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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

) #1 of 29 Restaurants in Dillon $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0873
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
16:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
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1 - 10 of 707 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying at a motel literally next door to this restaurant on Dillon Lake. Very easy to walk next door for a nice meal instead of having to get in the car again. The restaurant is not very large so you might encounter a...More

Thank JandM44
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was fresh and good ( home made style ) . Friendly staff. Little small so got crowded really quick in dinner time.

Thank Stella SMTM T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Pub Down Under portion of the restaurant, they have affordable daily specials. (Try Taco Tuesdays!) You can dine upstairs for a nice dinner, which is more expensive.

Thank jenisej
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to "A café" for the last twelve years after a day of fishing on Dillon Reservoir. This last visit was far from ALL the other great visits. It started with a lady running out to yell at us about parking our...More

2  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small Dining area with a window view. Food was so delicious, I ended up eating so much of it. My daughter wasn't that thrilled with her mac and cheese but it looked delicious to me. Someone later on the trip said some people are not...More

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this place. Great food and fast, friendly service. The omelets are wonderful and the home fries are SO good! Love the local feel and so glad our son took us here. He's a Dillon resident and it's his favorite for breakfast.

Thank StLouisCyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ sounded good when I pulled into town tonight and Arapahoe was a great find. I arrived around 5:30p just in time to get in on their happy hour that runs from 4-6p. Drinks and Apps discounted. I had chips and queso along with their...More

1  Thank gisnyder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lyric was our waitress. We waited 9:26 minutes before she finally acknowledged us and asked what we wanted to drink. I never got a refill. It was 8:13pm when we arrived, we had over 1 hour and 17 minutes to eat, but all they focused...More

5  Thank Dezkeybawg
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We were there early and grabbed some 1/2 prices appetizers at the bar. It was really good. My husband loved his wing. My artichoke dip was great. I would like to go there for an actual meal.

1  Thank princessnannykins
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Service and food quality is excellent, in this mountain community it is very hard to match or even come close to what they achieved. Locals best keep secret.

1  Thank Andrzej S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there wifi?
21 October 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Bonnie L | Property representative |
There is no wifi.
Do they have warmers on the patio? We were thinking it might be chilly for breakfast.
26 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Bonnie L | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not have heaters on the patio. If the sun is out it is usually warm enough to eat outside by about 9.
Karen B
Happy hour?
3 July 2015|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Bonnie L | Property representative |
Happy hour is from 4-6 in the pub and patio only. It includes half price draft beers, well liquors and house wines as well as half price appetizers. Come see us!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: +1 970-468-0873
  • E-mail
The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!
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