Hunter's Chophouse

1690 big thompson ave, Estes Park CO 80517

$25 - $50 Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick

Old Fashioned Mountain Fare

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 1690 big thompson ave, Estes Park CO 80517
  • Cross Street: Hw 36
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 20.00 | n/a
  • Phone: 9705866962
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Quick Bite,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Dinner - Main dining room
Valid between: May 30, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2021
Tuesday
Dinner - Main dining room
Wednesday
Dinner - Main dining room
Thursday
Dinner - Main dining room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Friday
Event - Main dining room 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Dinner - Main dining room 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Sunday
Dinner - Main dining room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 14, 2021
Bradley S.

I brought my fiance here for Valentine's day and wasn't disappointed! Hannah was a wonderful server and the food was amazing! I had the elk chops with barley risotto and it is quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. Thank you Hannah and the Chop House for a wonderful Valentine's celebration!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2021
Linda T.

Great food, Great service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2021
Keith P.

It was an excellent experience. Will for sure be back. The elk tenderloin was the best. The lamb was great too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 02, 2021
Cheryl B.

We were very impressed by the restaurant in general—the food, the service, the atmosphere. Most importantly the Covid protocol was followed extremely well. We were very comfortable and felt very safe.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Jeanne P.

Great food and atmosphere!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Jim F.

We loved our entire experience at Hunter's Chop House. The food was very good, the ambience/atmosphere was very warm and welcoming, and the best part of our experience was our waitress, Hannah. She was incredibly awesome and really made our experience completely wonderful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2020
Cathryn S.

Service was friendly, quick and professional. The menu had lots of options and the food was delicious and serving sizes very generous. The steaks were done exactly how we ordered them but the baked potato could have used another 20 minutes in the oven. We did not order any wine or cocktails, nor did we have any room left for dessert. I did get a look at the chocolate cake another table had and it looked decadent. Definitely need to make reservations as seating capacity is limited due to Covid restrictions. Great experience, give it a try!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Deana T.

Reservation system very easy. The ambiance in the dining area was perfect, made it feel like a true "Colorado" experience. Food was great with large portions. One suggestion I would make is to make sure the wait staff can explain the "specials". I inquired about the wine special that night and our waitress really had no information about the wine and couldn't explain it (it was a white wine). Other than that, great experience!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 15, 2020
Tina T.

Delicious food, amazing service, and a great view! The food is a little expensive, but it was delicious!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2020
James E.

We are visiting here in Estes Park went there for a nice dinner the food and service was excellent would recommend to everyone


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 14, 2020
Mike W.

It was really good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2020
Marvin M.

We love Hunter’s. We have been there several times and would recommend it to all! Nice variety on the menu too!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Sharon B.

We liked Hunter's so well, we dined there two nights in a row! The elk tenderloin and baked trout were outstanding.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2020
Donald W.

Great food and great service especially Hannah


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2020
Michael B.

Place was amazing top to bottom


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2020
Edward S.

The service was great and the elk was yummy.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2020
Vickie K.

Enjoyed our dinner at Hunters and will go back when we visit Estes again. Bishwa was an excellent server and made our experience even better.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Patty T.

There were four of us. I ordered the salmon and the others ordered Elk chops and Elk steak. All of our meals were delicious. The service was prompt and the waitress was very pleasant. We would definitely come again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2020
Rebecca L.

Food was wonderful. Our service was excellent. Food came out fast and our drinks were always full! Thank you for a great experience for our first time there


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2020
Mark T.

We had a nice meal with great service. Even with COVID restrictions, the staff was friendly and the quality of the meal was first rate. We wish them well in keeping their business alive!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 27, 2020
Allie P.

Love this restaurant. Always going there when in Estes. Plenty of game meat selections, and wonderful service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Julie L.

Excellent!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Michael C.

Thank you we had a great time.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Cathy M.

Service was great, the food was delicious.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 16, 2020
Marti R.

Music was a little loud. Hard to talk over wi hearing aids. Lol


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Marilyn G.

Our waiter was knowledgable,amiable,attentive. Food was nothing less than amazing, delicious,perfectly cooked and presented.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
John K.

Best restaurant in Estes Park for value and service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Tim W.

Excellent in every way


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2020
Linda D.

This is one of our favorite restaurants!!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Ron M.

The Elk steak was full of flavor and the filet was delicious as well. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Estes Park


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Scott S.

Amazing food, perfectly prepared. Excellent service. A beautiful restaurant with views of Lake Estes. We visited twice on our 1 week vacation because it was so good. Try the Elk chops with Shrimp Scampi, the Beef Tenderloin or the Barramundi


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 23, 2020
Laurie S.

We had a very enjoyable meal. The food was excellent although the timing was off. The server should have taken and put in our food sooner but the kitchen might have been behind as well. We waited well over 30 minutes between receiving our appetizer and receiving our dinner. Luckily we were not in a hurry. Otherwise the server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The meal was worth the wait. Likely a free drink for the wait or something could have been offered.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Judy T.

We are locals and have been going to Hunters on average about once a week with friends or just the two of us for a number of years, all year round. The choices are wonderful and the food just keeps getting better and better with some very exciting new items to the menu. The bar tender is great and the service is always exceptional. The owners are so interested in keeping every patron happy, they work hard and their efforts have paid off. We love this place above all others.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2020
James P.

Great food, and excellent service. Highly Recommended!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Eric H.

The food and staff were amazing. Try the smoke Elk carpaccio and the Bison hanger steak! Simply amazing dishes


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2020
Anthony L.

The beautiful views, good food, great service!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2021
Dana S.

Nice place. They were overbooked for Valentine's day and so we weren't seated until a half hour past our reservation. A couple of others had to wait longer. The server was excellent, the food was good. My wife had the Filet Oscar and it was excellent My sirloin seemed a little dry, but good.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2020
Linda H.

Good food, nice mountain decor


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 01, 2020
Philip H.

Elk chops & shrimp scampi was excellent as the last time. My wife said her Riley was a bit fattier than the last time but what she could eat was very good.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2020
Troy S.

Our server, Vita, was very nice and graciously accommodated our every request. The food was very good. Three of us had steak and my wife had pecan crusted salmon. We were all happy with our meals. The chocolate dessert, which we all shared, was amazing. The dining room is very nice with rustic hunting lodge ambiance.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 10, 2020
Robert C.

The three of us had a very good dinner. Trout and Salmon were excellent. Elk tenderloin was tasty but not entirely as tender as expected. Potato and asparagus sides were delicious. Server did a great job. Will go back and recommend.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2020
Stew B.

Overall had a pleasant experience. Restaurant temperature fluxtuated and made for a chilly meal. Food was as expected and tasty, well prepared, unfortunately was tepid. Hard to fault the restaurant as pandemic procedures undoubtedly present problems that the staff handled well, and I believe contributed to any deficiencies. Would recommend and will also return in the future.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Linda N.

The trout was outstanding the steak tasty as well. The hit was the sampler wild game starter. Service was attentive in a laid back atmosphere with a nice cabin touch. Take note of the impressive wildlife you dine with! This is a great VALUE restaurant with a solid star rating.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 23, 2020
Tom A.

The food was excellent and plated beautifully. The service was outstanding. Social distancing was in place and our server was masked at all times. We had a wonderful experience.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 15, 2020
Jerald S.

Simply very good


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 12, 2020
Mark G.

Food was great. Server was polite but was gone quite a bit. Did not ask if I wanted another margarita, no dessert offered. Could have gotten another $20 from us.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 23, 2020
Kelly K.

The service was great!! The Elk chops were very good! My husband had the Elk tenderloin and said it was the “gamiest” elk tenderloin he’s ever had, and wasn’t a fan. Overall nice place for dinner.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 22, 2020
Suzanne C.

The server was very friendly and very good. However, he never offered us desert, coffee.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 13, 2020
Kevin F.

Service was somewhat inattentive. Didn't ask if we wanted 2nd drink or dessert. Didn't offer steak sauce. Online reservation asked if it was special occasion. Wedding anniv. Nothing done. Why ask?


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 11, 2020
CATHY P.

Delicious foods- loved the elk. The salads were also very good. Friendly service. Comfortable distancing between tables. We’ll enjoy going back again.