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All 3 De Smet Restaurants

Oxbow Restaurant

405 Calumet Avenue NW, De Smet, SD 57231
(605) 854-9988
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in De Smet
Cuisines: American
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Cheyenne, WY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate breakfast here and were impressed with the menu choices. Steak and eggs was wonderful as were the French toast and omelettes. Everything is made to order and reminded me of my mom's cooking. I'd recommend this place and if I'm in the area again, I'll remember it and try to eat here again. I saw many locals eating... More

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Pipestone, Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always stopped here at a kid on our way to Huron and this year was the first time I've been in here for about 10 years. Not much has changed, the same great staff and service and good menu, but I'm not sure the place has been thoroughly cleaned in awhile either things like dust and crumbs on window... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

food was great...old fashioned home cooking diner...great ladies serve you promptly and very friendly...LOVE it.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have eaten here once in June and once in August, for the past five years. Service depends on who waits on you, but that is the case anywhere. The food is usually good and served quickly. It is reasonably priced. Breakfast is served all day, which makes it nice for traveling with young/picky eaters. There aren't many other options... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

So it's a little run down and not well taken care of, but it's a diner. The food was decent and the prices extremely reasonable. The young girl that served us, named Alyson, was extremely friendly and helpful. She recommended the ranch dressing for our fries and it is one of the best ranch dressings I've ever had! Other than... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

When we arrived there were 4 other people in the place. A party of 2 left a few minutes after we arrived and a party of 2 and a party of 4 arrived shortly after that. So, there were never too many people that the waitress should have been overwhelmed. The few times she bothered to come to our table,... More

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Santa Ana, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food was average, The service was slow. No fault of the waitress she was the only one on duty she had to serve bus and ring up orders too. But since this is the only place in town you really dont have a choice. My advice id=s to eat before you get to town.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Well, our choices were DQ, Subway or the Oxbow. I'm not disappointed that we ate here. I like to support the community we are visiting rather than a corporate franchise, but the food here was a average diner fare. Nothing stellar, but also not fast food. If. You are in DeSmet and hungry, this is probably the place to be.... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Abiding by our local fare preference when traveling, we first visited Ward's Store & Bakery based on reviews here. Surprise! Though advertised everywhere that they are open and serve lunch until 1pm, they stopped at 11:00...it was 10:40 when we got there and it seemed the staff couldn't wait to get somewhere else. We were directed to the Cowboy Gas... More

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

At first glance, it looked like a run down diner. Okay, it is a run down diner. But what it lacks in visual charm it more than makes up for in the food. Great home style meals. Try the cheese curds. The appetizer sampler had fries, onion ring,s cheese curds, cheese sticks, and yummy chicken bites. Hand made milk shake... More

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