Twin Owls Steakhouse
Twin Owls Steakhouse

Twin Owls Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twinowls.net/
  • Phone: 9705869344x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Open 7 days a week. Reservation suggested.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brant Price
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Steakhouse has a variety of private dining rooms all with log walls and massive stone fireplaces. We can accommodate private parties from 10 to 200.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandra 9702154544x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 34 Bypass
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Twin Owls Steakhouse
The Twin Owls Steakhouse is a beautiful log cabin built in the 20's. It has a warm candlelit ambiance and 3 moss rock fireplaces. We feature on our menu various steaks, seafood, game, poultry and more.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Twin Owls Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
217 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (137)romantic (117)scenic view (109)fit for foodies (68)neighborhood gem (58)good for groups (47)notable wine list (47)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • A real find!
    Muzzy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It had been many years since we had visited the Twin Owls Steakhouse. I looked on Open Table to see what, if any, restaurants in Estes Park were listed. The first one I saw was Twin Owls - and the reviews were very good. We were taking several special people to dinner and wanted the evening to be perfect. It was!! The server watched to make sure she attended to our every need. As always, it is a beautiful, charming place with a wonderful view. Many different entrees were ordered and everyone was very pleased. I had the short ribs. Wow! They were tender and delicious, and I will return soon to enjoy them again. We had nothing but rave reviews from our guests for our choice of restaurant. (We are residents of Estes Park.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food
    5Mtw
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    While beef is their signature the variety of choices makes it a place to take company. I like that pair their wine list to the selections and these wines are of moderate price. The atmosphere makes a special location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We stopped eating here several years ago as it wasn't very good. Everthingwas great and I learned new owners in 2012. What a difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for dinner
    luvestes
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a very nice dinner and the service was great. Highly recommend for a place to dine in Estes Park.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great setting, expensive so-so food
    EP1diner
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had relatives in town who hadn't been to Twin Owls. Loved the the dining room & guitar player but felt the prices high for food quality. Salmon over cooked (served almost black), 8oz prime ordered rare looked like 4oz & not rare. Kabobs had tasty filet chunks but shrimp overlooked. Vegatables were skimpy size wise. Wait person skipped me when taking beverage orders & never caught the omission. She also asked guests if they wanted soup or salad like it was part of meal & not extra. Think quality/quantity for cost isn't there. Keep working on it.
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  • THe place to Go !
    12eatatVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The view from the windows are beautiful and the inside is a romantic cabin. We were treated to a special wildlife show - a bull elk grazing on the property. Order the Elk Medallions - they were GREAT !
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cdndave
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great evening. The restaurant suited my beautiful guest.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Worth It
    CherokeeJC
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Twin Owls is a well-discovered gem, and I've found a reservation is always a good idea. Outstanding food in a mountain lodge setting. Here's a place I return to every time in Estes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steakhouse?
    natalie6
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband said the buffalo steak was good. The beef rib eye was something on sale at the supermarket. Average salad, great chocolate dessert. Beautiful place not what I call a steak. I guess I'm spoiled with a "capital grill" type of rib eye.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AN HISTORIC FIND
    LarryT
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant is a lovely eatery. Our 6:45 PM reservations were honored promptly by a respectful hostess who led my wife and I to our table and seated us. We were immediately met by our server, Stephanie, who introduced herself and led us through the list of specials and asked if we would like to start out with a drink, which we ordered. We shared an appetizer and found it not only sensational, but quite filling. My wife ordered the lamb chops, which she gave an A++ rating, but could not come close to finishing even half the order so she took the balance home for dinner two nights later. I order the filet / lobster tail combo and can say enough about it. The veggie medley was cooked to perfection as was the steak and lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Setting, Average food
    RockyMountainDiner72
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As Estes Park residents we had not been to Twin Owls Steakhouse for a while, having not enjoyed previous dinners there all that much. Sorry to say, we had much the same reaction this time. We love the setting but found the noise level fairly high which makes conversation with our guests difficult for me as I wear hearing aids. Oddly, since returning from our last trip to Europe we find, in general, most American diners to be very noisy compared to the much more subdued conversational levels we encounter whenever we dine in Europe. We will probably put Orlando's Steak House back at the top of our list for entertaining guests in the future.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Diverse menu
    Justeat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    There is no reason why anyone who appreciates a good dining experience would not try Twin Owls. It's the type of place you would return to and order a different entree until you've tried everything.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobnJoyce
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Very pleased with ambience and food. Historic log construction a plus in Colorado. Waitress especially good with suggestions and attentions. Food was prepared exceptionally well. This location is somewhat difficult to find without GPS, although it is close to town. We really enjoyed this special place, but the wine list was limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Vail
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The elk medallions were great. Service was very quick but not rushed. Good price point - esp with all you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous place not the food/staff
    LoveEstes
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The Twin Owls Steakhouse is beautiful. The staff leaves a lot to be desired. The restaurant was empty but we were only allowed to sit at one of three tables in the front of the restaurant. This will sound strange but the hostess and the wait staff were creepy. Like staring and looks. It just felt weird. The food was of high quality but they try to get too fancy by laying the meats on strong flavored sauces causing everything to only taste like the sauce. Raspberry sauce or something under the lamb and balsamic vinegar under the steak. Too much was used & that's all you could taste. They added so much parmesan to the lamp and blue cheese to the steak that you could never actually taste the meat. Overall it was disappointing.
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  • Always a favorite!
    WeRfoodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice menu with many options for game. Always reliable. Very nice ambiance and service. Old log structure which lends itself to the comfort of the mountains.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing ambiance & food
    LizH
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Looking for a special place where the food is amazing then go to Twin Owls Strakhouse! You get 4 star food and service in a relaxed and casual atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always LOVE Twin Owls!
    Kris
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A family fave for get togethers or just for a romantic dinner with my husband, Twin Owls is wonderful, all around! Five Stars!!! Delicious food, wonderful ambiance and our "go to" restaurant for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Way too spicy ribs
    riclinVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Husbands ribs were inedible from being too spicy!!! We even talked with the owner. Our server was very good and the ambiance was outstanding! We had heard lots of good comments about Here but were very disappointed! Wanted to try again but just couldn't....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had another great meal at Twin Owls Steakhouse! The salmon and lamb chops were delicious and memorable! The setting is beautiful and we will return here when we are next in Estes Park!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in a log cabin
    Makyna6
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Had dinner there. Our first ever visit to Colorado. Enjoyed the area and the restaurant sits on a very nice property. From our window seat, we could see the "Twin Owls" across the way. Saw wedding pics in the lobby, beautiful wedding venue. I had the prime rib. I've had better. It wasn't seasoned or tasty as I would have liked and then it was overcooked. We also had the steak. Now that was a winner. It had mushrooms over it and I had a taste and it was delish. I would go back and try something else.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good, But Pricey
    SGMDCW
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was very good, but it all comes at a premium. This is the sort of place to go for a special dinner where the cost is of little concern. We enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Treat!
    LuvColorado
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and his birthday so we chose Twin Owls Steakhouse. The food was wonderful, the presentation of the food was inviting. My husband had the Prime Rib Buffalo. It was more tender than beef by far. I chose the roasted Duck. Fabulous! The wait staff was courteous and kind, especially our server Nicki. She took excellent care of us. We were seated upstairs in a romantic table in the corner. Perfect!! We will be back!! The decor is what you think of when you think about Colorado! It is a must see!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd Business Practices
    mikepsreviews
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was great. The server was wonderful. We had a 5:00 reservation. We showed up to a lobby full of people waiting to get in as the dining room doesn't open until 5:00. The bar was right there but, get this, they weren't opening until 5:00 either! So, instead of opening the bar at 4:00 or 4:30 and making that fabulous extra profit while people wait for their tables, they choose to close it. Then, names are called one at a time for seating, the hostess seats them then comes back and calls another name. Long story short, your 5;00 reservation really doesn't mean you can enjoy your pre-dinner drink or get to your table at 5:00, it just means you can get in line with the rest of the cattle at that time. Expected at a buffet, not here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Dinner
    Hardtoplease
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Although the appetizer and salad was good, the entrees were a disappointment. My $30 filet came out overcooked. My husband finished his "lukewarm" dinner before mine was recooked. I wanted to say "just forget it". We were offered a free dessert, but no manager ever came to apologize. I guess they think that tourists won't be back, "so what!" We spent $100 for two entrees and one glass of wine. Very disappointing! We won't be back!
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had to change our open table reservation due to being late from the airport. We were treated courteously and welcomed when we got there. It is a lovely, large log cabin as a restaurant. Menu and wine list commendable. I will return when possible for good food and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Estes Park Night Out
    Dave
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Really enjoyed the Filet Special and Short Ribs. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely dinner!
    Rockinators
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a great dinner during our recent trip to Estes Park at Twin Owls Steak House. The restaurant was aware of our special evening, and went out of their way to make it special for us. The table was great, the service was outstanding, and the food was wonderful. Our best night of dining during our five night vacation.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vacation in Estes park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The Twin Owls Steakhouse was amazing. The number of items that are made in house are too many to mention. We were so impressed with the staff it was my wife's birthday and we received special seating in a loft. We would recommend this restaraunt to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place for a nice meal.
    Rhythmage
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our visit. It is a quaint log cabin with a very homey feel. The menu is good. I had the surf and turf (4x4) and my wife had the Buffalo steak. Both were prepared expertly from high quality ingredients. I do have a couple criticisms/suggestions: First, the host is severely overworked (at least on our visit). All alone amidst the dinner rush. Second, while I greatly enjoyed my meal, I was a little disappointed at the number of "additions" to my petite filet. The nice meat was almost lost in the din with a balsamic glaze, bernaise, bleu cheese and candied pistachios. I would recommend ordering something a bit more simple to allow the product and preparation to shine.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced & hard to find
    Luv2trvl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very hard to find. Over priced for average food. The New York steak was very thin and dry.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RandR
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good food, very good service. They could make a good martini!! The waiter was able to explain why the fish was not local!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Estes
    Cohiba
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall it's a super experience and easily the nicest restaurant in Estes. It won't be the best food you've ever had but it's imaginative and Colorado centric with Elk medallions and lamb. The setting can't be beat ( even compared to Vail) in a 100 year old timber lodge.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melting....
    DenverBob
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    That's what happens with the food, it just melts in your mouth. We started with the combination appetizer and the elk medallions were that tender! I had their signature filet and don't recall having a better one in the past 10 years - it was that good! Yes, my memory is pretty much shot beyond that point, so it's going to be the best ever at this point! We had a good sampling of the menu at our table and there wasn't a complaint to be made. OK, well my 4 year old thought the Mac'n Cheese was a little too creamy and the rigatoni noodles weren't her thing but if it's not Kraft, she's not into it. Don't miss this gem, it's food would be great at any cost and there is a reason you need a reservation! Hurry, go make your reservation!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable Evening Meal!
    camaro67
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Twin Owls Steakhouse. The waiter, Val was informative and courteous. The meals were tasty. The only thing was, the buffalo ribeye had a little too much gristle for my wife's liking and for the price of the meal, would have liked the amount of gristle taken off to be the delicious meat so she could have enjoyed it all. The complimentary dessert was a nice end to a wonderful meal for celebrating my wife's birthday. Thank s for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gem
    MocakesVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    On my 2nd trip to Estes Park I went on Trip Advisor to find a nice place for dinner. Twin Owls was it! The place is wonderful, great views of the mountains. It was very easy to get to. Our waitress was wonderful and checked in when needed. We can't wait to go back during our next trip. If you get the lamp chops, please know it is a lot of food. My husband got elk - it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place to eat in Estes Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Twin Owls is a fabulous find. We eat there as a must do, whenever we stay in Estes Park. The food is mouthwatering and the service excellent. The last meal we had there consisted of Elk Medallions for my spouse and the Filet MacGregor for me. The meat was tender and delicious and the accompanying vegetables were very tasty. Highly recommend it for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaLa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined here on our 50th wedding anniversary & the hostess & waiter could not have been any more hospitable. We were given special seating & champagne to celebrate! Perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our son and daughter-in-law got married here 5 years ago but with all the excitement etc. we couldn't remember much about the meal. On our return we thought the food was good but not great. My Buffalo Ribeye steak was pretty tough and it was covered in too much sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, But...
    BGGruff
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was excellent but finding a parking place in time to meet our reservation proved to be a challenge. The ambience was good but our table placement was situated just outside the entry to the kitchen. The very busy and efficient wait staff all had to pass by our table which was kind of a nuisance and detracted from the joy of an otherwise excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.