We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


810 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5566
+1 970-375-0117
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“red chili” (7 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“veggie omelet” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Diner
810 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5566
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (52)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not review the Durango Diner in Feb. I love Jerry MARTINEZ, pancakes and hot coffee. Locals eat here. Great prices family friendly and a must on your trip to Durango. CJs Diner College Avenue Durango Colorado. Stop in and say hello to Janie....More

Thank sweetie65
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Like the other people we just don't understand why this isn't number one this is by far the best most affordable breakfast place in Durango the green and red chile is outstanding the hash browns biscuits and gravy you name it it's the best the...More

1  Thank revDB
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was very busy about 9:30 on a Saturday morning, but were able to find a seat at the last available table. Took awhile to peruse the menu because it was so extensive. Sausage gravy over a homemade biscuit was very good. My husband had...More

1  Thank KCsew
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Highly recommend for breakfast. Service very friendly. Eggs were done perfectly along with pancakes and bacon. It's off the main street but so what? If I lived in Durango, I'd be a regular.

1  Thank OCTraveler1234
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Loved this spot! Breakfast was great! Awesome portions and good prices! Will be going there again! Staff was friendly!

1  Thank veronicahbh
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We were brought here by coaches from the college. My daughter had the raspberry cream cheese stuffed French toast. Both days! I had the eggs Benedict with green chile. I've never seen that option before. It was delicious. The service was excellent. Very down-home, old-fashioned...More

1  Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We usually come 2 Durango every year and CJ's is our favorite places of all the breakfast or lunch places in Durango the red chili is hot the green chile is mild it tastes like it's supposed to! the service is great, coffee's good, the...More

Thank revDB
Reviewed 25 October 2016

In April of 2016 we had breakfast at CJ's. We both had a veggie omelet & it was full of goodies & quite good. Coffee was excellent. We returned last week for breakfast ordering the same as it was so good before, what a surprise....More

Thank rklow
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Just out of downtown on the way up the hill to Fort Lewis College on College ave. Limited parking and limited tables but a hangout for locals. Same staff as last we ate there some 3 years ago. Salad was huge, melted tuna and pastrami...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We loved our breakfast here and even shared our table with another local couple. So glad we did as they were very nice. The food was great, plentiful and well worth the walk from the Strater Hotel. Would go to this local gem regularly if...More

Thank Lizzie-Luvs2Travel
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 hotels in Durango
The Rochester Hotel and Leland House
374 reviews
.80 km away
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
929 reviews
.81 km away
Durango Lodge
267 reviews
.83 km away
General Palmer Hotel
514 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Restaurants
College Drive Cafe
168 reviews
.19 km away
Ore House
818 reviews
.85 km away
Steamworks Brewing Co
1,785 reviews
.87 km away
Cyprus Cafe
372 reviews
.84 km away
Nearby Attractions
Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum
4,630 reviews
.93 km away
Animas River Trail
391 reviews
.44 km away
Four Leaves Winery
64 reviews
.90 km away
Scenic Aperture Gallery
17 reviews
.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cj's staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 810 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5566
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-375-0117
I couldn't find a website but this place has great food! Especially Breakfast!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing