Arapahoe Cafe and Bonnie Q BBQ |

Arapahoe Cafe and Bonnie Q BBQ

Finger-Lickin' GoodDoug Pierce, owner of Arapahoe Café in Dillon, smokes his award- winning barbecue. The café recently branched out into catering under the name Bonnie Q. BBQ. They now offer full-service catering, as well as take out and drop-off services. Call (970) 468-0873 or stop by 626 Lake Dillon Dr., in Dillon today.
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626 Lake Dillon Ave.


Arapahoe Cafe and Pub

The Arapahoe Cafe, located in Summit County and nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is part of the area’s rich mining and skiing history. The cafe has been a Colorado classic since 1945. If you’re looking for a unique place to enjoy a great meal and friendly atmosphere, the cafe is off the beaten path but just minutes from Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge ski areas.

We cater, too!

We can cater your event, on or off-site, and make it one your guests will remember. We have Summit County’s best kept secret for small events: our Roadhouse Room, located just blocks away from the cafe. We’ve toured this country and searched for unique decor that sets this catering venue apart from the others.

Message from the owner

I’m Doug, owner of Arapahoe Cafe in Dillon, voted best in town on numerous occasions. Bonnie is my daughter and namesake of our BBQ Competition Team. We started competing in Frisco and Dillon nearly 20 years ago at Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned events. Our BBQ has won People’s Choice Awards in several categories and top ten finishes in all four major categories.

Don’t want BBQ?

There’s something for every appetite. Visit our menu pages to see our other specialties.

Menu Highlights

House smoked chicken wings

1/2 pound, $8.95 | Full pound $11.25

Get them while they last. Served with choice of classic buffalo sauce, Head Country BBQ sauce or cranberry chipotle.

•BBQ cheese fries, $10.25

Beef or pork BBQ-topped fries with pickled jalapenos and sour cream (feeds 2-4).

• Rocky Mountain trout & spinach salad, $16.50

Ruby red trout with grilled corn cake and chipotle sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.

• Rob’s Smokehouse cheeseburger, $9.25

BBQ sauce, bacon and tobacco onions.

• People’s Choice Award-winning pit-smoked BBQ sandwich, $8.95

Choice of brisket, pulled pork, turkey or buffalo sausage with Head Country BBQ sauce.

• Award-winning house-smoked St. Louis style spareribs
half rack, $15.95 | Full rack, $23.95

Served with fries and slaw.

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