Ore House - Durango
Ore House - Durango

Ore House - Durango

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.orehouserestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9702475707x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southwest, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Lowe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Rehearsal Dinners, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagement Parties and Company Parties, are all special occasions that deserve the proper party. We look forward to workng with you to create an incredible event for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan Lowe 9702475707x103
  • Entertainment: Exhibition kitchen and bar!
  • Special Events: Large party? Small Party? Special Occasion? Business? Let us know how we can help!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Avenue
  • Public Transit: Trolley stop located right across the street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking in downtown before 6 pm. If you don't want to pay the meter, try Third Avenue just 2 blocks up from the restaurant.
A word from Ore House - Durango
Established in 1972, the Ore House is Durango's oldest and finest restaurant. 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ore House - Durango reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (27)notable wine list (22)good for groups (13)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • O.H. is our Anniversary tradition
    Kilty
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We come to Durango once a year and the Ore House is our favorite restaurant. It can get a little noisy, but the great food and wonderful service more than make up for it. See you next October for next Anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2.5 Star Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My New York strip steak was rubbery,under cooked and did not taste like aged meat furthermore like a 28 day dry age. Meat was tender but with no flavor. My wife had a Rib Eye steak that was very lean and looked/tasted like sirloin. Asked for ice water and received tepid instead with no ice. Waiter asked at the end of our meal if everything was okay which was too late. Menu online had Halibut fish however the restaurant menu it was not available. The waiter stated, it is out of season for Halibut. Our Dinner tab with tax and tip was just shy $280.00 I would not recommend this restaurant to family and friends due to their poor quality of meat and minimal service. It is at best a 2.5 star restaurant and expensive to say the least.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but very expensive
    PatA
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    You are charged for each item separately which runs the bill up very fast. I would much rather have a salad vegetables and the main course all inclusive. What we ordered was very good but not worth the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We struck gold at the Ore House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Food was remarkable. I am a retired chef and former restaurant owner as well as a member of the Big Island of Hawaii Chefs d'Cuisine Association. My Delmonico steak was a prime grade cut and was cooked to perfection; it needed no seasoning at all. The cornbread and bacon butter was an excellent bread offering and the e the tea scented creme brulees were finely done. The bar service was creative and highly impressive; my cherrywood smoked Manhattan was tops. Pricey but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my mistake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    When we arrived there there was no res. For us. Even though I had received a confirmation. They apologized and seated us as soon as was possible. We are traveling and I had the wrong date. SORRY!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Mphill
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    super service and the best steaks in Durango !! Nice wine list. A little on the noisy side when full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ferg
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a fabulous meal. One of the best we've had ever!!! Definitely recommend the Ore House!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Excellent steaks, stingy side dishes and dessert was barely a bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food is really hard to find in Durango, we very rarely go out to eat because most of the time it's disappointing. The food at Ore house was quite good, I was surprised. From the outside I thought it was one of those old school steak houses with a salad bar., upon further reading on their website this was a truth. We had the calamari and it was a little over cooked and nothing spectacular, the calamari at East by Southwest is WAY better. We then moved onto the mixed grill, that was really good. The salad selection was also good. The wine wasn't bad, we are from wine country in California and are hard to please on this subject. Desserts were good but don't ger the truffles, they were not good and very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never again.
    Boreddiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have eaten at many Durango restaurants. This was my first and last time at the ore house. Two people $160.00 for Cracker Barrel service and quality. They should consider using some of the money they steal from their patrons to upgrade the decor. Never Again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    TexasFoodGirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Loved the food and our server. The honey lemon salad dressing was amazing-not too sweet. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and high on our list of best steaks. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait about 25 minutes for a table and then they sat us at a huge round one. Everything else was fabulous, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    smf64
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Amazing food ... exceptional service ... and because it was Sunday, all their bottles of wine were "half price"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We ate there twice during our week in Durango. The first time was perfect. The second night we were dining with friends we had not seen in many years. A group of five inebriated young men were seated beside us and that was the end of our nice evening. They were loud and obnoxious and disrupted all the diners around them. They should have been served in the bar or turned away.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    RICnoK
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We shared the best Chateaubriand steak that we have ever eaten. Pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • newmexdon
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and service were very good. Read reviews and decided to dine here. Both of us had steaks, cooked to perfection. Prices on the high side but worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I don't even eat meat and I had one of the best dining experiences that I have ever had here. The service was perfect, the atmosphere loud but fun, and the food amazing. My husband had a ribeye, which he said was excellent. I had the ahi tuna, which they cooked the way I like (which chefs consider over-cooked). We have eaten at most of the restaurants in Durango and there are many that we love. This was our first meal at Ore House and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • grtfoodgyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good food and service. The Waiter was highly service oriented. +
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks !
    phxgalVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a wonderful meal, and a fine Birthday celebration! The service is excellent, and the steaks were perfectly done! Really enjoyed our evening, and they made the Birthday celebration very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal I've had in a long time
    Zona
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had been to the Ore House once before and wasn't impressed but my boyfriend really wanted to go. I was blown away by our meal and two days later we are still talking about it. We had the mixed grilled appetizer, I had the ahai tuna and he had the surf, surf and turf. His was by far the best and we will be back very soon
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Delicious!
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely delicious! We love the Ore House. We always leave completely satisfied. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The meal was delicious and the ambience lovely. Reservations highly recommended since the restaurant is small and very popular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Ore House in Durango
    Marnie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My petite filet mignon was delicious; the green salad was wonderful also as well as the side of mushrooms. Even better, they honored my birthday with the appropriate discount.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A friend recomends it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It was just above average. We met a nice couple who used to live near us
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Succulent Dining
    DiningOut2Nite
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I always make it a point to visit the Ore House every time we are in Durango (we are from Albuquerque NM). We have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Although we would suggest making reservations prior to your arrival as it can get quite busy at times and the wait list quite long. As for the food, every meal has been a festival for the taste-buds. We order the ribeye steaks and find that they are cooked to perfection along with the wonderful side dishes the Ore House has to offer. Don't forget to try the bacon-butter with your corn-bread.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ore house
    MGPHAASVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a great dinner ordered king crab legs which were delicious but a little over priced , however the steak was great and reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Crablegs!
    DancinLady
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The king crab legs were very good, generous portion. Chocolate dessert excellent combo of rich fudge and light mousse! My guests were very happy with the steak. Service was a little slow and too noisy but it was Fri. night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and friendly service.
    cowgirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always good food and wonderful service. The petite filet and the chicken cordon bleu are our favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always wonderful
    Mike
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Service staff is excellent and well trained. Food is always consistent and what you would expect for the price. We visit a couple of times a year and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ore house experience
    MrCampag
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I visit the Ore house each year looking forward to the good food and great menu, however this year I was disappointed. The menu has changed and the food not as good as my previous experiences, so much so I will be trying other restaurants in Durango which is a shame as I always looked forward to my visit
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dinner in Durango
    TDDC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed a great dinner including a perfectly prepared filet. The mini corn muffins were a hit and the bacon butter was something unique.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ever!
    bliss42
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Ore House was highly recommended by a friend, and it did not disappoint. Best steak ever! The food and service were great. The atmosphere was also so welcoming. My family will definitely come back on our next visit to Durango!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect choice
    Gogotraveler
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A friend from Texas recommended Ore House. It was everything he told us.....great steak and superb creme brûlée....and more. We also loved the mojitos, shrimp & crab claw appetizer, and tiramisu. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deliciousssssssssssssssssssssssssss
    savy103
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    it was very gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, cook slightly off.
    CO14er
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have been going here for 30+ years. The new menu is excellent. Had the surf & surf & turf. Ordered beef medium-rare, one cut was medium and one cut was medium-rare. Minor mixup Chef! The meal was excellent and service great. Go early as this popular restaurant fills up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • becky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Just the right spot... wild west meets wildly good grilled steaks... great bartender!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Expensive wine list.
    OnceInAwhileDiner
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had friends in town from Iowa wanting great steaks. Ore House delivered, albeit at steep prices. Food, service, and ambiance were all first rate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Durango Favorite
    Woodyman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I visit Durango once a year to see relatives.It has been our best Dining experience and is now a tradition for our trip to Durango.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thanks to Sunset magazine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Even before planning a trip to Ouray to visit family and Durango to take the train ride, I read about the Ore House in the issue of Sunset Magazine featuring Mountain Ranges. We had dinner there our first night in Durango and enjoyed it very much. The steaks were fabulous and the side dishes were wonderful. My husband and I both enjoy a good steak but so often the steak is the only star on the plate. The delicious side dishes were perfect and the quality of the beef outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JoAnn
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My son and I ate there last Sunday night (20th) and we thoroughy enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant is charming...nice vibes. The food was excellent. Rib eye, and surf and turf-wonderful. Especially loved the mashed potatoes but couldn't eat them all!!! too rich! Wine selection was great and there was 50% off certain wines which was nice. Our servers were very very nice...could use a little polish on bringing wine to the table, etc. (My son works at a high-end restaurant in Boulder and is extremely well versed in wines and serving them, so that comes from him) All in all, a very nice dinner and if we come to Durango again, we will definitely come back to Ore.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Treat
    Jamhome
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Pricey, but worth it. We had the Surf and Surf and Turf and the Chicken Cordon Bleu, a side of mushrooms, and for dessert, the local Cream Bean Berry vanilla ice cream. Everything was made to order, tasted amazing, and the service was great. We thought the portions looked small when they were served, but we ended up bringing a box home - I enjoyed a steak medallion for lunch the next day along with the tasty little corn muffins they give as a "bread and butter" starter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.