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The Palace Restaurant

505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
+1 970-247-2018
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (29 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
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1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food here is reliably excellent, and the porch is lovely in season. However, at dinner time, the sound of diesel engine whistles is overwhelming as trains are being repositioned at the adjoining rail yard of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It would...More

Thank hmmullett
Reviewed 4 days ago

The day before zip lining, we ate at the train station for lunch. What a lovely place! It is beautiful there. Lots of trees and flowers. We chose to eat outdoors since it was such a beautiful day. You are right by the railroad tracks....More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a pleasant experience. A very busy place. We sat down on the patio and watched the train come in. The service was decent but quite slow. Food was good, Drinks were good. Price was so so. But it's all about the location!

Thank ozzieamy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best burgers in town. Located right next to the train station it has a special ambiance for travelers or locals like myself. If you like salmon you'll like theirs. My husband orders it every time we dine there. He says it's the best in...More

Thank scorpio53durango
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed eating dinner at the Palace. Old style restaurant with a cool vibe. Food was good. Located right next to the train station.

Thank mikejdav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, 15 year old son, son's friend and myself stopped in for Monday Burger Night. The burgers were AMAZING and the service was GREAT! Highly recommend The Palace!

Thank Ruel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went late on a Monday night and it was packed...they don't do reservations, just keep "a list." Called to get on the list. When we got there just a short wait after the very harried hostess disappeared somewhere. Excellent Victorian furnishings. Had the lobster mac...More

Thank Riverkilt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was clearly a place that was popular, as there was a wait. I think they had been overwhelmed with a big crowd because the service was slow. They were friendly but not that attentive, and the food was good, but not great. I'd try...More

Thank Pigeonherder
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch. The Palace is on Main Street, next to the Train Station. They have a nice large outside dining area that is well-shaded, where we ate. The service was a little slow, but the food was well-prepared and very...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be a good place for dinner after a train ride from Silverton. It was next to the train station which was good but that is where the good stopped. The waiter tried hard, but it was tough to overcome the lackluster...More

Thank Laura A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-2018
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Description
The Palace Restaurant features classic American cuisine. Steaks, seafood, pasta, great sauces, homemade breads and desserts. You can elect to dine in our family-friendly Victorian tavern and order from our moderately priced tavern menu or sit in our elegant dining room and order from our fine dining menu. On our summertime patio, both menus are available. Our restaurant is located in a circa-1880 building and is styled with beautiful Victorian furnishings, such as dark woods and Tiffany-style lamps. Our dining room fire place makes for a romantic evening out in the winter and our tavern and patio are "local favorites." From casual to elegant, we provide a very special dining room experience, with great, classic food and a friendly staff. Please join us!
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