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“Excellent food, fun atmosphere, outdoor patio” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carver Brewing Co.

Carver Brewing Co.
1022 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5124
970-259-2545
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Ranked #14 of 149 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Seattle WA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent food, fun atmosphere, outdoor patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Despite a large wedding party on the outdoor patio with our group of 11, we received prompt and friendly service and really enjoyed the food on offer. There were plenty of offerings for our gluten-free and vegetarian group members as well as for the voracious carnivores. Good beer selection too. The prices were better than many of the other higher-end places in town, especially those with an outdoor patio. I highly recommend it!

Visited August 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great food and artisan beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We enjoyed the different brews we sampled while dining. Plus, the Jackrabbit Ale was a winner at the San Juan Brewfest the weekend we were in Durango. The food was not fancy, but high above standard bar fare...and delicious. This will be a recurring "must do" on all our return trips to Durango.

Visited August 2013
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Darien, Connecticut
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“Nice restaurant, good beer, outdoor dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a nice dinner here while visiting Durango. We all enjoyed the fresh beer, and for dinner I tried the Sagamity soup, which was very unusual and tasty. It's basically a vegetarian chili based on a Native American recipe - highly recommended. My daughter had a bread-bowl soup and the bread was fresh and tasty.

We ate outside and the atmosphere was very comfortable, not too loud and not right next to other tables.

Highly recommended after a long day of outdoor activity.

Visited August 2013
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Tyler, Texas
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“Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

On a busy busy Sunday morning we sat at the bar and had breakfast.. The bartender Kathy was superb and breakfast came out hot and tasty. We rteally enjoyed the high energy atmoshere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Our home in Durango”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

That's how it seemed. We visited probably 6 times over our visit to Durango, mostly for the beer. We did have lunch twice and supper once. The food is good, but to me the real draw is the beer. They brew a bunch of different offerings on site, covering a wide variety of styles. A number of them are really well done. And while the place looks small as you walk in, they always managed to find a space for us, if not in front then at the back bar or outdoor patio. Compared to Steamworks this place seemed a bit more intimate, even when it was objectively pretty full. Generally friendly staff who seemed in constant motion trying to keep up with the ever-changing clientele. This is probably the first place I'll visit next time I'm in Durango.

  • Visited August 2013
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