Our Favorite Downtown Durango Restaurants

Mahogany Grille

Enjoy handcrafted cuisine while stepping back in time in the ambiance of the Victorian Old West as we 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. Our award-winning chefs give special focus to farm-fresh recipes that represent new styles with old west flavors. Our knowledgeable staff is well-versed in fine wine and spirits.

699 Main Ave. - Click here for menu

Brew Pub & Kitchen

BREW offers an ever-changing selection of hand crafted beers, made on site, with a focus on the ingredients. Our food menus have something for every taste including a kid's menu that the little ones will love, plus delectable gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free; vegetarian & vegan options. Our beers pair beautifully with our made-from-scratch dishes, which includes beef medallions with a stout beer demi glaze, our coconut crusted Mahi sandwich with jalapeno slaw & our renowned, roasted cauliflower with maple, poppy seed vinaigrette. Full bar & wonderful wines. Reservations accepted. Large parties always welcome.

17 W. College Dr. - Click here for menu


East by Southwest

Cutting edge sushi by famous chef, Sergio Verduzco. Serving a fusion of traditional Japanese flavors and ingredients combined with contemporary cooking methods & techniques. Our cuisine features imaginative sushi & sashimi crafted with the best fresh fish and seafood available from sustainable sources. We also offer tender succulent American Kobe, Black Angus beef & organic poultry, including a wide array of delicious vegetarian and wheat-free dishes. Come by and enjoy cocktails and sushi at our lounge or place your beverage on our Chill Disc system at the bar that keep your cocktail at 30 degrees all night. Our Asian inspired decor will bring the sense of relaxation.

160 E. College Ave. - Click here for menu

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

El Moro Spirits & Tavern was created in the building that once housed the El Moro Saloon in the early 1900's. The food is modern-rustic: common foods from the early 20th century created with modern culinary techniques. Handcrafted cocktails, an extensive beer list and forty wines, all approachable & affordable, grace the beverage menu, as well as an impressive floor-to-ceiling bar. The decor reflects that of the early 20th century, with a modern twist. You'll find authentic photos on the walls, of the folks who frequented the tavern during the early 1900's. Enjoy drinks and unique small plates, such as sausage and cheese grits, and the best Cuban sandwich around. El Moro has quickly become a local's favorite.

945 Main Ave. - Click here for menu

Eolus Bar & Dining

From farm to table and vine to wine, Eolus Bar & Dining 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. A roof top patio is available year-round.

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

Steamworks Brewing Co.

Steamworks Brewing Co. is a favorite watering hole for locals and visitors alike. This brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Known as a town meeting place, Steamworks enjoys a bustling, fun environment. Watch out for youngsters doodling on the concrete and the occasional mountain bike racer or horseman riding through the brewpub for a cold one. Steamworks' gastro-pub fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian and gluten-free offerings provide something for every hungry member of the family. Stop by to discover what's on tap. Enjoy a fresh beer, hang with the locals, and catch a game.

801 E. Second Ave. - Click here for menu