Restaurants

Barbecue in Estes Park

Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Tap House

Half-assed BBQ joints are all too common in Colorado’s mountain towns, but Dave’s, situated in a spare dining room, fully delivers. The buffalo ribs and pulled pork come dressed in a slightly sweet, smoky, tangy sau…
American in Estes Park

Claire's on the Park

Looking over the park with a broad wraparound porch, this is a great lunch spot. The copper-topped booths inside offer quiet retreats, and the salads are some of the freshest in town. The rest of the menu moves from…
Steak in Estes Park

Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

After a few days in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park, the rare porterhouse here seems heaven sent (even if the country band on stage can’t pass as the accompanying choir of angels). Excellent stick-to-the-r…
American in Estes Park

Big Horn Restaurant

This local breakfast institution offers a side of grits along with the local gossip and the best huevos rancheros in town. If you get here on the way into the park, order a packed lunch with your breakfast, or come …
Mexican in Estes Park

Ed’s Cantina & Grill

With an outdoor patio right on the river, Ed’s is a great place to kick back with a margarita. Serving Mexican and American staples, the restaurant is in a retro woodsy space with leather booth seating and bold prim…
American in Estes Park

Cousin Pat's Pub and Grill

This family-friendly burger and pizza pub has a cozy dining room and plenty to choose from on the extensive menu. The large fireplace in the dining room adds to the hometown warmth. The service is incredibly friendl…
Pub Food in Estes Park

Lonigans

This pub and grill is a place to soak up Estes Park local flavor, mostly through the sidelong glances of the good ol’ boys at the bar and boozy karaoke crooners. The menu – mostly burgers and American pub basics – i…
Nepali in Estes Park

Nepal’s Cafe

Lamp-heated lunch buffets are usually a no-no, but this place might make you reconsider. The curries are spiced just right and the momo (dumplings) are a filling option before or after a big hike. Come early for din…
American in Estes Park

Molly B Restaurant

This classic American breakfast place in town is easy to find and has a burly omelet and other greasy-spoon delights served among wood paneling and vinyl seats. Even the healthy food is delivered jumbo size, making …
Supermarket in Estes Park

Glen Haven General Store

If you forgot to pack a lunch, drop in at the Glen Haven General Store for gooey cinnamon rolls, cherry cobbler and deli items. In winter it’s open ‘from 9am to whenever we feel like it!’