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“Historic Restraunt”
Review of The Palace

The Palace
Ranked #22 of 229 Restaurants in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Palace is still the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona and the most well-known and historic restaurant and saloon in the state. In the late 1870s, Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday were patrons of the Palace. Virgil and his wife Allie lived in Prescott where Virgil owned a saw mill at Thumb Butte and was Town Constable. Wyatt and his other brother, Morgan, visited Virgil in Prescott before they left for Tombstone. Doc was on a winning streak on Whiskey Row (possibly at The Palace) where he won $10,000 playing poker. He joined the Earps eight months later in Tombstone. On July 14th, 1900, The Palace was destroyed by the Whiskey Row fire. The ornately carved 1880s Brunswick Bar, which is still in use, was carried to safety across the street to the plaza by patrons. y 1901, The Palace Hotel and Bar, complete with Chinese restaurant and barber shop was back in business. Today it maintains the history, grandeur and wild west atmosphere. ​
Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is beautiful inside, so much history and wood. You are walking into and old Whiskey Row Saloon. They have great service and food. I have eaten there many times with a big group and they always take care of us like VIP's. The catfish is good, the buffalo burgers are yummy and I have to say all the food is great. They have homemade cobblers and a mile high cake that the whole table can eat.

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Went to the Palace restaurant for dinner. Interesting, well-restored old west décor. Bar was quaint. Went into restaurant section for dinner. Fairly expensive menu, for a place serving plain steakhouse-style food. Ordered well-done steaks. Service was terribly slow. Despite the long wait, the food was delivered cold. Indifferent staff. Sent it back. After another long wait, very rare steaks were brought instead. Sent them back. For third attempt, got another order of rare steaks, again cold. Walked out in disgust. Agree with other tripadvisor raters that this place is a tourist trap. Bar was quaint and might be a good place for drinks only, but Texas Roadhouse down the street offers a far better meal and good service for less money.

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1  Thank PalladinUtah
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

What a fun place! Very authentic Western atmosphere with tons of photos on the walls showing interesting history of the old wild West. Very roomy with great ambiance. The service was spectacular - our waiter was attentive, funny, charming, and exceptionally good. The food was a bit disappointing. My wife and I split a chicken fajita plate that barely had enough fixing (salsa, cheese, etc.) and only three small tortillas. When we asked for a couple more fajitas, we were surprised with a charge on the bill. Ridiculous. Our guests plates also had very small portions for the price. It's still a fun place to go but be prepared for relatively expensive prices for small portions of food.

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Thank kencatron
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went for a beer mid-afternoon and enjoyed sitting in big wicker chairs against the wall opposite the gorgeous old bar with a huge history well worth learning about. Wait staff was warm and friendly, and the place was jumping with happy diners eager for a taste of history. I'd strongly suggest visiting The Palace on Whiskey Row!

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Thank Charlene A
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had lunch, pork fiesta soup was one of the best soups I have ever had. Roast Beef and Cheddar sandwich was also great, especially the horseradish sauce on the side. Service was friendly and good. Palace cheeseburger was also very good.

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Thank waynevl
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