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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0873
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch last week at the Arapahoe Cafe. I had the huevos rancheros. It was absolutely delicious--great pork green chili!!!! In the past, I have had the tuna melt and the beef brisket sandwich. Both were outstanding as were the sides.

Thank Lisa N
Dillon, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They have the best Bloody Mary's in town. Yummy granola pancakes. All around the best breakfast. Cute quaint old cabin.

Thank levitate1
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever I'm in the Dillon/Silverthorne/Frisco area I make a stop here. There food is all very good, reasonably priced and they have a fun, casual atmosphere....both upstairs in the main dinning area and downstairs in the bar area. Only reason for four vs five stars, wait time. I've always eaten downstairs, and while the (usually 2) guys working the tables... More 

Thank Mark S
Stuart, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arapahoe Cafe is a great local spot for breakfast. I have heard dinner is great as well but so far out of the three times I have visited, all breakfast. Great coffee...they have pancakes with homemade granola in it which are amazing! Eggs Benedict were fabulous. Prices are good. The decor is awesome with all kinds of old photos full... More 

Thank Erica T
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best breakfast in Summitt Co. Excellent service. Very cool interior with ample seating, great coffee, great food. The signature omellett is better than you can make at home and biscuits are better than grandmas.

Thank RoadWarriorTravler
Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I-70 was closed because of an accident at supper time, so we couldn't go where we planned by car. So we ate here, next door to the Best Western Hotel. We thought it looked too small, but inside, they had plenty of empty tables. The grill was broke, but they still managed to offer many items, including our great Caesar... More 

Thank tripadvis0r201607
Glenmont, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to go here for dinner one night, but the wait was way too long! Went back the following night and got right in ( we arrived before 6:00pm). Cozy little restaurant with a authentic cabin style. Burgers were good, and the macaroni and cheese with smoked pulled pork was a real hit! Totally recommend that unique dish. Pulled pork... More 

Thank Yankee9561
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice and breakfast once during our trip. First dinner was in the pub for taco night. Tacos and chicken quesadilla were great. Pub in basement has good prices for happy hour. Second dinner was in restaurant because pub was busy. Had the bean soup and the artichoke dip...both were good. Breakfast was also good. Would return... More 

Thank Bill R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eater here a few times. We've always had sandwiches and burgers and overall they're quite good and fairly priced for a mountain town. The chicken wings here are among the best I've ever had. On our latest trip everyone opted for some form of BBQ. The BBQ itself is only average and for what you get we found it... More 

Thank gman9496
Bogota, Colombia
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greatly disappointed in this restaurant especially since it was ranked #1 in Dillon. We were sitting there for an entire hour before our entrees came and several of the food items were sub-par. However, the atmosphere was really neat and the servers were nice. The salad was just o.k. but the house soup(spinach & Asiago) was very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 Lake Dillon Dr, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dillon
  • Phone Number: +1 970-468-0873
The Arapahoe Cafe has served Summit County, Colorado since 1945 and offers great food, reasonable prices and friendly service. Stop by our website to see our awards, great menu items and our unique history.We smoke our own award-winning BBQ and our catering service, Bonnie Q BBQ Roadhouse Room & Catering Company, offers on or off-site catering.Q So Good It'll Make Your Big Toe Wiggle!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?