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The Kennebec

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4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
19702475674
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trust me. Eat here.

This was the best meal of many we had on our tour of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. From the salad to the main course to the dessert, we not only had no complaints, we really remembered this food. My son loved the duck. I loved the beet salad. But really, anything on the menu is going to satisfy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
pabirds
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Philadelphia, PA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, PA
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109 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was the best meal of many we had on our tour of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. From the salad to the main course to the dessert, we not only had no complaints, we really remembered this food. My son loved the duck. I loved the beet salad. But really, anything on the menu is going to satisfy here.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love the flat bread, it is seasonal and is just wonderful. I've yet to eat anything at this great little out of the way place that wasn't excellent. We make it an annual stop on our anniversary trip to Blue Lake Ranch. I would suggest reservations.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

For being out of the way, from Durango, this place was really good. We had a large party and they were very accommodating and did a great job.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were staying in the Mancos area, and our B&B owners recommended Kennebec. Inspite having made a reservation, we were given a table in the bar area, which seems to be much less comfortable than the main dining area. We asked to change with no success. The staff was polite, but not friendly. Service was just ok, maybe because the... More 

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Farmington, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I live 45 miles from Kennebec and often drive up just to have a lovely meal. I have probably been here 30 times and never had a bad meal. It is so peaceful and the decor is so relaxing. I introduced my quilting friends to Kennebec a couple of years ago as we were going thru Hesperus to a quilt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

As a local of Durango, I have eaten at Kennebec my entire life and never once have I been disappointed with the service or food. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and hardworking people and always aim to please. Could not ask for a better dining experience, especially with the beautiful summer scenery. For anyone visiting from out of... More 

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The Netherlands
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We ate in this 70's decor restaurant twice. The first time, saturday the 6th of june, the service and food all went well, but the second time, sunday the 7th of june, we had to wait at the desk for several minutes, the personnel noticed us but didn't communicate, eventually we were brought to our table and then we waited,... More 

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Durango
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I don't like to write negative reviews, but this morning experience...I have to share this so maybe the owners can read it and improve. Love the location and the interior design but the quality is so inconsistent. Few weeks ago went to dinner with friends and it was a lovely experience - good service and nicely prepared meals. The dinner... More 

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Mancos, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We just left from Kennebec Café. Our experience this time was less than desirable. If this is any sample of Kennebec’s new customer service… I would Highly recommend that a diner choose another restaurant in the Durango area to be ignored at. I am providing information on the breakfast/brunch service. First off, after being sat, our server did take both... More 

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Barbara H, Manager at The Kennebec, responded to this review

I know the day that you speak of and it is unfortunate that you did not receive the level of service that we hold ourselves to. Yes, we did have technical difficulties that day. It is our goal to give impeccable service and I truly believe that each person on staff does their best to assure a pleasurable experience. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

My family and I enjoy eating here quite often the food is excellent most of the time as long as it is not cold. The major down fall is the service I asked for an extra side of hollandais because there was only like a table spoon to start with on my eggs Benedict and it took about 20 min... More 

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kennebec, Manager at The Kennebec, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback. I apologize that your dining experience with us this time around was not pleasurable. Let me assure you that the staff has been made aware of your experience and we are determined to correct what went wrong. As for being overpriced, we will look into this but we have... More 

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Additional Information about The Kennebec

Address: 4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
Phone Number: 19702475674
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Hesperus
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Hesperus
  • Phone Number: 19702475674

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?