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Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon

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407/409 Main Street, Idaho City, ID 83631
+1 208-392-4400
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Rupert, Idaho
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was a fluke that we were the only ones in the restaurant, but it was the middle of the week and school had already started, so there was no problem being pampered by the owners. There were tons of old photos and newspapers to keep our attention as well as wonderful antique furnishings.

Thank MJadventures
Arkie in the mtns.
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279 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I saw the name Diamond Lil's Steakhouse and Saloon and had to stop and try it. Great historic atmosphere and a good rib eye dinner. Friendly folks working there. Glad we stopped in.

Thank lspar
United States
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Disliked the smokers is the bar stinking up the restaurant while diners ate...yuck! Food was not that great either and the selection was pretty limited.

Thank LJH-B
Boise, Idaho, United States
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The building and inside is wonderful. The old man bartender was slow, crabby and an all around turn off. He was such a hinderance that the waitress could barely do her job, which was apparently everything he didn't want to do.

Thank Bree B
DiamondLils, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I have had a stroke a couple months ago and my husband has take a huge load for me. If we can't do better, we will close. More 

Meridian, Idaho
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We just happened on one of our best meals ever, and, according to my husband, the best tasting rib eye he has ever had. While driving on highway 21 enjoying the fall scenery, we decided to stop for an early dinner in Idaho City before heading back to Boise. We looked in Diamond Lil's and asked if we were too... More 

Thank araska
Largo, Florida, United States
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Great place to eat! I was there quite a while ago, in 1995, but the food was excellent, and they have the coolest dispaly of sawblade art on the walls I have ever seen!

Thank Angie S
DiamondLils, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank You So Much for coming back during your visit. We are delighted you enjoy our Food & Atmosphere. And many Thanks for recommending us to your friends & future visitors! Our Museum, Steakhouse & Saloon has been a pleasure to share with Visitors such as yourself! More 

Boise, Idaho
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We have eaten lunch here several times, usually burgers and fries and they were fine. On our last visit we ordered the pulled pork sandwich special. The waitress asked if we wanted cheese or grilled onions with it. We assumed they were included. Wrong! We were charged for them even though the waitress never mentioned an extra cost. The sandwich... More 

Thank riverspud
HCall44, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review

We appreciate your input and are very sorry you did not have a good experience on your last visit. The boneless BBQ Pork Rib Sandwich has been a popular Special Item we offer on occasion and we are happy to get positive & negative feedback for our Patrons as this is the only way we can better our offerings to... More 

Boise, Idaho, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Gotta love driving up how 21 and then turning onto Main Street to Diamond Lil's. The real old saloon is filled with old west. The owners are amazing..the best cheeseburger ever..beer in a mason jar. Drove up on a Saturday afternoon to show my NY sister..always take out of towner's this fun little mountain town!

1 Thank Gail H
HCall, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank You Gail, We are so pleased you have had such a pleasant experience in your visit to our establishment and Idaho City. We are commited to offering the kind of atmosphere, service & quality that brings people such as yourself to continually return for a great experience every visit. We look forward to your continued support and socializing with... More 

Lomira, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

I must admit this is one of the best places in the world for their food fun and good friends, I come every chance I get from Wisconsin, these are the worlds best Steaks, Prime Rib and to most heavenly Gordon Bleu, I can honestly say I have never had better. The inside of this place is amazing, if you... More 

2 Thank Steve G
HCall, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoy your visits when in town. After almost 20 years of building the Decor, Menu and SocialClub Atmosphere it is so nice to have repeat customers such as yourself. We look forward to your many return visits. It is so much fun catching up with our friends, patrons and continually strive to make all our... More 

Boise, Idaho, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Very friendly and GREAT food.. Wonderful 45 min ride after work from Boise. Family friendly and reasonalbly priced.

1 Thank Daja L
HCall, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments on your experience and look forward to you visiting our establishment in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407/409 Main Street, Idaho City, ID 83631
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Idaho City
  • Phone Number: +1 208-392-4400
Located in the "Heart of the Historic Downtown District", Idaho City was "Queen of the Gold Camps" founded in 1862. A Ghost-Town that refuses to die. Diamond Lil's Museum, Steakhouse & Saloon is a destination spot specializing in RibEye Steaks, Sat-Nite Prime Rib serving Beef, Pork, Chicken, some Vegan + Burgers, Baskets and Appetizers & Full Bar. "For Those Who Know, The Place To Go" Riders Welcome Only 39 curvy miles from Boise.

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