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“Best Colorado Ruby Red Trout” 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 #42 of 162 Restaurants in Durango
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Monument, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Colorado Ruby Red Trout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My cousin and I ordered the special of the day which was a Red Ruby trout with a special glaze - it was so good we came back two days later and had an equally fabulous dinner. The owner is a fabulous host. Plus they have half price appetizers during Happy Hour!

  • Visited July 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
  • French first
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English first
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
34 helpful votes 34 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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Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
52 helpful votes 52 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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Texas
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80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
33 helpful votes 33 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“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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