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Ore House

147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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Ranked #4 of 158 restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited for dinner midweek. With reservations we were seated immediately. Service was attentive and at just the right intervals. My cocktail was different - a cucumber gin gimlet. Perfect for a warm summer evening and really good. My daughter's steak was cooked to perfection, mine was overdone. The garlic potatoes were eye-wateringly garlicky. The organic salad was large and... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Do not miss an opportunity to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail with local Colorado spirits. Excellent marks for the drinks. I enjoyed a ribeye steak as my entree. A nice cut of meat, generous portion, not tough. The seasoning for the steak and the mac & cheese was a little over salted and I don't consider myself sensitive in this regard.... More

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Peyton, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Make your reservations early to enjoy this restaurant in Durango. While it is not for everyone, the food is wonderful, the service was very good and the staff was very friendly. While many may turn up their noses, the Steak Tartar was absolutely wonderful and I highly recommend giving it a try. The mac and cheese side is also well... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food was delicious & service was fantastic. Steaks were top notch. Sides were a la carte, which we like because we can pick what we want & share. Not cheap, but it seemed like a good value compared to other similarly priced restaurants. Do not miss the bananas foster!

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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

What are the chances of picking a Resturant out of a book and then being blown away. Well that's what happened to us. The place was small but quaint. Very good service, and real chefs. The ribeye I ordered was over an inch thick and so juicy. The spices used made it taste great. They also had homemade bacon butter... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Birthday dinner. Wanted the best in town. This did not disappoint. The crab legs were huge. Steaks cooked perfect. Ribeye with pepper steak sauce good. Crab and shrimp cocktail a must. Service was great.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had the most wonderful filet supper tonight, that left me full and wanting to savor more. Our steaks were cooked to a juicy prefection. One of the best steak houses in Durango if not Colorado. The grilled asparagus was perfectly cooked. The mashed garlic potatoes has the most delicious sauce on top. The restaurant is small and quaint but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I dined at the Ore House on Monday night and had a great time. We sat at the bar and the bartender, Bridget, was amazing. She is an encyclopedia for all things Durango and it was great to hear about all the history that she knows, both regarding the town and the restaurant. The food was good... More

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We split a New York strip steak and two sides and emerged quite satisfied. The sides are remarkable for taste and ingenuity. The meat was perfect.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Small place; cozy, 1880's-themed atmosphere. Very nice selection of aged steaks, but here's the rub--meals are a la carte. A $40 steak on a white plate is all you get if you don't order sides for an additional charge. If you're the type that can really enjoy an aged steak and you're willing to pay for it, then you won't... More

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