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River's Restaurant

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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
+1 970-928-8813
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

My daughter and I went into Rivers Restaurant for one drink at the bar on or way home on Christmas Day evening. We asked if we could sit anywhere in the bar area and the manager, Anita, who even knows me since I am local, rudely told us that they had no room and no food as she rushed by... More 

Thank sjanct
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The bacon wrapped Duck is the smokiest bacon I have ever had. We also got the Elk Flank Steak and it melted in your mouth. The Colorado Meatloaf made with Bison, elk & lamb had the best glaze. For desert, the flourless chocolate cake was just too good to pass up. The Hostess Anita is the friendliest person you will... More 

Thank Hugh B
Grand Junction, Colorado
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173 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I've been going to the Rivers for Sunday brunch for several years now. Service is excellent, the food is always good, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Eggs Benedict and the omelets are my usual choices. When the weather is good, you can sit out on the deck overlooking the Roaring Fork River. Nice views, nice... More 

Thank R S
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Favorite place in town! Chef Becca is a genius! I had the New York strip medium rare and it couldnt have been better. Cooked to perfection, her sauce and grilled zucchini are to die for. Gordon's service is what I look for in a waiter at any restaurant I visit. Perfect description of the menu, he makes your mouth water... More 

Thank tenayau
Littleton, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After a mistake, we had a very nice meal. I ordered the elk steak, but asked first whether it would be tender. Our waitress said that depended only on how I ordered - rare being the most tender, tough as it is more well done. I ordered medium rare. When it arrived, it only took a couple of bites to... More 

Thank PassDaWord
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

When looking for a lovely night out look a bit off of the beaten path and check out Rivers! For a birthday dinner, the ambiance could not be beat. The restaurant was upscale but not stuffy, detailed, but not overbearing. Then came the food... Caitlyn was our server and she recommended the Elk and the Prime Rib. Everyone at the... More 

1 Thank MBaker634
San Diego, California
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151 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The restaurant was packed at 8:00 so it was a favorite with the locals. The food was decent and the service was very quick and efficient. I would give it 4 starts out of 5.

Thank Rick S
St. George, Utah
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Food was excellent and the service we received from Caitlyn was superb .. I had the Ruby Red Trout with lemon and butter which was cooked to perfection. The corn chowder is a must..it was so creamy and cooked perfectly. My husband had the blackened pork tenderloin, with veggies and mashed potatoes. The rolls were warm which is a favorite... More 

Thank ckvetko
Albany, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Was in Glenwood springs for an anniversary trip, tried this place one night, and WOW. The food was really good, not great, but really good. What sold us on going back the next night was the view as we ate on the deck overhanging the Roaring Fork River. This river is a clear as a bell snowmelt river coming down... More 

1 Thank Tom P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was a lovely upscale restaurant with great food. I would highly recommend it. The service was lacking, but I believe it was because of a wedding reception.

Thank Amie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125
    (23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-928-8813

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