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The Red Snapper

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144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
970-259-3417
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
north country quality seafood

Long standing Durango seafood focused restaurant. The soups and salad bar are excellent and the bar and bar staff (Chris) are first rate. Probably the best of its type restaurant in my experience in Durango.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Don M
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Long standing Durango seafood focused restaurant. The soups and salad bar are excellent and the bar and bar staff (Chris) are first rate. Probably the best of its type restaurant in my experience in Durango.

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Bloomfield, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here all the time for dinner and even sometimes for lunch. The salad bar is always fresh and delicious and the food, tho a bit pricey, is very yummy! The Filet & Lobster tail we had last time was DELICIOUS! Oh, the Tequila Lime Shrimp is also VERY GOOD!... Although the décor is a bit outdated, its clean... More 

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Thank lauralujan
Durango, CO
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Atmosphere is always great, cool salt water fish tanks to gaze at, and the best salad bar in town! You can make a meal out of their salad bar alone!

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Thank felipe714
Durango, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Came in for happy hour on a busy Friday night and enjoyed the service and surroundings so much that we stayed for dinner. Ahi tuna was excellent!

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Thank Juliehughes81
Durango
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The steak was so tough that my date couldn't cut through it with the steak knife. My seafood was bland and not fresh. I've found better seafood at the local grocery stores. I'm not sure why they charge $40 for a lobster tail that you can purchase at the seafood counter at City Market for $10. To top it off,... More 

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5 Thank Susan S
Vail, Colorado, Usa
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I had the best apps and chardonnay at the Snapper last week. Little neck steamers and oysters were awesome, Sonoma Cutrer Chard with them, my bill was so low!! what a deal

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Thank Paul L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Stopped by for a dinner, was informed that the wait would be 40 minutes, even though there was only on other couple waiting. They said all tables had reservations waiting, but when I went outside and called for a reservation, I was able to be seated almost within 10 minutes. Came back for lunch one day, got a table had... More 

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Thank Randy T
Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Many special evenings have been celebrated in our family at the Red Snapper. The salad bar is my personal favorite and the stuffed mushroom appetizer is luscious! The atmosphere is relaxed and on our anniversary they had a secluded area where we dined that was perfect!

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Thank Lori P
Bayfield
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

It has been a while since I've been back to the Snapper. I had an idea of what I wanted (seafood naturally) but when our waitress said they had "Beef Wellington" as a special I had to try it. We started off with the Tequila Shrimp app which was very good. I love to put the sauce from it on... More 

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New Mexico
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Once upon a time, this place must have been awesome. Imagine the seafood restaurant that you discover on a side street on the most excellent vacation you ever had. Red Snapper isn't that place. Sad, really.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: 970-259-3417

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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