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Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
+1 970-586-4116
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite local spots. Good vibes, good drinks and excellent food. Service is always great. The wait is worth your effort. Every visitor we have we take to the Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. Everyone leaves satisfied period. Live Bluegrass Sessions on Thursdays are...More

Thank jhppruitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This quaint and unassuming restaurant serves up some absolutely delicious food. We visited in the fall so the large cast iron stove in the dining hall was putting out just the right amount of heat for the chilly night. We had a couple of cocktails...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. I love the Rock Inn. I wish we had one closer so I could go more often. On my next trip to Estes Park, I will eat every meal here. The server actually apologized for having to stop what she was doing because hot...More

1  Thank 1mtnseeker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the bluegrass jam session on a Thursday evening and left with big smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts. This is the kind of place that gives you a real sense of community. We were seated right away very close...More

1  Thank Bajandas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tavern atmosphere with delicious beer and wine options. Live music at 6pm. Not a good place for large parties or lots of kids. One of the best French dips I have had. Expect a wait after 5:30pm. We would eat here again. Everyone enjoyed...More

1  Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Several vegetarian options (veggie bowls, veggie burger, pita pocket, Pizza). Nice happy hour. Tasty desserts.

Thank MileHighCty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was referred here by a local. Placed was packed so some must like it. We were seated fairly promptly however after 15 minutes no one had greeted us or taken a drink order. The menu was unique, not your average tavern/inn selections. However from what...More

1  Thank jwill143cwill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred here by a local friend and heard they had live music on Friday and Sat nights. We went at 6:45 pm to eat dinner. Don't take reservations so we knew there would be a wait.We waited and waited and waited. People are...More

1  Thank sarahmommom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is real Colorado. Old yet fresh, fun, and great food and entertainment. Thursdays they host a jam session for local musicians, and many show up to provide free entertainment for guests and fun for themselves. Very nice to listen and eat excellent food....More

Thank plentyfun
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

They have really good cooks! We had the pork chop special and it was phenomenal. The burgers are awesome!!!! And, the staff are so nice! They also have a great happy hour 😆

1  Thank Amy B
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Erin C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do - certain days and times.
20 March 2017|
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Response from SDScott | Reviewed this property |
Although we have eaten at the Rock Inn many, many times, I have never seen a group of 20 accommodated. You see, the Rock Inn is basically one very large room and an outdoor patio. The largest group I've seen is probably... More
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Response from Maggie S | Reviewed this property |
No idea, they do have an online menu though so perhaps you can check there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-4116
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Open 7 days a week at 4pm Sunday Mornings we are serving Brunch from 10am to 2pm Built in 1937as a dance hall for the Big Band Era, The Rock continues to be a lively gathering place with local flair. In the winter, our two wood-burning stoves keep the room toasty for folks stopping in for a beer or a bite after playing in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer season we enjoy stunning continental divide views from our outdoor dining patio. Our menu is an ever evolving blend of hand-crafted, hearty comfort food with a health and planet conscious twist. We aim to fill you up with goodness so you can get back to enjoying the mountains again tomorrow. We feature Certified Angus Beef, All-Natural Colorado chicken, fresh salads, whole grains, organic teas and coffees, local beers, sustainably produced wines, and a full bar. On Many Fridays after dinner, we set-up one of many original Colorado bands on our 76 year old stage, clear the dance floor and boogie all night. Some of the bands playing these days include Chain Station, James and the Devil, Old Town Pickers, The Sweet Lillies, Stringboard Theory, Cadillac Grip Funk, KC Groves, and many more. During the summer time, acoustic music acts play most other nights of the week, sunday nights are a mellower feeling as we host acoustic Colorado songwriters during dinner. You might catch Jon Pickett, Alex Thoele, Sarah Caton, Jay Roemer, Billy Shaddox, Jay Stott, or Terry Kishiyama and Ash Ganley. We also offer a great open bluegrass pick on Thursday nights lead by a few talented local musicians, either joining in on the pick or just sitting back and enjoying the bluegrass, tuesdays are a funny night of music. We look forward to having you join us. Reservations are not accepted, however if you want to give us a call, when you are on your way we will be happy to get a table ready for you or put you on the list. During the off-season there is rarely a wait. In July, August, and September it is best to get here before 6.
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