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About The Dunraven Inn

The Dunraven Inn is a special place for many people and we hope you will see why. We are especially proud of our staff, many of whom have worked for us for many years. Our goal is to provide great food and service, in a restaurant that is warm and friendly. We offer an extensive wine list that will compliment our food at a good value to you. Any questions you have regarding a wine or pairing a wine to your dinner, please feel free to ask! We have a fully stocked bar and serve many varieties of bottled beer.

2470 Highway 66
Estes Park, CO 80517
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
near the YMCA Camp

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 586-6409

Website:
http://www.dunraveninn.com/

Entertainment:
Find us on Facebook for daily updates of weekly events!

Executive Chef:
Marty Metz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Dunraven Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (95)
Special Occasion (95)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
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Worth the Drive (82)
Authentic (71)
Casual (64)
Cozy (62)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Romantic (55)
Comfort Food (45)
Notable Wine List (45)
Good for Groups (40)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Fun (32)
Hot Spot (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Business Meals (19)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Scenic View (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

❤️❤️❤️

Food? Great. Service? Friendly. Bussers? Professional.

We highly enjoyed our time at Dunraven.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great server, flavorful food

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·Dined 6 days ago

My Husband and I went for a date night & we were not disappointed! Making the reservation was easy with OpenTable, we we're seated right away, our waiter (Brian) was terrific, so was the whole crew, the food was superb! We started with the Sallops, then split the New York steak with a side of spaghetti & we each got a salad. I would highly recommend this restaurant & we will most definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

The Alfredo was advertised as 7 cheeses. I swear it tasted like it progresso out of a jar. Tasteless. Bland.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Estes Park is not a culinary Mecca. Given that, Dunraven is a fine choice, the dishes we had varied from adequate to tasty while the service was friendly and competent but a bit slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I have been going here for 30 years and are always happy with the food and service. Best Italian in Colorado.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

They are a few miles outside of town, but worth the drive. Food is great and the drink options are there if you are in the mood. Can handle larger parties if you make advanced reservations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We always received awesome service and the food is always delicious

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delish! Wine choices were great. Outstanding mussels/appetizer. Our two main courses were very nicely done. We splurged and had a cannoli and pancetta for dessert - and cappuccinos. We were in Estes Park for the weekend and absolutely thrilled this is where we had a special dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I've been to the Dunraven Inn many times, but was somewhat disappointed this time. Everything was very "average". The waiter was not very attentive with keeping water glasses off empty, and vegatables that were supposed to come with the meals were substituted without so much as a mention. I froze at our table with the A/C blowing on me the entire time.
We're all entitled to an off day, and I'll go back and try it again because Dunraven has been so good in the past. I just won't rush back real soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went there on our honeymoon 33 years ago. And it was just as great as we remembered!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Dunraven Inn is wonderful. We had a large party for dinner after our wedding two years ago. This weekend we were back in Estes Park so our family of three went for dinner. The service was wonderful both time and the food is delicious . We would definitely recommend dining here to anyone that likes Italian food. There's also an extensive wine list to choose from. Do make a reservation, though. I made our reservation the day before and had no issues at all.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great Italian place to eat! I always book a reservation when I’m staying in town!

Tags: Late-night Find, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with great food and waiters~Will be returning—excellent food options!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Thank you for the great food and service. I'm a local and we always recommend your restaurant.
We enjoy coming to your restaurant all times, not just for special occasions. Great location!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is the second time I have been there in the last two years, we don't live in Estes Park. Both times were excellent. The seafood is fresh and for Colorado that is a feat! I had the bacon wrapped scallops and they were big and tasty, quality! Bryan out waiter did a good job taking care of us. Thank you!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I were in town for a friend's wedding and were looking for a place to have a nice dinner for the two of us. We found reviews for the Dunraven and decided to grab a reservation. We absolutely loved our dinner and our server Brian. The restaurant was full but pleasant and still fairly quiet but no uncomfortably so. We split a bottle of wine and we both had delicious steaks. I also had shrimp scampi. The food was cooked wonderfully and we greatly enjoyed our visit. We hope to return for another fantastic meal.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have dined here in the past. This experience was not what I had experienced in the past.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best cannoli I've ever had - the inside cream was fantastic!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always eat at The Dunraven Inn when were are in Estes Park. For the last two years our waiter has been Collin (and coincidentally he is from Dallas just like we are). He does a great job and makes our experience a really positive one. I had the scallops and they were beautifully prepared and tasty.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have dinned at the Dunraven many times over the years. It has always provided us with great food, very good service, and a pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fabulous ambiance.. service impeccable. The staff went beyond the call of duty to make my birthday special. Food was very good .Everyone who staffed the restaurant were very friendly. Will return next time we’re in Estes Park.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always enjoy our eating experiences there! Delicious food and wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Dunraven is our favorite dinner spot in Estes! The food, service and ambience are always outstanding. It's become a family tradition to have dinner there to end each visit to the area perfectly!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Simply amazing! Fantastic experience! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The Dunraven has been a favorite of ours for many years. We go at least 10 times a year and have celebrated our anniversary there for the last 15 years. The food is always wonderful, service is excellent. It can get a little noisy but that is part of the ambiance of it! You are always made to feel welcome and never feel rushed to eat and go. Highly recommend that you make reservations at least a week in advance, as they tend to be busy almost every night of the week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were seating very promptly with a reservation. The wait staff seemed very well trained and personable. I ordered the pesto pasta with pine nuts. Unfortunately, the pasta had been left boiling too long and the mouth-feel of the pasta was gummy and pasty. I could kick myself for not asking them to take it back to the kitchen. The house salad was satisfactory, although you could taste the rinse water in the greens.

Usually have a very good experience here. This time, a little disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful fish!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great atmosphere for a special occasion. The Scallops were delicious with the homemade pasta. The server was attentive and friendly which was appreciated. This is one of the best places to eat in Estes Park.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Friendly but professionally disciplined staff - all the food was very above average; some was exceptional. They do it right. If you're deciding between here and Twin Owls, go here - so long as you like Italian food (but I bet their steak is better than Twin Owls also!)

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We were served quickly and the dinners were excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food and service! I had the halibut special and it was delicious and gluten free,

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great experience at this wonderful, historic restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Awesome service! we ate in the bar , Bartender was amazing !
Great Food! Great Atmosphere!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We shared a mussels appetizer, very good. For entrees we had the pasta with sun dried tomatoes and added the scallops, also very good, but way too much pasta and there should have been a bit more sauce; the second entree was the veal Marsala over linguini, the veal was good but the portion was a bit skimpy, the pasta was swimming in Marsala sauce, way too much, I couldn’t eat more than a few bites.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding food and service, as always. Erica, our waitress, and Bianca provide outstanding, professional service. Highly recommend the Dunraven Inn.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Consistently excellent!!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Known for its authentic Italian fare, but I had steak and it was cooked to perfection. The restaurant has its own unique ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was our first time dining there and we were pleasantly surprised. Loved all the dollar bills stapled all over and even more that they give thousands to charity each year. The food was great as well as the staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely as always. Thumbs up for Lasagna, Eggplant Parm, Scallops & Ribeye that we enjoyed at our table that night. Busy, busy, but worth the wait (yes -- do make reservations!)
Our fave server, Erica, was not available to take care of us this time, but Delilah did a great job! Well-trained wait staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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