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Animas River Cafe

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501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
+1 970-259-6580
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

The service was attentive, friendly and pleasant. Unfortunately the food wasn't so good. I only had one dish, grilled shrimp with basmati rice. For $24 I received 6 quite small over cooked shrimp with reheated rice. The sauce was lovely but the prawns...

1 Thank LaaLaa2705
Aztec, New Mexico, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

I have stayed at the Doubletree hotel in Durango several times, but this was my first visit to the little outdoor cafe. What a delightful experience! We had the Greek sandwich special of the day and it was delicious. There were beautiful hanging baskets of flowers all along the railing, and we were 15 feet from the animas river. We... More 

1 Thank Meredith W
Durango, Colorado
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

It was Saturday late afternoon and we wanted a nice quiet place, where we were outdoors, able to enjoy a gentle breeze and the sights and sounds of the Animas River. That included some rafters that were enjoying the peaceful surroundings as they floated the river... a lazy hazy afternoon for everyone. There were only about half the tables that... More 

Thank Nancy H
Edgewood, New Mexico
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

What a great place along the Animas to have lunch in the shade outdoors, watch the rafters, kayakers, and inner tubers float down the river, watch people walk or ride their bikes nearby. We enjoyed the half sandwich and salad at lunch for $8.95 each. Good food as well as service... Couldn't have been any better...

Thank SueJZab
Oro Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was a nice stop on the bicycle trail for parking the bike and eating lunch. Outdoor seating with river view. Food and service was very good but a little on the pricey side. (Need to pay for that view!)

Thank Jackie B
Durango CO
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Durango offers many fine dining experiences, but none that are right on the river! You may enter this venue from the River Walk, and it does not have the feel of a "hotel" restaurant at all. Enjoyed the beautiful Animas, fresh flowers, evening music was fantastic. Food, service, and drinks were good. The overall experience was very relaxing and enjoyable.... More 

Thank ElBee E
Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We were expecting a great experience at the restaurant based on our experiences at the Doubletree but were very disappointed. After we were seated, we were ignored. Finally, someone took our drink order, but then nothing ....... We went to the hostess and shortly our drinks arrived. Again, a long wait until our food order was taken. Our soup was... More 

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209 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Great place for lunch. There are a lot of good places in town, but it is nice to get away from the extra people. The service and the food was very good. If you are in the mood for a drink they have a great selection. It was fun watching the people rafting down the river. Another must stop. BUD... More 

Dallas, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Fantastic waiter and staff were very courteous and friendly. The views of the river with all of the locals using the river was a neat sight. The live jazz was also a memorable experience. I had a ranchers salad that I enjoyed. The prices are a bit high for some things on the menu, but the food, good service and... More 

Thank hotelman12
Copperas Cove, Texas
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187 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We ate two meals at this restaurant and have no complaints. The food was good with adequate proportions and good quality. It was convient with a great river view

Thank raydon46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-6580
The Animas River Cafe features a great selection of mile-high sandwiches and ''Grille'' specialties. Open during the Summer Season every day for lunch and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You will enjoy casual patio dining in the mountain air while enjoying views of the majestic Animas River. Open every day for lunch 11:00 to 2:00Open Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings 5:00 to 10:00High Altitude Blues playing on Thursday nightLee Bartley Jazz playing on Saturday night

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?