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Ore House

147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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Ranked #11 of 160 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The calamari starter was the best of i've had. Extremely tender. I have the 14oz ribeye, cooked to perfection. As for the desert, the banana foster is to die for. Drinks: Make sure to try out one or more of the cocktails. The bartender is very helpful is recommending other drinks as well. Service: Impeccable. This is definitely my favorite... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal at The Oar House last night .. much improved from our last visit! Everyone enjoyed steaks and a few sides. The steaks were perfectly done, and tasted great! It was a Birthday, and the birthday recipient gets 'their age in percentage' off their own bill .. what a wonderful surprise for our Birthday Boy! Yes, it... More

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We walked in without reservations around 6:00 PM. We were seated in a corner by the bathrooms. Quite noisy as there were a couple large tables in the room. We could hardly hear each other talk. Thought about leaving. We stayed and had a very good meal with a ribeye and my wife had Salmon. You must order sides to... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was told by a local that this was a place to go for a great steak. I first thought they said the Ore house. Well I sure got taken. The steaks price range from $35 and up and that is just the steak if you want anything else it will cost you. Side orders ranged from $6 and up... More

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Rome, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Really good meet - nice and friendly ambiente. We had two main courses and we really got full. They also brought us some really delicious salty muffins while waiting! I would go there again!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you like filet mignon and have a little extra money to spend, head to Ore House for dinner. The atmosphere is not white-tablecloth, but the food and service is. It's just a comfortable place to eat. And, did I mention that they also have a decent collection of whiskeys/bourbons?

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Sacramento, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We tried the Ore House which is quite small and is rustic with it's mining theme. We had the calamari which was very good and beef filet's wrapped with bacon, I can say it was perfectly cooked and delicious. They had a decent wine selection. I would definitely go back.

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Silver Spring, MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The steaks and sides were great. One of us got the special which was a sirloin that came with potatoes and spinach...and was very reasonably priced ($28 I think). And two of us got the small filets and shared three yummy sides...mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts and mushrooms... which was pricey, but in line with the quality of the food. Atmosphere... More

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I went into Ore House on a recent trip to Durango. Brittney was the reason we decided to stay and dine there. Her suggestions were spot on, food was delicious and we will definitely be back! Thank you Brittney for a wonderful dinning experience!

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Yuma, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had dinner at Ore House during our visit to Durango, and although it was a bit pricy, the food was outstanding, as was the service. Top-notch service, and everything from the salad to the main course was very flavorful.

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