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Nov 19, 2011 11:42 AM

Mountain Town Restaurant for Thanksgiving Near Denver

This is our first time in Colorado, and we are meeting family in Denver next week for the holiday. We would like to find a cozy restaurant for lunch/dinner on Thanksgiving. We are willing to drive an hour or so outside the city to find a place in the mountains. Our budget is up to $40/person... any suggestions? Restaurants with mountain views are preferred, as we are from flat-land country. Thanks!

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  1. I don't know if they'll be open for the holiday, but you may want to try The Fort in Morrison...fantastic views and good, wild game food. If that's not an option, Flagstaff in Boulder has beautiful views as well and excellent food. Again, I don't know if they'll be open. And your $40 pp may not cover wine. Unfortunately, you'll need to drive a bit farther for what I'd call true mountain towns. Although there may be some options in Evergreen, I'm not too familiar with the restaurants there.

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      1. Mary's Lake Lodge in Estes Park has a Thanksgiving buffet. Never been there but it looks pretty and I think I have read decent things on here (not sure though).

        Mary's Lake Lodge
        2625 Marys Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517

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        1. re: LurkerDan

          Good point, LurkerDan. My husband, friends and I had a quite wonderful dinner (not a buffet) there. Fine food, service, wine list. Also extremely reasonable: $27.50 for adults, $9.50 for ages 3 to 10, free for under 3. Three mid-day seatings if that works for you. See