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Big Nose Kate's Saloon

417 E Allen St, Tombstone, Arizona 85638 USA

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Sat 10a-12a
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  • No Wifi
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“The best cowboy bar in the west. Est 1880.”

This popular saloon of today first got its start as the Grand Hotel in September, 1880. Declared as one of the finest hotels in the state, the hotel was luxuriously furnished, provided thick carpeting, and its walls were adorned with costly oil paintings. Providing 16 bedrooms, each with a "view," they were fitted with solid walnut furnishings, toilet stands, fine fixtures, and wallpaper. The lobby was equipped with three elegant chandeliers and more luxurious furnishings, while the kitchen boasted hot and cold running water and facilities to serve some 500 people in the span of a couple of hours. The hotel opened with an invitation only ball on September 9, 1880. Today you can get a good meal, dress up and relive the Old West, and hear some toe-tappin' live entertainment! Big Nose Kate's is reportedly infested with spirits. Many declare that the spirit of "Swamper," a former janitor still haunts the place. Many claim to have captured swamper in photographs. Still, many claim that the saloon is haunted by more spirits than genial swamper.

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  • 42 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
September 01, 2015
Rated 4.0

Food was average at best. The Sassafras root beer was EXCELLENT. The atmosphere is great. Staff very friendly. Come in for a drink but eat elsewhere.

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John Russo-Zirkel

  • 31 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
March 09, 2015
Rated 5.0

Food was great, and the music was even better!

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  • 17 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 16, 2019
Rated 3.0

Very noisy. Cute interior. We had planned to eat lunch but no tables available. Turned out luck as we ate at Puny Johns and had the most fabulous pulled chicken sandwiches!

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  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 21, 2018
Rated 1.0

The Reuben sandwich was okay. Not great, but okay. The burger was awful. The frozen patties had not been microwaved long enough. The live music was loud enough to be heard across the street. Unless you really want to go there because of the name, try another restaurant.

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Kris & Chris Forman

  • 4 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 16, 2017
Rated 5.0

The food was great because of the atmosphere. So much fun to eat here. But as others have said, food is ok. But the place is so much fun and you have to take your time and wander around if it's not too busy and check out all the decor. Be sure to go downstairs as well, as there are shops down there to peruse and things to see. LOVED Tombstone. Had such a great time! ♥

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 04, 2017
Rated 5.0

If you're in Tombstone, you have to eat here. Fun atmosphere for kids and adults. Food is very good also. Our kids loved their photo sessions.

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  • 10 Helpful
July 01, 2017
Rated 3.0

Check out the Swampers room downstairs if you pass by.

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  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 29, 2016
Rated 4.0

Food was cheap and edible. The atmosphere was fun. The free old west photos were great!! They let anyone at the OK Corral use their restroom too:) The live musician was really talented. Overall, very glad we went.

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Big Nose Kate's Saloon

417 E Allen St
Tombstone, Arizona
85638 USA


Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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