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Ward's Store and Bakery

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127 Calumet Ave, De Smet, SD 57231
(605) 854-3688
Today
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 11:00 am

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch

The meal was great and reasonably priced. I gave it 4 stars because they were out of a few of our choices. Service and atmosphere were perfect!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
tanschkn
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Overland Park, Kansas
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Overland Park, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The meal was great and reasonably priced. I gave it 4 stars because they were out of a few of our choices. Service and atmosphere were perfect!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We rolled in to De Smet at 1:45 pm, 15 minutes after Wards closed. We tried another establishment which was a major disappointment. After sandwiches in the room that night (since Ward's was closed for dinner) and breakfast at our B&B, we popped into Ward's for lunch and fell in love. The food was delicious, decor authentic, and authentic warmth... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The store is an old country store and the history of the place is very interesting. There are very few DeSmet choices for dining and so this is the best available. The staff are super friendly and very helpful and gracious. The food is typical diner fare and not incredibly memorable.

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Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We did dinner during the pageant, Food was OK, but the famous lemonade was the worst I have ever had. I was still tasting it later! Location is good for walking around the main street of town.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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113 reviews 113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ward's served up darn good pulled pork and cheeseburgers for us on a recent pageant night in De Smet. Store staff were very friendly and helpful in making gluten-free suggestions and kid-friendly choices for our dinner. My 8-year old niece loved the cream soda choices they had and went with orange that night. We loved the old-time feel of the... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Welcoming and friendly staff, good quality food, but limited selection. The staff were all friendly and helpful on local fare. Great little place to stop. Lunch menu included hotdog, hamburger, and pulled pork sandwich. Dinner menu added lasagna. Will stop here again. Also served breakfast.

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Canton, Ga.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We arrived after the lunch hour, so they had a limited menu, which was fine for us..chicken salad sandwich, BBQ sandwich and a hot dog. (The chef leaves at 1.30pm). The staff was super friendly. The building is a historic building that once belonged to Pa Ingalls.

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chicago
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was thrown a little off guard when we walked in for breakfast and the locals stopped talking and looked at us, but I am also from a small town so I know how that goes. The breakfast menu was small but to the point. I recommend ordering a breakfast including eggs because the pancakes are a little bigger than... More 

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Schaumburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

With very limited options of places to eat, based on reviews we stopped in at Ward's for donuts before our tour to find out what the lunch schedule would be. The hand written sign said they would be open until 2:30, but we were told to be there by 1:30 to eat. Food was really good and so was the... More 

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Pierre, South Dakota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

As someone else mentioned, check times and availability. We got there on a Saturday just in time for coffee and a roll, but that was it. Then they closed, even though the display case was full of baked goods. What did they do with the leftovers? Sell them Sunday? (not open) Off the main highway but on the main street.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 127 Calumet Ave, De Smet, SD 57231
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  De Smet
  • Phone Number: (605) 854-3688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?