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Destination Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Gluten Free Options
2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-4202
+1 970-516-1111
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-4202
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Best Burger Ever
" made the best burger I have ever had. It was the Chorizo Burger! "
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2. Grilliant!
" So glad they did, food was great, service was excellent."
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3. Fun Place
"Awesome food and friendly service. Everyone seemed to love their job."
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Conveniently located right next to the Holliday Inn Express, this restaurant offers a good selection of sandwiches, burgers and entree's. The place is casual, the service is both good and fast.More

Thank Audrey M
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Audrey M! Yes, convenient we are, but we strive to be so much more! Convenient and AMAZING is what we're shooting for. Shoot me an email if you feel so inclined - what are your thoughts on what we can do to tip that scale...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We recently were in Cortez and ate here the two nights we were in town. First of all, I want to complement both of the waitresses that we had to each night. The first night we ate there it was extremely busy and the waitress...More

Thank Maryjaneg
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you so much, Maryjaneg! We've gotten so many "meh" reviews lately that I was starting to affect morale! I was getting ready to just curl into a ball and weep in the office! I'm SO happy you and your hubby enjoyed the food so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying at the Hampton Inn, this is a great dinner spot for you. It is a one minute walk from the hotel lobby--where they will give you a 5% discount on your meal. Sadly, the signage from the road is a little...More

Thank 1234texas
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello 1234texas! The signage certainly is hard to see! We wanted to put it right on the corner, fire and all - but alas, the City has rules for where one can place a sign. At least they let us get away with the fire,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered takeout which was ready when arrived. Lamb pops were awesome Caesar was fresh made from scratch best I’ve had in yearsMore

Thank AKFSS1
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Why thank you, AKFSS1! I'm glad you liked the Lamb, it is with a sad heart that I say that I think when we redo the menu here soon, we may be replacing them with another dish. BOO! I say. I'm pretty fond of them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had dinner at Destination Grill in Cortez, Colorado. I was with my family for a funeral and as a family we decided to have a meal together the evening before the service. When I arrive, I asked if I could get a table...More

Thank jpee2018
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

jpee2018, from all of us at Destination Grill, we are very sorry for your loss. I remember that evening, usually March is a pretty slow month for us, but that night we had not only three reservations (including yours) of 10 and up, I believe...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Was treated very well here, great service! Server worked around my weird diet needs and did not blink an eye. Food was great, BUT! You guys need to brew your own ice tea! The stuff out of the gun sucks! Go it nice!

Thank Brian C
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Well hello, Brian C! Thank you for the great review, minus our "sucky" iced tea! :D

Reviewed 28 December 2017

Decided on dinner here after recommended by our nearby hotel. We had to wait around 15 minutes for a table, so if you know you want to visit making a reservation is probably best. Once seated the service was very good. The food was really...More

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Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Good Evening APinkLady! Love the name, Pink Ladys just happen to be my favorite apple, next to the consistent Gala. I remember the night you visited, this is typically a very slow time of year for us, but that night the restaurant was full! Totally...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

My wife, daughter and I ate at Destination Grill on our Fall family road trip in October. We were staying at the Hampton Inn next door so it was super convenient. This is a cute place, very clean, very friendly staff throughout. Mixed reviews on...More

Thank FlyingBuffs
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hello FlyingBuffs! This review slipped right through my fingers, I apologize for the two week delay in saying, "Thank you very much!" House rockin Ribs, yes yes yes! I'll have to see what happened with the Anasazi, that one usually gets the "house rocking" vote....More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I came in here the other night because of the patio lights and the destination grill sign that's on fire!! Not only does the place stand out from the other restaurants in town the food is amazing. We ate there a couple nights and has...More

Thank Whited86
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Hello Whited86! YES, the sign that's on FIRE! We so love that thing, it may be the coolest thing here. Well... except for the people that work here... and the food... we kind of like the food. Thank you! XOXOXO

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I have never ate here since I’ve lived here. That will change. This place is such a nice atmosphere with friendly staff and great food. The hamburger I ate was definitely one of the best if not the best I have ever had. Casey was...More

Thank Gmoney970
Freedom777, General Manager at Destination Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Gmoney970! Well it sounds like it was about time that you came and dined with us! Who doesn't love being discovered! I'll be sure to let the team know you appreciate them, though I'm quite certain they saw this before I did. :) Best burger,...More

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Craig S
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Response from Freedom777 | Property representative |
Craig S! I know it is unforgivable to answer a question a month later, but I SWEAR I just saw this. Now that I am aware of this aspect of Tripadvisor, I'm ON it. I tried to post a link to our menu on Facebook, but TA will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-4202
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-516-1111
  • E-mail
Come check us out at Destination Grill (the restaurant formerly known as Koko's). We are a comfortable family restaurant that celebrates the local southwestern cuisine while incorporating culinary influence from all over the world. Our newly remodeled dining room is modest and inviting. And our awesome, friendly staff will make you feel right at home. Dinner, drinks, entertainment, it's all here! #Grilliant
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