were out of every type of light beer. They didn't even have ranch salad dressing. The waiter was short and rude and obviously had no desire to be working there or waiting on us. The... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great celebration dinner at The View. Order included a filet and elk porterhouse. Cooked to perfection with great sauces and accompanying sides. The view is terrific in this historic lodge overlooking Estes Park. A little hard to find, but with directions, it is worth the search. Minutes from downtown, this restaurant is a real sleeper.

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Thank FrederickBurg
Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went for our 30th Anniversary and truly enjoyed our dining experience. We were seated on a private balcony where I started with the Brie & Truffle soup and my husband had the Spinach/Artichoke Empanadas. The bordelaise sauce on the Filet Mignon was to die for, and my husband loved his Lobster Lasagne. For dessert we had the caramel sea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
    (Audubon)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-1087
Description
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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