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The Red Snapper

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144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
+1 970-259-3417
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Estes Park, Colorado
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were walking the streets of Durango looking for fried mushrooms. We stopped in five restaurants to no avail before happening upon The Red Snapper. The menu outside indicated crab stuffed mushrooms so we went inside. After looking over the menu we decided on oyster Rockefeller, crab cakes and crab stuffed mushrooms. We finished the order with a local IPA... More 

Thank travelingcardinals
Grand Junction, Colorado
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349 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think I had built up my expectations too high. Don't get me wrong, nothing was wrong with the food or service it was good. But I think I was believing I was going to experience. "Knock my socks off" meal. We sat right by the salad bar which by the way was the highlight. But as people moved around... More 

Thank COparrotheads
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose the Red Snapper last night for Valentines dinner. Atmosphere was great, they had someone playing live music that was perfect. Food was great.If your in Durango Co the Red Snapper is a must

Thank Glenn G
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and conducive to business lunch. Excellent salad bar. Reliable seafood. I visit the Snapper at least once per month. Parking is tricky out front, but you can often find it on Second Ave. up the hill.

Thank rezlaw
Durango, Colorado
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best salad bar in town, and the prime rib it wonderful. Good wine selection as well. The restaurant is in an old hotel, and has several fish tanks around the room.

Thank Steve Q
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended as a great date night place to eat. They greeted us quickly, we got seated quickly. This should have been a clue on a busy night. We sat for over 5 mins before asked about a drink. Then another few before menu was given. Prices were pretty high but we thought it's date night. 10 dollars... More 

Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Whenever we are in Durango we always hit the Red Snapper. They have a fabulous happy hour which include Oysters on the half shell. All the food I have had is supurb and the service is outstanding.

Thank sjmclellan
Durango, Colorado
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Bartended Chris kindly set us up in the bar for a Snowdown volunteer meeting where we enjoyed yummy half-priced apps (the stuffed mushrooms and prime rib skewers were DELISH!) while taking care of business. Attentive service, good drink, delicious apps, and convivial atmosphere make this a place to go, anytime.

Thank Marlene G
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Started out with some amazingly fresh oysters (for being landlocked in Colorado), then finished off with a special of Filet with a Crab Cake. Best meal of our trip (Ouray, Silverton, Montrose and Durango). Can't wait to go back again. May want to make a reservation. We didn't think of this, but fortunately were still able to get a seat.

Thank Danny S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had our Honeymoon dinner there. Slight miss fire on the Lobster Tail, however the server and the chef quickly recovered with a replacement of Mahi Mahi. Done to perfection, Risotto was a perfect complement. My Fruitti di Mare was spot on. Some of the best seafood I've ever had, especially for a landlocked state.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 E 9th St, Durango, CO 81301-5430
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-3417

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?