A LOCAL FAVORITE FOR 40+ YEARS
Locals favor us because we consistently deliver
desirable food, laid back atmosphere and excellent service.
A WINE SELECTION TO IMPRESS
Our extensive wine list offers something
for everyone and for every occasion.
Quality and consistency keep our regulars coming back again and again
Visitors come and go but our staff is loyal, a true benefit to you
FEW WORDS ABOUT US
A charming neighborhood restaurant, The Dunraven Inn is a
true gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Inspired by the spirit of Estes Park, we offer an experience that makes an occasion out of every moment. Whether you just got done with a hike or you’re celebrating with family and friends- our dining experience showcases fresh ingredients that comfort and delight. From a warm bowl of spaghetti to a decadent lobster and steak, we have something for everyone and something for every occasion. At The Dunraven Inn you’ll experience recipes and traditions that have been shared for more than forty years.
We do accept reservations. Because our restaurant fills quickly, we recommend that you call ahead to reserve a table for your party and we will do our best to get you seated quickly.
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED
The Holland Inn was the original name of this building and restaurant, which opened in the early 1930's. After a succession of owners, Neil Quirk purchased the building in 1970, did extensive renovation, and renamed the restaurant The Dunraven Inn. Julius Schneid Kraut and family purchased the restaurant in 1979, offering good Italian cuisine until 1994. Dale and Laurel Hatcher purchased the restaurant in 1994 and made several building improvements while also expanding the menu. Spring of 2011 marked the most recent change in ownership. Cindy and Andy Morgan, who grew up in Estes Park, became the new owners bringing their three daughters and adding their own favorite menu items to the ones you already love. We are committed to keeping The Dunraven Inn your favorite place to dine out.
Chef Marty is an Estes Park native who began his culinary career at the age of 16, studying under his uncle, Tandy Brown, who taught him cooking techniques and recipes that Chef Marty still uses today. During this time he also studied Culinary Arts for two years at Front Range Community College. Whether it’s his Italian classics or seasonal seafood specials, Chef Marty has a passion for delivering the highest quality possible to his diners. He has a true appreciation of fresh, local ingredients which he uses to create memorable dishes that keep guests coming back for more.
Crab SpecialFilet Oscar- 8oz. Prime Filet topped with fried soft shell crab, cooked in a blue crab sauce, and served with seasonal vegetables.
Grilled Lamb LollipopsGrilled lamb lollipops served with a Port wine demi glaze and seasonal vegetables.
DUNRAVEN SPECIALSteamed Manilla Clams, prepared with white wine, garlic, butter, and parsley.
FILET MIGNONEight-ounce center cut choice tenderloin, topped with a button mushroom. Accompanied by a tender lobster tail.
CHICKEN SALT DE BOCAAsk your server about our specials. This was a quick selling special picked by Chef Marty. A staff and fan favorite!
MEATBALLS AND SPAGHETTITwo of the biggest house-made meatballs you have ever seen or tasted, over a bed of spaghetti, served with our meat sauce.
LASAGNAOur meat sauce, seasoned beef and Italian sausage, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, fresh herbs and egg pasta.
PESTO AND SCALLOPSWe make our pesto with fresh basil, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, butter, fresh Parmesan cheese, garlic and lightly roasted pine nuts, t
TOMATOES LUCIANOThe Dunraven's version of a Caprese salad. Sliced tomatoes, fresh basil leaves and fresh mozzarella, drizzled with a balsamic glaze.
The Dunraven Tradition
DOLLAR BILL WALLS
The tradition began in the 70's when a customer at the bar wrote "good luck" to the owner on a bill and hung it on the wall. The tradition has continued to bring luck and memories to those hanging dollars ever since. The first thing you'll notice when you walk through our doors are the dollar bills, floor to ceiling, hanging in the entryway and bar. We estimate that there is approximately $16,000 hanging in the building. From time to time we remove torn, faded and worn dollars and donate them to local charities. Markers and a staple gun are available at the host stand to assist you in creating your own personal memories to leave on our walls.
The restaurant also has a long relationship with Mona Lisa and it began with three pieces of Mona artwork purchased at a garage sale to decorate the walls. Over the years many loyal customers contributed more, and though not all are on display, the number is in the hundreds.