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About Twin Owls Steakhouse

Surrounded by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, the Twin Owls Steakhouse is Estes Park’s premiere fine dining destination. Located on the grounds of the Black Canyon Inn, we are tucked away just to the north of the rush and bustle of downtown Estes Park. The rough-hewn logs, broad-plank hardwood floors, moss rock fireplaces and the rustic charm of a 90 year-old log cabin are joined with all the amenities of a modern restaurant in each of our three dining rooms.
Our menu has been carefully crafted to please the entire family, and includes a broad selection of steaks, wild game and seafood, along with a kids’ menu and an irresistible dessert selection. We also offer an extensive wine list, local craft beers and hand-crafted cocktails.

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

Cuisines:
Continental, Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Open Weekends. Friday - Sunday starting at 5pm.
We will be closed on Sunday February 4th

Cross Street:
Rt 34 Bypass

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 586-9344

Website:
https://www.twinowls.net/

Entertainment:
James Davis - Classical & Spanish Guitar
Fridays and Saturday 6-9pm

Catering:
We work with every group to plan the perfect menu for their event; we offer two fully customizable food and beverage packages, covering everything from appetizers and cocktails all the way through to desserts and champagne toasts. With decades of planning experience to draw on, and with a dedicated and well-trained staff at your service, we strive to ensure that your only concern on the day of your event is having a thoroughly unforgettable experience.

Parking Details:
Large groups, please carpool.

Executive Chef:
Brant Price

Private Party Facilities:
When booked for a private event, the Steakhouse can perfectly accommodate 75 to 185 guests, and includes space for a dance floor, second-level seating and a cozy lounge ideal for a cocktail hour. For smaller affairs, the Garden Room is perfect for groups of 55 or fewer, and for the most intimate of gatherings, our Loft is ideal for groups of 35 or fewer.

Private Party Contact:
Sandra: (970) 215-4544

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

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Twin Owls Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

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4.1

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (52)
Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
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Good for a Date (36)
Cozy (30)
Scenic View (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Casual (24)
Notable Wine List (19)
Live Music (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was very good. But after considerable research to find special valentine dining experience during a special trip to Colorado we got stuck in an overflow dining room. This room lacked any ambience. While the main dining that was exclusively featured on their website that had live guitarist and spectacular views we had staticky bar music and car headlights in our eyes. There were no flowers no special valentines decorations, simply seemed they opened area to accommodate extra guests. In hind sight seems hostesses hand picked who got seated in main dining room and who got relegated to the back room. Given we spent $200 for a couple and that we made this reservation weeks in advance we are sorely disappointed in the experience especially since we planned in advance. Shame on Twin Owls for treating us this way. They simply misrepresented their establishment and Valentines Day experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Our food was perfectly prepared and we had a lovely evening. Everyone is very friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointed with the food on a special night (Feb 14).

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·Dined 6 days ago

Appetizer (Baked Brie) was aweful, tasteless and undercooked. The Rib Eye steak was thin and over cooked, the potatoes were dried and other veggies were just ok. This is NOT a high-end cuisine restaurant or a steakhouse as they advertise it.
The wine list was pretty decent, I selected a bottle of Bordeaux 2010.
I would never go back to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter, Val, was exceptional.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Me and my girlfriend had a great romantic dinner. The food was absolutely fantastic, definitely worth the price!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of the very best meals we have ever had. Oki was so lovely and the service she provided was perfection. Every recommendation she gave was thorough and exactly the way she described it. We will be back!

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food and service was amazing! Well worth the money.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had ribeye steak. It was a thin cut and was over cooked. My wife had a filet and it was thicker and cooked correctly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first trip to Twin Owls and we will be back! We were celebrating my husbands birthday and the service was wonderful - was wished Happy Birthday by all. They gave us a table overlooking the dining room which was beautiful. The food was fantastic - from the bread and olive oil mix to the bacon wrapped scallops and finally the bison steak my husband had to the elk medallions that I enjoyed. And there was live guitar music playing the whole time!! It was a great evening and again we will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a lovely evening with good service and great food in a very nice setting

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always have a wonderful meal and a lovely time at Twin Owls. We've been going for years and have never been disappointed. We save it for special times. James Davis is truly lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Casual, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was a very nice night including a guitar player who was very good at setting the mood

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This restaurant has a great atmosphere and architecture. If you want an average piece of meat with simple steamed vegetables and a potato for $40+, this is your restaurant.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We took some friends from out of town here because it is such a special place. Appetizers were wonderful. French onion soup....exquisite. The scallops were awesome as were the elk tips. Everyone had steaks but myself. I tried the polenta/portabella dish but it was very disappointing. The flavors just did not meld together as I hoped. The presentation was also unappetizing. I should have known to order meat at a steakhouse. This will not deter us from bringing guests to enjoy Twin Owl at all. One of our favorite places in Estes.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fantastic! We come to Estes every year for our anniversary and struggle to find a decent restaurant- where has this gem been hiding?!?! Our server was great and we loved the log cabin atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We celebrated a special occasion dinner here and the setting, service and meals were exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Twin Owls is notable the best steakhouse I’ve been to for years! The steaks are tender and delicious. Our server and the staff were quick and performed exceptionally. A bit expensive but definitely worth the experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Came here on a Fri nite for my husband's b/day. Expected better for $97 plus tip for dinner for two. Husband's prime rib was good; my roasted duck not. Bing cherry compote was fried to a curdle and duck was dry. My veggies looked good but they were cold. Our French Onion soup tasty. Place wasn't full so we were disappointed to be seated near the woman's bathroom. Table wobbled; tried to fix it ourselves, no could do. Management: you might want to fix that table. We did give the full 20 percent tip to our nice waitperson; she shouldn't be penalized for a somewhat lackluster dinner. Grade: B-

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

They were hosting a wedding party so focus on the bar area tables was lacking. Food quality was good but broccolini was only luke warm when served.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was very good except the appetizer which was a bake brie that was cold inside and not fully baked. The service and atmosphere were exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great quiet location. The food was great

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved this restaurant! Elk Medallions were amazing! I avoid gluten and dairy, and Twin Owls had no problem catering to that.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Mixed. I would give it 4 stars overall but my steak was average and under cooked even after describing to the server how I wanted it prepared. Had to send it back. Even cooked to my taste it was an average steak. Other aspects of the meal where fine. But the centerpiece of the meal disappointed. It is a "Steak House" so the expectation is high for the main course.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

On vacation in Estes Park. This was a treat! I have nothing negative to say. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! I really enjoyed the Elk and Bison

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing food & live music on a Friday night. We’ve been here a few times & never leave disappointed. Elk cooked to perfection, best & most tender short ribs I’ve ever had. We’ll always return when we’re in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The waiter was knowledge and very helpful. All were friendly

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome ambiance. Loved the feel of the restaurant. Great customer service as well as great food, i would recommend anyone in the area to visit.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Disabled Access, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dining experience. Our favorite restaurant in Estes. Highly recommended.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I grew up vacationing in Estes and hadn’t been to this hidden gem before New Years Eve. The food was delectable, service amazing, warm and inviting. We will be back every year for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was good as always we have been eating here for the last 25 years. We had our daughers wedding reception dinner here 8 years ago. Wonderful time had by all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The restaurant did not disappoint! We started at the bar for a pre dinner cocktail. Thad, one of the owners, recommended a Scotch and wine that were both spot on! I had the Beef filet and my husband had the Bison filet. Both were perfectly cooked and delicious. The entire evening was wonderful! The restaurant, the Staff and the food was first class. If you are in town, this is a MUST VISIT restaurant!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to attend again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was sadly disappointed with the filet mignon, prime rib and ribeye. Poor meat quality,not cooked well and tasted like charcoal. The bread, salad and appetizer were good as well as the sides and dessert! Definitely not worth the high prices though. The service was fantastic from our waiter Val. He did everything he could to make us happy. Beautiful place.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had dinner here Christmas Eve and really enjoyed it. Both our meals were really good and the service was great. We will go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Family atmosphere

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Will definitely come here again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Twin Owls is one of our favorite places to eat in Estes Park after a day of snow-shoeing. It's quiet, great ambiance, fast and friendly service, and great food.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I went here for Christmas Eve dinner and really enjoyed it. Service was friendly and the food very delicious. Nice scenic location.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We were disappointed in only one thing. When we made our reservation we were asked if we were celebrating any special occasions. We were in fact, making the trip to Estes Park to celebrate our 43 wedding anniversary. We shared this information when making the reservation. To our surprise when we arrived for dinner, not a single person at the restaurant mentioned of the anniversary celebration. Our disappointment stems not from the quality of food, service or value; it is clearly due to no mention of the anniversary celebration after asking when the reservation was made! We have been fortunate to have dined at numerous high quality restaurants across the country and have always been please to have special occasions recognized. Generally, this recognition has been a verbal acknowledgement of the event, which is more important than any special food items that some restaurants have offered. My advice to Twin Owls Steakhouse is simple - if you ask about special occasions when reservations are being made, acknowledge it upon arrival! It leaves a lasting impression, more so than a good meal at a reasonable price!!

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