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147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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Ranked #12 of 163 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Avenue
Transit: Trolley stop located right across the street.
Description: 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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Durango, Colorado, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

For the same price you can go to Elway's in Denver (Cherry Creek area). A waste of your money if visiting Durango. Very busy atmosphere-crammed into a small place.. When you spend top dollar you expect a good atmosphere, not packed in like a sardine. The steaks are not reasonably priced and you pay a la carte for additional items-... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We live in the area and have visited the Ore House many times. This trip however I found that the number of choices for entrees had decreased while the prices had increased. Sadly the quality of my food wasn't up to previous trips either. I'm hoping the chef was on vacation.

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Perth Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A large group of us went for dinner. The service was fine, food good but not outstanding considering the cost. A steak is about $36 and everything else is an add on....potatoe, etc. By the time you have added on a side, tax and tip you are up for $50 for a main! If money is not an option go,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Six year Durango resident, One of my favorite places to visit in Durango, Had the pleasure of taking my roommate and good friend in for their first time, Absolutely spectacular as usual. Special shout out to the three Ryans, Chrissy, and of course Mr, Mark, You guys are the best, see you soon!!

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We ate here a few years ago and gave them a good review (its why we came back this time) but this time the Ore House knocked it out of the park. The Calamari and Artichoke hearts were perfect and the aged Prime Rib eye was absolutely the best steak I've ever had. Service was good and the staff was... More 

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Newark, OH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We started off our meal with french onion soup and the ice burg salad. The soup wasn't as good as I expected from a steakhouse. Of course we had the filet mignon and was good but not memorable. We had the asperagus and it was the biggest and toughest asperagus we have ever eaten or seen. After reading all the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We'd had enough steak this week so I had the wild salmon. It was served on a plank accompanied by a spinach and apple salad. Both the salad and salmon were very good. My husband enjoyed the chicken cordon blue. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We enjoyed a festive dinner on Christmas Eve; the three of us ordered and savored Teriyaki Prime Flat Iron, Surf & Surf & Turf (crab, lobster and filet mignon), and the scallops special along with sides of mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and brussels sprouts . Every morsel of the entrees and the side dishes was spectacular! The service is... More 

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Durango, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We hadn't eaten there for about 10 years and went back last week. Atmosphere is excellent, rustic, wood, small, intimate. Service was impeccable. Our server was Brittney and she was backed up by three others. The steaks were melt-in-your-mouth and cooked to perfection. Not the very best I have had but right up there. The Creme Brule Trio for desert... More 

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Durango, Colorado, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fine dining without a pretense. A little pricy but worth every penny. Also check the menue for the entres other than the steaks. Good values there. The chicken cordon blue is exceptional.

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Additional Information about Ore House

Address: 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
Phone Number: 970-247-5707
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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