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Ore House

147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
+1 970-247-5707
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked in off the street and was seated quickly on a busy night. The fish special was awesome. Also the salmon dish was excellent. If you like a spicy drink be sure to try the Desperato!

Thank Dwilso9126
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What do say about a place that has a really good wine list and the best cornbread you’ve ever tasted. It comes in a super hot skillet right from the oven. What makes it great is the cornmeal - nice and gritty. But the thing...More

Thank SoCalBusinessman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint, nice - somewhat upscale restaurant with some old western, but not saloon vibe. Good food with sometimes gourmet portions and pricing.

Thank Clifton C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited to celebrate his birthday and were not dissapointed! The cocktails were fun and tasty and we started with the delicious ceviche. From there we split the CLASSIC surf surf and turf - just thinking about it is making me salivate...More

Thank Laurenrajala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is wonderful and the place is lively and usually crowded. Make reservations. If it’s your birthday let them know and you get your age % off your entree. Situated conveniently off of Main Street it is an easy place for tourists to find...More

Thank devonwayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great for steak and seafood. I went on a date with my husband and it just sets the mood of "NO KIDS" :) it is kid friendly bu the dim light and low music make it very romantic

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at the Ore House many years and when we decided to return to Durango for another visit, a return to the Ore House was a must. We were not disappointed. Great steaks, a great selection of sides, great drinks, outrageous desserts and excellent...More

Thank TravelLover63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We totally enjoyed our food and drinks but WOW is this place expensive! Prepare to take out a 2nd mortgage when you dine here!

Thank JBL1150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Farmington, NM when the Ore House opened and loved dining there from the beginning. All these years later, I think the experience was even better. I had the Surf and Turf and my husband had the Sirloin. If you like steak -...More

Thank NancyFance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m a local and this place is my absolute go to when I have family or friends in town. I know dinner will never disappoint and I’ve never had anything less than excellent service. Don’t skip a salad to start, the Caesar dressing is amazing...More

Thank Emily B
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Questions & Answers
25 August 2017|
Response from CityCamping101 | Reviewed this property |
They still have the birthday discount, ask that you make a reservation and have a valid ID
sue r
1 July 2017|
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Response from Wozzlefish12 | Reviewed this property |
No space for a dog indoor or out - it's pretty small but the atmosphere and food is very very worth it.
Austin D
15 November 2016|
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Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Austin, We have many gluten free options and with enough notice can pretty much make anything on our Menu gluten free. Please just let us know when you make a reservation and we will make sure you are taken care... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
    (Main Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop located right across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5707
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.
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