The Post Chicken & Beer - Estes Park

4.5
87 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At The Post, our motto is Hot Chicken Loves Cold Beer. Featured by Guy Fieri on Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, our fried bird is better than the rest. Our kitchen, run by chef Brett Smith, serves family-style comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of a trained chef.

We start with humanely raised, all-natural chicken, brine it for hours, give it a dip in buttermilk, dredge it in seasoned gluten-free flour, and then pressure fry it to crisp, golden perfection. Our brewers craft incredibly drinkable, food-friendly beers meant to pair perfectly with your meal. Come for the chicken, come back for everything else.

We are ready to welcome you for dine-in, patio dining, and takeout. Planning a party or event? Ask about our private dining spaces!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 87 people are saying
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vipStephanieJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing chicken!!!
Get the thigh fries without question!

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PhyllisM
Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new Post at the Stanley. Only concern is booths are strange size. Smaller booths barely fit 4 and larger booths have little room between seats and table. We will request a table next time.

Also, we made it clear this was a birthday celebration and, unlike most restaurants, a complimentary dessert was not offered.

Loved our waitress. Food was excellent! Our new favorite Post.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The chicken was extremely dry. And most of the food was pretty bland. I was excited to end out Estes trip here but ended up very disappointed.

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HavenS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The staff was incredible! 5 stars for each of them... Found the food to be lacking flavor and for the price, I think something would need to shift there to keep people returning. Appreciated that they are honoring locals by doing some fun new things on weekday nights. Again, bringing the food flavor-wise up a few notches or taking the price point down quite a bit to match the flavor and I would return often.

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OrlandoH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server, Dillon, made the experience quite pleasant. We chose the restaurant because of it being featured on the Triple D television show so we were expecting over the top food. The fried chicken was good but not great.

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AlishaW
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very knowledgeable and we let him order for us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was fantastic, and service was above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Andre was great, and the manager came to check on us and that was really nice. The food was fantastic, I had the fried chicken ranch BLT and my husband had the chicken and waffles. However the whole thing was marred by the red head woman working in the magic shop near the bathrooms. She was incredibly rude and short with us. She made us feel unwelcome for just using the bathrooms and spoke to us as if we were intruding. I'm unsure if the business are connected, besides sharing the building, but that encounter really soured the experience.

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RTLB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service!!

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SandeeL
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing! We ordered a family style meal which was plentiful and delicious. We had a reservation made more than a month prior to the dinner, so we were quite disappointed to be seated in a room separate from the main dining room. It was in a cold annex with a view of high chairs and stored summer items. Perhaps the table could be rearranged so that no one has to stare a storage during a special celebration meal.

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SteveB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the breakfast burrito, waffles and veggie hash skillet! Sooooo good!

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CortneyT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food overall was bland. The chicken was flavorless and the desserts were dry and not sweet.

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KristopherC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, my family and I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had made reservations for Saturday brunch at 10:30 and got a phone call at 9:00 AM to see if we could be there at 11:00 instead due to a "kitchen issue". Was not a problem; just inconvenient. Once there we ordered Bloody Mary's (an advertised signature drink, but then told they were out of Bloody Mary mix and would not be able make them so we chose something else. Again, not a problem just inconvenient. Hoping this was just a bad day and not a reflection or overall poor attention to meeting customer expectations.

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Denardo
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately some of the kitchen equipment was down, so the full menu was not available. What we did have was very good and the waitstaff did an excellent job. As Arnold would say: "I'll be back"

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MorganG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken was beautifully fried and the cocktails and beer we had were amazing too. The server was super friendly and the overall atmosphere was super nice.

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Huck
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was exceptional, as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute space, good drinks and delicious food!

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lizs
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated right away, server was very attentive at first and then got a giant table so a couple of small things fell through the cracks but another server took up with us and our original server came back to say good bye.
Chicken strips is 4 to a serving so more than we expected which is fine! Chicken was juicy, crispy, not too salty; fries were plentiful, slaw was really good, Mac and cheese has some chili ish spice to it (not my favorite with the spice- probably mentioned on menu - someone else ordered it) but good! Overall - perfect for what we needed.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken leg and kids' waffles we have EVER had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Reserved 2 days in advance, arrived on tine, requested a booth, denied even though there were booths available. Ordered 1/2 chicken, service was great, my thigh was bloody inside near and on the bone, I told 2 people nothing was done about it.

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Caitlin
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, service was 10/10. We had the deviled eggs, 1/2 shrimp and chicken tenders, all were so yummy! The Moscow mule was also great. They have a small menu but everything sounded so good, and we were happy with our meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent management and service. Even though they were short staffed they went out of their way to give us a great experience. Food was fabulous even for vegetarians and gluten free

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RichardS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Post staff was excellent and the chicken did not fail to please. Thank you, we enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. This Post location is new and is hitting the high notes of the early days in Lafayette (which has slipped). Located in a building at the Stanley Hotel.

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DeannaS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Post! Their food is always amazing, service was spot on and the location/ambience was perfect! If you are in Estes, or any of their other locations, stopping in for lunch or dinner is a must!

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RandiaM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food was delicious and fast. The beer was nice and cold! The server was nice and attentive without being overbearing! All in all we will be back!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, servers very accommodating, a little loud-but otherwise a great way to celebrate!

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! Our server Holly was the best! She made our experience so enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Line out the door but with open table we waited 5 minutes. Server was friendly and genuine. My gf got a great drink. I got the howdy pilsner that tasted….just a little off. But the pour was perfect. The chicken was amazing! Mashed potatoes were also great. We had ordered the Brussels sprouts appetizer which happened to come out after the meal. The manager came over and apologized without us mentioning a thing and took it off our bill. The sprouts were the best we ever had! Had a unique flavor and some marinated onions in there too.

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DaveG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I’d recommend this place to anyone. Our server was inattentive and indifferent, which impacted our experience. The other servers we dealt with were very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We’re on vacation In Estes Park. This was probably the worst experience we’ve had in a restaurant. it started out really bad. We’re on vacation in Estes Park. Estes Park is a special place to us. It started off really bad. We had a reservation at 4PM. We arrived at the restaurant 5 to ten minutes early at the most. Instead of inviting us in, they made us wait outside in the cold because their doors don’t open until 4 P.M. To us, this is poor practice. A restaurant should never make their customers wait and be uncomfortable. This also allows opportunity for customers to leave, which we were considering doing. We decided to give it a chance , but everything went downhill from there. When I made the reservation, I requested a table with a really nice view, as we’re on vacation and my husband and my father-in-law are into photography. I also requested that we have a really good sever, we are quite particular, as we should be especially at a restaurant like this at the Stanley Hotel. The table they sat as at the was very drafty. We asked to be moved, despite there being ample tables, they didn’t want to move us. They said they would keep the door closed, that’s definitely not what happened. The door was opening and closing every 5 minutes. After asking multiple times, they finally agreed to move us. We should have only had to ask once. It’s not like we came in without a reservation. My husband and my father-in-law ordered the half fried chicken, which they both said was very good. However, it didn’t come with any sides. We’ve had fried chicken in nice restaurants and it came with sides. Additionally, we noticed that the server didn’t write anything down. We don’t like when servers don’t write things down, because it’s too much opportunity for mistakes. I ordered a cheeseburger. I didn’t get any cheese on my cheeseburger. I also asked for lettuce and tomato on the side, if the meal came with it, I didn’t get it until I was done with my meal

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jlcd
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dillon was a great server
Food was delicious
Best Brussel sprouts

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vipRobertL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Well, this was less expensive than if we were to dine in the Stanley Hotel’s main restaurant but the chicken was just OK. The portions were really big. We had the fried chicken, the macaroni and cheese, the homemade slaw (excellent), and the cheddar biscuits. They were all good. I just wish the chicken were a bit more tender. Everything else was really good. Our server was especially great. You have to pay $10 to park with a five dollar token off the bill.

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty, we were a party of three and all of us were pleased with our selections!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Good good!

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Frank
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dylan was the best! The food here is great and we are actually going back again tonight!!

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dawnaj10
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall! Thanks

FAQs

The Post Chicken & Beer - Estes Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 287-5001.

The Post Chicken & Beer - Estes Park is rated 4.5 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.