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Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

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1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
+1 970-586-4116
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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United States
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped here for dinner after a recommendation from our hotel. I thought I was going to just eat french fries, being vegan, but there was plenty to choose from and honestly I had the best hummus and pita bread I have ever had in my life! The waitress was super kind and attentive. Will return here on our next adventure... More 

Thank yaaburnee
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had dinner here on our last night in Estes on our honeymoon and it was delicious and had a fantastic local mountain town vibe. We were there on a Thursday night so we got to listen to the bluegrass jams which made for a great experience. I ordered the pan seared trout and my husband had the bison burger....both... More 

Thank lindseyloncaric
Marietta, Georgia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had our last meal here before heading home and it was so enjoyable. The two man guiter players were really good. A very friendly and family atmosphere and attentive staff. Everything we ordered was very good, trout, mashed potatoes, brie appetizer, hot toddy, Apple pastry, and drinks.

Thank Carol V
Estes Park, Colorado
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143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The "bluegrass jam fest" was so much fun ~ the Rock hosts this every Thursday evening in the winter months ~ the food is delicious and reasonably priced ~ Service is prompt and courteous ~ Atmosphere is incredible ~ One of my favorite "go to" places ! ! !

Thank bdawgwrangler
Loveland, CO
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Rock Inn is a local eatery in Estes. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the food is delicious! We have eaten there several times and it's always been great!

Thank Sandy S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The Rock Inn is a regular part of our visit when we are in Estes Park. Love going on Friday's and Saturday's when they have live music. Food is always good. Service has always been great!

Thank Maria D
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner here on a Saturday night complete with live music. We sat by a wood burning stove that made it almost uncomfortably hot, but otherwise, everything was great. My two small kids loved it, too! The chai tea was really great and we brought some home to keep enjoying.

Thank Melissa F
Des Moines, Iowa
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Rock Inn Mountain. The atmosphere is inviting and friendly as well as the staff. The happy hour cannot be beat. The bison burger is the only one cooked right in town and the pizza? You will wish you had ordered three!! I cannot say one negative thing about the Rock Inn except... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The brunch menu of egg dishes, crepes and biscuits and gravy had something for everyone. The side of fruit was fresh and nicely presented in a ramekin.

Thank Tiz108
Media, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We found this Tavern a great spot to watch the super bowl... great waitress... food was much better than other restaurants in the area... warm fireplaces and cozy atmosphere

Thank Heidi P

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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 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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