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Ore House - Durango
Ore House - Durango

Ore House - Durango Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.OreHouseRestaurant.com
  • Phone: (970) 247-5707 x1
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Southwest
  • 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 (970) 247-5707 x103
  • Entertainment: Exhibition kitchen and bar!
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was rated highly by Sunset magazine but we were disappointed with the quality if the food and the high prices."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food and service was superb!!! Great location and presentation. This is a hot spot with great energy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Reservations a must! The service perfect, short wait for our food, & worth every penny! The best, most perfectly cooked petite filet minion; wet aged, juicy, tender & full of flavor. The 2 of us shared 3 sides (2, too many) & had a salad each. Sides were delicious, but the organic garden salad was fabulous! I highly recommend the lemon honey vinagarette. This dressing is light, zingy & sweet! Ok...less I forget the little corn muffins & bacon butter...no way! A skeptic at first...bacon butter? Omg...delicious! I cannot wait for a return trip to Durango so I may dine at Ore House! Five Stars! BTW, we arrived early in the evening, 5pm, and glad we did. All tables were full before we ever left. Slightly pricey, but worth it. ."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary at the Ore House and we were welcomed with Happy Anniversary wishes by all of the staff who interacted with us and we had amazing food and service. It's so nice as locals to have a great local restaurant to celebrate all of life's special occasions and our dinner really was a treat. There is a new menu since we were in last time and there are many local farms represented with lots of organic options as well. Our steaks were prepared perfectly and the steak tartare was delicious! I would highly recommend dining at the Ore House Durango for all of your special occasions."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This long-time Durango has a warm, inviting atmosphere and quiet enough that people can have a conversation without shouting. the wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and helpful. The meal was cooked well and was greatly appreciated. A return visit is in the future."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The salmon was excellent, best in town. steak was delicious, "baseball" cut was perfect portion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As always, the food was great and reasonable priced. Servers are all very friendly"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " This experience did not meet my expectations. We have eaten there several times in the past and had a very good dinner. This time just didn't match up."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Outstanding specialty cocktails. San Juan Sirloin and Surf&Surf&Turf all delicious and cooked to perfection. Mini cornbread muffins to die for. Decor reflects the historical significance of the area."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We eat at The Ore house only 4 or 5 times a year. We are on a fixed income and it is hard for us to spend that much money on a meal. However, when we do go it is a real pleasure. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is some of the best I have eaten. You have a place that we look forward to coming and enjoy oir evenino"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The steak I had was perfectly done, exceptional cut of meat; my dining companion's Alaskan halibut was perfect and the sauce was inventive. Great menu and a very well-trained staff. We will definitely go back. The ambience is not stuffy or sacred, like some fine dining places. The rooms are small and there is a moderate noise level from the bar, so this is not one of those temples to Food. It is a neighborhood restaurant that takes food seriously. Prices are what you would expect for the quality - my filet was about $40, as I recall."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First timers though we're locals. Treated a friend to supper as "thank you," her pick. Great steaks and more vegetarian options much appreciated, including seafood. Portions are good, e.g. not over-sized - this does make for some pricey options still, esp w/ seafood combos. Still, great locally sourced items, including greens. Dark inside but not too crowded. Bit noisy. Hostess accommodated our request to not sit near kitchen, so bit quieter. Prompt service, attentive waitstaff! Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I enjoy the Ore House each time I visit Durango. I look forward to having a great steak with wine. This time though the steak was only so so and the service was horrible. For whatever reason the waitress consistently walked past me without eye contact and without checking in on my needs. I felt ignored. Just one final example was when I was ready to pay my check and she started taking orders from a table of 24 before taking my payment. I was ready to walk out. At that point I did decide to say something about her lack of attentiveness."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The Ore House is always a must stop when we are in Durango. The ribeye was a perfect piece of meat and was done exactly as requested. The surf and turf was a wonderful blend of flavors and made a wonderful plate."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "If you are on a budget, don't come here. All items are separately priced, so there are no fries with that burger unless you pay extra. Or, no steak add on sauces, unless you pay extra. That said, my steak was perfectly prepared, and my wife's Alaskan halibut was very nice."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The prime rib eye is wonderful. Enough for 2 unless you have a huge appetite. Side are also great. Don't miss the local watercress salad and the loaded baked potato. Service is great and friendly."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We used to live in Durango about 30 years ago and recently returned for a family vacation. It was nice to revisit The Ore House and know that we would get the same great food we did in the past. Of course, prices have increased as so many places have but food was still great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Enjoyable experience. Food and service were excellent. Expect to pay more for the above."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Steaks are fantastic at this notable Durango restaurant. Aged beef that melts in your mouth! Sides are always interesting and now individually sized so everyone can try his own. Deserts are always a classic addition to the meal. Price, while not cheap, is appropriate to the quality."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The Ore House is a nifty little bar with a nice little side dining room...it has a potentially great ambiance but that is a function of those dining near you...in my case those people were VERY loud...the food was very good, except for the deep fried brussel sprouts (not too tasty)...the steak tartare was excellent, as was the filet that followed...service was nice but rather inattentive, probably because of the noisy group in the room...a nice place and I would return."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Ore house was a great spot for our anniversary dinner. My husband and I enjoyed our delicious meal that was served by a very atentative waitress. She was a pleasure throughout the meal!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had been planning on the adventure to Dgo and eating for over a year. Finally we just dropped things and drove from NM to Dgo. Drinks at the bar were fun, bar tender was friendly and gave several free samples of local suds, seating was accomplished at exactly the time we reserved. Our waitress was fun and the meal was heavenly, best ribeye in my small lifetime (58 yrs) and cooked to perfection. I would recommend this eatery to everyone and will definitely be headed back soon!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at the Ore House twice during our honeymoon. We had the local steak (filet) which was grass fed beef from a nearby ranch. The flavor was wonderful and the pepper steak sauce was a nice complement. We also shared the beef and barley stew which was the best I've ever had. They have a well equipped bar with many hard to find whiskeys. The menu was very creative and the food was wonderful! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " The service team could not have done more for me. Some have complained that it is too pricey, but I find it to be more affordable than other premium steak houses out there. I will return and I will recommend The Ore House to others. Thank you for an enjoyable meal. Perfectly cooked filet, loved the hatch chili mac & cheese, and the corn bread bites with "Bacon Butter" is addicting."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Steak was great but then it should be for $41. Salad, potatoe and veggie all plus $$ plus. Salad and side portions small - not for sharing."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food and drinks were top shelf, lovely and thoughtful service, can't say enough about the absolute deliciousness of everything. We had the tartare to stare, one of the best I've had, and I had the gorgeous surf and surf and turf, with the best use of tarragon I've seen. The filet was perfect and the crab succulent. The lobster tail had all the sweetness you'd want."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Warm and cozy with only 16 tables. Bridget was our server and went over and beyond to take great care of us. We never felt rushed. The menu offered healthy options and accommodated allergies. I had the crab and shrimp appetizer for my entrees and it could not have been better. My husband had the surf surf and turf. Percent!!! Will go again the next time we are in Durango for sure!!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Ore House annually for many years and have always been pleased with the quality and taste of the dinners. It is still our top dinner choice in Durango even though it has become a bit pricy! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food was wonderful! My husbands rib eye was cooked to his specification's, and he felt it was perhaps the best rib eye he has had. Their meat is superb. I had a filet mignon that was wonderful. Overall our experience was wonderful. We were visiting the area and would travel their again for their food"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was good but not excellent for the price we paid (especially the kids menu - the hot-dog and the burger are very expensive...) for what you get. If you want to try just one restaurant in Durango, try Ken & Sue's!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Best steak in the area! Always good sides and great wait staff."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a delightful evening with delicious food along with friendly, constant service. The Ore House has been a favorite of ours for 41 years."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "What a find!!! Haven't been to a restaurant this nice in a very long time! QUALITY all around! Plus, our steak was not cooked to order and not only did they prepared another steak just right, they took a percentage off the bill...couldn't have asked for a better evening out!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Krystin and Ryan were our waitress and server, they were both awesome and friendly. I got the t-bone steak due to the recommendation of it being an awesome looking cut. I always pick out the best looking cut when cooking for myself. I ordered it medium rare and that's how it was served. It was incredibly delicious, I read the steak was delicious with the Bearnaise sauce, but the steak is delicious with and without the sauce. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We eat here every time we are in Durango. They have very good steak dinners. The bar is also very active in the evening."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "As always the staff at The Ore House provided another great meal, great service, and a good time. Thanks Ore House"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Perfect place for the perfect evening. Krystin made our dinner absolutely unforgettable. The food was perfect. Steaks cooked exactly as ordered. Side dishes excellent and save room for desert. They are scrumptious."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The ore house isn't cheap, but the food is first class. The sides are huge, so plan on sharing these."
    Dined on 5/14/2014