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Animas River Beer Garden

$$ - $$$American, ,
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
+1 970-259-6580
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the upstairs restaurant was closed, and wanting to see how this restaurant compares to its predecessors, we stopped in to have a libation. The river view would never change, so it's always a pleasant experience. They have kept the same furniture, so expect the...More

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Doubletree so we had to check this out. Food was very good and of course the beer was to. Listening to the river rolling by was very relaxing.

Thank Euell
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Great view. Had some drinks here. They had live entertainment on a wed night. Right on the river. Service was good.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed July 8, 2018

The Animas River Cafe is now the Animas River Beer Garden - thanks to Breckenridge Beer... you will see their logo everywhere! Great Patio to drink and munch your afternoon away - including watching the various rafters drifting down the river. The bar could use...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Obviously, the location is fantastic. Easy to find as it's in the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. Wish I could have caught some music. I gave it only 3-stars, as my lunch was so-so. Something like "hotel food". The Rueben, although tasty, was very skimpy on the...More

Thank Ruby M
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Yummy breakfast on the river! Excellent food and service! Located in hotel too! Staff is super helpful!

Thank Banana427
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The Animas River Cafe could simply rest on its laurels as one of the very few on-river restaurants in Durango (and definitely the one with the nicest setting), but it also features good food and excellent service. This is a terrific spot for a tasty...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Average food, great beer, good service. Hamburgers were dry; but the chips were good as were the cheese bites. Went there based on another review of best hamburgers in town. A little disappointed in the burgers, but not the beer!

Thank Art S
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Went here today for lunch and was impressed with the service and the food. You sit outside with a view of the river which is really nice. There was a wicked hail storm today and the noise on the tin roof was deafening and most...More

Thank brettt327
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Noticed this cafe last year while turning around in the hotel parking lot & checked it out. The setting on the river can't be beat. The food is tasty & good quality, therefore a tad pricey (13.50 for a Reuben sandwich and home made chips)....More

Thank Susan D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-6580
  • E-mail
The Animas River Beer Garden features a great selection of mile-high sandwiches and ''Grille'' specialties. Open during the Summer Season every day for lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You will enjoy casual patio dining in the mountain air while enjoying views of the majestic Animas River. Open every day for lunch 11:00 to 3:00. Open Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings 3:00 to 10:00 for happy hour, dinner and live music.
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