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The Kennebec

4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
+1 970-247-5674
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“flatbread” (15 reviews)
“lemon mousse” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to dinner this evening and had a wonderful experience! Do not let the outside fool you, this restaurant is elegant and the food is awesome. Extensive wine list and professional service. We will be back!

Thank blt32571
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out there and saw the sign for the restaurant and there were several buildings but could not tell which one was the restaurant. None were in great shape. The menu makes it seem like it should be an upscale place but the buildings...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here two nights as it was close to the B&B where we were staying and a lot easier than driving back into Durango. We were pleasantly surprised with the menu and the extensive wine list. The first night was Mexican Night, and I...More

Thank Elizabeth1756
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Kennenbec Cafe because it was the most convenient restaurant on a Sunday night. We did not have high hopes but were delighted with the food, the service and the atmosphere with lots of regulars dining there. The chicken pot pie and boeuf bourguignon...More

Thank philnash
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch is served until 11:30 but if you miss the time there are still plenty of brunch type items from which to choose! Kennebec bennies are their own trust on benedicts and delicious. But this is also where you can find, believe it or...More

Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Being a local, I have visited this restaurant over the last 10 years many times with fantastic results. The service is always professional and the food prepared to perfection. However, last night was the first exception to the above as they were overwhelmed and it...More

Thank Ranger145
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Just outside the town of Hesperus, and a few miles from Durango is a great cafe. If you are traveling US 160 on the weekend slow down as you get to Hesperus or you will miss the Kennebec Cafe. Very modest prices and excellent food...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Nestled at the foot of the La Plata Canyon, with beautiful mountain views. Is a quaint little restaurant, from their fresh baked goodness, to their house made dressings. The Kennebec is a treat, located minutes away from Durango Colorado it is a beautiful drive to...More

Thank johnbP1372VH
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to Kennebec a quite but over the years and have never been disappointed. I regularly stop for breakfast in winter before cross country skiing in La Plata Canyon or points west of Durango. Brunched this morning. My vanilla crepes with cherry compote...More

Thank rezlaw
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was our first visit to The Kennebec in quite some time. Now, it is obvious that we had "forgotten" a really great dining experience. The food was excellent, the service very good and an overall great atmosphere. Reservations are recommended.

Thank raytrav
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326-9601
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Hesperus
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-5674
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