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“Great food, atmosphere and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Belle Saloon

Diamond Belle Saloon
699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
970-375-7150
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Ranked #18 of 150 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Sandwiches, Hamburgers
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
San Luis Obispo, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were here on the evening of the 4th of July, yet still managed to get in without a reservation and enjoy a great meal. My wife said her steak was the best she'd ever had. I tasted it and concurred. While the portions weren't huge, they were adequate and healthy. There was an accomplished piano player who entertained with fun music. The saloon is well preserved and has a storied past. You really feel like you are stepping into the old West. A high recommendation.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Throw back to yesteryear.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Diamond Belle is a place that brings the 1880's back to life. Everything about this place screams history. From the outfits the employees wear to the finishes on the walls is 1880. The restaurant was the old bar in the Strater Hotel. They used to allow smoking which was a turn off, but now - smoke free. I go in for a drink at the bar and usually get an appetizer. My wife and I go there for sandwiches or hamburgers. We have never been disappointed. You will also see locals, who make this place even more fun. At times the food delivery is slow, but this gives more time to enjoy the atmosphere. Everyone has to remember, this is Durango, not a big city with big city speed. Slow down and enjoy SW Colorado and the history of the area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gurnee, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Historical setting, loud, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The first impression was to keep on going by this restaurant. It is small, crowded, and loud. The reason we went in was for the live piano music, which was done in the Old West style. The service and beer were pretty good. We just had starters, and showed little sense in what we ordered. Why would we order seafood in CO?? The music and food were mediocre. Keep on going, unless you like mediocrity.

Visited September 2013
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Overland Park
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Loved this place, had the rosemary garlic chicken two nights in a row! They want you to have a good time, rag time piano player was great. Try it when you stay at the Strater.

Visited September 2013
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Naples, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There is much history about the Diamond Belle Saloon. The other day my wife and I had to wait about one hour for our order. We ordered 2 hamburgers and French fries. My wife asked for certain things on the side and I asked for mine to be done medium rare. Well, after waiting so long the 2 burgers were nothing near what we ordered. My wife's included everything on it including things she didn't request. Mine was burnt to a crisp. We notified the waitress who in turn sent over the owner to our table. She apologized and said she would take 20% off the food portion of our bill, which she did. We don't look for excuses or discounts, all we want is what we ordered.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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