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Koko's Friendly Pub - CLOSED

2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
+1 970-565-6000
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
16 Sep 2015
“Friends Like To Talk -- Loudly!”
7 Nov 2014
“Now called Destination Grill”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
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Reviews (93)
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 17 September 2015

Alias the Destination Grill: I visited with 20+ of my nearest and dearest friends after an all-day meeting. Everyone had lots to say, so we fit right in with the din. Great food--of all sorts--was promptly served despite the full house. Our server was attentive...More

Thank FamilyGenealogy
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Food was ok, atmosphere was very noisy with a large group. Wait staff were very busy, hence service was slow. Fish tacos were disappointing, salad was OK.More

Thank Tracy_and_Paul_NZ
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2014

Hey Tracy_and_Paul_NZ! I'm glad you came in and checked out or place! Yes those large groups of people tend to get a little into themselves, don't they? But hey! That just shows they were having a good time! I totally agree that it can be...More

Reviewed 5 November 2014

Cortez is not graced with many good restaurants and now Destination Grill can fall into that category. My food was horrible. Steak with mashed potatoes and a caesar salad. The potatoes tasted like there was instant potatoes mixed in with a few tasteless potatoes, the...More

Thank Alicia C
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Good Afternoon Alicia C! We greatly appreciate your feedback, thank you for letting us know about your experience! I will get with the staff and see what we can do about sprucing up the potatoes to give them a little more "kick", we most certainly...More

Reviewed 4 November 2014

Had the stuffed trout, and it was great, with good helping and plenty of nacho appetizers. Kind of like a sports bar, with at least 2 TVs......Avalanche hockey and college football on a Saturday nite. Just had to walk across the street from the Rodeway...More

Thank Greg O
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2014

Hey Greg O! Thank you so much for your review! Yes, the stuffed trout is one tasty entrée! And of course, it is prepared on our outside grill with much love. Glad you came and checked us out, I assume you were here visiting Mesa...More

Reviewed 26 October 2014

We stayed next door at the Holiday Inn Express and were told this place is called Destination Grill, though the business card we picked up at the bar said Koko's - has there been a name change? Regardless of what it's called, we really liked...More

Thank burukku16
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

hey burukku16!Thanks for the heads up! Yes, we have changed the name and are re-invisioning our restaurant, we will get new cards PRONTO! And guess what? We added STEAK FRIES to the menu, and keeping with our vision of fresh awesome food, they are oven...More

Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Best burgers in cortez. Stop by and say hello to Mrs. Brooke she's great. Definitely worth my stop in town.More

Thank atz1981
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2014

Best Burgers in Cortez! YES! Thank you, atz 1981! I can't wait to tell Brooke you gave her a shout out, she'll be SO excited :) And hey, thanks for stopping in and checking us out on your way through Cortez, next time through, check...More

Reviewed 24 October 2014

Like many, we tried Koko's because we had the free drink coupon. The Anasazi burger was awesome and the service was great. The only thing that kept them from a 5 star for us was the somewhat weak tasting mixed drinks we tried, it was...More

1  Thank iGrok
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2014

iGrok! Great service and awesome burger, can't beat that! Glad we came highly recommended, did you know we changed the name? Yessiree, we are now ....DESTINATION GRILL! Just waiting on the most awesome sign EVER from Triassic Stone over in Moab (shout out!). Check us...More

Reviewed 21 October 2014

Koko,s Pub & Grill was the best we could get late night at Cortez - hyper friendly and very personalizised Service - amazing salmon and an all in all sucsessful Dinner - wached the Barladies chattin to clients - what a laugh - very cool...More

2  Thank Mike B
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2014

Good Morning Mike B! Sounds like you had a great time! Which awesome barladies were there that night? Brooke Katrina Laurie Carly Marian Katie Casey? They're all pretty awesome :) The salmon was... AMAZING... you say? YES! That's what we wanna hear. Great food, Great...More

Reviewed 15 October 2014

Came over from the Baymont since I had a free drink coupon. Staff was friendly and was able to seat us promptly. Service was good even though they were quite busy. Food was good and came out quickly. Everyone in our group seemed to like...More

Thank Smiley451
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2014

Hey Smiley451, Love your name! Thank you for the review, and for coming to check out our awesome food. What did you have? One of our delicious burgers? Steak? oh! or maybe something more unique like the grilled Quail? In any case, it sounds like...More

Reviewed 1 October 2014

Stayed at the Holiday Inn across the parking lot. Got a free drink coupon. How can you not give it a try. Staff is great. Food very good. Service good. They know what green chili really is. We will definitely eat here again next year...More

Thank Stevi C
Freedom777, Manager at Koko's Friendly Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2014

Good evening, Stevi C! Thanks for checking out our restaurant during your trip to Colorado! Woop woop, Koko's staff, thanks for the shout out :) Yes our outdoor grill definitely makes a difference, and its super fun in the winter. I love that you mentioned...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-565-6000
Description
Destination Grill - formally known as Koko's Friendly Pub - Same great food - Same great service!
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