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Ore House

147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
+1 970-247-5707
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5405
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is kind of small inside. I had reservations. The service was great. And the food was amazing. This is a strong 5. I had the special which was a chicken fried ribeye steak. It was absolutely great. I’d go here again in the...More

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offered an incredible tasting steak with side dishes that were just as good. Not your everyday restaurant (because it is quite pricey), but when you are ready to treat yourself, this is the place to come. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Thank E3882EYdavidd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the Ore House and I thought it was overpriced for what you get. I had a filet and it was good but everything was a la carte and the price added up pretty quick. We had dinner the following night around...More

Thank axisbl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ignore the bad reviews and listen to the good ones unless maybe you prefer something more along the lines of longhorn. I thought it was just a play on words but quickly realized it is where you go to live high on the hog after...More

Thank Voyage_Awesome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Durango for a quick getaway for my husband's birthday and our anniversary. Our dinner at the Ore House was the highlight! The scallop special was our favorite but the ribeye, Caesar salad, lobster bisque and creme brulee trio were spectacular as well....More

Thank classicpoohmomma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a “must visit” for anyone spending time in Durango. One of the oldest restaurants in town, the owner/chef is a local gentleman who knows how to provide an exceptional dining experience. There is no better steak in Durango and the service is...More

Thank Wallace W
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this place because where we’d planned to eat was closed. It was so good we returned the next night, with a reservation this time. Book early. The food was excellent, beef the first night, fish the second. Our server Meredith, was one of...More

Thank toccoa42
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We Go here whenever in town. Not always the best. But one of the best. Good kitchen. Great service ..wish they had more fish options. There special seafood is always scallops. There steak is homegrown. And always Awesome.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I first visited the Ore House in 1977 on a job interview with a local oilfield company - enjoyed the meal then but did not accept the job offer. Now retired I returned last month. Place is smaller than I remembered but steak was just...More

Thank MellohYellow
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Food and service excellent as always. Steak was cooked perfect and every bite was mouth watering. One of our favorite places to splurge... Wish we could afford to go more often.

Thank Tundra970
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26 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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