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“Great atmosphere!” 4 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 #12 of 158 restaurants in Durango
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Richardson, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Dining here was not really about the food, but more the experience of being in an old style saloon. The piano player was really talented. The bar maids in their costumes, were very attentive. The hamburgers were good. It looked like this was a hangout for the locals. I wasn't in a rush to get out of here, so the wait for food didn't bother us. The drinks kept coming while we watched the piano player and locals.

Visited July 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
37 helpful votes 37 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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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