The Post Chicken & Beer - Estes Park

4.5
50 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!

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KellyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Frank
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice lunch.

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PriscillaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated quickly, food was prepared and sent to the table in great time!…food tasted awesome!

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PhilS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

In July a group of us went for dinner. It was everyone's first time at the Post. One of my friends asked the waiter what he would recommend. He said the first 16 meals he ate at the restaurant was the "Not your Mother's Meatloaf." Both he and I ordered the meatloaf. To say it was delicious would be an understatement. I told everyone that would listen to me how good it was. That was then. Last night was my second time at The Post. Guess what I ordered and recommended to our guests? That's right, "Not your Mother's Meatloaf." It was not the magnificent meal I had a just a few months back. It was OK, but nothing I will brag about having had. My guests just said it was alright. I guess my friend and I just got lucky the first time. Oh well, it is Estes Park after all. The place where taste buds go to die.
I don't drink, so I can't recommend it for the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were some of the last people to arrive and they seated us and made us feel welcome. Food was great! The chicken breading is different, but I really liked it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan was our server and John was the manager. Both were kind, attentive, and great! The food was amazing. Biscuits, deviled eggs, and roasted chicken! 10/10 recommend.

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Makobmd
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great staff and delicious food

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vipjsinner
Omaha
92 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The chicken was way over cooked. The menu is fun but the if the food isn’t good doesn’t matter what’s on the menu.

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William
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were delightful and the food was outstanding! Don’t be fooled by the “chicken this is a gourmet establishment. Wonderful finger-lickin date night!

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TimP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was very good as well as the food. Brussel Sprouts appetizer was fantastic!

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SharonE
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to catch a flight and the staff was great about expediting service so we could enjoy and still make our flight

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

nothing special at all. Honestly, safeway fried chicken is better. Maybe i caught a off night for the kitchen.

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Bruce
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The menu needs to be expanded. There were mainly fried chicken offerings, which we expected, but the main courses have no other foods than the chicken and some very good gravy, but with nothing to put it on. No veggies, or potatoes, no garnish, nothing. The only sides available were those you might find at a fast food place. Great chicken, but the menu choices look the same as KFC, but not close to KFC prices!

Beautiful views if you eat outside, and the micro brews were excellent.

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Andrew
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts, beer, and biscuits were amazing; so was the service. The chicken and waffles, however, were merely so-so, which was kind of a disappointment. The waffles were cold and tasted like freezer waffles, and the chicken, while breaded nicely with a fantastic tasting sauce, was stringy and tough. Could’ve just been an off night, though; everything else was really nice, and the patio is beautiful!

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vipPack1972
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food, the perfect stop after a long day exploring Rocky Mountain NP.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beer were both great!

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vipDanM
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I really wanted to like the place because it is part of Hotel Stanely but… it was pretty awful. They cook the chicken in pressure cookers like the original KFC of Colonel Saunders but they overcooked it and burned it and seasoned it badly and used a scrawny chicken with not much meat. Even the french fries were nondescript . I don’t really know how you mess up fried chicken but.. they did. The staff was friendly and service quick but that doesn’t overcome bad food.

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Lisa
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We were seated right away but table service was very slow. I ordered a Vodka and lemonade, but got straight lemonade even though I was charged for the vodka. The menu is very limited. The chicken option is for half a chicken, which is way to much food. The breading on the chicken is very bland. The chicken and waffles is basically a chicken strip and half a waffle. Very overpriced for what you get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch outdoors

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Jcdt
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome chicken! We will definitely return. Patio has a beautiful setting.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, amazing food and beer, great service. We sat outside near a fire pit as the sun set. Downstairs is a magician’s paradise.

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The food was delicious and the drink was outstanding! Gluten Free chicken with collard greens and mashed potatoes. The deviled eggs were to die for! Only thing I didn't care for was the gravy, I prefer a milk based chicken gravy with my fried chicken, this had chorizo in it, which was a bit odd for me

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vipFoodie
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beware! It cost $10 to park! Otherwise, good.

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KellyC
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. Definitely try the brussel sprouts appetizer and don't pass up the mac-n-cheese. You won't regret it. We will be going back!

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Betty
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6. Everyone loved it. Food, service and Decor. Very friendly! Can’t wait to go again.
The chicken skins were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Chicken tenders were dry and they had no roasted chicken. How do not have chicken? Wouldn’t go back.

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AlejandroF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I feel that the establishment was great. Had a very good evening with my wife and great service and also great time.

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WilliamM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful location and atmosphere. Great chicken and beer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The margarita and Long Island Ice Tea were sour. The chicken had so much pepper it was almost difficult to eat. The waitress was amazing and had my drink remade. The only thing I liked was the waffle, butter and syrup. The salmon was fantastic!!

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WithOutATrace
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lights too bright over the South-East (1st from entrance) Booth we sat at - sun glasses required. We asked for another booth (they were all empty) and told ... "no, they are all dirty!" Wine was not par - had it been a bottle she'd have refused it... would have asked for another, if had another selection of Pinot Noir been available... so, wine selection could have been better. We must have come too late as the fried chicken was hard... I've been coming to the post for years, and you can't get bad chicken! But we did, This restaurant just opened so they are working the kinks out... SOOOO glad the post is opening another location - GREAT PLACE!

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Loved the outdoor seating and had a lovely server!

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Meanders
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nashville Hot Chicken and Waffles,
Brussel Sprouts, Chicken BLT and collard greens were all tasty. Food was fresh and service was great!

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LindsayNoel
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good food, as usual, and decent prices considering the size of the portions. The drink/beer menu is on the pricey side. We sat outside and overall enjoyed it, but there weren’t too many heaters/fires for the chilly night. Luckily we brought coats and the delicious hot chicken warmed us up eventually. The main thing we weren’t expecting was paying $10 for parking at the Stanley Hotel! We did receive a $5 credit toward our meal, but the price still seemed steep just for parking in Estes. Still, by coming to the Stanley, the Post has easily become one of the best places to eat in Estes Park.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, drinks and service. Lights needed to be turned down. Very bright.

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AnnmarieA
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch at the Post. Spectacular view, nice staff abd delicious chicken sandwich! Only thing I didn’t like was the $10 parking fee, $5 of which they took off the check. I think if you dine on site they should refund all of the parking fee. Otherwise a great experience!

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JohnF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great, food over the top, service wonderful, and sitting out on the patio on a perfect fall weather day in the Rockies! Thank you for such a memorable day.

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view , waiter recommendations were good. Reasonable priced.

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Staff was great, fantastic scenery outside. Food was overpriced. I had the chicken tenders and they were rubbery and didn't taste good. My husband had the meatloaf and that was good, but again quite expensive. It was clean and fairly quiet, but we sat outside, so not sure how it was inside. I wouldn't go there again but only because of the food and the prices, the staff and scenery are great.

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 50 OpenTable diners.

The Post Chicken & Beer - Estes Park does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigredf.securetree.com/.

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.