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Animas River Cafe

) #100 of 149 Restaurants in Durango $$ - $$$ American
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
+1 970-259-6580
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
All hours
$$ - $$$
501 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301-5449
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Sitting next to the Animas river is a delightful experience. Watching the rafters, tubers and kayakers go by is great fun. Everyone waves at each other and smiles. Although we arrived on time for lunch, there was monor glitch with the staff to find the...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a great place to have a great mean away from the downtown crowds and see a beautiful river. You can have flatbreads if you don't want to spend a fortune. There is also a great breakfast menu and wonderful desserts.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Animas River Cafe is a restaurant situated with a view of the Animas River. Enjoy a good lunch watching rafters and tubers floating past. Food and service were good. Located at the Durango Doubletree Hotel.

Thank wadec3
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great setting and super friendly staff. Had some great music the first night there. Drinks were good and prices fair.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This cafe is hooked to hilton doubletree hotel and sits along the river..it's all outside seating and gets hot during evening with sun beating on you... also the food is very over priced for the quality of the food... even found a hair in my...More

1  Thank dwm28
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A Cafe on the back side of the Doubletree Hotel. Really lovely space to stop along the river walk for a quick bite to eat or a drink. The food was OK, not fabulous but fine.

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Met a friend for lunch. Hot day, they had plenty of seating in the shade or with direct sun. Very friendly service. The "chips" instead of bread were very good to start. Food was good. Enjoyed watching the rafters. Was a nice lunch, unique setting...More

Thank CoastToCoast101
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The food is simple and good for lunch and the service was professional. Would dine here again for something quick and simple.

Thank Cindy2096
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Had a very pleasant lunch here before setting off for Moab. Our waitress,the same one from breakfast in the Doubletree, was really chatty and friendly and the food was very good. Really peaceful setting by the river , even if it was orange, with the...More

Thank Gaz21uk
Reviewed 4 October 2014

The food was very average and extremely expensive. The view of the river was very nice though and I enjoyed the location.

Thank jerjohns
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 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 81301-5449
  • 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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