Orlando’s Steakhouse opened its doors in 1972 upstairs from the world famous Wheel Bar, which has been serving patrons since 1945. Locals and visitors enjoyed the delectable food and friendly service for years. In 1981 Chef Tandy Brown signed on and remained for the next 12 years, alongside Cathy Crowley, the former owner of Lonigan’s, who ran the wait staff superbly for 16 years.
But recently the doors have been shut up tight as the major players felt they needed a break. It’s not easy keeping the quality and reliability at peak standards year after year, decade after decade, so the break was healthy for all involved. During the hiatus Chef Brown took on the position of head chef at Dunraven’s and Crowley moved on to Nicky’s.
Locals and visitors missed the restaurant above the Wheel Bar where everybody did know your name, your order, your favorite table, and how to make you smile and laugh. Now the re-opening of Orlando’s has excited the community with Chef Tandy Brown returning to whip up more of his delicious sautéed mushrooms, herbed chicken breast, and, of course, the most mouthwatering, buttery steaks and filets in the high country.
Orlando’s Steakhouse and the Wheel Bar are within very close walking distance of Silvermoon Inn. No need for a designated driver, just take a leisurely stroll down the street. Orlando’s Steakhouse is located at 132 E. Elkhorn Ave. in the heart of downtown Estes Park. Their phone number is 970.586.6121 and you can email them here, web address: http://thewheelbar.com.