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“Fantastic view, laid back atmosphere and simple, good food.”

Balcony Bar and Grill
Ranked #66 of 204 Restaurants in Durango
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

After a long days traveling, all we really wanted for the evening, was to sit in the sun, drink a cold beer and have a good dinner - The Balcony really delivered. If you're after a smart sit down dinner, go elsewhere - this seemed like a locals bar, though we (clearly tourists, with the hats and cameras!!!) didn't feel unwelcome in any way. We had chicken baskets and nachos, both were great, tasty, good portions, delivered quickly. Beers were cheap, as were the margaritas. Best thing for us though, was the view - very happily sat and watched the sun down down on main avenue with the sun on our faces. Bliss. Would highly recommend!!!

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Thank Char30888
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

My husband and I are locals and we used to go to The Balcony when it was El Patio and had different owners. The food and service was good then. Recently we brought some friends from NM to The Balcony. It was 45 minutes before anyone came to our table! And when a waitress did finally show up and we mentioned the wait, she became very rude, almost irrate with us! It was unbelievable. I was humiliated in front of my friends after bragging about how fun the place was when it was El Patio. The food is horrible, we couldn't even eat the dried up pork nachos, service is horrible and management wasn't much nicer than the waitress.

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4  Thank Stormy19870
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place was upstairs with seating all the way around the restaurant/bar on the corner of Main Ave ( and I'm not sure of the cross st) but a fun place to visit and sit to have a drink. They had 3 men performing that night, not bad not great, but looked as if they where having a good time along with the crowd. My drink was pretty good. The best part of this place was surely the view. It also is within very close walking distance to the Narrow Gauge Train in town.

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Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We first ate at the Balcony last summer because it seemed like a great spot for a beer and a burger on a sunny, summer afternoon. It was. Live music, locals and passers-through. Some folks even got up to dance a time or two. Beers are cold and truly excellent burgers. We've been back four times during our visit this summer and were not disappointed. It's fun to be above street level and everyone seems to enjoy themselves. No fuss, just good.

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Thank aulocks
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We love this little place... have been twice and had great food and great service both times. It's nothing fancy, but it's a cool place to have sandwiches/burgers, hang out, enjoy a beer or two. Our kids ranging in age from 5-10 also enjoyed it- there's a little stage area that wasn't being used and the boys were able to play there while we waited for our food.

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Thank Leasa N
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