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The Red Snapper

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144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
+1 970-259-3417
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started out with some amazingly fresh oysters (for being landlocked in Colorado), then finished off with a special of Filet with a Crab Cake. Best meal of our trip (Ouray, Silverton, Montrose and Durango). Can't wait to go back again. May want to make a reservation. We didn't think of this, but fortunately were still able to get a seat.

Thank Danny S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our Honeymoon dinner there. Slight miss fire on the Lobster Tail, however the server and the chef quickly recovered with a replacement of Mahi Mahi. Done to perfection, Risotto was a perfect complement. My Fruitti di Mare was spot on. Some of the best seafood I've ever had, especially for a landlocked state.

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Good service and okay ambience, but boring, mediocre and over-priced food. My wife's $30+ dollar prime rib looked and tasted like road kill. My salmon was overcooked. The wine was...I don't remember, and I don't want to remember. If you want average, you've found it.

Thank Bhuddles09
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

My husband and I went to The Red Snapper at about 1pm on a Tuesday to celebrate my husbands birthday since his favorite is seafood. We were seated quick enough but after that we barely saw our server "Charlie" at all. My husband ordered crab cakes and pork pot stickers (which are appetizers) and I ordered the Executive Lunch which... More 

Thank Andrea M
New smyrna Beach, United States
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Located a block off main street and a real gem. Many locals in restaurant that night. They have an exceptional chef and our waiter (also bartender that evening) was very pleasant to talk with. Food was exceptional and bar drinks were delicious. We'd return without question.

1 Thank Ted L
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This restaurant was one of a few places recommended by our hotel staff so thought we'd give it a try. We experienced courteous and fairly quick service despite being quite crowded at the time. Our appetizer of steamed clams was an appropriate portion and very good. We had the prime rib and rib eye steak which were both cooked just... More 

1 Thank TJ-277
Calabasas, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We have been back here several times over the years and it is consistently good. The fish is fresh and the pasta is great. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. The only negative is the salad bar. The $9.50 is a bit much for some lettuce and stuff.

Thank Jerry B
Durango, Colorado
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

One of the things I had missed since moving to Durango five years ago is a restaurant with a salad bar for lunch. I just couldn't find one until some friends took us to the Red Snapper for lunch, where I discovered that their lunch specialty is soup and salad bar. I had never considered the place because (as the... More 

Thank dolebludger
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A great variety of fresh fish, the waitress was very friendly and helpfull and food was delicious and abundant. Great glass of wine and fresh baked bread, surprinsingly great

Thank Perblat
Littleton, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This restaurant was one of my go to places whenever I came to Durango. Stopped in with my wife this last visit and what a let down, salad bar was the highlight. Service took forever, people who sat after us got their main course before us. Prime rib was tough and had no flavor. Crap legs were freshly unfrozen and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-3417

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?