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“Awesome Lunch!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Red Snapper

The Red Snapper
144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
970-259-3417
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Ranked #32 of 158 restaurants in Durango
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Awesome Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I went with a girlfriend for lunch last week. It was my first lunch experience although I've been many times for dinner. We were very pleased! Shannon was our server and she's a professional if there ever was one. We had the wine special which was a French Chardonnay. I'm not typically a white-wine kind of gal, but it was really nice. We opted for the salad bar which is the best one around and a couple of cups of amazing Lobster Bisque. We were so very happy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wrong from the start”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

First and last visit. Reservation made previous day. Upon arrival, no record of same. Unfortunately there were many many tables available. Pleasant ambience. Wood, acquarium, butcher block booth table. We ordered two daily specials. My partner ordered Ahi with vegetables. We had to send it back. It was chewy with a definite spoiled flavor. They replaced with Trout special. It was judged acceptable. My entree was pan seared Halibut over lobster infused mashed potatoes. Halibut was good. Potatoes were very salty. Our server was pleasant and competent with limited experience. The 80% empty restaurant during peak season is testament to a very mediocre restaurant. You can do much better in Durango.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Really, really good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Four buddies and I went here while staying in Durango on a bike tour.
We were all very satisfied with our meals and our waitress was excellent.
We made reservations in advance and got in promptly.
Overall it was one of our best meals of the week and we ate at some very nice places.

Visited July 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Good Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

First visit to this restaurant. Found ourselves in Durango and craving oysters! Googled and found out the Red Snapper had them on their menu.
Ordered a dozen then had to order a half dozen more! Oysters were Chesapeak and were fresh, sweet and tasty. There were 3 in our party. Ordered the king crab legs - fresh and delicious. Also had the seafood medley (ciopacio) - good choice, and the grilled salmon which was excellent. Salad bar was extra, but good. Sides were tasty.
Overall a good experience and surprised to find good seafood in a mountain resort town.

  • Visited July 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Outstanding Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We went to the Red Snapper on the recommendation from local friends. Glad we took their recommendatio. The seafood meal with all included was delicious. The service was very helpful and professional. They made for a confortable and enjoyable environment. The Chef and staff should congratulated on their meals.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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