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Dragon Chamber / Players' Paradise / El Amigo / Wades, 3137 Beltline Boulevard   11 comments

Posted at 2:06 am in restaurants

This is a little place I would see from time to time driving down Beltline to Two Notch but not really notice. It appears from this filing in The Columbia Star that they were in business and applying for a liquor license as late as 2007.

This seems to be a hard-luck stretch of road -- below Covenant and above Two Notch. The little office plaza more or less across the street from this place has always struggled, the drugstore at the corner closed, and even the new church being built down the block has had its sanctuary windows broken out during construction.

UPDATE 15 July 2009: Add Dragon Inn, Players' Paradise and El Amigo to post title based on comments. Further fix: Dragon Inn ==> Dragon Chamber

Written by ted on July 15th, 2009

11 Responses to 'Dragon Chamber / Players' Paradise / El Amigo / Wades, 3137 Beltline Boulevard'

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  1. In the 1970s this was one of the best Chineese restaurants in Columbia. I want to say it was called the Dragon Inn. It was all menu, no buffet and the interior had some very nice and tasteful Asian art.

    Tom

    15 Jul 09 at 5:59 am

  2. I think it was still a Chinese restaurant as late as 1998. Then it was briefly a video poker joint (I presume) called Players Paradise. It also had a several-year run as a Mexican restaurant called "El Amigo" until 2004.

    badger

    15 Jul 09 at 8:15 am

  3. The old flat roof collapsed into the restaurant last year. Over the last few months they have rebuilt the roof as well as repairing the exterior walls and painting. As of yet I have not seen it actually reopen.

    Thomas

    15 Jul 09 at 1:17 pm

  4. In the 80's the restaurant was called "The Dragon Chamber"...It was by far my families favorite Chinese Restaurant..We still talk about it....

    iris

    15 Jul 09 at 3:27 pm

  5. Ted- Dragon Chamber is the correct name. I have been struggling all day to remember it. I knew it was "Dragon something"

    Tom

    15 Jul 09 at 6:28 pm

  6. Fixed..

    ted

    15 Jul 09 at 6:31 pm

  7. I would make a special trip just to get a "to go" order of their fried wontons. man those were good!!!

    Rich

    13 Oct 09 at 2:26 pm

  8. Dragon Chamber was awesome, I remember eating there when I was younger...so good

    Ashley

    8 Nov 10 at 2:06 am

  9. my family also used to go there when i was a kid. i have really fun memories of that place - i can taste the boneless chicken now! ha! it breaks my heart to see the pictures of the place in such horrid condition.

    Stacysaw

    16 Feb 11 at 5:55 pm

  10. The "chamber" was the best Chinese place ever! They had two cool dragon columns by the buffet - classic. The food was well ....just the best ever. Wings,wantons,lo-main and about 8 other delicious items and very reasonably priced.

    JG

    6 Jan 12 at 4:40 pm

  11. We used to go there all the time when I was little. We called it "Dragon Chambee" because the "r" was burned out for a while :-)

    Daniel

    16 Dec 12 at 1:07 pm

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