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“Old time saloon and worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diamond Belle Saloon

Diamond Belle Saloon
Ranked #1 of 7 Nightlife in Durango
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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106 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Old time saloon and worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

This is part of the historic Strater Hotel in downtown Durango, CO. The place looks like a western saloon with a large bar, piano and player, and waitresses dressed in appropriate attire. There is a downstairs which is noisier than the upstairs with is small and rather cozy. They have some local microbrew beers and a plentiful selection of other spirits. We each order burgers of one sort or another and both were quite good. Absolutely recommended for a different type of restaurant, good and reasonably priced food, and attractive waitresses. Some of the male customers were having their pictures taken with the wait staff.

Visited July 2013
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Norman, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Only average.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stopped in for an early lunch. The place was not busy at all and our waiter could not have been more rude or disinterested in us if he tried. Made no effort to be even slightly friendly. The wait for our food was very long. I got the Diamond Burger with pancetta, some kind of creamy French cheese and an aioli mayo - it was absolutely bland and I was very disappointed. (I should point out that I am not, actually, a picky eater). Ambience was interesting, but we would not go back.

Visited May 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't try for lunch!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Our party of 3 children and 4 adults stopped at the Diamond Belle for lunch, around 1:30 in the afternoon. It took over an hour to get our food, even though we only ordered hamburgers and there were only a few other customers in the place at the time. I felt bad for our server, who kept refilling our drinks and running down to the kitchen to see about our order.

After we had waited an hour+ for our food, they messed up our bill. Our 3 children had ordered off the kids' menu but were charged off the regular menu and we were charged for a drink we hadn't ordered. The cashier argued with us about our ticket and we had to ask for the children's menu to show him what the meals were supposed to include. Eating out shouldn't be work. I don't think this establishment is geared toward a daytime clientele.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great value!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2012

Considering the prices elsewhere in Durango the Diamond belle is a fantastic choice. With several dishes ranging from $10-20 its hard to beat. The food is above average. We were there on a saturday night. There was live music and the place was pretty much full. The service was still fast. Great atmosphere and authentic wild west decor

Visited October 2012
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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676 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“A bad experience.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

My friend and I recently stopped on our road trip at the saloon for lunch. Our waiter was great, friendly, efficient, and the drinks were fantastic. So far, so good. After fifteen, almost twenty minutes of waiting for our food we were told by our waiter that our food wasn't coming because he gave us the wrong menu. He gave us another one and said that was our only options. The new menu consisted of cold items, pizza, and soup options. After ordering a burger and a reuben sandwich we were not happy about the chicken or egg salad choices.

The waiter offered to take care of the drinks for us and spoke with the manager. She never came over, nor apologized. When I saw her in the hall I let her know that was a pretty awful thing to do to people who had been on the road for two hours and were hungry. She noted she paid for our drinks and offered us the other menu. Unfortunately I did not find this acceptable. Since it was their fault, they should have had the kitchen prepare our two meals as they were easy to make and the kitchen was open for the rest of the night.

Visited October 2012
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