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Oxbow Restaurant

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405 Calumet Avenue NW, De Smet, SD 57231
(605) 854-9988
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 stars
Small town diner

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2013
Lisa H
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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PA
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29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Read all the bad reviews but unfortunately this was the only place open in De Smet on a Sunday night except for subway, which we had for lunch. We were a group of 10 and wanted dinner before the pageant. Sign said to seat ourselves but the only table that was large enough for our group was in a side... More 

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Perham, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The seats were ripped in many of the booths, so badly you could see the springs. it was not busy, we were there well past lunch time, but it took a LONG time to get our food. While we waited, the waitress did not come over once to refill our drinks, which were empty, but she made the rounds for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

First off, my supposedly clean utensils were not washed. The spoon was smeared with food. I had to use my daughters utensils since she just had a grilled cheese. The grilled cheese was okay but we ordered stirfry and got canned chinese La Chuy type poured over white rice. It was very salty and wished I ordered the kids grilled... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our server was very nice and young. She lacked experience though. She appeared to be the only one working the tables (and the cash register) so she was pretty scattered. For instance, she never asked if we wanted a refill on our drinks or cleared the dirty dishes as she hurried back to roll silverware. Our biggest complaint was the... More 

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Boston, Georgia, United States
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33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Food was edible, but very pricey. The place would make a nice set for a thriller about a run- down bus stop.

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Clark, SD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Rather limited menu, but the food is good. Homemade soups and pastries. Prices perhaps a bit higher than regional similar venues. Well established business

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Wallingford, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The service was good and everyone there was polite. the food was average There was nothing to dislike but it was reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 Calumet Avenue NW, De Smet, SD 57231
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  De Smet
  • Phone Number: (605) 854-9988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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