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Ward's Store and Bakery

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127 Calumet Ave, De Smet, SD 57231
(605) 854-3688
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Quaint with good value food.

This was our second visit to De Smet, and one thing we really wanted to do again was to eat at Ward's. It's an historic building which adds to the fun of the visit. The food was plentiful and well priced. Great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
YallournGirl
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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110 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to De Smet, and one thing we really wanted to do again was to eat at Ward's. It's an historic building which adds to the fun of the visit. The food was plentiful and well priced. Great experience.

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Wisconsin
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Love this place. Stopped in for lunch one day and had the all-you-can-eat taco bar, which was the lunch special that day. Very, very good. Afterwards, was able to browse for some souvenirs and purchase cookies. Friendly atmosphere. Would love to visit again.

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2 Thank LizaPie
Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A unique place with clothing, knick knacks and lunch. The pulled pork was amazing. Great little place to stop.

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1 Thank bejoyful65
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Ward's offers burgers, fries, cheese balls and a daily special for lunch. Nothing gourmet but good comfort food. Sweet potato fries were delicious as was the pulled pork sandwich and its accompanying mac and cheese. The sandwich rolls were fresh and tasted homemade. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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3 Thank HKtrishUK
Taylor Mill, Kentucky, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am SO glad that I went into Ward's on my recent trip to De Smet. It was hot, myself and my group were tired from the bus journey and hurrying around and I saw the word "Slushies" on a sign and ran for it. I was NOT disappointed. The slushies (and the lemonade I got shortly after) were delicious... More 

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4 Thank Kathryn S
Minnesota
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were in town visiting Laura Ingall's Memorial and stopped at Ward's for lunch. What a fun and nostalgic experience! I don't know the history of Ward's, but the restaurant appears to be in an old department store. If you can picture about 10 tables sitting in the middle of an old clothing department store- that's Ward's! It appeared as... More 

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3 Thank 2much4us2see
Greenfield, Indiana
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you are looking for a quaint place for breakfast or lunch - try Ward's we ate there several times on our stay and we pleased everytime. Staff and patrons are very friendly and the food is good with plenty of choices.

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4 Thank Sarah P
CHICAGO
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We liked visiting this store. The coffee was great, There is also a gift shop and a general store. Lots of locals there while we visited and they couldn't have been friendlier. The owner was there and waited on us. My daughter enjoyed the hot chocolate. Lots of baked goods, she settled on the chocolate chip cookie which she said... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The lady in the Chamber of Commerce across the road suggested we have lunch here. What a great place. This was the America we hoped to find. It was Taco Friday and the place seemed to mostly be full of locals taking advantage of the all you can eat taco bar. We just had coffee and cakes but it was... More 

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4 Thank maizedaisy
Richardton, North Dakota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Nice time period store and luncheon spot to visit before or after the tour of the Little House buildings.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?