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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 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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1 Thank cyn430
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 

Estes Park, Colorado
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank aazonemaster
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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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1 Thank Ivan S
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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great place to grab and solid meal and enjoy the view of Lake Estes. I enjoyed the standard breakfast option of Two eggs (over easy), Apple-smoked bacon, hashbrowns, and rye toast. All components of the breakfast were done to perfection. Very relaxing atmosphere inside, with a very pleasant staff.

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

Thank you for your kind review of the Waterfront Grille. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to EP for 15+ years, and tried the Waterfront Grille for breakfast for the first time today. I know for the next 15+ years and beyond, this will be the place we will visit every year. Overlooking Lake Estes on a clear crisp morning was breathtaking. Our server Ali was very helpful and genuinely interested in... More 

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1 Thank Missy J
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 delighted that Ali was able to provide you with a pleasurable dining experience and we are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed our dining options as well as our wonderful views of Lake Estes and the Mountains. We will look forward to serving... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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654 reviews
554 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoyed the view and service. Dinner was pretty good. The Roasted Pablano Chile Rellanos with Black Bean Gaujillo Sauce, Quinoa, Summer Squash & Carmelized Onions was fantastic. The Watermelon Gazpacho was OK....a little strong on the basil and not chilled (luke warm). I was skeptical about one of the suggested appetizers.....Smoked Trout Fries, but dang! Good stuff! The... More 

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Thank RoadTripper516
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and detailed review of your experience at the Waterfront Grille! We are pleased that you found our menu offerings to be fantastic, especially the trout fries and the Breakfast Burrito. We look forward to hosting you again the next time your travels or your appetite bring you back our way. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I had a delightful lunch in their hotel restaurant on a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon. The food was excellent and the wait staff was very helpful and professional. I really enjoyed sitting out on their upstairs patio enjoying an awesome view of lake Estes! Thanks Bobbi and kitchen chef! My lunch was lovely! C. Marino

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

Thank you for providing us with your wonderful review regarding your dining experience at the Waterfront Grille located in the Estes Park Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed delicious food, as well as our amazing views of Lake Estes. We look forward to seeing you again the next time your travels bring you back our way! More 

Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Can recommend this place very highly. The people are great, the view can't be beat and the food and wine special. Lots of in-house made extras, they smoke their own meats for example. Everything we ordered was top rate. Dine indoors or out on the balcony. They have a lovely lounge area with a fireplace, a really great wine list... More 

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1 Thank Becky061
GMEstesPark, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation of the Waterfront Grille! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to serving you again the next time your appetite leads you back our way! 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, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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