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Arapahoe Cafe & Pub

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$$ - $$$
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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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always very good. We think dinner in the pub is better than breakfast upstairs; that said, the patio is really nice among the flowers and tourists heading to the lake lol. Burgers and trout are excellent.

Thank FoodieCyclists
Denver, Colorado
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently visited the Arapahoe Café for breakfast and loved the trout and eggs. Everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked like something you would want to order the next time you visited. Can't wait to return for breakfast or lunch the next time I am in the Colorado mountains.

Thank Wineandfoodlover70
Denver, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whole in the wall on the lake. Granola pancakes for breakfast and trout for dinner. Although the trout was good the steamed spinach and rice were bland. Still a great place!

Thank KoltsGirl
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arapahoe Cafe is staffed by a friendly and courteous staff and serves very good food at a reasonable price. A great way to start the day for breakfast or wind down at the end of the day for dinner

Thank Snakeman1212
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time Trip Advisor reviews let us down. The food was really really bad! Nothing made fresh. You could tell the soups, appetizers, sauces etc were straight out of a can or the freezer. Yuck! The service was quite good and the atmosphere fun but we will never go back! The prices on the menu would be... More 

Thank MrChowChow
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small little dump! are toast was burnt ! The eggs was like rubber! and their so-called hashbrowns was freezer burnt! we pay $10 a piece for breakfast and it was not eatable! the service was slow! just an old hillbilly restaurant we would never go back I feed my dog Way better than that! One of the most... More 

Thank Sandra B
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been to the Arapahoe Cafe in 20 years. It was awesome then and still is. I had the green chile cheeseburger and it was yummy. Very tasty and the service was top notch also. Will be hitting this place at least once a week over the winter ski season this year.

Thank David W
West Lafayette
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is kind of a quirky place (bit of a hippie vibe) on top of a hill, colorful pansies in window boxes and strings of white lights. There are photos of local history on knotty pine paneling inside, classic rock played in the background. My wife had the mango chipotle chicken, smashed potatoes, with an unusual salad with tasty, unexpected... More 

Thank Mack3065
Spring, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Five of us spent 5 days in Keystone CO( Sept 24 - 28 ). We saw an Ad for the Arapahoe Café and decided to try it. The place was very busy, so the host mentioned that the Pub would be less crowded. The Pub was great , food and brews!! They have specials most nights as well as drink... More 

Thank Roger P
Blue Springs, Missouri
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have eaten here for lunch and breakfast. Both are very good. I suggest you go on a weekday or else you may have to wait a long time on the weekends because this is a very popular place.

Thank Mary Ann S

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?