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Rapids Lodge Restaurant

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210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
+1 970-627-3707
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Idyllic setting along rushing waters. The food was superb! Husband had beef tips. I had special sandwich with the unexpectedly delicious pasta salad. Great chocolate moose cake. Our server was excellent-- attentive and great personality.

Thank Kathy D
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were referred to eat here by our Colorado friends. Glad we did! We sat outside under a gazebo next to the flowing river. Spectacular views! Our server Ethan wax very courteous, helpful, efficient, and professional. My wife and I shared the Caprese plate and the chicken sandwich. Both were excellent! We loved the "pretzel" style bun. Kids shared a... More 

Thank Tripoverme
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

During our recent trip to our home in Estes Park, Colorado, my family and I visited Grand Lake while looking for Moose. Members of our family suggested this restaurant, as they had recently tried it during their trip, so we decided to stop by. The slow is a little service, but they seemed very short staffed at the time we... More 

Thank bhyer
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited for dinner - we had been here on our last visit to Grand Lakes. We were as happy the second time as we were the first if not more so. This last visit we ate outside by the river and it was very enjoyable. First of all the service was great!! Our waitress was very... More 

Thank lalee1149
estes park, co
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A friend and I enjoyed a delicious late lunch/early dinner after hiking. Baked Brie in phyllo crust with berry sauce - delicious and Homemade beef tenderloin soup and a salad - paired with a glass of wine, Sitting outside, riverside under the pines - relaxing, peaceful and perfect.

Thank skjmolly
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch while visiting Grand Lake and this was the best lunch lunch spot we found. You sit along the river which is absolutely beautiful. I got the Cobb salad with smoked salmon which was one of the best salads I've ever had. My husband got the anything burger and inhaled it in about 3 minutes. Their... More 

1 Thank Suzanneworldtraveler
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I read about this restaurant on a blog and new I had to put it on my list! My mother, sister, and I ate here for lunch. The view is amazing and the sound of the river makes for such a relaxing lunch. We had the crab hush puppies, caprese salad, baked Brie, and duck legs. It was all amazing.... More 

1 Thank Winejunkie_10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We had Colorado lamb chops one night and fettuccine with chicken breast the next. Both were generous servings, well prepared and yummy

Thank Dracaena
Park Ridge, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Food was good and service was good. In fact style of service was that of an upscale restaurant. Bartender wasn't knowledgeable on basic drinks like Manhattan and negroni but was willing to follow instructions. Attractive old fashioned decor. Restaurant on the bank of a rushing stream that is very attractive. Nice to go for a special dinner or just drinks... More 

Thank Marion S
Canyon Lake, Texas
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We had visited this restaurant 2 years ago and vowed we would be back. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here this time. First off, the location is absolutely beautiful, situated on the bank of the the Tonahutu River. You can sit outside right by the river or sit inside by the window for a great view. We opted for... More 

Thank Canyonite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$46
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 970-627-3707
The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is situated along the banks of the scenic North Inlet River. Lunch (summer only) and Dinner (reservations recommended).Enjoy an extensive wine list and historic ambiance. Please visit our website for up to date menus.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?