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“A true 'Diamond' in the rough (construction)”
Review of Diamond Lil's

Diamond Lil's
Ranked #881 of 1,390 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Fort Worth, Texas
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A true 'Diamond' in the rough (construction)”
Reviewed November 12, 2011

We checked into the airport very early, and wanted a bite to eat. (Good idea, since airport eateries were closed). We started up North Temple. Despite the construction, this restaurant stuck out with all its rope lighting in the dark.

I was kind leary, but since no where else was close by we decided to try it. Wonderful idea!

What a great place! The outside was rustic and welcoming. As we stepped in the front, we were greeted by vingettes behind the jail bars on the right. The decorations all over the place were reminiscent of the old west. I would think it safe to say a it's memorial to the past.

The food was excellent. So you know I am not exaggerating, my husband, who is addicted to A1 Sauce, refused to use it, as it would cover up the taste of his steak. The homemade biscuits, made me think I was in the old west, just stopped by on my stagecoach.

The restaurant itself is a log cabin, with open eaves. Pictures of old Salt Lake City on the wall.

Do NOT leave without visiting the restrooms. What a great surprise!!

We were the last ones there, but were not rushed. In fact, the staff, including the owner, chatted with us. We found out they use local beef, and the place is on its original site, and was family owned.

I think we will leave early for the airport next time and stop by

  • Visited November 2011
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Prime Rib in Salt Lake City!”
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Very unique western style steakhouse. I enjoyed looking around the restaurant. The prime rib was incredible! You don't see many old western style places like this anymore. Everything has become so modern and boring. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2011
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7 Thank Trisha A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst meat ever”
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Went there at 600pm on a Monday only 2 other customers. They were out of porterhouse steak the salad was mushy and the ranch tasted like a salt lick. The shrimp was gamey and the steaks tasted like cardboard not to mention the canned crap mushrooms. We all took 1 bite and then left. What a sad excuse for what used to be a great steakhouse.

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1 Thank Picky_Eater_SLC
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Brisbane, Australia
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“They tried hard - but! Extensive roadworks and dearth of custom were too much!”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

Food (steaks for both of us) was OK. But, the roadworks all round the site had killed custom, and deadened the service staff's enthusiasm. They appeared lethargic (spilled sauce on my wife, with only a perfunctory apology) and claimed to have no white wine - only to magically unearth some when another customer appeared.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank obione980
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Wild West steakhouse”
Reviewed December 9, 2010

Located 1528 West North Temple - near SLC airport and walking distance from Quality Inn Airport, in a mainly industrial area. Excellent steaks - cooked to order and flexible with accompaniments (i.e. dietary needs). Excellent draft beer too - lucky we were walking not driving! Service was a little slow due to the popularity of the place and the relatively few staff. However, this gave us time to soak in the 'Wild West' atmosphere. Overall excellent value for money, in what seemed to be an unpromising area.

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Thank tourmanagerSussex_UK
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