Where to Eat in Estes Park, Colorado
From donuts to steak dinners.
May 20, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Eat by
You’ll have no problem filling your itinerary when planning a trip to Estes Park, Colorado. The mountain and lake town offers a bevy of fun activities no matter the season, and you’ll find a mixture of both indoor attractions and outdoor adventures. Whether you want to hike or mountain bike, ski or snowshoe, check out the historical attractions or get in a game of golf — you can do it all.
But after all that fun, you’re bound to get hungry. So where can you go to grab a quick bite to eat? Here are five locally-approved eateries in Estes Park.
Start your day with a piping hot cup of coffee at Ziggi’s Coffee. This fun cafe offers far more than just coffee, though. Beyond signature favorites like mochas, macchiatos and iced coffees, the shop also offers Italian sodas, fruit smoothies and Red Bull infusions. If you’re hungry, grab a breakfast sandwich, burrito or scone. Too busy headed off to your next adventure to sit down? Just swing through the convenient drive-thru.
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If you have a different kind of brew on your mind, though, stop into the Estes Park Brewery. The microbrewery offers fresh, handcrafted beers alongside all your favorite pub eats, such as burgers, sandwiches, pizza and nachos. Catch your favorite game on one of the dozen televisions scattered throughout the space and feel free to bring the kids along; this brewery is family-friendly, with games for the kids and a kids menu.
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Enjoy your brews in Estes Park’s beautiful great outdoors, at The Slab’s outdoor pub and beer garden. The pub offers more than 90 craft beers, plus wine and other alcoholic beverages, and pub-goers can easily order delivery from a handful of surrounding restaurants, to enjoy an array of food options without ever getting out of their chairs. Live music and games are just the icing on the cake.
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If you’re looking for a more upscale environment, make a reservation at Nicky’s Steakhouse. In addition to steak, prime rib and seafood, the restaurant also offers a selection of regional and international cuisines, so there’s something for everyone on the menu.
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H2: 5. Donut Haus
If it’s your sweet tooth that needs satisfying, the Donut Haus can help. The longstanding doughnut shop offers a variety of buttermilk, yeast and filled doughnuts in fun flavors, but beyond the doughnuts, also sells buns and rolls, fritters and other sweet concoctions. Make sure to arrive early, to get the freshest doughnuts and your pick of the day’s options before the sell out!
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Need more tips on where to go and what to experience while in Estes Park? If you’re still narrowing down your itinerary, you can find recommendations on the best things to see and do, as well as the best spots to stay and shop, in the Estes Park, Colorado, Discovery Map guide, available both digitally and in print.