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“River Front”
Review of Animas River Cafe

Animas River Cafe
Ranked #109 of 196 Restaurants in Durango
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Description: The Animas River Cafe features a great selection of mile-high sandwiches and ''Grille'' specialties. Open during the Summer Season every day for lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You will enjoy casual patio dining in the mountain air while enjoying views of the majestic Animas River. Open every day for lunch 11:00 to 2:00Open Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings 5:00 to 10:00High Altitude Blues playing on Thursday nightLee Bartley Jazz playing on Saturday night
Oro Valley, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“River Front”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a nice stop on the bicycle trail for parking the bike and eating lunch. Outdoor seating with river view. Food and service was very good but a little on the pricey side. (Need to pay for that view!)

Visited July 2014
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Durango CO
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32 reviews
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“Unique Venue on The River”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Durango offers many fine dining experiences, but none that are right on the river! You may enter this venue from the River Walk, and it does not have the feel of a "hotel" restaurant at all. Enjoyed the beautiful Animas, fresh flowers, evening music was fantastic. Food, service, and drinks were good. The overall experience was very relaxing and enjoyable. Will definitely be back and send friends!

  • Visited May 2014
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Houston, TX
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Disappointing”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were expecting a great experience at the restaurant based on our experiences at the Doubletree but were very disappointed. After we were seated, we were ignored. Finally, someone took our drink order, but then nothing ....... We went to the hostess and shortly our drinks arrived. Again, a long wait until our food order was taken. Our soup was delivered, and that was the last we saw of anyone. To make a long story short, we finally left cash on the table for our drinks and soup, and left. ( after an hour).

We went upstairs to talk to a supervisor, and got little except excuses for the poor service. After a short discussion, the supervisor did offer to make up for the poor service and brought our meal up to the room.

A disappointing evening, but the staff did try to make amends. I will probably not eat in the hotel again because there are many wonderful restaurants with exemplary service downtown.

The Doubletree is an outstanding hotel - but the restaurant needs some attention.

  • Visited July 2013
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TEXAS
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220 reviews
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“ANIMAS RIVER CAFE”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great place for lunch. There are a lot of good places in town, but it is nice to get away from the extra people. The service and the food was very good. If you are in the mood for a drink they have a great selection.
It was fun watching the people rafting down the river. Another must stop.

BUD CARTER

  • Visited August 2013
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Colorado
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39 reviews
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“Fantanstic food & music & views”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Fantastic waiter and staff were very courteous and friendly. The views of the river with all of the locals using the river was a neat sight. The live jazz was also a memorable experience. I had a ranchers salad that I enjoyed. The prices are a bit high for some things on the menu, but the food, good service and view make it worth every penny!

  • Visited July 2013
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