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“A Wonderful Find!”
Review of The Kennebec

The Kennebec
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Hesperus
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The food and our waitress, good value and fun to visit with. Why the name Kennebec from Maine? An excellent find in a remote spot.

Thank merryhell36
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We found resturant 10 years ago at the recommendation of our hosts a Blue Lake. wonderful and changing menu we try to visit each time we are in the area.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. This is a very nice restaurant placed in an unexpected location!

Thank Ducescoop
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

As a Durango local who eats out frequently - I had heard great things about Kennebec Cafe. I've just never been to the restaurant because it's so far out of town - until last night. I was sorely disappointed. The male wait staff was very stuck-up and at times just rude - with the exception of a woman who was friendly (owner?). Service was horrible, we were neglected with empty glasses and it took over an hour to get our appetizer. My husbands salad came after his meal. On a good note, the bread they left us (only one small piece per person) was crisp on the outside and soft and warm on the inside. I ordered a steak - it was cooked correctly. The other food seemed to have a lot of salt in it. We also ordered a dessert and waited another forty minutes - it was very good.

The chairs are solid wood and shaped like an "L", very uncomfortable - especially since we were there for THREE hours!! The chairs - I could live with, but taken altogether - I will never come back to the Kennebec Cafe. There are dozens of other restaurants closer to Durango, with friendlier, attentive staff and better food. Sorry.

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2  Thank Tessa C
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We ate at this restaurant twice with completely different experiences. The first night we had great food and great service (Katie was our waitress). The following night we had good food and terrible service (another waitress).

Service was good until we received our meal--after that it was nonexistent. She never returned to ask about our meal, to refill water glasses or ask if we wanted more wine (which we did). After we finished our meal, we waited and waited. By the time she finally returned to our table, all we wanted to do is leave. We asked for our check but that took 20 minutes. After giving her our credit card, we waited another 15 minutes. No one should have to wait 35 minutes to pay their bill.

This restaurant is the only option in the area unless you want to drive 10 miles into Durango
(and return in the dark). While the food is very good, service is equally important. It was clearly lacking on this evening.

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2  Thank 110par72
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