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Rapids Lodge Restaurant

210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
+1 970-627-3707
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“elk medallions” (18 reviews)
“baked brie” (9 reviews)
“sorbet” (7 reviews)
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210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food amazing which is often hard to find in smaller mountain communities, the family owned, hard working staff and the friendliness was top notch. Check the hours before you decide to go as their hours vary depending on the season. Will...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Imagine sitting at a window-side table, looking out over a rushing creek, watching a moose amble by on the other side, while you feast on elk medallions accompanied by a blueberry reduction and a delicately crispy potato croquette, or shrimp and mushroom ravioli. That was...More

Thank ccc80241
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A lovely restaurant on the river with a nice view. Quaint bar to have a cocktail before dinner. End of season, so quiet and comfortable, but service was still very good. The food was excellent and I recommend the elk chops

Thank wylee1951
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stayed in one of the condos at Raoids Inn, which was comfortable and located within walking distance to town. But dinner was a bit of a disappointment. Very under staffed...the dining room was half empty but they refused to seat us until our 7:30...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We often spend the day in Grand Lake and have had two nice afternoon breaks at The Rapids. The first time, we had a beer and sat outside by the river. This week, we had coffee and delicious cheesecake. We sat in the dining room...More

Thank kacytjobb
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Ordered the crab cake appetizer and were pleasantly surprised! Lots of crab and very little filler. Hubby ordered elk chops, even though he was a little worried about the raspberry demi-glace, because he doesn’t like anything sweet with meat. He was wowed by the chops...More

Thank DaimlerDame
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Certainly this is a popular spot and certainly it is a bit on the expensive side but the menu is quite eclectic, has plenty of local specialties and left us with a memorable experience. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank B08512
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is situated alongside a scenic river and the seating is set up so you have a breathtaking view no matter where you sit. Ambiance was a mix between classic upscale steakhouse and traditional mountain lodge. It's definitely an upscale place. Food was served...More

Thank bwompbwomp
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The Rapids is one of those places where you take visiting friends or celebrate special occasions, or just relax by the stream for lunch & a drink. The setting, the service, the food, have never disappointed us, summer after summer. They will help you get...More

Thank Jenn851
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is our favorite place in Grand Lake and we have not been disappointed in several visits. The view, from the window tables, of the rapids is most relaxing and the food preparation and choice is excellent. Appetizers, we had caprese and shrimp, were outstanding....More

Thank peter l
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1 September 2017|
Response from Joel H | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are and if you will be in Grand Lake, you should visit them! Best, Joel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$46
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Rapids Ln, Grand Lake, CO 80447
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand County  >  Grand Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 970-627-3707
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The Historic Rapids Lodge and Restaurant was established in 1915 and is situated along the banks of the scenic North Inlet River. Lunch (summer only) and Dinner (reservations recommended).Enjoy an extensive wine list and historic ambiance. Please visit our website for up to date menus.
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