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The Palace Restaurant

505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
+1 970-247-2018
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I decided on this place for an early dinner during our last day of a nice 3-day visit to Durango in early-April. We chose The Palace Restaurant based on its closeness to our hotel and the fact that it was chilly and...More

1  Thank MJ-in-RioRanchoNM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and food. Had the duck, superb. Recommend eating in the tavern, The Quiet Lady. Drinks were fixed just right. Nice wine selection.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located next to The Train Station and offering a happy hour menu, we were enticed to stop after visiting the train museum. We enjoyed our two appetizers , the Sweet Potato Fries and the very unusual and extremely tasty Fried Beets. The outdoor patio provides...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicken pillard is to die for, so that's all I eat when I go there. Others who have been seem very pleased with their food. The Palace is very clean and in a great little location to everything in downtown Durango. Service cards lid use...More

Thank joyhamill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had visited this restaurant in the past but this time was seated in the bar area, as other rooms appeared to be closed. Loud customers at another table. Food was good but not presented with any flair and was overpriced.

Thank MJAL
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A local suggested the Palace to us for a late dinner the night we arrived in Durango. We sat in the western bar area and hoped the kitchen was still open. It was and it was also crab night. So we enjoyed escargot, Dungeness crab...More

Thank MellohYellow
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

After taking the train we noticed The Palace. Overall it was pretty good. The prices were fair. The soup and salad was a little pricey for the quantity we received. The lunch specials and beer specials were good. Overall we liked the food. Our service...More

Thank Jerry156
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went there around 4:30pm on Friday (Happy Hour). A very popular place. I would recommend reservations if you come after 5pm. Best martini I’ve had in a while and the food was excellent. Can’t say enough about the service! Water glass was never empty and...More

Thank Boots0617
Reviewed 10 February 2018

It's right by the train station so you can see the train. Service was beyond excellent and the food was amazing.

Thank traveler7056
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Palace for awhile so decided to celebrate the birthday there. Huge mistake. It took forever for server to take our order. It took forever to get our order. Probably well over 30 minutes. Then we pay for the birthday lunch...More

Thank Sharon D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-2018
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The Palace Restaurant features classic American cuisine. Steaks, seafood, pasta, great sauces, homemade breads and desserts. You can elect to dine in our family-friendly Victorian tavern and order from our moderately priced tavern menu or sit in our elegant dining room and order from our fine dining menu. On our summertime patio, both menus are available. Our restaurant is located in a circa-1880 building and is styled with beautiful Victorian furnishings, such as dark woods and Tiffany-style lamps. Our dining room fire place makes for a romantic evening out in the winter and our tavern and patio are "local favorites." From casual to elegant, we provide a very special dining room experience, with great, classic food and a friendly staff. Please join us!
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