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The Waterfront Grille

1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
+1 970-577-6416
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (4 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
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1 - 10 of 324 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

TripAdvisor reviews led us to the Waterfront Grille for dinner tonight. We're so glad that they did. We started with the crab cakes appetizer. Lots of crab with very little filler. They had good flavor without using the accompanying sauce. For the entree, my wife...More

Thank PhotoPhreak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It isn't easy to get good handcrafted cocktails and good jazz together in Estes Park. THIS IS THE PLACE, and we found it on Mondays and Thursdays when the master bartender Janice is stirring her cocktails and the Dempsey- Fox Jazz Duo is playing. The...More

Thank Janice M
Alice H, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Janice M, Thank you for taking the time to review the Waterfront Grille. I am glad you enjoy the cocktails and jazz. I will share your feedback with the team. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Waterfront Grille for dinner on a Monday night. Got there mid-cocktail hour and we were the only diners. Ordered the house Cab which was very good. My wife and I each had a side salad before dinner which was very good. Wife...More

1  Thank Robert B
Alice H, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Day Robert B, Thank you for taking the time to review the Waterfront Grille. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. I will review your comments with the Chef and team.

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The service and the food felt like leftovers. The place was pretty empty which is often when you get the worst service It is a week past Labor Day so perhaps the good help is back in school. The hostess forgot - literally didn't remember...More

1  Thank Billyk53
Alice H, General Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Billyk53, Thank you for taking the time to review the Waterfront Grille. I am sorry you had a disappointing experience. The entire team takes pride in offering great service and delicious food. It is very unusual to hear a review like this and I...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went to hear the Dempsey-Fox duo who didn't disappoint with great jazz treatment of some familiar standards. We wanted to have a relaxed meal and decided on the charcuterie and cheese platter which was generous and delicious along with two sides: sweet potato fries...More

1  Thank Linda E
Brady T, Public Relations Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything, and look forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table for two overlooking the lake two nights ago. When we got to the restaurant tonight, we were told that there was a wedding and we had to go upstairs in a makeshift room. There were several tables with nice table cloths...More

Thank Grice-Fearing
Brady T, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hello, and thank you so much for your review. We have shared your comments with our staff and appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food, and hope you will give us another opportunity to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

The weather was perfect as we sat on the deck watching the boats and paddle boarders on the lake. The menu has some really interesting dishes that include Elk, fish, Bison and more. I had the ravioli with bison and my wife had the salmon....More

Thank Dgholden
Brady T, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterfront Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Sounds like the perfect evening! We're glad you enjoyed everything, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Best food we had in Estes. Great service. Good view. Buffalo ravioli and wild game meat loaf were great. Hester's ok deck for outside dining.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We "dined" on a great ceasar salad and burgers that were served by a wonderful caring wait staff and managed by a new restaurant manager who came over to make sure we were happy with our meal. We truly enjoyed the experience and recommend eating...More

Thank rhkfreespirit
Reviewed 4 August 2017

While taking a walk along Lake Estes, we stopped here for breakfast. My husband's breakfast burrito and my omelette were very good. Service was excellent. Terrific view of the lake and mountains from this restaurant. We will try again for lunch or dinner next time...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 39
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Big Thompson Ave, The Estes Park Resort, Estes Park, CO 80517-8928
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-577-6416
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Estes Park Resort
Description
The Waterfront Grille, located inside The Estes Park Resort, is the only Lakefront Dining in Estes. Our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner 7 days per week. Breathtaking views overlooking Lake Estes, the Continental Divide, and Long's Peak from both our dining room, and outside deck seating area.
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