Usually Yelp is my best friend when I’m on vacation, but a personal recommendation from a local or frequent visitor is worth 100 online reviews.
At last year’s Rocky Mountain Half, Salem ate at Marys Lake Lodge. He said the views from the restaurant were amazing and that the food was very good and surprisingly family friendly. Lyle and Dehn ate at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse. They liked it so much they went back twice! Dehn said the brisket was his favorite.
I can’t wait to try both of these places, but I want to know what you recommend. Where is the best place to eat in, around, or on the way to Estes Park? What are the hidden gems that just cannot be missed?