Dinner and Entertainment Favorites in Durango

Mahogany Grille

Enjoy handcrafted cuisine while stepping back in time in the ambiance of the Victorian Old West as they serve you an array of eclectic culinary specialties. It's the blending of the simple with the ornate - of the old with the new. So, whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat, a relaxing night out, or to celebrate a special occasion, Mahogany Grille is Durango's place to create and enjoy your own original and majestic history. Their award-winning chefs give special focus to farm-fresh recipes that represent new styles with old west flavors. Their knowledgeable staff is well-versed in fine wine and spirits.

699 Main Ave. - Click here for menu

The Palace Restaurant

The Palace Restaurant is a Durango landmark conveniently located in historic downtown Durango next door to the train depot. Their fun atmosphere is complemented by elegant, opulent décor, which resembles the Western architecture and design of late 19th century.  Whether sipping cocktails on their patio on warm summer days or enjoying a delicious entrée by the fire in their dining room, the experience is one of comfort, good food, and attentive service.

The Palace strives to serve excellent lunch and dinner dishes.  They start with fresh produce and ingredients and prepare all their own soups, sauces, dressings, desserts, and house breads.  Their Quiet Lady Tavern offers a variety of menu items from 11:30 am till close, has a beautiful hardwood bar, and offers views of their patio and the historic Durango & Silverton Trains.

505 Main Ave. - Click here for menu

Eolus Bar & Dining

From farm to table and vine to wine, Eolus Bar & Dining prides themselves on creating the highest quality food and providing the best in attentive service in a beautiful atmosphere. Their menu offers something for everyone. The local bounty shines through as the restaurant features an array of local products from farms, ranches, vintners, and breweries around Southwest Colorado. Eolus is a great place to celebrate special occasions, and is Durango's choice for tasty handmade cocktails, as well as a diverse fine wine list and cordial selection. The rooftop dining area is heated (when needed) and open year round. It's the perfect spot for a private dining event. Contact [email protected] for more info.

919 Main Ave. - Click here for menu

Ore House

Established in 1972, the Ore House is one of Colorado's oldest and finest restaurants. Decorated with intricate murals and historical artifacts, the dining room exemplifies the heritage, history and culture of Southwestern Colorado. In this chef-owned and operated restaurant, warm, refined service staff serve hand-cut steaks, sustainable wild-caught seafood and seasonal, local ingredients. The Ore House is also well-known for an extensive whiskey and wine collection, as well as an ever-evolving craft cocktail menu.

147 E.College Dr. - Click here for menu


Gazpacho ~ New Mexican Cooking y Cantina is a Durango favorite and their philosophy is simple:  use the freshest and best ingredients available and stay true to the traditional New Mexican red and green chile.  Dine in a fun atmosphere with friendly service and award-winning food. Serving large portions at great prices, you’ll enjoy traditional northern New Mexican entrees featuring hot red and green chile grown for Gazpacho, including many savory vegetarian options.  Try their green chile cheeseburger, carne adovada, tamales, chile rellenos, and stuffed sopapillas.  Sip on a signature margarita made with their own, hand-picked barrels of tequila from Casa Herradura. Check out TACO TUESDAYS, when they carefully prepare their Carne Asada to perfection and serve it up with Tecates!

431 E. Second Ave. - Click here for menu

Henry Strater Theatre

This historic theatre on Main Avenue has been offering live entertainment in Durango, CO since 1962, featuring concerts, comedy, theater and more. During the summer season, June through September, you can enjoy Durango Western Music and a Vaudeville Show. Show dates vary. This family friendly show offers fun, evening entertainment and is a perfect complement to your other Durango activities.

699 Main Ave. at the Strater Hotel

Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers

Situated admidst the Ponderosa pines in the beautiful Animas Valley, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers has entertained Durango's visitors since 1969 with cowboy music, a comedy stage show and western dinner. Arrive a little early before dinner to visit the gift shops and let the kids ride on the Bar D Train or play in the Lil' Buckaroo Park. Choose from roast beef, chicken breast, or a steak dinner served cookout style on a tin plate. Then, sit back and relax as the Bar D Wranglers entertain the whole family. Reservations required - Call 866-675-6900.

8080 County Rd. (located about 11 miles north of downtown Durango)