We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon

407/409 Main Street, Idaho City, ID 83631
+1 208-392-4400
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible9%
15 May 2017
“the fries were a basket of grease and we were unable to eat them. and there was no offer to re-make them.”
20 Jul 2016
“Great atmosphere!”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
407/409 Main Street, Idaho City, ID 83631
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We paid $25 for a pitcher of beer and the greasy fries. We don't pay that for a micro brew in boise, Not a good value.

Thank Pj K
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank MJadventures
Reviewed 20 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
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
Reviewed 25 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 reviewResponded 29 August 2014

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.

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...More

Thank araska
Reviewed 26 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!More

Thank Angie S
DiamondLils, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2013

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...More

Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank riverspud
HCall44, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Gail H
HCall, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2012

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...More

Reviewed 31 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...More

2  Thank Steve G
HCall, Owner at Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

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...More

Nearby HotelsSee all Idaho City Hotels
Elkhorn Yurt
1 review
1.55 km away
Pioneer Inn Condominiums
10 reviews
22.62 km away
Courtyard Boise Downtown
215 reviews
37.89 km away
Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown
136 reviews
37.92 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Trudy's Kitchen RV & Cabin
125 reviews
.48 km away
Sarsaparilla Ice Cream Parlor and Gift
38 reviews
.28 km away
Donna's Place
32 reviews
.25 km away
Seasons Mountain Dining & Grocery
6 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Springs
129 reviews
3.72 km away
Bear Valley Rafting
17 reviews
33.13 km away
Idaho Whitewater Unlimited
13 reviews
33.48 km away
Cascade Raft & Kayak
150 reviews
33.78 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 30
Restaurant features
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing