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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:
Winter Hours - Weekends only Friday-Sunday 5-9pm
– Holiday Hours –
We will be OPEN on December 20th – 31st with the following hours:
– Christmas Eve 4-8pm
– CLOSED Christmas Day - RESERVATIONS ONLY
– December 30th – Private Event
– December 31st 4-9pm – RESERVATIONS ONLY
(we can not guarantee or accommodate all special seating requests for Christmas Eve and NYE)

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/

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

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 20 to 185.

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

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Please note, special seating requests are considered based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please note, special seating requests are considered based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (76)
Special Occasion (75)
Good for a Date (67)
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Good for Anniversaries (60)
Scenic View (50)
Cozy (50)
Quiet Conversation (46)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Worth the Drive (39)
Authentic (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Casual (27)
Local Ingredients (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Live Music (23)
Good for Groups (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Business Meals (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner with superior service from our server, Natalia. It was his birthday and we were treated to a free dessert. We were seated next to a large group, but the noise was minimal. The Spanish guitar player added the perfect music to the evening.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Spent a lovely evening in this historic mountain lodge. The food and service, as walls, were outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had so much fun at twin owls. Great dinner and great service! We even got a dessert for our anniversary!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The parking for the restaurant is absolutely horrible!!! Unfortunately the parking puts you in a ‘mood’ before you even get inside the building. The entire parking lot seems as though it was designed for compact cars only. The spots are very small and very tight and layed out in weird angles. We ended up with a scratch on one side and a door dent on the other side of our car. Very upsetting. Employees are aware of the parking problem and can only laugh and joke about it because “ nothing will ever change it “ due to the fact that the owners “want to cram as many cars in the lot as possible “ Really ruins an otherwise great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The first time I came to twin owls was in 2014. I remember it being impeccable. I have bragged about the food ever since. However this time, the food was not great. It had changed. The two de tour appetizer was very different and not very good. The main meal had an amazing steak but the lobster was under cooked and actually made both of us sick to our stomachs. The service was great and the atmosphere were great, but it was unfortunate that we paid $160 to feel sick to our stomachs with not a great meal.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The building design and fireplace made for a great ambiance. The food was amazing! It was, by far, the best prime rib I've ever had. The rest of the food (apps, soup & salad) were great as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful all around from the cheese plate, elk kabob and the fabulous (and enormous) carrot cake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Loved this place!! Amazing lamb chops and salad dressings are Home made!! My boyfriend had prime rib and it was cooked to perfection!!!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time there and loved the atmosphere as well as the food was excellent and not over priced..we walked out back, it was a beautiful chilly evening.. I dropped my glasses unfortunately:(

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

My wife & I were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and Twin Owls made it very special! The hostess sat us at a very private upstairs table overlooking everything. Val, our waiter was great in offering suggestions and making sure we had everything and all the other waitstaff were just fabulous! We have been here before and will definitely continue to dine here!

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

Overall this is a really nice restaurant. My husband and I felt it was a little overpriced and not a big selection of entrees, which was a little disappointing. The veggies that came with our meal were pretty bland, but the meat was tender and fill of flavor. I would defiantly recommend this restaurant for a nice date night or special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Live Music, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Great food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My steak measured a 1/4 inch thick.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent as always, we try to stop by Twin Owls every time we are in Estes

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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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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