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The Palace Restaurant

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505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
+1 970-247-2018
11:00 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace decor hasn't been updated since Reagan was president, but that's part of what makes it fun. Fake Tiffany fixtures, patterned carpet, and so on. And the food is excellent. We've had wonderful steaks and burgers both. The chicken and dumplings are everything they're cracked up to be. The bar is fun and friendly. We like the Palace a... More 

Thank CraigandDebbie
Ft Worth, TX
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had a family of 4 and got seated quickly. Great service, good menu variety, good kids menu. We had chicken and dumplings, capellini pomodoro, kids pasta, and kid chicken strips. All were great. Also had deserts...bread pudding, chocolate Baileys pie, and some kind of fruit cobbler. All were huge and excellent.

Thank kadhenry
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a great spot in Durango with outdoor seating facing the Old Train Yard....Rob, the owner, is a really sweet guy and takes great pride in his food and service, which are both excellent. I highly recommend!

Thank ACintheworld
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We enjoy sitting on the patio watching tourists at the train station. We highly recommend the chicken and dumplings, Rueben sandwich with side salad, and the French onion soup.

Thank P C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had late lunch last week, I think Feb 9th. Special was green chili mac and cheese. Hamburgers always good as was desert. Especially impressed with "Eric's" professionalism and thorough knowledge of menu, ingredients in selections etc. Best service have received there

Thank CoastToCoast101
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Really really nice place in Downtown !!! good attention, good food and fair prices ! Will be back for more !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank CSF1012
Durango, Colorado
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to meet for good and drinks Love their chicken pot pie with dumplings... Also their light chicken dish with salad and great light sauce. Photo from Snowdown winter festival

Thank Deborah C
Durango, Colorado
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243 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We wanted this to become our favorite lunch spot. It is out of the way (probably not in summer). It has great history and the dining rooms are decorated wonderfully. A really nice location with views of the trains. It is really nice. Our first lunch was spectacular. The salmon pasta and home-made soup was terrific! I wanted to go... More 

Thank GloriasTravels
Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Visiting family and met them here for dinner, we were running late so they had dinner with friends and waited for us to arrive and sat together while we ate, wife had a steak and I tried their Chicken & Dumplings which they are known for, it was excellent!

Thank Jon B
Castle Rock, Colorado
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160 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Horrible. Ridiculously overpriced. Poor food. Average service. Walked in and made a reservation and made sure to specify we were going to be in the restaurant. We arrived and we told we were in the tavern. We have 3 kids and 3 adults and sat us at a round table for 4 and pushed another round table for two together.... More 

Thank Andrew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5422
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-247-2018
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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