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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-1087
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 24 min
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
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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...More

Thank Paula U
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
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
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

Thank Dan G
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
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...More

Thank Dane W
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...More

Thank ssuder
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...More

Thank FrederickBurg
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...More

Thank andreareid2016
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is one restaurant where you know you are in Estes Park. The lodge is over a hundred years old, and all the atmosphere has been kept in the restaurant. We've dined there several times this summer and have been impressed with the quality and...More

Thank Agikamikwannabe
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Alan M M
I would like to thank someone for doing something very special for me by purchasing a gift certificate for them to use. They live in Estes Park and i would have to do this by credit card over the phone. Can something like that work. Please let me know. Alan Moore Tucson,AZ 520-907-5153
15 February 2017|
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Response from Paula U | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure that can be done, however, the restaurant is not part of the lodge, they seem to have a limited selection, prices, are well, kinda expensive, it is a nice venture, but, seems they have better luck with... More
Do they take reservations?
5 October 2016|
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Response from Debra K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do take reservations. You will not be disappointed...the food and service is excellent. If you can get a balcony table I highly recommend it. Depending on weather of course!
What is the dress code for dinner?
22 August 2016|
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Response from dkwill | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
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, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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