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The Palace Restaurant

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505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
+1 970-247-2018
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ashland, Oregon
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to eat. It has atmosphere and great food. It's a little upscale, but has a reasonably priced lunch. I had their 50 year Tradition Chicken and Dumplings'. It was EXCELLENT! I recommend this place.

Thank TravelingBuss V
Huntington Beach, California
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532 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had intended to go to a sports bar restaurant for dinner but we quickly discovered there were long waits due to the weekend crowd coming to see the fall foliage. So we just started wandering down Main Street looking for someplace we could get into. It had been my thought that the closer we got to the Durango &... More 

Thank KenVicLee
Grove, Oklahoma
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212 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because Durango is such a bustling place, it was nice to be able to sit outside in the nice weather & watch the hustle & bustle going on in town. There are several nice shops located close by. The wait staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank skmorton45
Madison, Wisconsin
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner here on my own so sat in the bar area. I had the dinner special and it was great. I really enjoyed it and the wait staff were very pleasant.

Thank aprilc846
Higgins Lake, Michigan
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our server Rachel was excellent and engaging. The menu was interesting and the food was great. We had such a wonderful experience that we returned the next night when Rachel was bartending and ate at the bar. Nothing bad on the menu as we sampled most of it. Next time in Durango we will be back!

Thank colonelkabob
Durango, Colorado
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have eaten here many times over the years. The food used to be special. The location is perfect for train buffs. You can eat on two different patios, in the main dining room that has lots of windows (my favorite), in the overflow dining room, or there are tables in the bar. The food is good and the hamburgers... More 

Thank Sharon M
Norman, Oklahoma
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200 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

my wife have the trout almondine which was okay tasted good wasn't crispy as it should have been because it wasn't Cooked in crushed almonds! They were sliced not crushed and coating the fish? It had a good flavor and was just ok! I have the Angus burger which was excellent and the fries were crispy! the problem there was... More 

Thank revDB
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The service was terrific and be sure to try the Fried Beets on the starter menu. Farm to table beets you will remember days after. The salads have just the right amount of dressing and the desert was season inspired. The Palace added to a great evening with friends!

Thank Kayakwilltravel
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had the Chicken salad sandwich and my husband had the fish sandwich, both were very good. Even though we went there on a Friday evening, we didn't need a reservation. It is right next to the Durango/Silverton Train Station

Thank DellaE
St. Louis
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were there on a Thursday night with a large group. The waitresses were attentive and kept refilling the water and drinks. Everyone who had the trout thought it was a very generous sized serving and delicious. My husband's prime rib was also a generous size with little fat. The prices seemed very reasonable for the amount and quality of... More 

Thank nattie434

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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