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Ore House

147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
+1 970-247-5707
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard so many great things but was underwhelmed after the big build-up. Overpriced for what you get, especially the drinks. The specials were reasonably priced and sounded tasty, but the steaks were hit and miss for our table of four. Desserts were terrific. Waitress was...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have a hard time finding beef cooked the way we like it and appreciate the way they prepare their aged beef! Excellent flavor and tenderness! Delicious sides and desserts too! Professional servers make this an excellent choice for dining in Durango!

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in off the street and was seated quickly on a busy night. The fish special was awesome. Also the salmon dish was excellent. If you like a spicy drink be sure to try the Desperato!

Thank Dwilso9126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What do say about a place that has a really good wine list and the best cornbread you’ve ever tasted. It comes in a super hot skillet right from the oven. What makes it great is the cornmeal - nice and gritty. But the thing...More

Thank SoCalBusinessman
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Quaint, nice - somewhat upscale restaurant with some old western, but not saloon vibe. Good food with sometimes gourmet portions and pricing.

Thank Clifton C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I visited to celebrate his birthday and were not dissapointed! The cocktails were fun and tasty and we started with the delicious ceviche. From there we split the CLASSIC surf surf and turf - just thinking about it is making me salivate...More

Thank Laurenrajala
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food is wonderful and the place is lively and usually crowded. Make reservations. If it’s your birthday let them know and you get your age % off your entree. Situated conveniently off of Main Street it is an easy place for tourists to find...More

1  Thank devonwayne
Reviewed 8 November 2017

great for steak and seafood. I went on a date with my husband and it just sets the mood of "NO KIDS" :) it is kid friendly bu the dim light and low music make it very romantic

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We ate at the Ore House many years and when we decided to return to Durango for another visit, a return to the Ore House was a must. We were not disappointed. Great steaks, a great selection of sides, great drinks, outrageous desserts and excellent...More

Thank TravelLover63
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We totally enjoyed our food and drinks but WOW is this place expensive! Prepare to take out a 2nd mortgage when you dine here!

Thank JBL1150
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2017|
Response from CityCamping101 | Reviewed this property |
They still have the birthday discount, ask that you make a reservation and have a valid ID
sue r
1 July 2017|
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Response from Wozzlefish12 | Reviewed this property |
No space for a dog indoor or out - it's pretty small but the atmosphere and food is very very worth it.
Austin D
15 November 2016|
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Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Austin, We have many gluten free options and with enough notice can pretty much make anything on our Menu gluten free. Please just let us know when you make a reservation and we will make sure you are taken care... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
    (Main Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop located right across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5707
Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango's oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, steaks from ranches surrounding southwest Colorado, sustainable seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.
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