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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Cafe
626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0873
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere both up and downstairs. Service was good, food was ok. Wasn’t awful but I had high expectations for my Reuben after Thewalt said it was his fav. But the bread was soggy on one side. :(. Kids noodles were terrible— how do...More

Thank ktabes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son & I were in the mood for burgers for dinner. He had the bison burger and I had the green chili burger. We were both very satisfied with our food. Our hostess and server were friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you haven't eaten for several days you may want to share a meal here! I like this kind of place, simple honest food at sensible prices and doesn't try to pretend to be something it's not. Didn't try the pub downstairs so can't comment...More

Thank GPJ370
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to a popular restaurant in Dillon but there was no parking and an hour wait. So we went to a small restaurant right next to our hotel - Arapahoe Cafe. The hotel recommended the restaurant but I thought it was just because it...More

Thank Floyd A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to give this place a try, as we were passing through. The greeting to our family very rude. Understanding they were busy, we were willing to wait 45 min. My husband wanted to ask about timing to a movie, the woman was...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always excellent and great price point! Fabulous value! Very tasty and fresh with great service! Happy hour drink prices are an added value!

Thank ozie29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lot of history! The pictures off the wall mentioned it being established in the 1940s. It has a real home feel with an upstairs restaurant and downstairs bar. We were there during peak New Years holiday and still only waited 20min!...More

Thank JHworldtravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing bbq brisket & pulled pork sandwiches, being from TX I was skeptical however the food was awesome and the service was great. Old cabin setting was just right for the area. Gary W. Houston

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled onto this place while staying nearby. The food was amazing. The staff was friendly. It is a little small, so expect a wait at peak times. We will be back.

Thank JohnJ585
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place, great service, great food. Great price. Located right by dillon lake. Great history of the restaurant.

Thank cnb8869
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Questions & Answers
21 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Bonnie L | Property representative |
There is no wifi.
26 August 2016|
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Response from Bonnie L | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not have heaters on the patio. If the sun is out it is usually warm enough to eat outside by about 9.
Karen B
3 July 2015|
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Response from Bonnie L | Property representative |
Happy hour is from 4-6 in the pub and patio only. It includes half price draft beers, well liquors and house wines as well as half price appetizers. Come see us!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: +1 970-468-0873
  • E-mail
The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!
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