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Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar

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955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
+1 970-385-7444
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 20:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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. More 

Farmington, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Maggie R
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 had the grits with shrimp and it look like the black pit of despair. my... More 

Thank joy s
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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 what you found not up to snuff on the catfish étouffée. I know some people... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 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 !

Thank Ron W
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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. More 

San Anselmo, California
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 days a week. We would have come back.

Thank analyze_SA
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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 with whiskey sauce a try. It has a great reputation, and we're pretty proud of... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 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 Bass Pro Shops) - The Crab in the Cajun Cobb Salad was nasty, gray in... More 

Thank hancock1911
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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 notes on our food (for you or anyone else interested): All of our crabs and... More 

Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

What a great place to have dinner! The atmosphere is unique and really quite pleasant. The food is consistently delicious! If you find yourself dining alone, steer clear of the bar unless you like to be treated like a lower class citizen. There is no higher or mightier than Shawn, and he'll treat you like it. Everybody else working here... More 

Thank Russell B
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words Russell. We're really glad you enjoy coming to the Roadhouse. So far as our bartender, Shawn goes, he really works hard. However, your thoughts are heard, and we will share them with him. ~Nick More 

Farmington, New Mexico
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Finally managed to get to the Roadhouse - they're only open 3 nights a week, Wed.-Thurs.-Fri. Loved everything about the place, the ambience - very casual and upbeat, the waitstaff - always a smile and very efficient, and especially the food - Cajun influence and NOLA quality. I looked up their menu online, so knew what I was going to... More 

Thank hummingbird08
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome words, Hummingbird. Knowing what we do about hummingbirds, it shouldn't take you too long to get to everything. Well, that depends on how often you can get in. We hope to see you a lot. Thanks again. More 

Seattle, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Fun, great food- Cajun themed but reminds me of an Austin, TX roadhouse type of environment (possibly the great blues music always playing). good oysters (fresh) and knock your socks off Bourbon pecan pie!!!

Thank James A
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, James. We're really glad you like the atmosphere. I hear you on the Austin bit. Probably a good reference for folks from Texas, though our étouffée is pure Cajun. The oysters and crawfish--well they probably swam over to Texas from Louisiana :-) All funning aside, thanks again for the review. Glad... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I go to the roadhouse about 15 times a year. It's my favorite place for out of town friends for a cool happy hour and oysters. The staff is friendly, the food good, drinks are strong, that's about all I need. Yes, sometimes the oysters are tiny, but they are fresh and you are also having affordable oysters in the... More 

Thank SanJuanTraveler2
Nick81301, Public Relations Manager at Highway 3 Roadhouse and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the review San Juan Traveler. We really appreciate your taking the time to do so. We keep trying to get bigger oysters. All we can figure is that they shrink on the airplane :-) Seriously, though, the jumbos are so expensive to ship to Durango that their price ends up prohibitive. Thanks again for the kind words. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Pub
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
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 955 Highway 3, Durango, CO 81301-6545
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-385-7444
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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