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Diamond Belle Saloon

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American, Southwestern, Sandwiches, Hamburgers
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699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
970-375-7150
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Description: Take a Step Back in Time... the Diamond Belle Saloon takes you back to the...
Take a Step Back in Time... the Diamond Belle Saloon takes you back to the late 1880s, saloon girls and bartenders dressed in period outfits. Live music every night of the week and live gunfights Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the summer months.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun at the saloon

This is a great restaurant in the corner of a an historic hotel. We were hoping for something good for this special weekend. We started with the stuffed potato skins and then my husband had the pot roast which he said was probably the best ever I had their special burger that was ground steak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
DLHulin
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Farmington, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Hobe Sound, FL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Live music and staff dressed in western garb, This is a fun filled bar . Parking was a problem, but a good time was to be had.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a great restaurant in the corner of a an historic hotel. We were hoping for something good for this special weekend. We started with the stuffed potato skins and then my husband had the pot roast which he said was probably the best ever I had their special burger that was ground steak with wonderful caramelized onions and... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was a really interesting bar but don't go if you want to eat anytime soon. We ordered and it took for ever. The salad was good but then we waited and waited. The waitress actually was going off her shift. Before our food was delivered. We ordered the hamburger with a special mixture of meats. I don't know you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I would say the food is upscale pub food, we both had the pot roast, and it was delicious. I tried one of the cocktails, and it was good, but a bit steep for the price of $6 Servers wear olden-timey western costumes, it's not too loud even with the live music.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Diamond Belle Saloon, located in the Strater Hotel, vintage 1898, was not an original occupant of the Strater. But it looks and feels like it could have. Right down to the period costumed waitresses and bartenders. The ambiance is great, the food is good, and there is always live entertainment. Quality live entertainment. The Diamond Belle Saloon lis a... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The legendary Diamond Belle is in the centre of Durango and provides nightly live Country and Western entertainment until 9.30 pm. There is an upstairs balcony overlooking the busy bar and meals are also available. It is part of the old Strater Hotel built in the 1880's and there is a lovely old dining room, lounge and and another bar... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The easiest way to turn a very good burger into just a fair burger, is over cooking it, in my opinion. Their signature burger ($$) had all the right ingredients to be great, but cook a burger ordered as medium-rare to well-done and you just ruined it. Too bad, it had all the potential. Interesting bar and local entertainment.

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Lubbock, Texas
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34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Okay, I have now eaten here several times, and I have had the diamond belle burger twice. I honestly have to double check that I wasn't exaggerating, but this is one of the best burgers I have ever eaten in a restaurant! Pros: Great ambiance--the woodwork behind the bar is one of a kind, the balcony looks wonderful, and the... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We've been to Durango many times but have bypassed this place because it looked so "touristy". Mistake! Okay, maybe it is touristy, but it's a hoot. It looks like your stereotypical "wild west" saloon down to the servers' dress. We were there for the live music, which was surprisingly good. I'm not normally a fan of "cowboy" music; yes, these... More 

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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a fantastic piece of American Western culture. I make it a point to stop in the Diamond Belle every time I am in Durango. The drink prices are quite reasonable and the foo is equally as good. Try the wings, they have a different twist from standard fare and are quite nice. Happy Hour is always a good time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: 970-375-7150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Sandwiches, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget

Description

Take a Step Back in Time... the Diamond Belle Saloon takes you back to the late 1880s, saloon girls and bartenders dressed in period outfits. Live music every night of the week and live gunfights Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the summer months.

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