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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
Reservation unavailable.

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Twin Owls Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Good for a Date (86)
Romantic (83)
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Good for Anniversaries (73)
Scenic View (64)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Cozy (56)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Worth the Drive (51)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Local Ingredients (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Authentic (38)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Casual (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Live Music (23)
Fun (19)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Seasonal (7)
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)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Always good food and atmosphere. Comfortable and good selection of menu items.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great meal during our stay in Estes Park. Would definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our experience was great as far as the ambiance and the service. The only complaint I had was that our food wasn’t quite cooked the way we wanted. My pork chop was pink in the middle Andy husbands elk was more rare than we would have liked. Other than that, everything was great! We will give this place another chance if we come back that way.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friendly staff and eager to help with food and wine recommendations! Acoustic guitar in dining area was enjoyable. I will definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were disappointed. First of all, our waitperson never told us that there were specials. Second, I've never seen a rib-eye steak that was less than 1/2 inch in thickness. My filet (house special - McGregor) was cooked perfectly in the center but was well done around the periphery (dry). The toppings, although, sounded delicious, were so so. On the other hand, ceasar salad and desert were excellent. Overall, too expensive to be that mediocre.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The 2 and one half hour ordeal started at the front end when we had to wait for a reserved table(in a half empty resturant) for 10 minutes. 10 minutes for service, 15 minutes for drinks . Ok fine front end issue. The appetizers shows up later and were fine,more than fine they were excellent. The prime rib showed up and was chewy,(noticed some one else send it back.) OK steak as a substitute, that was ordered with NO blue cheese. Shows up with blue cheese you send that back comes out naked another 15 minute right cuts into the steak rare not medium we send that back. Meanwhile I get the trout I put a pat of butter on the rice and it didn't melt the entire dish is barely warm. Doesn't matter I send that back it comes out and the fish was fishy it was either off or freezer burned. No manager shows up no one tries to make it right. They do give me a discount on the bill and they're backed up out front because we've had the table for what would have been a one-hour meal for two and a half hours. They're only open 3 days a week, I would suggest they just don't open at all.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Simply outstanding. Best meal I've had in a very long time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous!
It was our 55th wedding anniversary which we celebrated with our daughter and son-in-law. It could not have been better. We each had something different: lamb chops for one, cowboy steak for another, steak and lobster for the third person, and for me, elk medallions. All were superb. Our server was excellent, and he suggested a wonderful wine which we all enjoyed.
There was even an excellent guitarist who played music that was perfect for the setting. We would all go back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

By far the highest end place in Estes Park, it never fails to impress on the food and service end.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and excellent service!
Wonderful wine list very interesting cocktails.
The Elk is amazing, and the fillet to die for.
Thad and his wife are not only carrying on the great traditions of the Twin Owls, they re stepping it up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a reservation and were promptly seated upstairs, which was a great location. We ordered our food and our appetizer (bacon wrapped scallops) arrived. They were delicious, but the serving was quite small: we each had 1.5 wrapped scallops. Dinner arrived. It started great -- I ordered the duck and my husband ordered the elk medallions. His meat was cooked perfectly. It was quite tender with very good flavor. I ordered the duck, which came as two legs. The first leg was tender, moist, and had good flavor. The second leg, however, was so dry that it was rendered inedible. After informing the server she let us know she would pass the word along to the chefs and gave us a $4 discount for the meat... or essentially 13% off the menu price because 50% of the main entree was inedible. That hardly made up for it and I left the Twin Owls very disappointed, after hearing many great things about the restaurant. However, the wine was a great complement to the meal! And it was a ambience for my husband and I to enjoy a date.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a reservation for 6:30 pm for which we were promptly on time. We were greeted by a semi- rude hostess. We were then led to our table and waited quite a while for the Server to come and greet us, take drink orders etc. The food was fine, the elk tips appetizer was excellent, but the steaks and prime rib were nothing special. We passed on dessert and the waiter brought 1 check. We were 2 couples and did not ask for the check to be split up front. Our Waiter was visibly angry that we asked him to split the check. Overall, we enjoyed our evening, the ambiance is nice and we enjoyed the guitar player. Probably wouldn’t go out of our way to return but would go back.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

When we travel to Estes Park, Twin Owls Steakhouse is one of our go to restaurants. The food and service are always great. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who asks for a great place to eat in Estes Park.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food. Quality meat

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding food and service! The fillet was amazing. The atmosphere was nice especially with the live guitarist. The server was exceptional and very attentive to our entire table

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Many steakhouses in Estes Park, but this one has great ambiance, exceptional service, and interesting twists on classic steakhouse fare. For example, they have a Beef Oscar variation with smoked trout instead of crab meat, and was served with a chipotle hollandaise. We asked if we could have that preparation with elk instead of beef, and the kitchen happily accommodated us. Our server was exceptional, and there was live acoustic guitar music and a roaring fire throughout our dinner. We will certainly return!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food and service were both Awesome. We will return, Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our favorite local gem.. 5 Stars!
Excellent dining experience and professional servers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The ambience was wonderful. The food was expensive and we didn’t care for it. The service was good, however.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, friendly waitress, quaint rustic atmosphere, great wine recommendations, the elk medallions were fantastic! The bison filet was a little overcooked and dry (I ordered it medium). Desert was really good!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fabulous table by great fireplace.. Elk medallions and filet were exceptional. Lobster tail small and lukewarm. Excellent classical guitar player added to ambiance. Pricey but nice for special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fantastic for any occasion - wonderful food, relaxing atmosphere, great service ! No reason not to experience this great place.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This was truly one of the best dinner I've ever had. Absolutely amazing steaks and wine. Then to top it off the dessert was awesome

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Menu! Enjoyed the local fare. Excellent Lamb and Elk options.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Enjoyed the ambiance and food!!
Service was great!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great atmosphere,great food,great service great place to take in Colorado

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

What a lovely restaurant nestled in the Black Canyon Inn complex! The bread was served with a spectacular olive oil, and the salads were fresh. My husband’s entree - fillet mignon - was tender and delicious. I was a bit disappointed in my entree (trout), which was simply prepared but not particularly tasty. Finally, the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The filet i had and the prime rib my wife had were great. Some of the sides and the creme brulee were good, but not as outstanding. The bartender was not friendly or personable, but he was very prompt and professional. Overall a very good restaurant that i would recommend to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

I ordered the Filet Macgregor - House Special, medium. The meat came rare and the whole dinner was just warm. When ordered I asked for extra Balsamic sauce. It came with hardly any so I had to ask for more. I had a table with 7 people in the dinning room behind the bar area. There was only two other groups of two customers each. One left shortly after we were seated. The other table of two must have been friends with their waitress as the three talked a lot and were laughing a lot VERY LOUD so I couldn't hear much of the conversations going on at my table across the room. The waitress should have been more professional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Natasha, our server was excellent and the food was superb.
We had a perfect dining experience and you will too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful appetizers complimented both traditional entrees and special meals. Great service. Only improvement would be in quality of desserts. Wonderful ambience and food will bring us back again and again.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal. Outstanding smoked salmon appetizer. One of the better prime rib dinners I've had in a while. The cheddar/green chile mashed potatoes are not to be missed. Huge carrot cake for dessert took us two days to finish.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I planned dinner here as a surprise for my wife. I wanted something that was uniquely “Colorado”, and something that was an exceptional dining experience.

Our experience was nothing less than amazing. The atmosphere was exactly what I hoped for, the service “AAA”, and the food was excellent.

Don’t pass this opportunity by...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Consistently amazing food here! The ambiance is a rustic log cabin feel but, fine dining with excellent service. No fancy dress required, unless you want to. It is a great place for dates and special occasions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everyone was very nice but the entire experience lacked in so many ways. Twin Owls was the one big disappointment of our four day trip to Estes Park to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. They do not serve premium cuts of meat but they charge for it. We had the filet mignon and bison filet and neither were very tender. Both cuts had "grizzle" and they were butchered very sloppily (I first thought it was a charming rusticness until I tried to cut through the meat). They do not employ professional table servers, but they charge for it. Everything was just "ok" at best. The vegetables were refreshing and cooked to a delightful tenderness - but we didn't go there for good vegetables. Meat not seasoned. Bacon wrapped scallops not thought through. Dessert was a waste of calories. I made reservations a month or two in advance but still had to wait quite some time (at least 20 minutes, I believe). It was a big $200 bummer. The only redeeming thing about the evening was the company of my beautiful wife.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love the Twin Owls McGregor Steak after the welcoming hot-out-of-the-oven bread with oil and balsamic. The reliable menu, coupled with the setting and service make this a part of every visit to Estes Park.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We shared the scallop wrapped in bacon appetizer, there were only 3 scallops, scallops were excellent but the bacon was quite fatty and not thoroughly cooked. For entrees we had the surf and turf and the elk medallions. The lobster was very good but the filet had no texture to it and was mushy in our mouth, we told the waitress who offered options and we took a second lobster tail. The first elk medallion was good, tasty but a bit chewy, the second was more chewy and the third had so much gristle I could barely cut it. I had had enough by then and let it go. They had a guitar player who was very enjoyable and not too loud.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent steak and wild game. Attentive service, beautiful cabin lodge upscale ambiance. Can be very busy so reservations ahead of time recommended or you may not get in. Noise level was a little high.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I left my CC and the Front desk call me befor i left to clam my CC. Next day i pick up and very happy with there service and food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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