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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0873
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Almost every time my wife and I stay in Silverthorne, we end up here for breakfast. Service is friendly, atmosphere is homey and comfortable, and the food is great! Breakfast is always quick, hot and nicely presented. I've never had a complaint. Give it a try . . . I'm betting you'll be as pleased as we are.

Thank R S
Longwood, Florida
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144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My friend and I stopped for dinner based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. We shared a full rack of ribs and had to force ourselves to finish them. Cooked perfectly and tasty enough to eat without BBQ sauce. A little pricey, but not overwhelmingly. We'll be back.

Thank lenox862
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Wow, delicious breakfast...the granola pancakes are perfect. Great history on the building. Staff very pleasant and efficient. Do not miss this place while visiting.

Thank Leslie T
Penfield, New York, United States
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

When we stayed at the Best Western Ptarmigan next door for a week we found this place to be worth going to twice because the food was so good and prices reasonable. Loved the BBQ. Loved the historical pictures on the wall which told the town's story of being moved for the dam. The bar downstairs is a happening place... More 

Thank Sally W
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

What a delicious find in Dillon! The blueberry pancakes were outstanding! The omelets were oversized and delicious as was the poinsettia mimosa! The service and atmosphere was fun and inviting. This is a must visit place for breakfast while in the Dillon, Keystone area!

Thank DarleneJohnson120760
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, great selection. We had fish tacos, pork chile, BBQ sandwich and soups. All were delicious and service very good. Highly recommend.

Thank wandrflamm
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great bar downstairs with a really great burger. Service was slow but friendly. Nice if you are looking for local flavor.

Thank D R
Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

This place came highly recommended. Service was terrible. The worst I've ever had. The food was ok, but nothing great. Most of people working were my age 25 to 35, but really didn't seem to want my party in the place. I think this is very much so a locals place and they're not very fond of tourist.

Thank Jay D
Bonnie L, Manager at Arapahoe Cafe & Pub, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear you had a bad experience at our restaurant. We strive to exceed our guests expectations and take to heart customer feedback. It is certainly not our norm to make anyone feel unwelcome and I'm sorry this was the case. We do love our locals but we love our tourists too! Every successful restaurant needs both.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Went there with my husband and two kiddos. Ribs, bison burger and Reuben were all outstanding and the service was great, although it was a LONG wait at 6:00 on Thursday. They have a rib special on Thursdays in the downstairs area, which was why. We will go back.

Thank Dianne D
New Mexico
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a small restaurant located in the same parking lot as the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge. The ribs are touted as world renowned. I don't know know about that, but they were very good as was the home made smoked mac and cheese.

Thank Wapiti H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: +1 970-468-0873
The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!

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