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Ore House

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147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405 (Main Avenue)
+1 970-247-5707
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and we loved the cornbread. My husband and I ordered the halibut and it was dry and over cooked. We thought it was too pricey and expected a better quality of food.

2 Thank judy B
Durango, Colorado
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went to the Ore House for a light dinner and drinks last night. It's one of our favorite places in Durango. I had the Hickory Smoked Cherry Manhattan, a lovely sipping drink. We had the Calamari & Artichoke app and Lobster Bisque. Both were excellent. It's a real treat to sit at the bar and share stories with the bartender.

Thank spritzy708
Paris, France
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent meat here, perfectly cooked, nice sides. You can add lobster if you like but we sticked to the NY strip and rib eye and ut was great.

1 Thank pestruyven
Baird, Texas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

First, we made a reservation, and they know how to keep a reservation. These people get the job done. They bring out a hot pan of bacon butter cornbread. This was a first for us, but it was really awesome. We ordered lobster and steak. I recommend the mashed potatoes. They are more than just mashed potatoes. All Amazing! We... More 

Thank Sally G
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

This one of our favorite restaurants in Durango. The food is always good and there is something for everyone. Healthy choices but also hearty steaks as well.

Thank Heather3810
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a nice dinner at the Ore House on August 2nd. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the side dishes were great. Excellent service and great atmosphere.

Thank Kent G
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had the filet and petite filet which were cooked to perfection and very tender. The prices were rather steep and most things are a la carte so it adds up fast. Apparently is not too expensive for a tourist town since was packed and you definitely should get a reservation. The cornbread was a disappointment but we like it... More 

Thank coloradotalk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The surroundings are very western cowboy like. Both had the dry-aged new strip steak, one rare and one medium rare cooked to perfection. The sides were tasty, good wine list. The star of this restaurant is the whiskey collection. The barman is very knowledgeable and presented us with two outstanding rye wiskey. Price was a steal. Great place.

1 Thank Gilbert V
Illinois City, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015

The ore house is a great place to treat yourself to a huge, awesome tasting steak. The price is on the high side, but, the quality and service is worth it. We were seated immediately without reservations, also. I loved the way they prepare creamed corn and corn bread, too. So good

Thank PrairiecreekIL
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Friendly and casual Menu was mostly steak house fare but the tartare made it special Local place where you felt welcome and efficiency from staff Food was yummy well put together with no short cuts Enjoyed our dinner as expected put together with delicious local ingredients and regional style

Thank Beth352

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
    (Main Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop located right across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5707
Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango's oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, steaks from ranches surrounding southwest Colorado, sustainable seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.

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