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“Outstanding Local Diner - Great for Breakfast!”
Review of Oscar's Cafe

Oscar's Cafe
Ranked #12 of 203 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Packed with locals, and with a friendly attentive staff, this is a great diner for a local breakfast! It is fun, tasty, and a great way to absorb the culture of this cute town. Farmers and ranchers rub shoulders with professionals and the few tourists lucky enough to have discovered the place. Oscar's is near downtown (close to the Strater, the Durango Downtown Inn, etc.) and we were able to walk to it from our hotel before then walking to get on the Silverton train.

We went twice, and both times the food was excellent. It's just really good diner cuisine -- nothing fancy but well executed. And the service was really friendly and quite fast. Give it a try; you won't be disappointed!

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Thank TravelinFieldGuy
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

Another winning recommendation from tripadvisor reviewers! Service is lacking a bit. My husband got in food in increments while mine came out about 5 minutes later. Food and portions were excellent. Would eat here again.

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Reviewed March 14, 2011

First off, the TripAdvisor map was showing the location as the corner of 18th St and and 2nd Ave when I wrote this. This is not correct! Oscar's is located in Town Plaza, a strip mall, located on Camino del Rio between 9th and 11th streets. You need to know this, because this is a really great, hidden-in-plain-site, hole-in-the-wall diner. The place has always been packed each time we've stopped there on our way through town.

The food is top-quality greasy spoon fare: pancakes, omelets, chile and eggs, burgers, milkshakes, handmade pies/cinnamon rolls, etc. To be clear, the pies are handmade in the sense that they have clearly made their own crust.

The service is prompt, efficient, and friendly. It appears to be more of a locals hang-out in this highly touristy town.

The decor includes many interesting photos of historic train scenes on the walls. There is a toy train that circles the restaurant on a track that is elevated above the patrons' heads. There are also many promotional posters on the walls from previous years' Snowdown Festivals (a yearly Durango winter festival).

All in all, highly recommended.

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Thank Floyderdog
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Reviewed January 2, 2011

We had the corned beef hash and the verde breakfast. They were both giant sized and good.

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Thank michaeld1ty
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

The chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans was the best I've ever had. Everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The service was great and the price was right. I will be back again!

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Thank artiepea
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