My name is on the door of this Estes Park eatery
The cheerful yellow building with green trim and a wrap-around porch in downtown Estes Park has my name on the sign. Claire’s on The Park is a place that, of course, I have been wanting to try after a hike in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. but in the warm months, there’s always a wait to get the restaurant, so I figured in addition to its wonderful name, the food must be really good too. Last Sunday was warm, we had houseguests from Maine and made an après-sightseeing oppotunity to try Claire’s for a late breakfast/brunch. Mugs for coffee, bare tables and even a look of serious eating prevailed.
Even though the restaurant was uncrowded early in the afternoon, the service was deliberate. The portions were hugem but the quality didn’t always match the quantity. At least when I see lines from now on, I’ll know that for my taste, I’m not missing a lot.