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The View Restaurant at the Historic Crags Lodge

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300 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Audubon)
+1 970-586-1087
17:00 - 21:00
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Denver Colorado
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 two nights. The service was attentive without being hovering. Scotty our waiter was superb and... More 

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Champaign, United States
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Johnsburg, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 view was amazing. We were treated with smiles and warm welcome the minute we walked... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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189 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 table since the weather was perfect. Service was great and the short ribs were tender... More 

Thank Brooksville01
United States
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153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 good as well. They gave us a beautiful table by the window and we loved... More 

Thank 729travel
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 asked if we wanted to eat on one of the private balconies, weather permitting. I... More 

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Hampton Bays, New York
1 review
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 pasta puttanesca was very good, but for the money not enough food. Two people at... More 

Thank Kelli L
Estes Park, Colorado
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 small Apple and Gorgonzola salad, which was another winner. For our main courses I had... More 

Thank TravelingM-L
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We had dined at The View several times in the past and had enjoyed the food. The menu has changed since our visit last year. We started with the eggplant dip which was ok but rather spicy for our taste. We also asked if we could have additional pita bread as it was served with 4 pieces but we're essentially... More 

Thank SKS06
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99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner here one late August evening. Our waiter was fabulous - so friendly and efficient! All four of us ordered different entrees and each sampled a bite of the others. There was no bad plate in the house! I'm not much of a duck fan, but the chef has made a non-duck lover long for more duck!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?