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River's Restaurant

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2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125 (23rd Street)
+1 970-928-8813
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

They are back in form and the food is great. We had quit going here over a year ago because of a couple of bad experiences...but we decided to try them again and it was wonderful so we went back a second time for my wife's birthday and had seating on the deck overlooking the river and looking up valley... More 

Thank ColoradoVista
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130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with several old friends. The setting on the patio (they have indoor seating too) was perfect for the evening weather. The special Oyster appetizer was excellent. Our group enjoyed the Duck, the Steak, and especially the Halibut. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank DFR1
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Delicious food & great atmosphere. Everything we have ordered on the menu has been very good. The restaurant has a lot of class & the service is great. The Godzilla shrimp, Caesar salad, trout & everything we have ordered has been delicious. All of the desserts were delicious too. Good place to go - if weather is nice, it's fun... More 

Thank nmmolly2015
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Every few years we return to Rivers hoping that the food and service will finally come up to the beautiful setting. Unfortunately, it is not to be. This is a pleasant Plantation-style restaurant, with a large parking area ( a welcome relief from the parking problems of visiting downtown Glenwood restaurants). The setting is the best around with a large... More 

2 Thank Barnacle6144
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Loved the experience of eating over the river. Food was delicious but would of liked to see more Colorado wine on the menu, there was only one! Otherwise lovely evening with the hubby!

Thank Bess G
Glenwood Springs, CO
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101 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

My wife and I were married here when we rented the whole place July 14th, 2007, and we have made it tradition to have dinner here on our anniversary every year. This was the first year when we didn't recognize any of the servers. Can't remember our waitresses name, but she was extremely unenthusiastic unlike waiters we've had in the... More 

1 Thank Brian G
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

I was traveling by myself and asked at the Glenwood Cedar Lodge where to eat a GOOD meal. River's it just about 4 blocks. It is a more upscale restaurant but the staff doesn't make you feel uncomfortable. I asked to seat near the river and they accommodated me (it was raining lightly or I would have sat outside) I... More 

Thank Eby5
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We had a very nice meal, the staff is so much caring and loving and making you comfortable... Even the chef came to our table upon our request. Food is very good, well cooked, pretty unique menu for the area.

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

I chose this restaurant overlooking the Colorado River for a birthday dinner for my wife. The location offers a great view of the river with outdoor patio dining available. What was somewhat surprising was the great seafood we had there; better than a recent trip to Florida! My wife had citrus encrusted halibut; she loved it; the crust was light... More 

1 Thank Michael T
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Loved sunset -sitting on patio after hiking and shopping in Glenwood Springs. This is a little ways down Grand from old part of town. Loved the watermelon gazpacho, fish n chips, chocolate mousse. Hubby liked the trout fresh from the river.The food was good. Nice sweet waitress!!

Thank caymama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2525 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-4125
    (23rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: Free Ride Glenwood bus or Taxi service
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-928-8813

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?