Grand Lake Dining

Grand Lake is situated near one of the main entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park, making this mountain community an excellent base from which to explore Colorado’s national treasure. It also has its own attractions, such as a western downtown boardwalk riddled with quaint shops, and the Beach at Grand Lake, which offers water-based activities during the warm months.

A collection of local museums and an excellent repertory theater provide activities when the weather is not conducive to being outdoors. Yet, by far, the most popular attraction of this region is the mountains and lakes surrounding Grand Lake. If you are planning to visit Colorado and Grand Lake, make sure you pack for the weather, as you will be spending a lot of your time outdoors.

Pancho And Leftys

For casual dining indoors and out, head to Pancho and Lefty’s for some Text-Mex and a great view.

Grab a Bite to Eat at One of These Great Locations

If you are planning Grand Lake, Colorado travel, you will want to plan for a few places to eat. Several chain restaurants line the streets of this community, but to make your Colorado vacation truly memorable, consider dining in one of these local options that you cannot enjoy anywhere else.

Pancho and Lefty’s

Pancho and Lefty’s features Tex-Mex meals that are sure to please most tastes. The restaurant is nothing fancy, but sits on the boardwalk and offers casual dining both indoors and outdoors. It boasts the best view of Grand Lake of any other dining establishment in the community.

One of the highlights of a visit to Pancho and Lefty’s is the chance to see the area’s largest beer can collection. It has a game room and TVs showing the latest sports to keep you entertained while you are dining.

Back Street Steakhouse

Inside the Daven Haven Lodge, you’ll find the Back Street Steakhouse and the tastiest steaks in town.

Back Street Steakhouse

Located in the Daven Haven Lodge, the Back Street Steakhouse boasts the tastiest steaks in Grand Lake. In fact, the food here has been featured in Bon Appetit Magazine. They have an indoor dining room and a beautiful outdoor garden patio for guests to experience.

The food is contemporary American, and they have an extensive wine list to complement their entrées. The restaurant is only open seasonally, so be sure to call ahead if you are planning to dine in the winter months.

Terrace Inn Dining Room

If you’re in the mood for Italian food, visit the Terrace Inn for dinner.

Terrace Inn

Terrace Inn is the place to eat if you are in the mood for Italian food. They serve a rotating menu of four to six dishes each week and are only open for dinner, with the exception of Sunday brunch. The restaurant also has a custom designed wine list. Reservations are highly recommended.

If You Go

If you are planning to visit Grand Lake, Colorado, spend some time on www.grandlakechamber.com to learn more about all of the Colorado attractions, dining options, and lodging choices in this community.

Pancho and Lefty’s
1120 Grand Ave.
970-627-8773
www.panchosgrandlake.com

Back Street Steakhouse
604 Marina Dr.
970-627-8144
www.davenhavenlodge.com

Terrace Inn
813 Grand Ave.
970-627-3000
www.grandlaketerraceinn.com

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and finance writing, with work having been published on USA Today, the New York Stock Exchange and Hotels.com in addition to here on Go Colorado!

Header photo of Grand Lake by Andy Sewell.
Photo of Pancho and Lefty’s by Fousquare user Lani S.
Photo of Back Street Steakhouse courtesy of the restaurant.
Terrace Inn photo courtesy of the inn.

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