About 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.

800 MacGregor Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week, with the exception of our Private Events.
Private Events on May 20th and 28th

Cross Street:
Rt 34 Bypass

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 586-9344

Website:
http://www.twinowls.net/

Executive Chef:
Brant Price

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: (970) 215-4544

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private Event on the following dates in May:
Saturday May 13, 2017
Saturday May 20th, 2017
Sunday May 28th, 2017
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Twin Owls Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Good for a Date (86)
Romantic (84)
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Good for Anniversaries (74)
Scenic View (64)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Cozy (57)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Worth the Drive (51)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Local Ingredients (38)
Authentic (38)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Casual (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Live Music (23)
Fun (19)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with our children, grandchildren and our nephew. We couldn't have asked for a better night. Good food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wine list is short but good value with some interesting offerings.

Tags: Casual
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I love this place. One of my favorites. It is in Estes Park, CO. We come every time we are in Estes. The building is a large log home. Just gorgeous. My drink was very inventive & good. I had the MacGregor filet. Melt in your mouth steak. The seasonings & sauce were a taste sensation. My husband had the bison new York strip. He said it was very good & tender. I highly recommend this restaurant. Bon apetit!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was delicious. I had the elk medallions and my date had the scallops. Both cooked perfectly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We were looking forward to our dinners! I ordered the elk medallions and my wife ordered the ribeye. The elk was fine, maybe a little overdone. My wife was looking forward to her favorite steak .. she could not eat it. Half inch thick And mostly grissle! Very disappointed! She loved the potatoes however .Service was good but the food was below a average for other places we have been! Way overpriced for what we had. Not going back and not recommending!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nice place

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I received the table I requested, service was excellent and the food very good with a fine presentation.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a wonderful steak dinner here to celebrate my husbands birthday. Started with the duck and the Brie appetizers. Most of us got the ribeye with delicious veggies and roasted potatoes. My daughter got the prime rib. All were delicious and cooked to perfection. Great special occasion restaurant with a cozy feel yet still family friendly. Would definitely return next time we are back in Estes Park

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent choice when in Estes Park. Lots of "game" options (elk, bison)service was attentive and prompt, entered were closer to 4.5 than 4. Will return again next time in Estes. Big bull elk and harem near the parking lot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very difficult parking, good food, excellent staff!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Twin Owls is one of our two favorite restaurants in Estes!! We've been coming here for quite a few years. ALWAYS a great meal, great service, and fair prices!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

From appetizers to desserts, the very best cuisine you could wish for.
A bit pricey, however, every bite was worth every penny. The only negative was a table with 2 toddlers that had active screaming vocal cords. For fine dining such as Twin Iwls, there should be separate enclosed areas for families with toddlers. We love our children & Grandchildren, that is why we leave them with reputable sitters

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our visit to Twin Owls started off a bit rocky. We waited over 15 minutes for a server to come to our table. It took my husband going to the front desk to ask if we had a server to get someone to take care of us. After that they went out of their way to make it an enjoyable evening for us. We both got the Elk medallions which were excellent. The wine selection was great. We were seated at a cozy, romantic table in the upstairs.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

After a really mediocre meal at the Hotel Stanley near by this was a great find.
The Bison Steak, filet, and table by the window overlooking the back yard were absolutely great. Not inexpensive but worth it !

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The wine was delicious and the food was exceptional! Will be recommending and will be coming back.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Horricific service. I informed the restaurant it was my wife and I'd wedding anniversary. They hooked me up by sitting us next to the bathroom. Immediately after a served dropped a dirty fork on my wife's foot...never came back to get it or acknowledge what happened. The waiter didn't understand me say we were ready to order, made for an awkward exchange (not the waiters fault) but it seemed after that exchange he just gave up on us. Never refilled out drinks, never checked on satisfaction with food or asked if we needed anything. This was a problem because my medium stake was blood raw. So I sat there for 15 minutes while my wife ate her mean and my $36 meal sat I front of me inedible. Fine the angered checked on me and had the meal cooked again. Then my wife got to watch me eat. It's was a terrible dining experience. Clearly they the servers did not care about my business. Won't ever be going back. The food was high quality but the service destroyed it.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Twin Owls was a complete delight. Friendly, attentive service, beautiful guitar background music, and wonderful food. We ate here the last night of our trip - it was a perfect end to an awesome week in the Rockies.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I have been coming to Estes Park for over 20 years and this was the best meal I have had in town. The elk medallions were outstanding. All the food was great and the service matched the food. I will go back.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

We were there for our 47th anniversary...would have given us champagne but we don't drink. Gave us dessert instead. We had 2 different appetizers and the French Onion soup. All was excellent. Had the bison ribeye...again very very good. The service was outstanding. We will be back...just for an evening out. We won't order as much as we had plenty to take home. The prices are high but we thought it was worth it. Give it a try and.you won't be disappounted.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Everything about our visit was amazing. Starting with the chance viewing of 6 elk as we turned in. We were seated right away. Our server was prompt and very nice. We had the appetizer for two. It was wonderful. I usually don't venture far from my normal menu but I tried the elk tips . I can't say enough about how tender they were. The dipping sauce for the elk was perfect. The amount was just right too, not too much to fill you up. My husband had the elk medallion and I had the duck for our entree. Both were wonderful. We skipped the desserts. The service for us was just the right amount of attention. I will tell everyone we know that is going to Estes Park about the Twin Owls Steakhouse. We will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our server was extremely nice and made us feel at home. The food was extraordinary, and we all loved it! Even our 2 picky children!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We dined at the restaurant while on vacation at Estes Park. The elk medallions were excellent and the scallops were some of largest, most tender we have ever had. Great beeer and wine selection. Service was top-notch, the decor wonderful, and the views spectacular. Menu items were a little pricey but this was a special occasion so didn't mind spending a bit more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Twin Owls has great atmosphere with just average food. I would recommend to others just to experience the old ranch house feel, and don't expect much out of the food.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent elk chops and medallions. Chocolate moose was alan excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great mountain elegance ambiance back by a special menu with variety.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Fabulous restaurant! We really enjoyed the log cabin ambiance, the excellent, friendly service, and the creative menu. Both the duck and the lamb were superb, and perfectly cooked. We would definitely return, and recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Excellent food! Our waiter, Val, excellent!
When in Estes Park be sure to have dinner at Twin Owl Steakhouse and ask for Val!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good food but a bit overpriced. The Elk dishes are very good. That's why we returned again this year.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Beautiful location for a special dinner, food was wonderful and the wait staff very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We set up a reservation online 1 day early and only open times were around 5pm and then 8pm and later. We chose 8 pm and had a marvelous Appetizer for Two, a bottle of wine (I'm more of a beer drinker-but anniversary for wife took precedence. Several beers to choose from though). Then the main course of Elk Medallions (me) and the Filet McGregor (wife) were both Outstanding! The place was on the loud, boisterous type of fun atmosphere. No issue for us-we had a great conversation without having to talk loud, but if looking for quiet, don't go during their busiest times. Staff was engaging and knowledgeable. Highly recommend, good value for the money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was superb. I have told our friends that it's a must dining experience when they visit Estes Park.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Been there several times because of the atmosphere and food! We were disappointed in the hostess out front(She is the first person one sees when coming in) and should greet people and be overly pleasant!! Also, our server only checked on us once!! The man who brought our food and the man who kept our water full and cleared the table were great!!! Maybe a rough night or new people!!! We will be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Food was very good, as in past visits. Cannot say much about the service. Waitress wasn't particularly friendly nor was she very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

A visit to Ft. Collins/Loveland always requires the senic 37 mile drive up beautiful Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park and Black Canyon for the most amazing dining experience in ALL of Colorado! Everything is done right at Twin Owls Steak House. Set in Black Canyon, the scenery is amazing! But the food is even better. Service is 5 star. The menue isn't overly omplex. Every item on the menue is excellent. The owners are hands on; the evening we dined there, the owner served us our food. Highly reccomendstay for casual classic dinning

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was beyond delicious! I just felt a bit rushed ... no sooner had a last bite in my mouth and they were upon us to take the plates. In and out in less than 1 hour :(

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Very nice atmosphere with amazing food. Parking is a bit difficult but once inside its very pleasant. We will definitely return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Charming atmosphere and quiet music made it a wonderful evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Best restaurant in Estes Park!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was average, the price was high. Nice setting, but I'd try something else in Estes Park before I went back again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great Service. Very nice place for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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