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Serious Texas Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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3535 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-247-2240
10:30 - 20:00
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Montrose, Colorado
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The sausage sandwich is sublime, the sliced brisket very good. Informal atmosphere and good-sized portions.

Thank Tim C
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the brisket and ribs, tasty and tender. And they had my Texas brand of beer, Shiner Bock, went back the next day for just a beer. Enjoyed the informal seating and visiting with locals.

Thank 312irac
Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't really care too much for barbecue. However, I will use the drive thru, on the south part of town, to purchase a pint of pulled pork. I prefer chopped beef, but it is not available. I use the pork to add to my salads and use in my Anasazi beans. The beans at Serious Texas are undercooked, and... More 

Thank vbarthrobbins
Durango, Colorado
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the lamest excuse for bbq ever. The food is overpriced and awful. Dry, awful sauce, and just plain a disappointment to those who know what real bbq is.

Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not too impressed with what they call BBQ also was very unimpressed by service low low low compared to other service in Durango.

Thank RedShark22
SeriousTexasBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Serious Texas Barbeque, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear you did not care for your meal or the service you received. We have a lot of Serious Texas BBQ fans out there and want you to be one of them. Please email me at nfabrey@luckydgo.com and I will send you instructions for a BBQ on us. We appreciate your feedback. Our customers are... More 

Maple Valley, Washington
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211 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a no frills, real barbeque place all about the food. You stand in line to place your order and then grab a table. The portions are easily large enough to share and the sides are tasty. I recommend the pulled pork sandwich and a side of potato salad. Delicious!

Thank bmonson
SeriousTexasBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Serious Texas Barbeque, responded to this review

Glad you found us! We hope you will stop in on your next visit to Durango. Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate our customers! More 

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Durango. We originally planned to go somewhere else but it began snowing as we arrived and we didn't want to drive more than necessary. serious Texas Barbecue was walking distance from our hotel and we both very much enjoyed it. We split the ribs, which were juicy and flavorful. The brisket was less flavorful... More 

Thank carliayn
SeriousTexasBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Serious Texas Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you carliayn for the great review! We appreciate you sharing with others on Trip Advisor your recent experience Serious Texas BBQ. Come back and dine with us again soon. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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328 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Serious Texas BBQ recently for dinner while on vacation in Durango. I lived in Texas for close to 20 years and this is great BBQ. The brisket and sausage are both excellent. We had the whole turkey for Christmas dinner from Serious Texas BBQ and it was also excellent. The vibe is casual and very Texas. There... More 

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Foster, Kentucky, United States
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I shared a Big 6, which is 1/4 pound of 6 different meats. The price for that is reasonable at $22. The sides were few and disappointing.....We tried the cheesy potatoes, and they had no flavor. The Cole slaw was better, but still not worth the additional $10. The meat was delicious........No complaints there, but we just... More 

Thank Mark-Mary A
SeriousTexasBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Serious Texas Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to eat with us. We strive to provide the best BBQ and dining environment possible. We hope that you will come back and try us again. Next time you are in try one of our signature condiments like our Cranberry Habanero salsa, Chipotle Mayo, or Cherry Chipotle salsa instead of the BBQ sauce. I think you... More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not able to leave bad reviews I only leave honest ones. The texture was to chewy for my taste. I was intrigued of their options marble or unmarbled meat, too chewy in addition I was diappointed in the bbq sauce. I''m used to real texas bbq when the tender meat falls of the bone or tender enough to chew. Someday... More 

Thank GenesisViewGirl
SeriousTexasBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Serious Texas Barbeque, responded to this review

GenesisViewGirl, I am sorry you did not enjoy your meat and our signature bbq sauce. We have a lot of Serious Texas BBQ fans out there and want you to be one. We hope you will give us another try. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3535 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-2240

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?