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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0873
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must try place.... The food and service was great..... Full menu for entire family....great value that you will enjoy

Thank 628victork
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281 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Love the old house. Personable service. Food has potential. Unique dishes. BUT the famed hash is high quality corned beef and cubes of potatoes, but that's it. Bland. Please use seasoning. The ribs are good, but not tender. The trout, which should be fantastic in this location and this time of year, was overcooked and inedible. Fried eggs were overcooked... More 

Thank jpatter1
Toulouse, France
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I'm going to start driving up to Dillon just to eat here. This old shack is quaint and it truly does feel like a small town, family run place. The BBQ is out of this world, and it's perfect for a post hike or post ski lunch. Friendly service and prices that are out of this world compared to the... More 

Thank bpdenver2009
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

If you've read any of my other reviews you know that I prefer smaller local hang outs to chain restaurants.The Arapahoe is another example of why. For breakfast, my wife had the Taos omelet which she really liked! I had the Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs. The steak was hand breaded,a rarity any more. And the over easy eggs were... More 

Thank Randy W
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147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Been coming here for years on ski junkets to A-Basin. Dinner in the basement on Thursday nights, the BBQ ribs are a bargain and spectacularly good. We were back for breakfast on Sunday morning. again, excellent, though conventional breakfast items.

Thank Padraic M
Silverthorne, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Pub down under is great for specials every night. Tacos ontuesday and burgers Wednesday and Sunday. And breakfast is wonderful.

Thank snowedunderm
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Arapahoe Cafe supplied free food a beverages to everyone at A Basin today! It was excellent barbecue. What an awesome thing to do for the skiing/ boarding community. Many thanks.

1 Thank ddcarver
Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The Arapahoe Cafe is in Dillon, CO, immediately adjacent to the Best Western Ptarmigan Inn, in the midst of Summit County ski country. It is a small, and quaint bistro that serves steaks and burgers, BBQ, and various sandwiches. The food is tasty and plentiful, the service friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is homey, and the prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank Kirke W
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

What a deal in the pub for Happy Hour. Half off appetizers! My first night I ordered the mussels.....huge portion and cooked to perfection! So good, I came back the next two nights! Very convenient to the Best Western.

Thank Leslie T
Park City, Utah
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142 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

This place doesn't look muh from the outside, and when you walk in it is a little bit like stepping back in time - no clip and glamour here... BUT, the ernie was instantly friendly and attentive and when the food arrived (promptly) it was great. Burger that wasn't your standard fare patty, but some real meat shaped in the... More 

Thank Susie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: +1 970-468-0873
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?