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Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

££ - £££American, ,
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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“trout” (150 reviews)
“flat iron steak” (39 reviews)
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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 13 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent! This very rustic restaurant was worth the 20 minute wait. From the hostess, the bar tenders, and our waiter, there were no complaints. I ordered the burger and my husband ordered the buffalo burger, both juicy and cooked perfectly. I would recommend this restaurant...More

Thank Lauramares1968
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Large rustic dining room with stage for entertainers that doubles as table seating when there isn't entertainment scheduled. Place was busy for a Tuesday evening in the off season. Julie, our waitress provide us great service. The Devils on Horseback bacon wrapped dates were as...More

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

A must visit when in Estes Park. The trout was delicious, as was the flat iron steak. Friendly service. Visit on a Thu for the Bluegrass jam session!

Thank TNTraveler37
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I ordered the Filet Mignon, bistro style which was peppercorn crusted and served in a port wine sauce. I also had the carrot salad on the side, and ordered mine with creamy polenta. The plate, taste aside, was gorgeous. Mine was cooked to a perfect...More

Thank RaBond
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We asked a local where to have our last dinner in Estes Park and he recommended Rock Inn, and we were not disappointed. The steaks were out of this world and there were some pretty unique dishes on the menu, with very reasonable prices. We...More

Thank Chips2615
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Some of us ordered the bacon wrapped meatloaf which sounded soooo good - but it was disappointing as it was dry. The rest of our party that ordered other things were happy with their orders. The service started out really good - but then at...More

Thank CinMinnesota
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This would be a great restaurant in the winter. It has a lot of personality, a pot-bellied stove by the entrance and is very rustic inside. The service was alright. The food was pretty good. We didn't drink, but has an impressive bar. It looks...More

Thank Walls5
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Very neat restaurant. Really like decorations. Only had pizza but it was really good and filling for just a 10 inch. Will return for sure and not the first time we've been there either. It fits the #4 slot.

Thank Larry D
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Really liked the food and atmosphere of this place! The only complaint I have is that the place seemed understaffed for how busy it was so. It took a long time for our waters to be refilled and my appetizer was forgotten.

Thank nanckay1407
Reviewed 13 April 2016

When we walked into this place we were greeted by the friendly staff and a warm pot bellied stove with people warming themselves beside it. It looks like a mountain tavern inside and the food is delicious.

Thank trump215l
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Response from Erin C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do - certain days and times.
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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
Patti W
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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