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“Disappointing”

Big Nose Kates Saloon
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We went to eat here because I had read it was more family friendly than the other establishments in town. Definitely not the case. Right off, a women with boobs hanging out and money tucked between came and offered to take pictures with us. Even my kids gave her a funny look and thankfully, she never returned. Music was good and acceptable, but pictures hanging around the bar and in the back were pornographic! At one point, a man in the back did pose for pictures with the lady and they gave him a tombstone to hold which read "I got layd in Tombstone." I know that this history of this place is sordid, but in re-presenting it to people of today, it is not necessary to recreate all the sordid details in a visual manner and hang it in the walls. I have been to Boothill in Dodge City, Kansas, as well as Old Sacramento, Columbia, CA, Silver City, CO, and a few other wild west towns. I have never been in a saloon in any of these that I couldn't bring my kids in to enjoy a sarsaparilla. Reuben sandwich was good as were the fries. Other food mediocre. Tip: find the restaurant that says "family friendly" right on the sign and skip Big Nose Kate's.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

They have pretty good food for the price and the wait staff are great. But just remember what it was back in the day when they first built it (The Grand Hotel) The earp family stayed here when they first arrived in Tombstone.

2  Thank sulrosslobo
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Really fun time at Big Nose Kates! Music, really great staff, you can have free pictures taken and good food. A must see when in town

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Stopped in for a drink before our ghost tour. Loved the country band playing, they were really good. Our waitress was super nice and very attentive to us. Fun place to go too.

1  Thank Jakesmommy2010
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

The service wasn't great and the burger was not impressive. The afternoon enterainment was just awful and the building was so sticky inside. I think partly from the swamp coolers and it didn't seem very clean
Went to the outdoor patio and saw a gross kitchen area with sticky floors and a few roachs running around. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Aside from the buildings history and the colorful decor the place was unappealing.The bathroom was the worst I've ever seen, We'll never go back. The rest of our visit was great. It was our 3rd time visiting but 1st and onlty time for Kates.

3  Thank john z
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