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Animas River Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
+1 970-259-6580
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Animas River Cafe could simply rest on its laurels as one of the very few on-river restaurants in Durango (and definitely the one with the nicest setting), but it also features good food and excellent service. This is a terrific spot for a tasty...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Average food, great beer, good service. Hamburgers were dry; but the chips were good as were the cheese bites. Went there based on another review of best hamburgers in town. A little disappointed in the burgers, but not the beer!

Thank Art S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Went here today for lunch and was impressed with the service and the food. You sit outside with a view of the river which is really nice. There was a wicked hail storm today and the noise on the tin roof was deafening and most...More

Thank brettt327
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Noticed this cafe last year while turning around in the hotel parking lot & checked it out. The setting on the river can't be beat. The food is tasty & good quality, therefore a tad pricey (13.50 for a Reuben sandwich and home made chips)....More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

It was a lovely evening to eat outdoors along the Animas River. We had a very helpful server who was really able to help with our choices for local beers by comparing them to ones we knew. She even took group pictures for us. I...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Sitting next to the Animas river is a delightful experience. Watching the rafters, tubers and kayakers go by is great fun. Everyone waves at each other and smiles. Although we arrived on time for lunch, there was monor glitch with the staff to find the...More

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a great place to have a great mean away from the downtown crowds and see a beautiful river. You can have flatbreads if you don't want to spend a fortune. There is also a great breakfast menu and wonderful desserts.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Animas River Cafe is a restaurant situated with a view of the Animas River. Enjoy a good lunch watching rafters and tubers floating past. Food and service were good. Located at the Durango Doubletree Hotel.

Thank wadec3
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great setting and super friendly staff. Had some great music the first night there. Drinks were good and prices fair.

Thank 815JimB815
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This cafe is hooked to hilton doubletree hotel and sits along the river..it's all outside seating and gets hot during evening with sun beating on you... also the food is very over priced for the quality of the food... even found a hair in my...More

1  Thank dwm28
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-6580
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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
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