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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 Weekends only. Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 5pm.
Private event dates for January: 13th and 20th. Reservations are not available on these dates.

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

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Twin Owls Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (63)
Special Occasion (63)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
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Good for a Date (50)
Cozy (41)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Scenic View (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Casual (24)
Authentic (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Live Music (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 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 8, 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 6, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The waiter was knowledge and very helpful. All were friendly

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to attend again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food. Wonderful staff. Family atmosphere

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 21, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful all around! The service was fantastic and they made my husband's birthday very special. The food was also amazing!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was great, really cool atmosphere, but the food quality and preparation wasnt.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was great but the service left a little to be desired. For such an upscale place I expected more.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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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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