Food & Drink

Explore town’s restaurant options during Thursday Night Dine Around

ThursdayDineAroundESTES PARK
Estes Park’s popular town-wide Thursday Night Dine Around returns weekly in March. Each Thursday evening, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., dozens of restaurants across town offer $5 special menus that change weekly. Organizer encourage patrons to stop by two or three restaurants each week to see friends, join in the fun, and taste great food from all the different restaurants.

The “Thursday Night Dine Around” was born from several similar events held in the past according to organizer and You Need Pie! owner Val Thompson. The event was originally conceived to bring more business to town in winter, but now is more of a restaurant showcase.

“The plates are supposed to be different each week because customers go back to their favorites week after week to sample different items,” Thompson said. “Restaurants like to do the event because it’s such fun for the customers. At $5 a plate, it’s not a big money maker for the restaurants, but it gives us a change to see our great customers out and about having fun, enjoying food.”

Look for special menu items each week at Smokin Dave’s BBQ, Sweet Basilico, You Need Pie! Diner, El Mex Kal, Café de Pho Thai, Hunter’s Chop House, The Grubsteak, Ed’s Cantina, La Cabana Mexican Grill, Claire’s on the Park, Estes Park Brewery, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, Himalayan Curry & Kebob, Baba’s Burgers, Chicago’s Best, Snowy Peaks Winery, The Big Horn, Cousin Pat’s, Cinnamon’s, The American Legion, Wild Rose, and Fajita Rita’s.

Thursday Night Dine Around
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 •4:30-7:30 p.m.
Various Locations, Estes Park


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