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The Kennebec

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4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
+1 970-247-5674
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to The Kennebec in quite some time. Now, it is obvious that we had "forgotten" a really great dining experience. The food was excellent, the service very good and an overall great atmosphere. Reservations are recommended.

Thank raytrav
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Wonderful surprise in the middle of nowhere. Stop at this gem if you are driving by and it is even close to meal time!

Thank agtrading
Huron south dakota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a wonderful cozy restaurant located at the base of La Plata canyon. We had a traditional breakfast with fresh eggs and house baked breads. We hadn't been here in at least a year and the quality and atmosphere keep improving. Always worth the stop.

Thank johnbP1372VH
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food justifies the difficulty in making a reservation. Wonderful service, beautiful interior and many delicious choices offered

Thank Linda H
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We wanted lunch and after driving miles and miles suddenly saw a sign saying restaurant. What a delightful surprise! More like an European restaurant in style with good service and menu selection. The salad of beets, lettuce, pecan nuts and feta cheese was perfect as was my husbands burger. Definitely worth stopping here.

Thank Anne H
Katy, Texas
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We dined in style at the Kennebec Cafe. Ben, our waiter was attentive and made suggestions. I had salmon with greens. It was melt in my mouth delicious. The ambiance is quiet with classical guitar playing in the background.

Thank deb k
Durango, Colorado
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

The first thing I'd like to say about the Kennebec is that it should be listed here under "Durango Restaurants". Hesperus CO is a tiny place, and the Kennebec is located just 12 miles west of downtown Durango on Highway 160. Tripadvisor lists restaurants as "Durango" that are further away, and most customers of this restaurant come from Durango. We... More 

Thank dolebludger
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

A must try culinary experience! Friends who live in the area recommended we visit this restaurant and we are glad we did. IMHO, the food, decor, atmosphere and service were more Michelin rating than cafe! We could only be there for lunch, but wish we could have returned for supper. My wife tried their Greek plate and kept oohing and... More 

Thank Bobbito15
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Checked into the Blue Lake B&B after 6pm on a Friday! Late. After a drive of 250 Miles. Looking for something to eat knowing it will be 8 pm? Hoping I don't have to eat swill. Surprise! Good food! Good service! Great wine list! The menu is well balanced and sophisticated. Beats a Burger and a Coke any day! Top... More 

Thank MarksMachinery
Hurst, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We would have never expected such a nice place out along Hwy 160 west of Durango. It is simply beautiful with lovely inside dining and a gorgeous patio area, too. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the food was perfect. You will not be disappointed here!

Thank curmudgeon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 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
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Hesperus
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5674

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