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The Kennebec

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4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
+1 970-247-5674
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Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ignacio, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just outside the town of Hesperus, and a few miles from Durango is a great cafe. If you are traveling US 160 on the weekend slow down as you get to Hesperus or you will miss the Kennebec Cafe. Very modest prices and excellent food will bring me back. You won't be disappointed, the menu is filled with delicious items.

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Thank Thomas D
Huron south dakota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nestled at the foot of the La Plata Canyon, with beautiful mountain views. Is a quaint little restaurant, from their fresh baked goodness, to their house made dressings. The Kennebec is a treat, located minutes away from Durango Colorado it is a beautiful drive to a gem of a restaurant.

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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Kennebec a quite but over the years and have never been disappointed. I regularly stop for breakfast in winter before cross country skiing in La Plata Canyon or points west of Durango. Brunched this morning. My vanilla crepes with cherry compote were delicious. My husband enjoyed the huevos rancheros.

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Thank rezlaw
Colorado/Hawaii
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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.

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Mancos
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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!

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Thank agtrading
Huron south dakota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Orlando
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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

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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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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.

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Durango, Colorado
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41 reviews
30 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?