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The Grubsteak Restaurant

134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 970-586-8838
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“yak burger” (136 reviews)
“beef” (70 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were here our first night in Estes Park. It was recommended by our hotel we were staying at. It was exactly what we had in mind. Mostly burgers and fries. You also can get Elk and Bison. The food was good (not great but...More

Thank mcurran22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Service was good -- young people trying hard. But food (for us, the most important thing when it comes to restaurants) hugely disappointing. Bland steak that was watery as if just defrosted. Ribs with no taste and mass produced bbq sauce seemed to be re-heated....More

Thank 3xG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family had a late lunch here and decided to get burgers from elk, yak and buffalo. They all were amazing and we were able to try these different meats! The Yak was great the most tender burger we have ever had! Don't miss this...More

Thank Michael Nicole B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have definitely had a better burger. It tasted weird and I just wasn't impressed with this over priced burger. The staff was slow and that was with very few people there. They weren't as friendly either. I would not go back

Thank Tammie P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the bison burger, which was very good. Ordered it medium and it seemed more medium rare so be careful.

Thank Mjserio
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I got the Elk Shepherds Pie because I had never eaten elk. It was not gamey tasting as expected but did not have a strong flavor, just light. It was a very generous portion. My husband got the Cowboy Burger and it was grilled excellence....More

Thank karnlowe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went early (around 5) for Anniversary dinner for our son and daughter were seated right away and got drinks, that's where all the good reviews end! We waited 45ish minutes for our food only to have to send my husband and mine back because it...More

Thank Rhonda P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yak burger and elk sirloin were good! My 10 year old had the kids' ribs and she gives this place a 4 as well. (She hates everything, so this is a very high rating from her.)

Thank Suzuko C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this place! The yak burger is fantastic and so are the onion rings. The elk burger is a little more dry and ranks third when compared to yak and beef.

Thank BrmStk
Reviewed 6 days ago

Four of us enjoyed our meals at The Grubsteak. The hamburgers & Yak burgers were great. Service was quick and server friendly.

Thank Gma58
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Lee G
Do you use MSG in your dishes?
21 May 2017|
Response from James J | Reviewed this property |
I don't have a clue. I suggest you call the restaurant and get the first hand scoop on their MSG usage.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Formerly Grubsteak A Family Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-8838
  • E-mail
A locals favorite, The Grubsteak serves thick, hand-cut steaks and fantastic burgers, your choice of beef, elk, yak, buffalo and more! Wild game and vegetarian options, too. Gluten free menu available. Wide selection of local beer, wine list and cocktails. Enjoy dining inside in one of our Old West dining rooms or outside on our covered patio. Open daily for lunch and dinner year-round. Please call ahead for winter hours.
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