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Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar

955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
+1 970-385-7444
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“oysters” (20 reviews)
“po boy” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is really good! A taste of Louisiana in Colorado! Shrimp Étouffée and Blackened and Fried Mississippi Catfish. The atmosphere is casual and inviting, and we felt at home right away. The menu is filled with southern and New Orleans style dishes including po...More

Thank djpetersnc
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time for a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and our food. We hear you on the étouffée. That's one we can never win, you know what I mean :-) Thanks again!

Reviewed April 23, 2018

We were invited by friends to join them at Highway 3 Roadhouse, one of their favorite spots. This was our first time there despite being longtime Durango residents. It's tucked away behind some other buildings on Rte 3 slightly outside of downtown Durango and, we...More

Thank Cedar880
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We like to be "secret," but it seems the secret has gotten out. We actually like that a little better :-) Anyway, glad your friends turned you onto Durango's "secret" New Orleans style restaurant. We love getting found!

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We love great restaurants, great service and an owner that still gets out and meets his patrons! These combinations simply don’t exist very often anymore and we’d like to keep this place a secret! We love coming to Durango and Hwy 3 Roadhouse just gave...More

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Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thanks, Shhhhh. Y'all come back soon now, you hear. Thanks for the great words!

Reviewed October 22, 2017

I was really looking forward to this place as it sounded like a cool place with great food. The atmosphere was decent enough, but the food was disappointing. We started with some fried okra, since my wife loves it. The Okra really tasted like it...More

Thank mtnmanlives
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you mtnmanlives for taking the time to let us know where we were falling down. We actually had a whole discussion as to what was going on based on your review. That's why we didn't respond right away. We recently brought on a new...More

Reviewed October 18, 2017

It is so difficult for us with true southern heritage to find great cajun fixins in the mountain mid-west. So, when we do, we feel truly blessed. This establishment's menu offered so many missed meal choices it was a dilemma in making a decision to...More

Thank TJD67
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Wow! We're not sure how to respond to so many really nice things said about us. Obviously, THANK YOU is one. We will continue to do our best to live up to the praise. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feelings.

Reviewed August 16, 2017

I have never had a bad meal here and the weekly specials are wonderful. And the oysters and catfish, pretty much unheard of in Durango, are always fresh. Great atmosphere and authentic New Orleans style food.

Thank Cindy S
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Wow! Thank you for the great review, Cindy. We get it fresh every week.

Reviewed July 11, 2017

Please don't go here. It's too wonderful and we want to keep it to ourselves. This charming roadhouse is tucked away so you'll pass it if you aren't looking for it. Just adds to the overall surprise of a great restaurant with very good food....More

1  Thank godu
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Oh, my gosh. Read your headline and almost panicked. That quickly turned into a belly laugh. Thank you for the review, Godu. It is much appreciated.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

We took a friend here for a birthday celebration. It was crowded inside so we sat outside. Lots of cajun menu choices and fresh oysters.

Thank Michelle G
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you for your review Michelle. I'm glad that the weather was nice enough to make the patio pleasant and that your group had a good time.

Reviewed March 31, 2017

Great oyster Poor Boys, oysters on the half shell, blackened catfish. In Durango, Colorado! Great find!

Thank Maggie R
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I read most of the reviews from trip advisor and thought this to be a really good eatery in Durango Colorado. The service was OK the waitress was a little put off that I had to think about what I wanted to drink. My friend...More

1  Thank joy s
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

I don't think you can respond to our response, Joy. We are curious if the shrimp and grits were the BBQ shrimp or were they blackened... I guess either one could keep the cheese grits from looking nice and pretty. Also wish you told us...More

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jenniferfiejdasz
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Sorry, only service dogs.
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Chuck D
October 6, 2017|
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Hi Chuck, There are a number of gluten-free items on the menu. You can see them on the menu where they are marked GF. (I tried to include a link to the menu on the highway3roadhouse site, but TripAdvisor wouldn't let me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $25
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-385-7444
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Description
Eat, Drink & Have Fun With Us at the Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar. The Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar is known as a local's hangout after work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday-the only days we're open. When you come and visit, you are sure to experience some of the best Cajun, Creole and Southern food with recipes straight from Louisiana. Buried back off Highway 3 in Durango, you have to know that you are looking for us to find us. While we are considered a local's secret, we do let outsiders in. Why would anyone go to such trouble to get here? Maybe the answer is in some of our reviews. Here's what a reviewer from Arizona posted on TripAdvisor: "Worth the wait! The food is fresh and wonderful .. service is great, and atmosphere is friendly. Only open 3 days a week, but well worth a dinner here! Oysters are fresh ( try the fried ones ! ), and blackened catfish is awesome. Just love an evening out here and the menu is always changing, so the specials are fresh and fun .. LOVE this place!" From the foregoing, you know that we have a Cajun/Creole/Southern based menu with oysters and catfish. We bet you will also like our etouffee, soft shell crabs, crawfish and awesome mac & cheese. Be sure to save room at the end for one of our sweets such as the bread puddin' with whisky sauce. Take a look at our menu to see everything but the specials. You can catch those on our Facebook page where they are normally posted on Wednesday mornings. We look forward to meeting you!
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