Colorado, United States Food Guide: 10 Pub food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Durango

September 3, 2019 Esmeralda Fenner

Best Pub restaurants nearby. Discover the best Pub food in Durango. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Pub restaurants near you.. Once a frontier mining town, Durango draws thousands of tourists year-round for the myriad outdoor recreational activities and scenic beauty. Mountain bikers, rafters, kayakers, horseback riders, rock climbers, hikers, campers, hunters and fishermen are drawn to the two-million acre San Juan National Forest and to the San Juan mountains, the largest range in the Rockies. But the city's biggest tourist draw is a nine-hour historic train ride in a vintage steam locomotive. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which hauled precious metals in the 1880s, now takes tourists for a 47-mile, open-air journey through mountains and forests and past abandoned mines to historic Silverton and back. Children and train buffs will relish the chance to climb into a locomotive and pore over railroad memorabilia at the railroad's museum. Skiers flock to the Durango Mountain Resort in winter, which also offers hiking, fishing, rafting and horseback riding in warmer months. Slow down your pace with a stroll past splendidly restored Victorian buildings in historic Downtown Durango and wind up a very active weekend in a local brewpub or saloon.
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10. Olde Schoolhouse Cafe

46778 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-8750 Pizza, Pub, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating +1 970-259-2257 http://oldeschoolhousesaloon.com/
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4 based on 89 reviews

Olde Schoolhouse Cafe

Reviewed By Marsha K

Had the Vinny Pizzaroni - the ultimate pizza! Delicious with a tasty crust, lots of sauce, cheese, meats and seasonings. We got a corner table and had fun chatting with friends, people watching, and enjoying the pizza and beer. The bartender provided excellent service and gave good advice on beer offerings. Definitely will be back!

9. 11th Street Station

1101 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5135 Street Food, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Street Parking, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +1 970-422-8482 http://11thstreetstation.com
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4 based on 36 reviews

11th Street Station

11th Street Station is a culinary collective that includes a food truck court, full-service bar, and coffee shop.

Reviewed By antheaholloway

You can choose the type of food you want and sit at tables either outside or inside. The real benefits are that your party can choose different options - Asian, Pizza, Burgers, Sushi and a bar too - and you can all sit together for the meal. There is music and a lovely array of artefacts around the place too. We loved it.

8. Olde Tymer's Cafe

1000 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5124 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available +1 970-259-2990 http://www.otcdgo.com/
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4 based on 368 reviews

Olde Tymer's Cafe

Reviewed By Ibfishin

Good location on main street. Very busy with locals and tourists. Food is very average though! Place is very popular for their burgers but I find them to be very over cooked and dry. Had the "old school" chicken wings last time in. They are a cajun style dry rub. Found the wings to be VERY OVER cooked and dry. Seasoning was VERY spicy hot. Would not order them again. Would go in for a very average burger and cold beer.

7. The Palace Restaurant

505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout [email protected] +1 970-247-2018 http://palacedurango.com/
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4 based on 490 reviews

The Palace Restaurant

The Palace Restaurant features classic American cuisine. Steaks, seafood, pasta, great sauces, homemade breads and desserts. You can elect to dine in our family-friendly Victorian tavern and order from our moderately priced tavern menu or sit in our elega

Reviewed By nadah1539

We stopped by here and had lunch on the patio to enjoy the beautiful weather. We ordered a burger and fries on the recommendation of a friend. It was a good suggestion because the burger was great —second only to the frites. They were awesome. Service was very good.Thank you so much for patronizing our restaurant and taking time to write a review. Our burger is our #1 selling menu item so I am glad it lived up to your expectations!

6. Animas Brewing Company

1560 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5186 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Television +1 970-403-8850 http://www.animasbrewing.com
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4 based on 153 reviews

Animas Brewing Company

Reviewed By Isbell_Ash

We tried the Animas Brewing Company thinking they were on the river. They do not have a river view. Very limited seating. The menu selection is very limited. The portions were small for the price and our special (rib tips) was served partially cold. We had to ask to get ice in our glasses of water. Wait staff was friendly. Possibly a good place just to grab a beer, but there are much better dining options in Durango for a full meal.

5. The Irish Embassy Pub

900 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5277 American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 970-403-1200 http://www.theirishembassypub.com
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4 based on 479 reviews

The Irish Embassy Pub

Conveniently located in historic downtown Durango, the Embassy is a local favorite. The pub is authentic Irish - every piece of furniture, every picture, every glass was shipped directly from Ireland. So if you’re wanting to take a trip to the Emerald Isl

Reviewed By 1949cc

We arrived during Happy Hour so we got a discount on our order. Good choice of beverages. Many choices for seating, We choose an upper level away from the bar. Many choice of entries. We had good service and the food was excellent. Good place to relax after a long day of driving.

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4. Ska Brewing

225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303-7938 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit [email protected] +1 970-247-5792 https://skabrewing.com/
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4 based on 228 reviews

Ska Brewing

"It takes characters to brew beer with character." Brewing in Durango, Colorado since 1995. We call it a tasting room because that's what you'll want to do here. Flagships, seasonals and unique beers that only a few ever get to try-they're all on tap here

Reviewed By Gerry K

We chose SKA because we had our dog with us, and it looked inviting and accommodating. We sat outside on a beautiful day, had a few beers and got some food. The beer was okay (we had the Modus Mandarina) - was expecting it to be smoother, but had a bit of a bite in it, which my wife didn't like. The food, however, was really good from The Container - nicely cooked burger with homemade chips and a Marguerite Pizza. Both were worth the visit, and our pup enjoyed the handouts, too!Thanks for the review, Gerry. We’re glad you all enjoyed the outdoor space and your food. We can’t wait to have you back again!

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3. Diamond Belle Saloon

699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423 American, Bar, Pub Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music +1 970-375-7150 http://www.diamondbelle.com
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4 based on 1120 reviews

Diamond Belle Saloon

Belly Up at the Belle! The Diamond Belle Saloon takes you back to the late 1880s, saloon girls and bartenders dressed in period outfits. Live music every night of the week and live gunfights Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the summer months.

Reviewed By Kathy E

Food was not good. Got beef stew, soup of the day. So salty couldn't eat. Order of nachos for two. I didn't know you could mess up nachos, but did. Will not go back.We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Thank you for your feedback, we will address these issues with our food and beverage team.

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2. Carver Brewing Co.

1022 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5124 American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 970-259-2545 http://www.carverbrewing.com
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4 based on 1230 reviews

Carver Brewing Co.

The Southwest's Original Brewpub, drop by for a free tour of this solar, wind-powered brewery and sample 12 award-winning, handcrafted brews on tap. Healthy, hearty and fresh creations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails featuring organic produce g

Reviewed By hannoch

after quite a long wait we got seated. the atmosphere is happy and the service friendly and generous, the local beer i tried (lager) was ok and the burger was a bit better than average. the prices are fair and all in all its an ok place, no more than that.Happy, friendly, generous, above average burgers, fair prices. That sounds like a 5 star home run :)Its funny you mentioned the Lager because 11 days ago we won the bronze medal at the GABF for that exact beer and they are tough judges. From the Durango Herald 10/7/2019:Carver Brewing Co.’s Lightner Creek Lager won the bronze medal in the light lager category at the Great American Beer Festival on Saturday in Denver.About 90 beers were entered in the category this year. Lightner Creek Lager previously won silver in the category in 2016.We pride ourselves on being everything you described and thanks for the review.Jim Carver

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1. Derailed Pour House

725 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5424 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Servi [email protected] +1 970-247-5440 http://derailedpourhouse.com
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4 based on 1107 reviews

Derailed Pour House

Creative, Innovative, Unique & Fresh. That is what you will find here. Step into a cozy, welcoming establishment that has been 11 years in the making. The "something for everyone" place where you can enjoy craft cocktails at their best, scratch made gastr

Reviewed By stonellas

Having spent the day on the train up to Silverton and back we thought we would like to eat somewhere that was quick and simple.Derailed was certainly that. The restaurant is primarily a cocktail bar/pub which doesn't take bookings and has a a reasonablely extensive small plates type of menu. Along one wall is the full bar with high stools and the rest of the seating is an eclectic mix of sofas & airchairs, high tables and stools and benches. There are a number of large TV screen screens either showing music videos or sports.We ordered a bottle of wine and then a number of small plates. We had the potstickers which were by far the best dish, a fklatbread which was OK but which too much dressing onb it, the chicken tenders which were dried out from being overcooked, the caesar salad which was fine and finally the Cuban sandwich with fries which was one dish too many. The portions were generous and the service was excellent being friendly and efficient. The meal filled the gap but the quality of the food was just so-so (except for the potstickers)

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