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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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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed at Crags Lodge and decided to try the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Very friendly place with good service and a good selection of tasty food.

Thank MAG911
Pittsburgh, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The service, food and overall atmosphere of the restaurant was great. We were all extremely pleased with our meals and will return.

Thank Jeanne C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The View from the View is fabulous, The hotel grounds and interior are supurb. The restaurant staff was great and accommodating (ther ewer very few folks dining so it was a slow night. Food was pretty mediocre. Nobody left complaing but I think everyone expected more. Lamb (both ways) was a hit but my Beef Short ribs were ruined by... More 

Thank Dan G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice location and view but that is about all that can be said for this place. The food was not very good and the service was mediocre. Very disappointing overall.

1 Thank Sarah P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Estes Park for a few years now and for some reason had never tried The View Restaurant at the Crag. We have been missing out!!! Their name is spot on as they have a wonderful view of Estes Park. But we didn't come just for the view but also to eat!! And, as with the... More 

Thank Dane W
Lebanon, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on our honeymoon. It was terrible. I ordered lobster lasagna. It was dry and burnt on the edges. They were out of every type of light beer. They didn't even have ranch salad dressing. The waiter was short and rude and obviously had no desire to be working there or waiting on us. The... More 

Thank ssuder
Fredericksburg, Texas
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186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great celebration dinner at The View. Order included a filet and elk porterhouse. Cooked to perfection with great sauces and accompanying sides. The view is terrific in this historic lodge overlooking Estes Park. A little hard to find, but with directions, it is worth the search. Minutes from downtown, this restaurant is a real sleeper.

Thank FrederickBurg
Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went for our 30th Anniversary and truly enjoyed our dining experience. We were seated on a private balcony where I started with the Brie & Truffle soup and my husband had the Spinach/Artichoke Empanadas. The bordelaise sauce on the Filet Mignon was to die for, and my husband loved his Lobster Lasagne. For dessert we had the caramel sea... More 

Thank andreareid2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is one restaurant where you know you are in Estes Park. The lodge is over a hundred years old, and all the atmosphere has been kept in the restaurant. We've dined there several times this summer and have been impressed with the quality and variety of the food. On one of our visits, there was some confusion about our... More 

Thank Agikamikwannabe
Allenspark, CO
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

What a lovely, serene surprise in the middle of Estes Park. But you'd never know you're in the middle because this place is perched on a hillside away from the hustle and bustle. Beautiful views accompanied by well-prepared food and excellent service--who could ask for more?

1 Thank Edilie

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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
USD 26 - USD 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
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?