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Animas River Cafe

501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
970-259-6580
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Ranked #68 of 161 Restaurants in Durango
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Description: The Animas River Cafe features a great selection of mile-high sandwiches and ''Grille'' specialties. Open during the Summer Season every day for lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You will enjoy casual patio dining in the mountain air while enjoying views of the majestic Animas River. Open every day for lunch 11:00 to 2:00Open Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings 5:00 to 10:00High Altitude Blues playing on Thursday nightLee Bartley Jazz playing on Saturday night
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Orange Beach, AL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The food was very average and extremely expensive. The view of the river was very nice though and I enjoyed the location.

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Bullsbrook
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The service was attentive, friendly and pleasant. Unfortunately the food wasn't so good. I only had one dish, grilled shrimp with basmati rice. For $24 I received 6 quite small over cooked shrimp with reheated rice. The sauce was lovely but the prawns...

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Aztec, New Mexico, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have stayed at the Doubletree hotel in Durango several times, but this was my first visit to the little outdoor cafe. What a delightful experience! We had the Greek sandwich special of the day and it was delicious. There were beautiful hanging baskets of flowers all along the railing, and we were 15 feet from the animas river. We... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was Saturday late afternoon and we wanted a nice quiet place, where we were outdoors, able to enjoy a gentle breeze and the sights and sounds of the Animas River. That included some rafters that were enjoying the peaceful surroundings as they floated the river... a lazy hazy afternoon for everyone. There were only about half the tables that... More 

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great place along the Animas to have lunch in the shade outdoors, watch the rafters, kayakers, and inner tubers float down the river, watch people walk or ride their bikes nearby. We enjoyed the half sandwich and salad at lunch for $8.95 each. Good food as well as service... Couldn't have been any better...

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a nice stop on the bicycle trail for parking the bike and eating lunch. Outdoor seating with river view. Food and service was very good but a little on the pricey side. (Need to pay for that view!)

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Durango CO
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Durango offers many fine dining experiences, but none that are right on the river! You may enter this venue from the River Walk, and it does not have the feel of a "hotel" restaurant at all. Enjoyed the beautiful Animas, fresh flowers, evening music was fantastic. Food, service, and drinks were good. The overall experience was very relaxing and enjoyable.... More 

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Houston, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were expecting a great experience at the restaurant based on our experiences at the Doubletree but were very disappointed. After we were seated, we were ignored. Finally, someone took our drink order, but then nothing ....... We went to the hostess and shortly our drinks arrived. Again, a long wait until our food order was taken. Our soup was... More 

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TEXAS
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122 reviews 122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great place for lunch. There are a lot of good places in town, but it is nice to get away from the extra people. The service and the food was very good. If you are in the mood for a drink they have a great selection. It was fun watching the people rafting down the river. Another must stop. BUD... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Fantastic waiter and staff were very courteous and friendly. The views of the river with all of the locals using the river was a neat sight. The live jazz was also a memorable experience. I had a ranchers salad that I enjoyed. The prices are a bit high for some things on the menu, but the food, good service and... More 

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Address: 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970-259-6580
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
Cuisine: American

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