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The Waterfront Grille

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1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
+1 970-577-6416
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06:30 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waiter, Xavier took great care of us. Suggested the trout fries and award winning bison chili. Wife liked the trout chowder. Ordered the chicken club with sweet potato fries. It was too much to eat so we had it boxed up and had it for dinner. It was 3" thick and had incredible tasting bacon. The view was like... More 

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Lead, South Dakota, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good. Our server and the manager was friendly and accommodating. The interesting part was the booth seating by the windows. Not used to eating at a table that is at knee level. It was definitely different than what I was expecting. Also, the fish fries were interesting. I was hoping for breaded fish shaped and eaten like... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the waterfront while spending time with family in Estes Park. The restaurant was extremely well maintained and quiet. I enjoyed a great dish along with a tasty seasonal dessert. By far the best view in Estes! Can't wait to return!

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Macon, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The food and the service staff were great. We ate most of our meals at the restaurant as most places were closed for the off-peak season.

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Thank Steve S
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are please to hear that you enjoyed our great staff and great service. We will look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Finally found a mid-range restaurant in Estes with good food and a nice setting for an evening out. The service was excellent and the chef accommodating for a gluten free meal. The food was delicious.

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Thank Catherine C
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, we will look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

Loveland, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

While visiting Estes Park in the off season after the holidays, we enjoyed some breakfast at their Grille after being snowed in changed our plans. What a perfectly cooked Greek omelette with flaky layers of egg, feta and kalamata olives. Just crazy devine. Cudos to the chef that day!

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GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are "egg-static" that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Waterfront Grille during your snow day. We hope to serve you again the next time you find yourself in Estes Park! More 

Nokomis, Florida
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our favorite place in Estes for lunch with a great view- right on the lake! Food was ok, service was good.

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GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Waterfront Grille. We are please to hear that you enjoyed our great views of Lakes Estes and the surround range, as well as the food and service. We hope to serve you again soon! More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Read there menu on there Web page and decided to go. Guess what? They had a lousy new menu nothing like the one we read. Ordered a steam clams app, broth was sharp and unpleasant. Like raw wine with no flavor of clams m bread was stale and tasteless. Told the waiter and he shrugged and took the bread and... More 

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Thank Larry S
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience. I would love the opportunity to discuss your review with you more in depth and can be reached via telephone at 970-577-6400. More 

Waipahu
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We just checked in and hungry. First stop is this place. Ordered the harvest salad. A well balance of fruit, nuts, fresh cheese and veggies. Main course, the bison/venison bacon wrapped meat loaf. Lean, mildly spiced and infused with the fat from bacon made for a nice dinner combo. Service excellent. Our waiter really knew the menu and serviced us... More 

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GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our menu offerings and we look forward to serving you again the next time your travels find you in Estes Park! More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I had made a reservation in advance to have a romantic dinner with my boyfriend. From the moment we walked in it struck me as an odd place. There were few patrons at 7:00pm so despite the previous reviews about popularity, there was plenty of seating to choose from. The problem was dinner for two was either a table for... More 

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GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at the Waterfront Grille, and for providing us with a thorough review of your dining experience. We are sorry that you did not find your dining experience to be 100% satisfactory, especially while celebrating your special occasion with us. We take service to our patrons very seriously and I can assure you, as you mentioned in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$42
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-577-6416
  • This restaurant is at The Estes Park Resort
Description
The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only Lakefront Dining in Estes. Completely remodeled in 2013, our upscale restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days per week. Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Estes, the Continental Divide, and Long's Peak from both our dining room, and outside deck seating area.

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