December 17, 2017

Durango Restaurants

Happy River Days!

If a restaurant I listed no longer exists, start one like it that’s why I created this list so you could top the previous bests and make it in Durango, Colorado! Bring your good vibes to town! We need you!

If you are a city planner think Salida, Salida has way out down us! Get your focus off of Telluride, Telluride is way to expense, same goes for Crested Butte. Get strong again, drop those prices and restructure your profit models. Nothing has been sustainable about the last few years!

Don’t let those 666 signs from 2020 end your business ownership dreams!

I designed this website for you, tell your husband to look for Visit Durango!

It’s super fucking basic to get you off of your fucking phone and back outside. Show the world some love! The Durango hot springs are not worth the price but Ouray is! Go have fun little lady!

The best way to find good food in Durango is to park on third and walk down main street. Remember if you get as drunk as fucking possible just about everything is walking distance in Durango (2 miles) and Uber sometimes exists. Have fun out there!

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Here are my top picks for the summer of 2022!

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Here is my unbiased list of the best restaurants in Durango, Colorado

Best Restaurants in Durango, Colorado

Carver Brewing

Pastas, Sandwiches, Steak and Fish

Ken and Sues

636 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

(970) 385-1810


Mongolian BBQ

In the Walmart parking lot

China Cafe

Near Burger King with the River Facing Patio



Near the start of the Colorado Trail half a block away from 25th Street and Main

(970) 385-1595



Rice Monkey

East By Southwest

160 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301

(970) 247-5533


Sizzling Siam

Thai Kitchen




128 E. College Dr, Durango, CO 81301

(970) 259-6322

Canjun/ Southwest

Steamworks Brewery

801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301

(970) 259-9200


College Drive Cafe

CJ’s Diner

On College and 8th near the base of the college hill. CJ’s is not open on Sunday’s

Durango Diner

On Main Street next to The Ranch


Across the street from Natural Grocers


Hermosa Coffee Rosters

Downtown Main Ave

81301 Coffee

Accross the street from North City Market

Durango Joe’s Coffee

Multiple locations, my favorites are College Drive Cafe on 8th Ave and near Serious Texas North on your drive to go ski Purg

Durango Coffee Company

Downtown Main Ave


Drive-through near the Rec Center on North Main Avenue

Quick Food


RGP’s Wraps

Near Pine Needle Mountaineering in the Main Mall

Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches


A the base of North College and Florida “Floor-e-da” Road near Durango Sports Center

(970) 259-0010


The Balcony

Main and College in Durango, CO 81301


Fathers Daughters

Downtown Durango 1 block south of Hermosa Coffee

Home Slice

Near 6th Street liquor 2 blocks away from Main Street on College

Nachos, Burritos, Tacos


Authentic Mexican


The south location is located accross the street from the horse gulch trail head on 8th ave and the North location is located near Star Liquor on Florida Road

Burritos, Tacos


North: Near 81301 coffee and Animas City Mountain Trailhead
South: Near the 4corners whitewater takeout


Cold Stone

Cream Bean Berry Local Ice Cream

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

An old raft guides tale was that Durango had more restaurants per capita then San Francisco and Main Ave is home to many of those restaurants

Durango is home to over 200 restaurants and many value featuring locally grown foods

The best way to find food in Durango is to park on third avenue, in downtown Durango and let yourself find the best restaurants. I’ve typically had the best luck by sticking with locals favorites, in the low to moderate price range.

If you are looking for high-end restaurants, a day trip to Telluride may be worth the trip!

The assets in Durango are the free and the business that get Durango, know they don’t have to charge a lot for their services. Durango is a budget destination, and has often had the illusion of being a high volume tourist town. That illusion, of being a high dollar city, can leave locals frustrated. Offering great food and being kind to locals is one of the best ways to make our list!

You will not regret spending less money in Durango, Colorado and tipping well

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