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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

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301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
605-574-2959
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 64
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great food find in Hill City, SD.

We had dinner here and I had buffalo tacos. I also had a local craft beer. The meal and service was great. I would recommend to others. The building is the oldest hand hewn structure in South Dakota. Lots of charm and history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
CaptManiac
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Allen, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Allen, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here and I had buffalo tacos. I also had a local craft beer. The meal and service was great. I would recommend to others. The building is the oldest hand hewn structure in South Dakota. Lots of charm and history.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Cool outside and inside vibe and decor. Kids menu was standard, but there were some exceptions that you might appreciate if you have young kids.....their grilled cheeses were cut into different shapes (butterfly, dinosaur), the menu had 10 questions to answer about the area on it instead of word finds and tic tac toe. Answer all 10 correctly and kids... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Looked like a nice western place to have a good steak. We should have looked more closely at the menu instead of local reviews. Our kids 11 and 12 liked their bandana and trivia quiz (which earned them a free cookie) however the food was just ordinary and never enjoy paying $6.99 for boxed Kraft Macaroni and cheese.

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Waseca, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We recieved this as a recommendation from locals to have lunch. Staff wasnt exactly thrilled to have customers, our food was good. We were hoping to have a more fun environment considering it was a very cool place, looks wise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

perfect atmosphere, delicious food! great place for our last night in the black hills! we LOVED the walleye, and loved having a local brew as well!

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hill City will not be known for its cuisine. Pretty much every place we tried had pretty pedestrian menus and Deperados was no exception. They work to give value though. The food was good, the waitstaff pretty attentive, and the decor was pleasant. In sum, a nice place for a meal. I will say, the place was packed early. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing wrong with this restaurant, really, but that's the problem, nothing outstanding or memorable either. A little expensive for a so-so meal.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was very good and the service as well. It was a good experience and would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

In Hill City, there is only 2 options for restaurants. This, and Alpine Inn. Alpine Inn only has 3 options. A steak, a vegetarian option, and a kids meal. But this restaurant, Desperados, has many more options. It is a nice cowboy themed restaurant.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is the restaurant the locals eat at. We talked to a local Hill City individual and they recommended Desperado's on main street. Service was exceptional. Chelsey knows her stuff. Observing all the waitress they moved quickly and were professional. They check back throughout the meal and they move quickly through their customers. Too bad more restaurants don't have this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: 605-574-2959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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