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Chautauqua Dining Hall

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900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
+1 303-440-3776
08:00 - 21:00
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Surrey, England
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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome, great service, warm fire, food to order exactly what we asked for and the shake in a pint bottle was amazing. Lovely omelette, salad, poached eggs, fruit cups, salads, burgers, fries, coffees and shakes. Nothing too much trouble. Would happily visit weekly if we lived closer.

Thank colinobx
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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157 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has quite an extensive history which is recounted on the menu. It is a relatively small menu but had a few interesting dishes. The Dining Hall is a flashback to my university days with nearly every table filled with students and parents....but beware...Mexican spices crop up on almost every dish so much hotter than you anticipate. Worth going... More 

Thank Les M
Edina, Minnesota
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You might be tempted to put the dining hall in the same category as a dormitory cafeteria. But that would be a mistake, even though the Colorado Chautauqua does have an educational mission. We ate there 3 times - one lunch, one breakfast, and one happy hour. The food is really quite good. They don't have an extensive menu. But... More 

Thank KriksPicks
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting an Aunt who lives in Boulder. This is her spot for snuggly sofas by the fireplace, beer and soup for an afternoon. We loved it. The warmth of the fireplace was perfect. Now, one might think the sofas are the waiting area....but we loved her favorite spot. Thinking out of the ordinary. Take the drive up the mountain, enjoy... More 

Thank Susie S
Louisville, Kentucky
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We ate lunch here with a group and was surprised by the quick service and wonderful attention to detail. The food was good. We ate outside which was very pleasant.

Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a good place to take visiting friends, especially on a nice day when one can eat outside! Good food, great atmosphere, and people love to hear the whole story of the chautauqua circuit!

Thank eurythmy7
Fort Collins, Colorado
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Every time I have come here it has been a very welcome, relaxing meal that lets me really enjoy the surroundings and the company I am in. The dining hall is located in a really beautiful spot in the hill in Boulder, just minutes from busy Pearl Street but a world away. Myself and my dining companions have always been... More 

Thank snubbosass
Suwon, South Korea
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377 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

nice food at the dinning hall. great steak and nice salads as well. it is a bit pricey but well worth it. go in the summer and enjoy the outdoor view too!

Thank Prinster A
Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Boulder has amazing food how this restaurant is still in business I have no idea. I came with my family for Christmas Eve dinner and overheard the host telling the servers to turn and burn there tables, obviously everyone's goal for Christmas Eve is to be rushed. When the food arrives and it's like warm at best because it's all... More 

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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Neither soap dispenser in the men's room had soap in it. WHAT WERE FOOD HANDLERS USING??? Had to ask twice to have soap supplied. Unacceptable.

Thank merkurrr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302-7547
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-3776
The Chautauqua Dining Hall has been a Boulder tradition since 1898. Savor spectacular views from the enchanting wraparound porch while enjoying classic American cooking at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Dining Hall offers a full bar with local beers and great wines to complement your meal. And there's no finer venue in Boulder for weddings, private parties, or any type of special celebration.

After a hike on the nearby trails, before a concert in the historic Chautauqua Auditorium, or anytime you'd like to meet friends and family in Boulder's most scenic setting, the Dining Hall is the perfect place to go.

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