Ken & Sue's
Ken & Sue's

Ken & Sue's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kenandsues.com/
  • Phone: 9703851810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Ken Fusco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 6th & 7th on the East Side of Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ken & Sue's
Be Our Guest! Owners Ken & Sue Fusco welcome you to their casual, fine dining restaurant. Enjoy great food and great service, all in a comfortable atmostphere. Their American Bistro menu has something for everyone. We promise you'll feel right at home at our place whether just enjoying a night out on the town or a special occasion.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ken & Sue's reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)fit for foodies (69)romantic (63)neighborhood gem (59)great for outdoor dining (58)notable wine list (40)great for lunch (35)hot spot (19)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • always delivers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We make a point to eat at Ken and Sue's every time we go to Durango but had never eaten outside in their back patio. What a great atmosphere on a beautiful evening. Food and service were great as well...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go-to restaurant in Durango
    bugsy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This restaurant has never disappointed us. Consistently good food and wonderful, friendly service. Worth the wait if you forgot to make reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exquisite food reasonably priced!
    Barb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Ate dinner at Ken and Sue's. Need a reservation there! Very popular spot - for good reason! Menu choices superb, including fish to die for. Ahi tuna special was best we have ever had, and paired with Sutcliffe Winery Cinsaut, was perfect. Prime rib delicious too. Friendly atmosphere and beautiful outside terrace. Going back for lunch today before leaving Durango. What a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Durango.Still!!
    itex
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I drove over for our Anniversary and had dinner at our favorite Restaurant ,the food was wonderful ,fresh, local,.The service was spot on and very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Uccio23
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very nice place, with outstanding food and service. We had spicy calamari and seared tuna to start with, which I highly recommend, and then a fish main course. Desserts are to die for, try the white chocolate cheesecake and the apple tart.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant always has tremendous coupons in the local book, which we use. So, after the coupons are gone, we want to continue to support the local owners. We took out-of-town visitors, knowing it would be terrific; we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best experience
    r2rt12
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have to say this was a disappointment. We have been coming to Ken & Sue's for many years and have referred many people to this restaurant but after the last experience I will hesitate to continue doing this. The server Robin was great but the food was mediocre and not up to the usual standard. We drive 100 miles round trip to dine at Ken & Sue's so this is not just a random visit to there restaurant. This meal was to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which should of been a special night out. Instead it was a disappointment. The "crispy" pork belly appetizer was anything but. The filet was perfect. The halibut was dry and the sticky rice was a goo. The people next table over thought it was mashed potatoes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I find Ken and Sues excellent and always consistent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remodel Guy
    Taylor114ce
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner out on the patio. Service was excellent and so was the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sweet
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The four of us had dinner. The complaint from all was that all the dishes were too sweet
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As good as we hoped
    DenverDiner
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Having reserved before our trip started, we had a great table. Nice ambiance. Service was impeccable. My husband had a great classic martini. My husband had a steak, and I had fish. Both were excellent. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    JRak
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything about Ken and Sue's was great with one small exception. The food was outstanding and came out very quickly. The waitress was very friendly with my 3 year old (much appreciated.) The portions were adequate and the prices reasonable. My daughter was given something to color and ketchup, neither always available at fancy restaurants. We were given the front window table. I assume because it was out of the way for fear that my 3 year old was not well behaved. Understandable but the flies up there were pretty bad (by the front widow.) One ended up in a glass of wine. Get someone to kill those flies before you start seating people. Great place and excellent food! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice find
    MJ3727
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a good place. The server, Sherene, was terrific. We liked the food but the servings are WAY too large. We think each portion should be reduced by 50% except for the Halibut which was the perfect sized portion. If you reduced the portion sizes, you would sell more appetizers and desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic little place!
    AndrewGSTX
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love to visit Durango though I haven't done so in years, but when I come back I know I will go to Ken & Sue's for a special meal. This place is a small downtown restaurant that is upscale without the pretension. The atmosphere is very laid back and even romantic. Our server was very nice, knowledgeable and attentive. The menu is great and the food is wonderful. I highly recommend reservations and be prepared to park a couple of blocks away when the city is active.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Price Is Right
    Geordielass
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Based on the many good reviews for Ken & Sues we made our booking. We arrived on time and were warmly welcomed and our table was ready. Our server Mandy was very attentive and paced our evening slowly as requested. We chose the Pork Belly as an appetiser and it was enough for two and quite nice. For mains I had the chicken breast which I enjoyed, but my husbands NY strip steak was tough and he couldn't finish it. He ordered it medium rare but because of the uneven cut, some was medium and some was well-done. I think for the area it is an OK restaurant, but for us wasn't anything super special. It is busy and if you stick to the basics will probably be fine. We both thought the prices charged were reasonable for what we ate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great !!
    kathy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This my favorite place to go in Durango ! They have consistently great food, and wait staff. Love this place !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandchildren
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A night out with grandchildren was handled very well by our waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Durango Local's Favorite
    Jazzman3
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We went to Ken & Sue's with my Dad (whose is retired) and his wife, who were visiting Durango from Houston, TX. They know wine, food and menus, and they can "eat anywhere" they please, so we wanted them to enjoy dinner is Durango. Menu offering, food and service was outstanding, and my wife commented to me during dinner that Ken & Sue's was her new "favorite" restaurant in Durango.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JaJiJuDi
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a wonderful evening outside. Food was wonderful (absolutely love the sautéed spinach) and waitperson was great. Marqaritas are excellent. Thanks for a fun time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ken & Sue's
    Warden
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Ken & Sue's was crowded and noisy as you would expect from a top-rated restaurant in Durango at the height of tourist season. Part of the noise issue was being seated immediately inside the front door. I think being seated away from the door might have been a little quieter experience. The food was good, but not great. The salad was enormous and quite tasty. I would try them again just to try some of their other dishes. Overall an average dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    PeterMac
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our second visit here. Just as good as last year. We even had the same attentive and personable waitstaff - Christine. We look forward to the next time we are in Durango for another visit here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, Great food
    ErinVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was a woman dining alone and asked not to be stuck at an undesirable table or the bar where I would be hassled. I was given the best table in the house and was personally checked on by Sue, the owner. It was my second visit, so after the unusual and fabulous scallops with potato curls and spicy aioli starter, I went right for the crème brulee. It is the best I have had and I have tried this dessert at all the restaurants in Denver and in Durango. Then it was on to the salad with gorgonzola and walnuts with apples. I was very satisfied. On my first visit, the shrimp spring rolls were surprisingly unusual and delicious. Try it with their refreshing iced hibiscus tea. This is definitely the best restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WoodyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Personable and attentive wait staff. Unfortunately, the food was not up to expectations: my scallops (daily special) was drowning in sauce and my wife's filet was tasteless and not tender. Hoping for a better finish, we ordered the molten lava cake; after the prerequisite 18 minute wait, it lacked the chocolate lava (like they forgot to add it) and was just a mound of cake. Ummm. We'll probably try something else the next time we visit Durango.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always satisfying
    Gaelen
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This is easily my 10 th time eating here, and I make it an annual event when I'm in town. The food is always great , the specials are interesting with good flavor profiles, and the cocktails and wine are plentiful and well done. They even have great choices for my toddler. It's such a comfortable environment, it just seems right for a casual night out, or a special event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect find for vacationers
    eljefe
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My wife and I have dined here three times and have never been disappointed. The waitstaff is always very personable and knowledgeable, and you can tell the restaurant puts an emphasis on that. They deliver quality food that's well-prepared and very competitive in price. We ate at Pagosa Spring's most upscale restaurant and paid $40 dollars more for a meal that was a notch or two below the quality of Ken and Sue's. We'll definitely be coming back year, after year, after year ... you get the idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Durango's Best
    FrequentDynerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every aspect of our meal was great. The food was prepared well and served up hot and tasty. Would eat here again on our next trip to Durango.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still our go to
    Swede
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We are locals and default to Ken and Sue's for those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funny name but good food
    ErinVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I'm in town from Denver for a trial. My husband is a vegetarian so I ordered the filet mignon with lobster--surf and turf. I found no evidence of lobster and I spit out about 1/4 of the steak because it was tough and chewy. The crème brulee on the other hand, was excellent. They added too many strawberries. It should have been just enough for a garnish, not enough to make the delicious crème taste like strawberries, but it was still excellent. The service was extremely friendly. I don't think I'd go back.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stack
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great restaurant. Nice menu, great service and ambiance.Highly recommend if you are in Durango on a vacation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Family Dinner
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We took our 12 and 16 yr olds there on Saturday night and FINALLY had the foresight to make a reservation, so we waltzed right in. Usually we don't plan ahead and end up walking around downtown trying to find a place and are disappointed that there's "no room at the inn". I always love the ambiance there and the food is great. I found the "saturday night special" filet to be a little tough, but my son and husband had they same thing and they loved it. I usually just get a mainplate salad, which you can't go wrong, but felt like "lobster mashed potatoes" this time. Overall, very fun and special experience. Loved Ashley our waitperson too! Still my overall favorite place in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Apowell
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wonderful fine dining at a reasonable price! Great place for date night or to celebrate a special occasion. One of my favorite spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carla
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    year after year we return to Durango and the FIRST place we dine is at Ken and Sue's...service, quality of food is always spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still yummy.
    DesertDogood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Both times we've eaten recently at Ken and Sue's, we've had an early reservation. Both times the food was excellent. the first time we ate inside, the second out on their lovely patio, and the service was measurably slower. I'm not sure what happened, but it took maybe 15 minutes to get a beer glass, and the salad came maybe 20 minutes after the drinks and maybe the main course was another 20 minutes in the making. You could find worse places to wait, and the waitress was thoroughly pleasant, but my husband goes early to avoid the rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new "go to" dining restaurant
    Tabletop
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We made our reservation on line, arrived on time (it was busy with a line) we were immediately escorted to our table which was set for two including water. Leslie, our server was attentive, available, friendly, and knowledgeable about her menu. Nice wine list - used Riedel wine glasses - the proper Chardonnay glass for my wife, proper Pinot noir glass for myself - was immediately noticed. Menu had imagination - loved the lobster quesadilla's. Good food, great service, nice atmosphere - we will return on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent dining experience; food, desert and price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Wine List
    sfelind
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Although there was decent wines to choose from the list was certainly not much to brag about and not too sure how they get awards for their list?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You'll eat well.
    DesertDogood
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good food is at the top of our requirements for dining, and Ken and Sue's fits this perfectly. The food is fresh, imaginatively prepared but never needlessly overdone. This time I had the salmon cooked on a cedar plank, and my husband had the rib-eye. We shared a delicious salad. We considered returning for one of their intriguing desserts, but frankly, we were just too, full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal
    Kaytee
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I love to eat at Ken and Sue's. It's always great food and not overly priced. The service is great but it does get busy during tourist season so make reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Outstanding Experience!
    SaddleBrookeFoodie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We were greeted at the door, and our OpenTable reserved table was already prepared and waiting for us. That was just the beginning of a complete dining experience you would only expect in a large city. Excellent service, excellent unique menu selections, great wine list --- the whole nine yards. You don't want to miss this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    CinCTVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We enjoyed a milestone anniversary dinner which included the ahi appetizer, the tuna steak entré and a large Cobb salad along with a local beer and some wine by the glass. This was our first visit to Ken & Sue's. Our waitress provided us with a framed picture of ourselves to commemorate the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.