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“"Nothing Special"”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Purgy's

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Ranked #131 of 192 Restaurants in Durango
Price range: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scottsdale, Arizona
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“"Nothing Special"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

While waiting for our condo at Cascade Village we went to Durango Mountain to entertain the kids. The adults ordered drinks at Bear Bar at Purgy's (outside structure). Note...they close down the outside bar at 5:00 PM.
It began raining and we ventured inside to Purgy's and eventually decided to stay for dinner. Wish we had taken the time to drive into Durango where there are MANY restaurants from which to choose. Now I know better.
Two adults shared a burger and some of my huge portion of garlic mashed that came with my flank steak. The steak was done correctly and was pretty flavorful, but rather chewy. The 16-year old loves fettuccine alfredo with chicken so he ordered that. He ended up later in the evening vomiting, along with diarrhea and stomach cramps. We concluded it was HIS food, as no one else was sick. Give that some thought.
You really don't have much of a choice of places to eat in the area of Durango Mountain,. The Old Schoolhouse down the road is a tiny shack that serves pizza and has a pool table. It's a bit "crusty" looking inside and gets crowded, with a very long wait for food. You can also choose The Sow's Ear, also on the road in the Durango Mountain Resort (a bit more upscale atmosphere)
Purgy's is basically a big room with a big fireplace, a lot of tables and with large windows at one end. It probably "rocks" during ski season,, but not so much that evening. Service was adequate, friendly, but nothing special.
In the future, I'll stick to drinking at the Bear Bar outside. The handmade chips there are quite good and the Staff is always upbeat. Bear Bar was my favorite on the Mountain on my last visit here and it remains the same

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Nancy H
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English first
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Average restaurant. Food was pretty good. Nothing extraordinary, but good enough to go again.
Was not impressed with the Food Line part of the restaurant though.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Cherlyn G
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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461 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Fun place for drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

This is not the place to eat but to drink. Drinks are inexpensive & there really isn't a better place to relax after getting off the slopes.
The food is cafeteria style & is average at best.

Thank VicandFawn
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Burgers & beers were good mountain food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

The burgers and beers were good but a little pricey - even had a band one night. We like coming to DMR and chilling. You can sit outside in the afternoon and enjoy the mountain. We stayed at the Angelhaus Condos and did not like it - old building and old room.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank UofA1
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“What a great place to relax!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had three couples with us & after a day on the slopes, had a wonderful time warming up by the fire and drinking the local drink a Colorado bull!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank SavvyShopper417
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