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Rock Inn Mountain Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
+1 970-586-4116
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (151 reviews)
“flat iron steak” (39 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This large, open concept restaurant, which often features live music, offers great atmosphere very fitting of its surroundings ( steps from Rocky Mountain National Park ) and very good food and service.

Thank Marguerite K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bar tenders had beer 2 for 1 and a Brandy (not half price). Had the corn dip was ok not really into corn dip. But my friend wanted to try it. The ambiance is why I gave it a four.

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out of the way without a glitzy exterior but a popular gathering place for locals, more than tourists. A huge bar if wanted but sit-down at plenteous tables for a super Rocky Mountain meal. The farm raised trout ($24.00) was so delicious and...More

Thank loafin
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is good food and is busy it seems all the time you can sit outside and enjoy . staff is great and friendly . It is all good food here we ate the entire time we stayed is the area . we did not...More

Thank BKKkkkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a nice bar and outdoor space. The dining room is nice and cozy with a wood interior. The food is good and not overpriced. They also host a lot of good live music.

Thank rwilc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rock Inn was just down the road from our cabin and was highly recommended by the cabin owner, so we tried it on our first night in town. She was eight, it was GREAT! So great, in fact, that we returned a week later...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

One of our favorite local spots. Good vibes, good drinks and excellent food. Service is always great. The wait is worth your effort. Every visitor we have we take to the Rock Inn Mountain Tavern. Everyone leaves satisfied period. Live Bluegrass Sessions on Thursdays are...More

Thank jhppruitt
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This quaint and unassuming restaurant serves up some absolutely delicious food. We visited in the fall so the large cast iron stove in the dining hall was putting out just the right amount of heat for the chilly night. We had a couple of cocktails...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Wow. I love the Rock Inn. I wish we had one closer so I could go more often. On my next trip to Estes Park, I will eat every meal here. The server actually apologized for having to stop what she was doing because hot...More

1  Thank 1mtnseeker
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went for the bluegrass jam session on a Thursday evening and left with big smiles on our faces and joy in our hearts. This is the kind of place that gives you a real sense of community. We were seated right away very close...More

1  Thank Bajandas
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Erin C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do - certain days and times.
20 March 2017|
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Response from SDScott | Reviewed this property |
Although we have eaten at the Rock Inn many, many times, I have never seen a group of 20 accommodated. You see, the Rock Inn is basically one very large room and an outdoor patio. The largest group I've seen is probably... More
Patti W
23 December 2016|
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Response from Maggie S | Reviewed this property |
No idea, they do have an online menu though so perhaps you can check there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1675 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8334
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-4116
  • E-mail
Open 7 days a week at 4pm Sunday Mornings we are serving Brunch from 10am to 2pm Built in 1937as a dance hall for the Big Band Era, The Rock continues to be a lively gathering place with local flair. In the winter, our two wood-burning stoves keep the room toasty for folks stopping in for a beer or a bite after playing in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the summer season we enjoy stunning continental divide views from our outdoor dining patio. Our menu is an ever evolving blend of hand-crafted, hearty comfort food with a health and planet conscious twist. We aim to fill you up with goodness so you can get back to enjoying the mountains again tomorrow. We feature Certified Angus Beef, All-Natural Colorado chicken, fresh salads, whole grains, organic teas and coffees, local beers, sustainably produced wines, and a full bar. On Many Fridays after dinner, we set-up one of many original Colorado bands on our 76 year old stage, clear the dance floor and boogie all night. Some of the bands playing these days include Chain Station, James and the Devil, Old Town Pickers, The Sweet Lillies, Stringboard Theory, Cadillac Grip Funk, KC Groves, and many more. During the summer time, acoustic music acts play most other nights of the week, sunday nights are a mellower feeling as we host acoustic Colorado songwriters during dinner. You might catch Jon Pickett, Alex Thoele, Sarah Caton, Jay Roemer, Billy Shaddox, Jay Stott, or Terry Kishiyama and Ash Ganley. We also offer a great open bluegrass pick on Thursday nights lead by a few talented local musicians, either joining in on the pick or just sitting back and enjoying the bluegrass, tuesdays are a funny night of music. We look forward to having you join us. Reservations are not accepted, however if you want to give us a call, when you are on your way we will be happy to get a table ready for you or put you on the list. During the off-season there is rarely a wait. In July, August, and September it is best to get here before 6.
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