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“Throw back to yesteryear” 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 #16 of 161 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.
Dallas, Texas, United States
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68 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Throw back to yesteryear”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Diamond Belle is attached to the historic Strater Hotel. The location within holding the Diamond Belle dates back to 1880. It was the original salon. As many of you know I am always looking for a great burger. They have one in the "San Juan Burger". It is a green Chile cheeseburger. But it also has an Ancho Chile mayo spread. This adds a hint of sweetness to a great spicy experience. Overall the dining at the Diamond Belle offers a unique experience.

  • Visited October 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A MUST when in Durango!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We have been customers of the Diamond Belle for many years. The cute costumed waitresses, the music, the decor, the beer, the food...what's not to like?
You have to be truly grouchy not to smile when you're at The Diamond Belle. We always take out-of-town guests and we always recommend the special Diamond Burger. Being somewhat experts on burgers, we declare these to be the best in town, and not much pricier than the average burger.
Negatives? Sometimes it's hard to get a table, sometimes the music is too loud to have a conversation. Sitting upstairs in the balcony is only ok if you sit at the railing so you can watch the action. Bottom line: you know you are in the West when you enter this saloon!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Ok...but not impressed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This restaurant was inside the Strater Hotel. It felt like being in an old saloon with the waitresses dressed like saloon girls and the bartenders dressed as bar keeps. The decor was very much from an old saloon. Service was good and the food was ok but a little on the pricey side. The person at the visitor center who told us about this restaurant said they would have "old ragtime" music starting around supper. Unfortunately, it was not ragtime, but much more modern....a guy wearing a stocking cap sitting on a bar stool singing. Stocking cap and/or his songs were not fitting with the saloon image. Guess I expected something else.

Visited October 2013
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Yorktown Heights, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Live Honky Tonk in a Saloon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

You feel like you've stepped back in time to the ole Wild West. The waitresses are dressed in period costumes and the Honky Tonk piano player sings old period songs. It was a lot of fun! Oh yes, the food and spirits were good too!

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best Hamburger & Music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were lucky as a singer like Willy Nelson was playing in the Saloon the night we were there. We both order their deluxe Hamburgers with fries and the best we have ever had. A bun that didn't fall apart and a 10 OZ burger of quality meat. The atmosphere can't be beat and all the cowboys with their beautiful hats. Definitely would go back to Durango and the Stater Hotel. Waitresses were also dressed to the theme of the old days.

Visited October 2013
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