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636 Main Ave, Durango, CO

636 Main Ave

4.7
4.7
2939 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Chef Kurtis Murphy along with his wife, Krista Mahlum welcome you to their recently acquired casual, fine dining restaurant. Formerly known as Ken & Sue's and newly named 636 Main, it continues the tradition of great food and great service, all in a comfortable atmosphere. This Modern American Bistro menu has something for everyone. We promise you'll feel right at home at our place whether just enjoying a special occasion or just a night out on the town. ***We're Sorry, No Pets, Service Animals Excluded***

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 385-1810

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kurtis Murphy

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & 7th on the East Side of Main

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,939 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Active owners in the front and back of the house. Food excellent, nice wine selection. What's better than meatloaf and cabetnet!
  2. S

    Staciemariemasullo202022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came into Durango from out of town with my mom and sister for a getaway. We were referred to this place from our Uber driver. Will, was our server and he did an amazing job! The food from the drinks, appetizers, and main course meal was all outstanding! I highly recommend and would definitely refer to others!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Outdoor dining is appreciated but tables too close together inside tent that heat difficult to control in winter months. Tent becomes too hot. No privacy w/ tables so close. Prime rib was amazing!
  4. TY

    TrenaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place! Couldn't get better quality food at such a price anywhere else. Service was excellent and drinks great! My new favorite place!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service.
  6. NM

    NMfoodie

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have enjoyed 636 Main the few times we have eaten there. The new owners have done a great job of slimming down the menu, providing excellent choices and freshly prepared food. The service was excellent! We look forward to our next visit soon!
  7. SL

    SonjaL

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always count on a great meal at a great price.
  8. CJ

    CJW66

    Durango

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, nice ambience inside & great location.
  9. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    636 Main Ave. has great food, great service and a nice atmosphere. The waiter was very helpful and easy to talk to.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, exceptional meal!
  11. F

    Foodie55

    Durango

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent from the calamari appetizer to the seared tuna entree. Our server was very efficient and helpful. This restaurant offers good value for the quality of the food.
  12. JL

    JanisL

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We each had two drinks and an appetizer. We were there for two hours. The hostess came by indicating we needed to leave because the next reservation was waiting. That was bad planning. I’ve never been asked to leave a restaurant like that. We were both surprised and offended.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We had the Monday night special short ribs and a filet mignon steak. The short ribs were very tender and the chef recommended the rolls so we could make sliders, which my son did and they were excellent. The steaks were perfectly prepared and very tender. Finished with the Crème Brûlée which was probably the best I’ve ever had. Love this place.
  14. L

    Luv2winedine

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five stars across the board; we had a great dinner, Everything was cooked correctly and seasoned properly. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable about menu and history of the restaurant as well attentive throughout our dinner.
  15. CH

    CindiH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Suggestion, either turn up the heat or keep the second door into the establishment closed. The cold seeped in and out table was in the path, and it was very cold and all we wanted to do was rush through our meal. Was disappointed.

    636 Main AveResponded on November 24, 2022We are so sorry to hear that you were cold the evening that you dined with us. The building's thermostat broke just that morning, and unfortunately it affected the inside temp - a circumstance beyond our immediate control. The thermostat is now replaced. Please come in again and give us another opportunity to serve you better!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best food we’ve ever eaten. There was so much flavor and variety! We can’t wait to go back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager helped my fiancé purpose to me. It was absolutely amazing!
  18. GJ

    GmaJ

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have come here for years and concerned with the new owners there might be a difference. The only difference was the specialty drink prices did increase but still very good. The food is still exceptional and very good value. We enjoyed our waiter Danny and how the whole staff helps out. We only are in this area once a year and it is something we always look forward to.
  19. KK

    KentonK

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Manhattans are not nearly as good as they used to be. The food and service was good.
  20. CD

    CDSBJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal and experience! The restaurant was full, on a Tuesday! …yet the atmosphere was “homey”, like a large family dinner. Everyone was friendly and cheerful. The food was delicious and nicely presented. We look forward to our return to try more dishes!
  21. L

    Local

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and ambiance
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service Nice menu choices Lots of windows - a bit chilly on a snowy night
  23. M

    Michelleg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding and delicious. The waiter was wonderful and knowledgeable on the menu. Every bite if the ribeye plate was yummy
  24. K

    Kathy

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal. I had the Grouper and the men had the meatloaf, which was a huge serving. Both took some home. Very delicious! Our server was excellent. Very present without being annoyingly in your face. Had no room for dessert! Only negative was the temperature. We ate in the outdoor "tent", at my request. Granted it was cold outside; however, it was not comfortable in the tent. Though it was heated and our server turned up the heat at our request, we all ate with our coats on. Highly recommend this restaurant!
  25. JL

    JohnL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, large variety of drinks, good service, indoor as well as patio seating options
  26. KB

    KarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the Prime Rib. It was cooked great but the meat was cold and the asparagus was old. Great waitress!
  27. SM

    SteffiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to this restaurant for several years and were concerned about changes in food, pricing, atmosphere. Here to tell you that the Southwestern Cobb Salad was as perfectly delicious and filling and crunchy-good as ever! The beef soup--mmm-mmmm good! Service--as terrific as any (other) 5-star place in NYC and beyond. Was pretty noisy but that's not the restaurant's fault--just loud table next to us making merry. We are so relieved and sky-high happy with EVERYTHING at the newly-bought and managed 636 Main that we will be back for lunch and dinner. And right now, I'm not drinking, but I watched those two hardworking bar mistresses and every cocktail looked fantastic. They really know what they are doing behind the bar!
  28. j

    jsojini

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Service! Kind of rare these days. Just like Ken and Sue’s of old.
  29. JF

    JoeF

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is always great. It's only a bit loud but it's people having great friendly conversations. Food is always good and the friendly service (Avery) was fantastic!
  30. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was last time to eat at 635 Main until we return in June. It was a fun & delicious evening. Enjoyed our server, Avery, she was friendly, helpful & gave us excellent service. I want to give a shout out to one of their bartenders, Lacey. We'll miss our dining here.
  31. BM

    BarbaraM

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really fun evening. They actually put in the window booth - which was added treat! Our waiter, Canaan, did a great job. He was understanding when I explained my husband has dementia. It was another delicious & memorable time.
  32. ME

    MichaelE

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant in downtown Durango. Very good food, service was outstanding and overall ambience pleasant.
  33. KT

    KayleeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, 636 Main outdid themselves. Between the service, the food, and the ambience, we couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful experience. Our waitress was extremely responsive and maintained a calming, positive attitude the entire dinner. As far as the chef, I can’t explain how many times I’ve gone to restaurants and asked for my steak to be cooked “blue” and have received it back medium-rare. He hit the nail on the head and cooked it absolutely perfectly. The lighting is always perfect, and the bartenders presented me with the best martini I’ve ever had. If you are looking for a perfect restaurant for a special occasion, look no further. 636 Main is the one.
  34. JR

    JR1864

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and service were all excellent!!!
  35. K

    Kevo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, energy, and aura was perfect. I will be going here as much as possible. Just remember to make a reservation.
  36. SB

    SharonB

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were seated in the tented area and the tables were crowded together so no privacy at all. The temperature in the tent was either very cold or when they turned the heater on it was very hot. I think the creme brulee had been sitting out of the cooler and I got sick on it after getting home. I would not go back and sit in the tented area unless it is summertime! I would not order the creme brulee again.
  37. L

    Lorsimmons

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were visiting and on vacation. Loved the extra seating with the tents, but the plastic smell from them was a bit unbearable. Tents were loud and cold. Food was really good. Service was amazing. Everyone working there was very nice and helpful. My only suggestion is I ordered a salad and soup and wish I was told about the gigantic salads. When it arrived it was MASSIVE. I should have asked how big prior to ordering. My annoyance came from the table that was seated next to us. Our waiter talked them through the menu and recommended sharing a salad as they are so big. Even feeds four he said. He said he tells everyone that a they are so much….as I sat there staring at my massive salad that I can’t eat or take with me since I’m in a hotel.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    636 is never a disappointment. We love everything about this place!
  39. CL

    CherrieL

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for our 55th anniversary. We had the Friday special, prime rib. It was excellent! Done perfectly medium rare and so tender. Had the tiramisu for dessert; to die for!
  40. J

    John

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with a nice ambiance. We are regulars and the new management has made a lot of improvements to the menu items.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

636 Main Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 385-1810.

636 Main Ave is rated 4.7 stars by 2939 OpenTable diners.

636 Main Ave does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for 636 Main Ave

636 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & 7th on the East Side of Main

  • Neighborhood

    Durango

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kurtis Murphy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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