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The Red Snapper

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
+1 970-259-3417
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Union Hall, Virginia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I don't understand why The Red Snapper would be rated so comparatively low. We had dinner there this evening and it was simply wonderful. Our server, Kate, was very refined and very professional without being "snooty" as some servers can be in better restaurants. I started out with a cup of New England Clam Chowder which was as good or... More 

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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were looking for some trout, and although it's a locally caught fish, they don't supply the area restaurants. Okay, so we had Idaho trout. Our waiter was minimally friendly, and didn't seem to have much patience for our menu questions. The place is not very willing to make modifications / substitutions. The trout was a really large serving, but... More 

Thank BeachBumsDallas
Page, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I am a Exec Chef for a major Hotel Chain, My wife and I had Dinner at the Snapper and I must Say it was Exceptional, very tasty, and friendly service, we will most certainly return again. Great Job to the Chef and Owners. Roland and Janet

Thank roland s
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We love this place. I recommend this restaurant to anybody. We have been going to Durango for many years and since we found the Red Snapper our trips are not complete without a visit. The food is always top quality and worth the price. I read someones bad review and I think they may have been somewhere else. I cant... More 

Thank Joe B
Redding, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I've been to the Red Snapper too many times to count, and I go back because of the quality of the food and dining experience. I always leave highly satisfied! Thanks to the owners, John and Nancy, the Red Snapper continues to excel on so many levels. One thing that has remained constant and amazing is the famous Salad Bar.... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I've been a restaurant mechanic for over a decade and I have a long black list of places I wouldn't eat at gunpoint! This is not one of those places and actually was impressed with the cleanliness and food quality. Food was tasty and service was good. It was a nice experience for the price.

Thank mrfreezee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Being from Texas gulf coast, I was not sure about seafood in Colorado. Gave it a try with my husband & three kids and am glad we did. Grilled shrimp was excellent and salad bar had a nice variety. Our bill was pretty high but it was worth it.

Thank kas913
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

My wife and I recently visited Durango for the first time. We found the Red Snapper through a local we sat next to that morning at a cafe. He had said it was a half a block off of main street but it was awesome seafood and a great salad bar. So we decided to take his advice and we... More 

Thank Charlieferr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I was very pleased the other night to venture into The Red Snapper just off Main st. in Durango, Co. Coming from California, my wife and I are usually skeptical of real seafood fare. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful atmosphere, top notch service and amazing dishes. We enjoyed the delicious and moderately priced lobster pie an my wife... More 

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

The local magazines describe this place as "fine dining"....NOT. First thing wrong; butter had an off taste. When questioned, the waitress admitted that they cut the butter with margarine! Menu lists chicken diablo made with a bone-in chicken breast. NOT! It was a thigh that was about 3 ounces. "Lobster" pot pie contained nothing but crab...no lobster. When we asked... 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?