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The Roost, Durango, CO

The Roost

4.7
4.7
333 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Brought to you by Chris & Michele Redding, the owners of Cuckoo's Chicken House & Waterin' Hole and The Animas City Theatre, The Roost opened June 12, 2018, offering affordable, casual dining in a fun, downtown location. Our seasonal menu offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees, prepared by Chef Dave Cuntz, Colorado Restaurant Association's Chef of the Year 2021. Pair your meal with a glass of wine, craft beer or signature cocktail. Finish your meal with one of Nana Pat's Cookie Dough Brownies ala mode you'll be glad you saved room for dessert! Located in Downtown Durango, 1/2 a block for the historic Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad. A great place to dine after your train ride.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 764-4661
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dave Cuntz

What 333 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durango

    Most Booked

333 Reviews
  1. AnitaT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Really good food and drink. Excellent service.

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  2. CARL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine with friends and family. The price is also very reasonable.

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  3. Durangopepper

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great server, great salads ok entrees. Good cocktails, but the 2 person table is too small for two adults. Noticed 2 adults in booths so will request next visit.

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  4. Grandude

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pork chop was great and my wife loved the meatloaf.

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  5. Kathy

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Kelly, our server, was very attentive and prompt without being overbearing. We enjoyed some of the specials (appetizer, dessert) being featured for Valentine's week.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Me and my wife had very good overall experience for Valentines. Had the meatloaf which I really enjoyed. Wife is a light eater and had the bang bang shrimp over an avacado salad. The salad was delicious and interesting. The prices were very reasonable for what we had. Also had a good martini and a glass of Josh wine.

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  7. Skay

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Their Roast Beef meal doesn’t disappoint! Just great! They have very good service and a decent menu including some really cool speciality cocktails. Not much vibe but it’s sort of an OG place .. the bar is sort of vibey?

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  8. carlc

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten here 3 times in last 2 months. Every time was excellent re: service and food. Portions are large and value a real plus.

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  9. KathyC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A new favorite for us when we’re in Durango. Beautiful dining experience all the way. 😊

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very good restaurant with a wide menu, entrees, sandwiches, salads, all the choices you would care to make. Service was prompt, the fried potatoes with my salmon burger. My friend had the tasty potato skins, a favorite. It is centrally located, friendly and relaxed.

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  11. Jessica

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Roost was just ok. We were seated at a small cramped table despite having a reservation and the restaurant being quite empty. When my husband asked for a larger table the hostess said, "There's just 2 of you right?" We were not offered a different table. We ordered a bottle of white wine; the server came back to our table and said their wine cooler was broken, and the only bottle of chilled Chardonnay they had was a $70 bottle, twice the price of the one we ordered. When we decided to go elsewhere for dinner, suddenly they had 2 additional chilled Chardonnays of comparable price to the one we ordered. Not sure if that was intentional, or an oversight... The food was very average, not great not bad.

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  12. SallyB

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very good experience. A little too mujch noise but service was excellent, food good. reasonable prices.

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  13. peggym

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable evening at the Roost to check out the prime rib offering. The seating area is themed with concert posters and music history. The wait staff was excellent and the bar looked lively while we were there. The restaurant adjoins the Animas City Theatre which hosts many music productions and getting dinner prior to the concert is common. My salad with coconut shrimp was very good; the prime rib was tasty and served with mashed potatoes and green beans and plenty of horseradish. We will return for dinner and take guests there as well. A solid restaurant choice.

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  14. misscrissy

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food at a good price! The ambience could use an upgrade. Our server did a great job and worked very hard, but it seemed like they were short-staffed. We are Durango locals and have had consistently good food here!

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  15. Eileen

    Durango

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at The Roost...Service, quality of food and ambiance is outstanding!

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  16. PatriciaV

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great. Atmosphere good. Did not have our table type request on the reservation. Made the change but there was a delay in initial service.

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  17. LindaJ

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious as always! We’ll definitely go back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French Dip, Mac and Cheese, wonderful service

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  19. KM94612

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing server!! She was friendly, knowledgeable about everything on the menu & offered fantastic suggestions which enhanced our experience A LOT.

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  20. DavidO

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding prime rib and my wife loved the mahi mahi. The server helped us with our directions for ski resort the next day. The challenges were the sides were cold and the cocktails were weak pours in spite of the server talking to her. All in all I’d go back for the location, food and good service.

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  21. SuzanneG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent restaurant. The menu is diverse, creative, priced very appropriately and offer something for everybody. The craft cocktails and wine list will satisfy everybody from someone wanting to try a trendy new cocktail to enjoying a classic bottle of wine. The Ambiance is great and the staff is exceptional. I took my daughter to dinner before a show which we mentioned to our waitress. She was incredibly responsive to our timeline and had our food out very very quickly leaving us time to enjoy our dinner and then chat for a little bit before we had to go to the show. Another thing I would like to mention is if you can't find something you like on the menu.. which I would say is almost impossible... the nightly specials are just amazing. The energy and creativity that Chef Dave puts into these offerings is incredible. Whether you are a local or visiting Durango, this is a must visit restaurant destination.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib was delicious! The wings were the best I’ve ever had! And the meatballs were amazing too! We will definitely be coming back for more!

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  23. DavidK

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    favorite place in Durango - chef always leads a great experience there...

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  24. FrankP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was ready for us when we arrived. Our server, Kelly, was very attentive, patient, and efficient. And the food was great. We'll back for sure.

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  25. BethanyR

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a decent experience, but the mahi mahi felt a little overpriced for such a small portion of food

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  26. johndmar10

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib and filet were cooked to perfection. We recommend the white chocolate crepes for dessert. Outstanding!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 10. They put us in an alcove so we were all able to hear ourselves. Our server was very attentive to the group and the food was great!

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  28. krisr

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, quality and menu. Never had a bad meal here

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was not great. The calamari was horrible.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dinners were tasty once we finally got them but it took almost an hour to be sat even though we had a reservation. It was obvious that they were short staffed so I think they did pretty much everything they could with the people they had available.

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  31. luckylulu

    Durango

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It wasn't very busy which was nice. We had a nice table, the waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was brought out very quickly, portions were generous. I had the pork schnitzel sandwich and it was very good! My friend had the mac n cheese and her first comment was "oh yum!" It looked very good with the chicken and bacon in it, and was also a generous bowl of food. Prices are reasonable and what is really nice is the convenience of being next door to the local music venue where we attended a concert. I would recommend the Roost and the Animas City Theatre for a full night of food and fun!

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  32. Marie

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere & service, delicious food, and not too loud so you can enjoy your meal.

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  33. AlineS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice. It was our first time there and my fish was perfectly cooked. The prime rib my husband ordered was lovely too.

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  34. Matt

    Denver

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and wonderful food! Will definitely eat hear again next time we visit Durango!

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  35. JulieM

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 40th anniversary. Only thing that went wrong was that the kitchen sold all their peach cobbler! We ordered the crepes and didn't miss the cobbler at all!!! So good, from our first bite (prime rib and salmon) to the last bite of the chocolate cake and crepes! Chef is ver present.

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  36. DH2017

    Durango

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, great food and service. A favorite for special occasions.

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  37. EricS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Our waitress was amazing, and we loved the food

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  38. JimsCrew

    Denver

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our evening at the Roost. They spoil us. The food never disappoints and Sherry is terrific. Thank you again!

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  39. Abqfirst

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Quinn our server was great, she was very knowledgeable with the menu, and super efficient

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation so we were greeted and quickly seated and the place was very busy but our server was very sweet and apologetic for any delay. I had the Mac and cheese which was delicious! My husband had the Parmesan cod and he really liked it as well especially the freshly prepared veggies. Drinks were tasty and the bartender clearly knew his crafty. I’d give a 4.5 but that wasn’t an option !

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Roost using the Order Online button. The Roost also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 764-4661.

The Roost is rated 4.7 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

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 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Roost

128 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Durango
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dave Cuntz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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