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636 Main Ave

4.7
4.7
3462 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Chef Kurtis Murphy along with his wife, Krista Mahlum welcome you to their casual, fine dining restaurant. You can expect to enjoy great food and great service, all in a comfortable atmosphere. This Modern American Bistro menu has something for everyone; from yellow curry, to porterhouse steak, to meatloaf, Dungeness Crab, signature salads and house-made soups. In addition to our cozy indoor dining area, we offer a large heated and covered outdoor patio that can be enjoyed year-round. We promise you'll feel right at home at our place whether you're enjoying a special occasion or having a night out on the town.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,462 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durango

    Most Booked

3,445 Reviews
  1. foodie

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was exceptional! I highly recommend!

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  2. LarryHouston

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and they had an excellent selection of wines to pair with it. The dining room was very inviting and was quiet enough to easily carry on a conversation. Wait staff was excellent, despite the restaurant being busy. We'll definitely be back and recommend it to our friends and family.

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  3. PaulL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our go-to special occasion place did not disappoint! High quality food, beverages, and staff. It's pretty cozy, so noise levels are higher than I would prefer, certainly not within the control of the staff, and if that's my only criticism, that's a win. It's rare in this area to enjoy fish that's been cooked so wonderfully, and beef that melts in your mouth. Highly recommend reservations, and probably leave the little ones at home. To me it's an adult menu for discriminating tastes. The staff hustles and appear to actually LIKE working there. Thanks 636!

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  4. Clynn

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant. Great NY strip! Busy and a bit tight for seating

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  5. JimM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met with friends As always great food, service and ambiance A fav place.

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  6. KatherineP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, intimate, cozy ambiance—great for date night!

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  7. DavidT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open Table allows you to write in why you may be attending the restaurant. We wrote 'Belated Birthdays' and when we arrived at the restaurant our reserved table had "Happy Birthday" confetti all over its center. It was charming. We also received lit birthday candles on our desserts and the waiter took our photo and presented two copies to each couple. How delightful and what a memory! Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. He made great recommendations. We loved this restaurant as Ken & Sue's and are so glad it is back as 636 Main.

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  8. MarkJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Halibut was outstanding!! My wife had the Grilled Filet Mignon that was cooked to perfection!! We will definitely eat at 636 Main when we visit again.

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  9. AaronK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Lori, was spectacular. We will be requesting her section in the future..

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  10. MonB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely date night dinner. Food was top notch and service was excellent. Will most definitely return. So nice to have good value, great service and a very tasty meal all in one shot. Hard combination to find these days.

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  11. Pinky

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening with a friend. Always great food and love the staff. We live in Durango and try to get to 636 often. Love, love, love it.

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  12. LaurieR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our 11th anniversary and it was wonderful. We had the Saturday special, the Chicken Piccata, and the Pork Belly appetizer. Everything was so perfect. Our server went above and beyond to make sure our dinner and experience was great. They sprinkled anniversary confetti on our table just to make you feel even more special. Top scale restaurant that knows how to do everything right!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We are local residents and 636 Main ( formerly Ken and Sues) has been a favorite for about 20 years. Consistent great quality and excellent service. It’s our “go to” place for special occasions and for treating visiting guests and family. Their prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is comfortable and not cramped or crowded.

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  14. Christopher

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was quite impressed by 636 Main Ave, in all regards. Service was professional and patient, even when it was close to closing. The server we had was friendly and made our night very special, offering good suggestions and menu recommendations. The chicken picatta was honestly some of the most tender, moist and flavorful chicken I have ever had. Pasta served with it was great. The calamari was a unique take in both its presentation and flavor profile, served with a lot of greens that you typically don’t see served with calamari. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Can’t wait to come back!

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  15. Pevish

    Houston

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    636 continues its long heritage from the former Ken and Sues by serving up many of the original favorites plus they have added several new additions to the menu. This night, two ordered the Wednesday Special, a chicken fried ribeye(it was huge), one ordered the menu ribeye and one the filet. Everything was outstanding and was paired with sides that complemented the entrees. Of course, the Martinis were awesome as usual with some creative twist. You could never go wrong chosing 636 for an evening out.

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  16. BenB

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were stuck outside in the corner in a small tent with very very poor heating! We froze our butts off DO NOT dine here ifs it's only patio seating available

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  17. GracieP

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ALWAYS AMAZING... FOOD, SERVICE, VALUE AND AMBIENCE!!!

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  18. troyfuhr

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The owner was part of the wait staff All were amazing and the food was outstanding. My wife made the reservation for my birthday we had four other friends with us they had the table decorated prior to our arrival right in the front by the window they were very accommodating and I was very impressed The pistachio crusted grouper was amazing if you ever go

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, very pleased, although the food was not as spectacular as the last time we were there in 2023. And, the tables were a bit tighter than we remembered, getting bumped and jostled every time fellow diners and servers walked by. Just little things that kept if from being a 5 star experience. Still, a great dining adventure at a very solid Durango restaurant option, and we will definitely be back in the future.

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  20. Troll

    New Mexico

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was prepared very well and presentation was quick. Had requested a nice table location for my wife’s birthday but apparently the restaurant didn’t acknowledge the request.

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  21. GerryR

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Comfortable casual atmosphere. Tables a bit small, food and presentation excellent. A great dining experience, but is it worth every penny? Depends on how much you are accustomed to spending. I think it is a reasonable value for a tourist town. If a preferred locals price was available, we would eat there twice a week. Thanks for asking. 🙂

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  22. EricH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s no better restaurant in Durango for value and quality of food. It’s our favorite

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  23. Thomas

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Second time I’ve made reservations for an indoor table and got put in the tent. This time when I saw the hostess leading us out back I finally said something. I told the hostess I had reservations for an indoor table. Without stopping she said I have you out back and lead us to a tent. 636 used to be a favorite of mine. Not so much anymore. Accommodations and service doesn’t jive with the price I paid. Popping in without a reservation I can understand, but not when you’re told a table is reserved under your name days in advance.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Nice music selection and volume. Very enjoyable evening

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  25. SeteraS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! We are now living in California, any time we come to visit it’s a must for dinner! Every time!!!! Never disappoints even after changing ownership🤍

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the Aunt Lydia’s meatloaf was superb. My guest had the planked salmon and enjoyed it very much. We shared the Grand Marnier chocolate cake and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Our server was excellent even though it was very busy.

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  27. robertB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and service. We were seated on the patio and it was cold then hot depending on the heater.

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  28. CaryB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. We both loved it and the value was great. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  29. ScottW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had outside patio dining as it was the only avl for our group. Given it was February, the ambiance of the warm enclosed tents on the patio would be better in the warmer months. Food and service (Justin) were wonderful.

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  30. LarryVonSaline

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty. Good portions. Prompt service. Good vibe.

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  31. EMCZ

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio seating was fantastic. Lindsey was a great server, sweet and attentive. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this place.

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  32. Karenr

    Durango

    189 reviews

    4.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been coming here with some frequency since 636 opened. It is always consistently good and we’ve always had a good time. I had the chicken picante and it wasn’t very flavorful. My husband had the Cobb salad, and it had a ton of tortilla strips on top. Our friends had the grouper which was good and generous portion. Overall very enjoyable.

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  33. RRieger

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to spot for any event! We even asked to add an extra person 2 days before a very busy weekend and they were very accommodating. Food is amazing, staff is phenomenal, and the over all experience is great!

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  34. scottk

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had eaten at the restaurant that previously occupied that space...which years ago was good. But 636 was real good! The service was polite and friendly...the space had good ambience and our dinner was spot on. I would recommend and go again!

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  35. CountryGirl

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    636 is our family's favorite restaurant in Durango! It's the only place we will order steak, as it's always cooked to perfection and delicious at 636. I've tried most of their appetizers, entrees, and deserts...I've never been disappointed. Highly recommend!!!!

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  36. LuisS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Porterhouse was fair, it needs to be seared properly and served on a metal plate , chef needs to cut it to serve and serve the juice with it, the service was excellent and the size of the plates were perfect .

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  37. durangodave

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    636 Main Ave is a delight and would have given 5 stars across the board if only for the two hours of 1940s and 50s Sinatra and big band music stuff. I love all kinds of music but 2 hours of the same old stuff made me feel like I was back in the 1950s at grandmas house. I still love the food and happy to go back. Change up the music once in a while and I’ll improve your rating.

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  38. Harris

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Service always good. On this particular night there was an issue that caused our dinners to be very delayed. But they apologized and brought dessert

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  39. Gary

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very creative, delicious, and generous. We have been here twice and fully understand why it gets great reviews! The calamari appetizer came mixed in a delicious slaw. Then we had the Cobb and chicken Caesar salads which were loaded with protein and excellent dressings. They were huge and we could not finish them. This is now our favorite restaurant in Durango!

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  40. ADJ8

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My only complaint is that the Chicken lollipop appetizers were very dry. Me and the other person at my table both received the Filet Mignon I asked for Medium Rare and my partner asked for Medium. I received almost a raw steak and my partner received a medium rare steak. Other then those two aspects of the night I enjoyed the flavor of the food and the abeyance. Great for Date night just keep in mind to be very specific when ordering meat and the way it is cooked.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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636 Main Ave is rated 4.7 stars by 3462 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 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 Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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