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Top Choice Modern American in Grand Lake

O-A Bistro

Located on the lower level of the Gateway Inn, this is a favorite of Grand Lake’s dining scene. Highlights are made-from-scratch soups and a long, thoughtful wine list. A five- or six-course prix fixe is the best di…
Barbecue in Grand Lake

Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

Peanut shells litter the floor and bric-a-brac covers the walls of this barbecue joint, a place keenly balancing a casual atmosphere with a slightly upscale menu of steak and local game dishes such as wild boar saus…
Sports & Outdoors in Grand Lake

Never Summer Mountain Products

This super friendly shop offers excellent information on area hikes. It is also the only spot to rent bear canisters ($5) and cross-country skis or snowshoes ($20) this side of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Theater in Grand Lake

Rocky Mountain Repertory

The best of Broadway in Colorado, this hometown theater focuses largely on musicals. The acting isn't what you see on 42nd St, but it's just as fun.
Bakery in Grand Lake

Bluewater Bakery

This friendly bakery, cafe and breakfast-slash-lunch spot offers water views from its sidewalk tables. The large breakfasts include savory salsa and crisp home potatoes and are a great filling start to a long day on…
Breakfast in Grand Lake

Fat Cat Cafe

Consider yourself lucky if you find yourself rolling into Grand Lake half-starving on a Sunday morning. The Fat Cat does its breakfast buffet ($12) and brunch with hearty expertise: biscuits and gravy, bottomless dr…
Museum in Grand Lake

Kauffman House Museum

The Ezra Kauffman House is an 1892 log building that operated as a hotel until 1946. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, it contains period furniture, old skis, quilts and other dusty artifacts. Hardly …
Supermarket in Grand Lake

Mountain Food Market

This grocer, right at the entrance to town, is a good place to pick up supplies when heading into the park, and the best grocery store in Grand Lake. It has a deli counter for to-go meals and a small supply of basic…