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Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar

955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
+1 970-385-7444
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“raw oysters” (5 reviews)
“catfish” (12 reviews)
“poor boys” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to this place as it sounded like a cool place with great food. The atmosphere was decent enough, but the food was disappointing. We started with some fried okra, since my wife loves it. The Okra really tasted like it...More

Thank mtnmanlives
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you mtnmanlives for taking the time to let us know where we were falling down. We actually had a whole discussion as to what was going on based on your review. That's why we didn't respond right away. We recently brought on a new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so difficult for us with true southern heritage to find great cajun fixins in the mountain mid-west. So, when we do, we feel truly blessed. This establishment's menu offered so many missed meal choices it was a dilemma in making a decision to...More

Thank TJD67
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! We're not sure how to respond to so many really nice things said about us. Obviously, THANK YOU is one. We will continue to do our best to live up to the praise. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feelings.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have never had a bad meal here and the weekly specials are wonderful. And the oysters and catfish, pretty much unheard of in Durango, are always fresh. Great atmosphere and authentic New Orleans style food.

Thank Cindy S
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Wow! Thank you for the great review, Cindy. We get it fresh every week.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Please don't go here. It's too wonderful and we want to keep it to ourselves. This charming roadhouse is tucked away so you'll pass it if you aren't looking for it. Just adds to the overall surprise of a great restaurant with very good food....More

1  Thank godu
Nick S, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Oh, my gosh. Read your headline and almost panicked. That quickly turned into a belly laugh. Thank you for the review, Godu. It is much appreciated.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took a friend here for a birthday celebration. It was crowded inside so we sat outside. Lots of cajun menu choices and fresh oysters.

Thank Michelle G
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for your review Michelle. I'm glad that the weather was nice enough to make the patio pleasant and that your group had a good time.

Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great oyster Poor Boys, oysters on the half shell, blackened catfish. In Durango, Colorado! Great find!

Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I read most of the reviews from trip advisor and thought this to be a really good eatery in Durango Colorado. The service was OK the waitress was a little put off that I had to think about what I wanted to drink. My friend...More

1  Thank joy s
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

I don't think you can respond to our response, Joy. We are curious if the shrimp and grits were the BBQ shrimp or were they blackened... I guess either one could keep the cheese grits from looking nice and pretty. Also wish you told us...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Tremendous food quality and atmosphere !! I have had excellent oysters but the real secrets are the blackend catfish, miso fish slider. They are only open 3 days a week so be ready ! lot's of fun and a truly great culinary find for me...More

Thank Ron W
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Wow, Ron! Thanks for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoy, not only our oysters, but the blackened catfish and ahi sliders.

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Oysters were great. All the food was well prepared and tasty! My only disappointment was the beignets. I've been to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans and that is the only way to make them. The other disappointment is that they are only open 3...More

Thank analyze_SA
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad we did a good job for you. So far as our beignets go--well, not sure what to say there other than, thank you for the feedback. And when you next have a chance, give the bread pudding...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Love seafood and never mind spending good money for good food! We went to this place for my birthday, since I love oysters and seafood. I came prepared to eat lots and get stuffed. - The fried alligator was tough and flavorless (much better at...More

1  Thank hancock1911
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Goodness, it doesn't sound like we did our best for you. For that, we absolutely apologize and appreciate your feedback. I'm not sure exactly how things got sideways in the kitchen, but funny crab should have been caught and not served. Here are a few...More

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Chuck D
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Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Hi Chuck, There are a number of gluten-free items on the menu. You can see them on the menu where they are marked GF. (I tried to include a link to the menu on the highway3roadhouse site, but TripAdvisor wouldn't let me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-385-7444
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Description
Eat, Drink & Have Fun With Us at the Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar. The Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar is known as a local's hangout after work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday-the only days we're open. When you come and visit, you are sure to experience some of the best Cajun, Creole and Southern food with recipes straight from Louisiana.

Buried back off Highway 3 in Durango, you have to know that you are looking for us to find us. While we are considered a local's secret, we do let outsiders in. Why would anyone go to such trouble to get here? Maybe the answer is in some of our reviews. Here's what a reviewer from Arizona posted on TripAdvisor:

"Worth the wait! The food is fresh and wonderful .. service is great, and atmosphere is friendly. Only open 3 days a week, but well worth a dinner here! Oysters are fresh ( try the fried ones ! ), and blackened catfish is awesome. Just love an evening out here and the menu is always changing, so the specials are fresh and fun .. LOVE this place!"

From the foregoing, you know that we have a Cajun/Creole/Southern based menu with oysters and catfish. We bet you will also like our etouffee, soft shell crabs, crawfish and awesome mac & cheese. Be sure to save room at the end for one of our sweets such as the bread puddin' with whisky sauce. Take a look at our menu to see everything but the specials. You can catch those on our Facebook page where they are normally posted on Wednesday mornings. We look forward to meeting you!
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