Top Choice Ice Cream in Durango

Cream Bean Berry

Handmade, organic and local, this stuff tastes like happiness. It's also inventive – with flavors, some seasonal, like salted caramel, beet poppyseed and peach cardamom. It's the lovechild of journalists who grabbed…
Burgers in Durango

Olde Tymers Café

Voted Durango's best burger by the local paper, the Olde Tymers is popular with the college crowd, especially on Monday's $5.50-burger nights. Well-priced American classics are served at cozy booths under pressed-ti…
Fusion in Durango

East by Southwest

Low-lit but vibrant, it’s packed with locals on date night. Skip the standards for goosebump-good sashimi with jalapeño or rolls with mango and wasabi honey. Fish is fresh and endangered species are off the menu. Fu…
French in Durango

Jean Pierre Bakery

A charming patisserie serving mouthwatering delicacies made from scratch. Breakfasts are all-out while dinner is a much more formal affair. Prices are dear, but the soup-and-sandwich lunch special with a sumptuous F…
Brewery in Durango

Carver Brewing Co

A local institution and longtime favorite among beer drinkers, this relaxed brewery churns out 1000 barrels of brew annually; enjoy a pint with burgers and sandwiches in the outdoor beer garden.
Steak in Durango

Ore House

The best steakhouse in town, with food served in casual and rustic environs. Order a hand-cut aged steak, or try the steak, crab leg and lobster combo known as the Ore House Grubsteak, easily serving two people. The…
Diner in Durango

Durango Diner

To watch Gary work the grill in this lovable greasy spoon is to be in the presence of greatness. Backed by a staff of button-cute waitresses, Gary’s fluid, graceful wielding of a Samurai spatula turns out downright …
Mediterranean in Durango

Cyprus Cafe

Nothing says summer like live jazz on the patio at this little Mediterranean cafe, a favorite of the foodie press. With a farm-to-table philosophy, it offers locally raised vegetables, wild seafood and natural meats…
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Kennebec Café

Pizza in Durango


Locals pile into this no-frills pizza place for thick pies with bubbly crust, sri-racha sauce on the side. It has patio seating, gluten-free crust options and salads too.