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“spectacular”

Rapids Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Grand Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$46
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The food at the Rapids is stellar and there is an awesome view/ the river rushes by just feet from the picture windows.. My husband and I go here every year for our anniversary. It is a real treat.

Thank bondbarb
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We ate lunch here and had a table outside next to the river rapids. It is a beautiful view, great service, and the food was great too. We were there at lunch and enjoyed bison burgers and other sandwhich fare with pretzel buns which were very tasty.

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Thank noplacelikethebeach
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were looking for a place to eat when passing through Grand Lake, and luckily the nice woman at the bookstore recommended we walk a block off of Grand Street to the Rapids Lodge Restaurant. We are so glad we didn't settle for the typical tourist spot on the main drag.

We were given a wonderful table outside next to a running stream, away from other people. Our server Matt was friendly, attentive and helped us decide on what we wanted for lunch. It was really nice to hear from him about the local area and what it is like to live in Grand Lake.

Take a chance, and eat at the Rapids Lodge Restaurant. Maybe someday we'll get to stay there was well in in this historic lodge.

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Thank tgold111
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were in Grand Lake for the 4th of July Fireworks and wanted to find a place for dinner. The restaurants on the the main street were all full and a storm was closing in so I got on Yelp and found this restaurant was a couple blocks away. What a great find! The setting is beautiful next to the river rapids. The service was OK, but from start to finish this one of the best dinners we have experienced since moving to Colorado! We started with the Brie which was wonderful. My wife had the filet and I have the special which was buffalo medallions. Both were excellent. Even though Grand Lake is 3 hours from our home we will find a reason to return.

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Thank Rick L L
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stopped in Grand Lake while traveling through for an early lunch. Rapids Lodge is tucked away off the Main Street and around the corner. Beautiful place and on the rapids as the name suggests. We were seated out back next to the rapids with a view of the mountains. We needed a light jacket but no complaints as it was too beautiful. We ordered a burger with everything and a turkey melt - both on a pretzel bun with the house pasta salad. Yum!!! It was SO good. Between the food and the view along with the sound of rushing water next to us, it was so nice!! It was slightly pricey for sandwiches but I would consider the caliber of the sandwiches gourmet so it was not too much an issue. I would definitely eat there again and would have quite a problem trying to give any other restaurant in town a chance after eating here.

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Thank Stacey M
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