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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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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

The view at night was non existent. Wait staff seemed to be taxed by just a few tables. Waitress was nice, but ditsy. Food was excellent but way overpriced with $30+ entrees. At these prices dinner rolls should be included, but they nickeled and dimed...More

1  Thank Fred S
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Every table in this restaurant comes with a view. One wall of the restaurant is completely glass. The service is impeccable. Food was delicious! It was a bit pricey for what it was but absolutely worth it!

Thank Jen_in_Co
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Absolutely outstanding! The view from the restaurant was breathtaking at sunset. The place has plenty of historic charm and character. The menu is varied and totally wonderful. I had the country chicken and my husband had the lamb and both were delicious. We ate there...More

Thank Experienced_8
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We were impressed by the breadth of the menu and quality of food. While a bit pricey, the overall experience of location, taste and service was worth it.

Thank Charles V. E
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

This is such a step back in time. Loved the old hotel and handcrafted tables and chairs. We had the best filet, so very tender. The mashed potatoes we fresh as if grandma just made them. The salad with apples was fresh and yummy. The...More

Thank 847Jillybean007
Reviewed 24 September 2015

My husband and I were at this restaurant 20 years ago but did not recognize the name. We knew it as soon as we walked in. Has not changed and still has a great menu and views of Estes Park. We opted for a balcony...More

Thank Brooksville01
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We have been here several times throughout the years. It is always a treat. A wonderful old hotel with so much character. The dinner was over cooked, but the chef apologized and went out of his way to make it right. The waitress was very...More

Thank 729travel
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We made a reservation at The View restaurant for Thursday, September 10, 2015. We were seated immediately. It is quite a drive up the side of a small mountain to get here and it is quite a striking lodge. When making the reservation we were...More

1  Thank Aubrey40
Reviewed 11 September 2015

The dining room itself was very nice, the wait staff also. The menu was limited and on a Saturday night they had no specials. The menu we looked at on the website was not the same as the one we had that night. Disappointing. The...More

Thank Kelli L
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The View Restaurant is in a large room in the Crags Lodge with large windows and a great view. Last night we started dinner with a serving of the Pork Belly which was wonderful and came with a delicious sauce. This was followed with a...More

Thank TravelingM-L
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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
14 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?
4 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?
21 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic
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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