The Dunraven Inn
The Dunraven Inn

The Dunraven Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dunraveninn.com/
  • Phone: 9705866409
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Marty Metz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Find us on Facebook for daily updates of weekly events!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: near the YMCA Camp
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Dunraven Inn
The Dunraven Inn is a special place for many people and we hope you will see why. We are especially proud of our staff, many of whom have worked for us for many years. Our goal is to provide great food and service, in a restaurant that is warm and friendly. We offer an extensive wine list that will compliment our food at a good value to you. Any questions you have regarding a wine or pairing a wine to your dinner, please feel free to ask! We have a fully stocked bar and serve many varieties of bottled beer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Dunraven Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (99)neighborhood gem (78)romantic (58)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (34)notable wine list (33)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (19)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Was OK, nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    You Really need a reservation as they are extremely busy. Seems to be a neighborhood favorite. The staff was very friendly and prompt. The food was good but not exceptional. Portions were to large, need to be able to doggy bag it. Only really complaint I would have is the very high noise level and the tables are to close together.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dunraven Estes Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We go there every year when on vacation in Estes Park, CO. My favorite is the calamari maranera. the atmosphere is wonderful with great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly very good, make reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a very good meal here with the notable exception of the eggplant, which was not thin-sliced as described on the menu, and simply not good. However the waiter promptly acknowledged that the person at the table found it unacceptable and offered to replace it. Then only put the eggplant on the bill, not the more expensive substitute. The Alfredo was unremarkable, but it is hard to make it otherwise. Everything else was VERY good, including the fish. The place is loud/noisy, but we knew that going in, so not an issue. We'd definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant over many years and it is always consistently good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been to the dunraven inn many times. Table was great. We had asked for a quieter spot in our request and they handled. Most of the food was underwhelming. We have always liked before but this time was just disappointing. Eggplant (usually good) was tough and bitter. Waitress nice enough but not very tuned in. Will certainly go again because this is one of our traditions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Corky
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Wonderful Italian food, very friendly people, excellent service and they don't rush you. I can't think of a better place for an occasion or a wonderful evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Gathering
    LoveToHike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dunraven accommodated us when we needed to change the reservation at the last minute, to a later start time. We arrived and they sat us promptly. Service was prompt and efficient, with no rush to get us out of there. Perfect for a family gathering and birthday celebration. Food was excellent, with an excellent mix of subtle flavors. We like to cook and I hate going to restaurants that serve dishes we can produce at home. I was not disappointed with our choice for an evening celebration. We had 8 people at the table, each getting a different dish, all unique. It was a wonderful time of sharing dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality of food was not there
    Texasgirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant came recommended by a friend but the food quality was very poor. The breadsticks were hard, the salad came straight from a bag, the service was very slow and it was very loud inside. I would not dine here again on a repeat visit to Estes Park.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Time for a remodel... seriously!
    nannerv
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ok... I am thrilled that Estes Park is thriving this summer after the devastating floods... But... now I look everywhere and see places like the Dunraven as lazy! I see it all over Estes....There are many businesses that could provide better... and not just count on the tourists that may never come back. I want to want to come back.... I'm not sure if the great food was worth the rest.... It's time to give the customers the ambiance or at least a little better environment to enjoy the great food! The food is amazing and felt it was worth every penny.... The wait staff is also the best! .... but why should I sit in a dirty ugly place for that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The Dunraven is popular year round with locals as well as summer visitors. They do a great job!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice meal out
    Peajay
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When staying in Estes Park we generally make our own meals at the cabin but like to have one nice meal out. This was our second time at The Dunraven Inn and it was just as good as the first time! Knowing it would be busy, we made reservations and were seated as soon as we arrived. The place was very busy which made it very loud. We were able to have conversation without the need to raise our voices but the server did have to lean in to hear us when she took our orders. The Bubbly Pomitini and Mona's Martini were very tasty! I had the Tortelloni and it was heavenly! My husband had the sirloin and it was cooked just right. I was a little disappointed in the Tiramisu-I've had better at chain restaurants. Overall it was a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Pete
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Awesome service every time we go! Had a couple great bottles of wine. Reminds me of great Italian dining we used to enjoy in upstate NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Hard2please
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Third visit. Seems to be going downhill. Food, meh. Good staff, very loud and uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beyond Excellent
    Corky
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Dunraven Inn is the one restaurant in Estes Park that you shouldn't miss. Though its specialty is Italian cooking, the chef has many other treats up his sleeve. The portions are generous and few people will be able to eat everything they've ordered. The food is served piping hot by a wait staff that is courteous and prompt, but they also know when to just let you eat and enjoy. Many people often use the restaurant for special occasions but my wife and I go just to enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish
    foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a wonderful meal served by an attentive knowledge able waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open Table reservation-bust
    snap
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Dunraven was just okay as a restaurant. Food was okay...nothing really special; not bad just not really memorable. The wait service however was very good!! However, the Open Table system/site we used to make/book our reservation was a failure. The Open Table system unilaterally changed the time of our reservation w/o our knowledge. The Dunraven, to their credit, called to ask why we had not made it to our reservation. Imagine our surprise to learn the res that the Dunraven got via Open Table was 45 min EARLIER than what we had entered and booked. Beware and dbl check.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining
    Walkernd
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our favorite place to dine when visiting Estes Park. Whether enjoying the delicious trout dinner or indulging in the Italian food, it is all excellent. The ambience sets the tone for the evening and the outstanding service brings that added enjoyment you look for when dining out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Best place in Estes Park to eat. It is a great place for families or a cozy dinner for two. The owner and staff make you feel special if it is your first visit or you dine there often. While in Estes be sure to stop in for a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 53rd Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We celebrated our 50th anniversary at Dunnraven which was very pleasant so decided to repeat on our 53rd. Were not able to have flowers delivered (probably since it was Sunday) but everything else was great. The Alfredo was the best I ever had. The free desert was unexpected and very good. The young man who served us did a very nice job. We intend to repeat on our 54th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Estes Park must visit
    Marketto
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our large group had almost every selection from the large menu and everything was fantastic. The Tuna was amazing. The service was excellent. Must make reservations because even at 5pm on a Thursday night it was sold out. Excellent wine list. Been going to Estes Park for 30 years and this place is one of our favorites. Baldpate is our other must visit place but only for lunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lewie Burger
    Katz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Loved the Lewie Burger. What a great blend of flavors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner choice
    ABR1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant in Estes Park that wasn't pizza or burgers. I had the lasagna with was really good. My husband had a roasted red pepper soup which he loved. He wasn't too excited about the 7 cheese fettuccine alfredo/lobster tail. There were lots of choices for kids as well. The drink special menu was extensive and had lots of drinks options that sounded yummy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    ndlovesco
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went to Dunraven for our 6 month anniversary while staying in Estes Park. The food was great. Loved the whole feel of the restaurant. Would definitely come back if we are ever in the area again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good as ever
    tank
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have dined ere for over 20 years and even though it is a new owner it is still great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed!
    Sher
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    After going to the Dunraven for 25 years, we reserved a reservation through Open Table in July for an August date at 6:30 and arrived on time. We were told our reservations were at 7:30 and to come back in an hour! We had the confirmation from Open Table at 6:30 to no avail. They said it was a computer error and they didn't even try to accommodate us. The hostess set the blame on Open Table and was rather rude. Our son even had his wedding reception at the Dunraven five years ago when it was under different management. Sadly, we will never go back!
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  • Delicious Dunraven
    KansasDorothy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have been eating at this restaurant for over 40 years. Food is consistently good. Pastas cooked perfectly. I had a steak for the first time and it was so tender and cooked perfectly. Great server and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    bigchimney
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I'd advise getting a reservation; ours was for 6:15, and they seated us promptly, but the place was packed on a Sunday evening in early August. We each had wine, a salad, a pasta entree, and a strawberry sundae, all excellent. The prices are reasonable, too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food experience in Estes Park
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I'll admit it, I came in with a bit of an attitude. This was our last night in Estes Park, and up to that point, none of the restaurants impressed us. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, so that put me off a bit too. But then, we met Forrest, our server, who somehow immediately turned my mood with his sincere friendliness, knowledge of the menu, and genuine interest in making our experience a good one. As for the food, the portions are huge. My salad alone could have been a meal, and it was fresh and crisp. The lasagna was well balanced with sauce and cheese, and the mussels were big and delightfully sauced. The wine list is modest, but good values. This is the only place we will eat at in the future in Estes Park!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    JMG11VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we had a wonderful time at the dunraven inn. the food was great. the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is our second visit...
    catshadowVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is the second time we have visited the Dunraven in Estes Park. It is a VERY busy restaurant, so we were very glad that we had made dinner reservations. I definitely recommend eating in the older section of the restaurant as it is more authentic then the addition. It is a very lively restaurant, so don't expect quiet and romantic, but the food was very good and we had great service despite how busy the restaurant was.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We always have great food and love the ambiance of the restaurant. Save room for desert because they always have something delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was outstanding. Our visit was made more difficult as the address in open table was wrong and it took us to the wrong side of town. The parking was difficult. The service was good but it was very loud at our table. I would recommend the Dunraven in as the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    An Irish name, a German atmosphere, and Italian food. Eclectic, but it works fantastically. My first time there, first of many.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undecided
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    All in all, it was good. They changedour reservations to a later time, which was accommodating. The restaurant was crowded. We were promptly seat, our waitress was friendly and the food was good. Some in our party liked it more than others. I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find.
    DebIVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The large menu allows everyone to find just what they're in the mood for. All four of us had some kind of seafood, some Italian dishes some not. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Our wonderful Hungarian waitresswas the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent meal,friendly environment
    t4two
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Delicious chicken piccata and shrimp scampi. Best meal so far in Estes Park. Deserves it's 3 star rating by AAA.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best prime rib ever!
    Letsgobuffs
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The building was a lil suspect when we pulled up, the dollars on the wall when we walked in was a lil touristy but the staff was great and the food!Amazing food! Love the mona Lisas all over the walls and the intro on the menu was a big help to explain the dollars when you walk in. The prime rib to die for and the chocolate cake was so moist! Amazing! Thank you! Best prime rib in Estes Park!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must Visit when in Estes Park
    Sunshine
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Quality food and service make this a must stop each visit to Estes Park! The lasagna is to die for!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We are from Chicago. We come to Estes Park every summer and always visit the Dunraven. It is the best food within 50 miles with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NewFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I both got steaks (prime rib and sirloin). They were cooked perfectly as ordered and came quickly. Portions of steak (10 oz each) and sides were generous for the price. Our calamari appetizer wasn't the best...a little rubbery, but overall everything was pretty good. The worst part was sitting near a huge, loud party for most of our meal. Service was fast and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic