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“Amazing Steak Restaurant”
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Ranked #4 of 192 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Avenue
Transit: Trolley stop located right across the street.
Description: Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango's oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, steaks from ranches surrounding southwest Colorado, sustainable seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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“Amazing Steak Restaurant”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I ate here with another couple and loved it! I got the filet and we added the button mushrooms, crab mac and cheese, and the baked potato and everything was delicious. They serve cornbread muffins while you are waiting for your entree and I thought they were a little dry but other than that everything was absolutely amazing. My husband got the "steak and cakes" and it was delicious too. There is a variety on the menu to choose from, several of the appetizers I could have ordered and made my meal just by themselves. Next time I go back I'm going to try one of their seafood items. For a party of four with four entrees and 1-2 drinks per person (we didn't get dessert because we were so full) the total came to about $250 including a 20% tip. The steak entrees ranged from about $25-$35 dollars and the side items are served family style so a side item is about $9-$10 but was big enough for all four of us to share. The ambience is great with old western pictures and native american pictures on the walls reminding you of the Old West. Our server was very knowledgeable and did not rush us (being rushed is my biggest pet peeve at restaurants). We ate here on a Wednesday night right around 7:30 so it was packed and we waited about 30 minutes for a table but it was well worth it. They have cocktail servers who help you while you are waiting which was awesome - we were able to have a drink and hang out with our friends while we waited. I will definitely go back to this restaurant and would recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent steak and/or seafood restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
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Durango, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best steak house in Durango!”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Excellent food, excellent service and nice atmosphere. Pricey, but get your money's worth every time.

Visited January 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
“Great food and service”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We made a reservation on the restaurant's web site. Was great to get a reminder earlier in the day on our reservation and how long they would hold our table. If you haven't been, they also include a link to their menu. We arrived right before our reservation, and were seated right away. Our server Chrissy came by to see what we needed, and sent over their awesome corn bread with bacon butter! For starters we had the French onion soup and iceberg salad, great to share.
We had the chateaubriand for two for our entrée along with the asparagus and chile and bacon mac & cheese. Both were incredible!
It was great the Chrissy was there when we needed something, and let us have a lovely evening on our own as well.
If you are looking for a nice evening out, look at the Ore House in Durango.

Visited December 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
“Favorite restaurant in Durango”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

My husband and I had the pleasure of spending a week in Durango Co and found the Ore House to be our favorite restaurant. We enjoyed our meal so much we ate there again on our last night. Everything was delicious!
Jeannie C

  • Visited September 2013
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Kalispell, Montana
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“Small, Intimate, Wonderful!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Some warned us that this restaurant was very expensive, but NEVER NIND, the food was absolutely superb and the service attentive and friendly. Sometimes it is good to spend a little extra to get away from the usual tourist chains and pizza cafes. There was a nice variety on the menu and their beef was great. The atmosphere was so fun, typically Colorado Western, yet cozy and quiet, even though it was very very busy.

  • Visited November 2013
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