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The Dunraven Inn
The Dunraven Inn

The Dunraven Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dunraveninn.com
  • Phone: (970) 586-6409
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food here isn't what I would call outstanding; however, it is very good. My husband had prime rib and I had lobster ... serving sizes were just right and everything was cooked to order. We would definitely eat there again next time we are in Estes Park."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Made the drive from Grand Lake to Estes just to eat at the Dunraven Inn. Well worth it. Steaks were delicious and my son ordered a pasta dish he couldn't stop fawning over. Could not ask for better, friendlier service from ALL of the staff. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The Dunraven Inn was outstanding. We got there early and hung out in their quirky little bar and had a great time visiting with the friendly patrons and staff. Seated promptly and was very well treated by Renee. She suggest some wonderful dishes and we had a great time. Looking forward to going again! Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For being in a tourist area, the food was better than expected. Great atmosphere and much nicer than other places in the area."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I both got the stuffed fillet and lobster. Absolutely delicious. We ordered creamy garlic dressing with blue cheese crumbles for our salad and it was fabulous. We love this place. We live in Kansas. Whenever we go to Estes Park we eat here!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Always a good restaurant, the Dunraven hit all the targets this night, Excellent food (Chioppino equal to best we had in San Francisco), pleasant, efficient waitress and reasonably priced. Estes is a low key, rustic place and the Dunraven Inn fits the feel of the area while still being a quality restaurant. You can spend more but not sure why you would want to. Recommended."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Dunraven... More like the fun-raven! Andy, his staff and the food were fantastic as always! Can't wait until our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Outstanding food in a quaint environment. We go back year after year!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We frequent the Dunraven very often and have done so for many years. It is always a great spot"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Dunraven is a consistent pleasant experience. Great food at reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I have been going to the Dunraven for 5 years! I know this because on Friday we celebrated our 5th anniversary there and it was awesome! Andy and his staff are so friendly. They remember us everytime we go. They even treated us to some special treats! We just love everything about the Dunraven. From the wonderful wine selection, to the absolutely unbeatable food, to the unique atmosphere! It is totally worth a drive and set right next to the Fall River just outside of Estes Park it is gorgeous!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Don't know why people rave about this place. It was dark and dreary and when we asked if they could open the blinds we were told no. The furniture was old and beat up. The window ledge was dusty and dirty. Now the food..terrible but there was plenty of it. Over cooked pasta, salad from a bag drenched in tasteless dressing, stale bread and a meatball the size of my head that was hard as a rock. You would be better off opening a can of Chef Boyardee."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great Pesto Pasta. Terrible Bread. Wonderful Service."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Lasagna was great. Trout special was cold and undercooked. When another was brought, flavor was not good, however they apologized and only charged half price for it. Should have stuck with Italian at Italian Restaurant. Service was very attentive, from beginning to end"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The Dunraven Inn has been a favorite of ours for years. The food is excellent; the service is always great. Italian - wonderful. Steaks - more wonderful - take it from someone from Iowa, who knows good beef - Dunraven's steaks are great. Fish - great fresh fish. Who would think of finding fresh fish in Colorado? (Well, other than trout) Dunraven has salmon, halibut, tuna, mussels and a number of others. The service is always great because wait staff stays for years and years. A sign of a good employer. The owner, Andy Morgan, is very involved in the day to day operations. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The chicken pesto was delicious. The bread is very average."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have been to dunraven for about 20 years. Great place. unfortunately Sunday night we had pretty poor service from our waitress. Our dinner took close to 2 hrs for us to complete. our salads came out at the same time as our dinner. A party of 12 that came in after us and ordered after us got their dinner and was gone before we got anything on our table."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We come to dine every time we are in Estes. However, you blew out socks off! The lasagna & Caesar salad we order regularly....but tonight it was even more spectacular!! Thanks for the wonderful memories & pleased palate!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food, usually very good, was outstanding. You need OpenTable because it fills up with locals most every night."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Had our reception here, and always come back for dinners when re return to Estes Park. Consistently excellent food and great service. Many happy memories of the Dunraven. Free desert on your anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went to Dunraven as a suggestion from someone we had just met. We were very pleased with our meals as well as the service. We would deffinately plan another meal here next time we visit. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Waiter seemed fine and helpful. We didn't receive the breadstick that was to come with each of our meals and I saw on the menu that you had to pay if you wanted more than one breadstick. Sounds petty but it also made the experience seem cheap to me. No whole-wheat pasta available either. Just seemed kind of expensive for a pasta dinner."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The staff are very friendly and prompt. The food is tasty & the cannolis are wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been going to Estes Park for 46 years and the Dunraven Inn is by far the best restaurant in town. Thanks Andy"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner with out-of-towners. The food and service were great! Thanks."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I ordered spaghetti and meatballs. I don't know how your chef makes meatballs but you should fire him as they were the worst meatballs I have ever tasted. It tasted like he put a whole can of pepper in them. The people I was with tasted them and agreed. The spaghetti was spicy and I didn't enjoy the meal at all. I left and went out and sat in the car while the others ate. My husband has the chicken parmesan and said it should have been breaded..it would have been more tasteful. The staff was satisfactory. The food....I will not be back. This is not the first time we have dined with you. My daughter seems to like your food but the few times we've been there, we haven't had an enjoyable meal.pee"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Went for dinner with several friends on a Saturday night. The menu is excellent, it was hard choosing because it all sounded so good. We loved our appetizers and dinners, the food was very fresh and perfectly prepared and the wait staff are on top of things. It is fairly small and warm, especially when it fills up in there. I'd love to see them expand or add a sunroom for more space. But we loved it and I will return again and again to try other items on the menu. Very rustic, charming and unique decor too."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We booked a table for this memorial day weekend and this was the only restaurant with reservations left and we weren't sure what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised though. The food was very good. I had a caesar salad which was the best I have had in a long time, and a steak and baked potato. My son had the meatballs and I had a taste - they were very good also. I will definitely go back next time I am staying in Estes Park. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was a rainy, cold, day as we were trying to be good tourists in Estes Park. What a delight to walk into the funky Dunraven Inn and to be greeted from beginning to end with warm, friendly people. It felt like a tucked out of the way place where locals go for family celebrations or for groups of friends to meet. The demographic was wonderful-people of all ages. And then the food-wow! I'm suspicious of seafood in Colorado but I had the best halibut I've possibly ever had. My husband had a traditional Italian dish and enjoyed it to the last drop. I'm glad we had a reservation as the restaurant was brimming over with people, and I totally understand why. I feel like we "discovered" the culinary jewel of Estes Park."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Several friends had recommended the Dunraven, so we took their advice. They did not steer us wrong. The restaurant was a very interesting place. The staff were friendly & knowledgable. The food was amazing -- to say the least. From the appetizer to the salad dressing (creamy garlic) to the creamy tomato soup to the shrimp, lasagne, and spaghetti & meatballs (we visited twice in 3 days). And don't forget dessert -- you'll be sorry. We recommend the cannoli. ENJOY!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The Dunraven Inn is a local's favorite for many reasons. The staff are friendly and know the menu well. The menu is a mix of Italian dishes, steaks, and seafood. All of the seafood is flown in fresh. I suggest that you try the fried shrimp or the scallops. If steaks are more to your liking, the rib eyes are amazing, so tender and prepared just the way you like. My favorite Italian dish is the Eggplant Parmesan. No matter what you order, it will come cooked to order and with a smile from your server."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I celebrated my first year of living in Estes, eating at the Dunraven. What took me so long? They had a 20 oz. porterhouse steak on special. For starters I chose the house salad with creamy garlic dressing. The dressing was a nice variation to ranch, the garlic not overpowerung.They served hot, garlic, cheese bread sticks with a infused olive oil and balsamic dipping sauce. My steak was cooked to my liking, melt in your mouth tender. A side of homemade bernaise sauce was so delicious! I chose the spaghetti with the marinara sauce as my side. The sauce was delicious and anything made with this sauce would be a great vegetarian option. I was too full for a desert selection. The service was 5 stars!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant to eat at in Estes Park. Love the food, service, and the decor of the restaurant. Always eat here when we are in Estes Park. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love, love, love, this place. The price is great, the place is great and the food? Don't get me started. Authentic old world Italian. It is fabulous! The meatballs are the size of your fist. mmmm. Don't forget your dollar bills! You can color them, sign them, whatever you want.. They post them on the wall in the bar (separate from dining area). "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Unique, cool personality and very good food. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves and will go back next time we're in Estes Park. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Thanks for a great "Happy Mother's Day" dinner on Saturday. My daughter truly enjoyed The Dunraven Inn and so did I. I like just a tenth of a mile down the road from you, so, in the summer, I walk to your restaurant. I always enjoyed being there with the Newcomers and with my family members when they visit me. I recommend The Dunraven Inn to many of my friends who visit Estes Park. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From the outside and the bar area this place seems like a dive but once you're seated in the main dining room everything changes. The dinner and dessert were wonderful, the dessert cannoli is a must have. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We come up to Estes Park twice a year, and always come to the Dunraven Inn for one dinner. I have had some phenomenal fish, to-die-for risotto, and a scrumptious espresso chocolate chip ice cream. Some other dishes are maybe not quite so exceptional but always very good at a minimum. They offer a lot of Italian dishes (pasta etc.) but we tend to go for seafood or steak--things that could be Italian but could be American or generically continental. We seem to keep getting the server Erica, who remembers us now. She offers prompt, courteous service and an opinion when you want it. On one occasion we were asked a little too often if everything was OK (by various staff), but overall, we love this place. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Everything from the food, the wine, the service, the overall restaurant was fantastic! "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Every time we visit Estes Park, we make sure we dine at the Dunraven. We LOVE the food and atmosphere. Very good service! "
    Dined on 4/21/2014