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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
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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352 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We dined here on a Friday night and were surprised that we were almost the only people there when we arrived around 7pm. The waiter was very friendly and told us about the specials. He bragged about the salad bar (which other people on tripadvisor also do) but then informed us that if we wanted it, it would only be... More 

2 Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Collinsville, Texas
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

While perusing a eating out in Durango guide in hotel I saw that they had trout and wanted to try it, so we went and thoroughly enjoyed it. They accommodated my husbands few 'particulars' and even asked the chef a question for us on a certain term we (and the server) weren't familiar with. Now, the salad bar - had... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Thanks to the staff at the Red Snapper for a 20th anniversary dinner to remember. They seated us at a table in front of the big salt water fish tank which was a nice touch. Several staff came by to wish us a happy anniversary. Our waiter was attentive, but not invasive. A special dessert with a candle was a... More 

2 Thank 123456735805
Vancouver, Washington
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

My wife had the 'special', scallops with sesame rice and a 'vanilla'(?) Grand Marinier sauce -- delicious; and I had the Ahi Tuna entree, also delicious. Nice venue--the salt water fish tank sure beat a flat screen blather of news or sports. Worth a trip if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank Steve T
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The Red Snapper continues to be my favorite restaurant in town. We had a great server who was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were a party of 5, ordering everything from Crab Legs to Salmon, and we were all very happy with our food.

3 Thank jinxmonkey
Reeds Spring
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Found The Red Snapper while walking around downtown Durango. Wife had Lobster tail dinner. I had Halibut special with sliced potatoes with a Lobster meat barranaise sauce. Both meals came with home made mixed vegetables that were amazing. All food excellent.

4 Thank Scott B
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217 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

One of the best restaurants in Durango. Great salad bar. Had scallops, they were also great. Our waitperson, Sarah, could not of been better. Even recommend another restaurant that was on our way out of Durango. There wine list was full of great wines. A must stop in Durango. BUD CARTER

Henderson, NV
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We (6 of us) eat at the Red Snapper 1 to 2 times per year on our sightseeing travels... and they have always delighted us with their delicious food selections. Last Saturday I had their Halibut... wish I could have eaten the whole thing... it was by far the best I'd ever eaten! The service was excellent... the restaurant is... More 

3 Thank BeckyBAG
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is not a chain restaurant. Its the real deal culinary experience. The salad bar is awesome. The seafood dishes are exciting and unusual. I think you will be impressed. We usually make it our anniversary place for dinner every year.

3 Thank BacherlorMine
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

You wonder about how good seafood can be in a relatively small town hundreds of miles from the ocean. Don't worry about it at the Red Snapper. I had the Cioppino ($22) and it was delicious. The tomato broth was thicker than most, but it certainly worked. We started with Calamari ($9) which was nicely cooked and lightly breaded. My... More 

2 Thank J_n_G_n_AZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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?