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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse
147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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1 - 10 of 690 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed the salad & dinner specials- caprese salad (which we split) & halibut fillet. Hubby had the New York steak with huge asparagus in the side. The "Up in smoke" cocktail was delicious- didn't want anything too sweet and it was perfect....More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this restaurant! We lucked out with a cozy corner table and had a lovely dinner. Lots of craft cocktails to choose from with local beers and bourbons etc., and an impressive wine list. Caesar salads were perfection, and they bring you a little cast...More

Thank chivestravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to the Ore House after visiting several years ago. The decor has been updated and the menu pricing has been updated to pay for the remodel. Service was very good, the menu is ala carte. The steaks were very good(not excellent), brussel sprouts...More

Thank Bill V
Ryan L, Owner at Ore House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bill V, Thank you for visiting us again! Glad you noticed the updates to the restaurant, we tried to make sure they were subtle and honored the history and character that makes the Ore House so unique. The Ore House is Durango's oldest restaurant,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Ore House last week and it was outstanding in every way. The service was impeccable, the craft cocktails were superb and the meals were excellent. Three of us had the pork chop, the baseball cut sirloin and the salmon and all...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent as always. One of our favorite places to splurge. Yes more spendy, but always nice for that special occasion. Service was not as good as it usually is. Drinks were extremely slow to come out. Seemed like an entire new staff... Missed...More

Thank Tundra970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steaks were delicious! It's not a Ruth Chris atmosphere but the steaks are comparable in quality and price. I did the 6 oz filet which, at some places, can sometimes be thin and easily overcooked, but this was thick and a prefect medium rare....More

Thank Marycas4504
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the better New York Steaks I have had. Wonderful lobster bisque...different but great taste. Cowboy like atmosphere but food and service was good. A little pricey. Corn bread served at the table was unique. Variety of food items on the menu.

Thank Shazamofham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have been here . It's a older family owned restaurant. The food is made fresh to order. Steak and seafood is hands-down some of the best around ! The staff is wonderful and very outgoing !!! It's a little...More

Thank jeffmy2015
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Just had your seafood cake and steak at Taste of Durango. It was incredible! I can't wait to sit down and eat at your restaurant.

Thank Shannon H
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The meal and service were superb. Far exceeded expectations. We will be back. The variety of dishes on the menu has expanded. The wine list is excellent.

Thank Tony W
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Austin D
Gluten free options?
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
Vivian L
Who owns the ore house?
1 October 2015|
Response from Ryan L | Property representative |
Hi Vivian, My name is Ryan Lowe and I own the Ore House restaurant. I saw your review last week and wanted to apologize for your terrible experience here on your birthday. I replied to your review, did you see that? I... 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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