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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: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 50
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  • 24
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good dinner

My husband and I ate there with our 1 year old and had a nice dinner. This is definitely a family establishment with multiple families eating there while we were. My husband ordered the pork chop and it was the BEST pork chop he has ever had. We are from pork country where many hogs are grown... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
lswhv6
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Orange City, Iowa
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Cute place, friendly staff. We dined on their first night of the season. Decided to eat light and we both chose the chili. It was unremarkable. The side salad was nothing special either. We were disappointed after reading good reviews. We may not have made the best choice because other items observed looked good.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday night. Place was busy but not overly so. Waited about 20 minutes. Nice, pleasant staff. Son had the walleye which he loved Wife had a chicken fried steak that was very good. I had a ribeye, cooked perfectly. The baked beans were awesome. I'd eat those all by themselves. Nice place to get a decent sit... More 

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Orange City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate there with our 1 year old and had a nice dinner. This is definitely a family establishment with multiple families eating there while we were. My husband ordered the pork chop and it was the BEST pork chop he has ever had. We are from pork country where many hogs are grown and he has... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Cool steak house with good atmosphere. For the prices the food was average and tea not very good (instant?) Service very friendly and ribs tender but a little fatty (I like more smoky flavor. It is a resort area and been open forever (picture in restroom hall very cool)

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Staff was fantastic. Waitress was kind and quirky. She reminded me of Ellen Page in Juno. The owner was a very nice guy as well. None of that matters though. The food is exceptional! It's like comfort food meets the old west. The Bison Steak is a must try, as are the Cowboy Beans. It really doesn't matter what you... More 

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Hill City, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The menu is very nice - we go there often and to tell you the truth I always order the Salmon Sandwich...my husband ordered something different every time and he's always happy.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in during a afternoon excursion. The buffalo burger was good. The BBQ sandwiches were not anything extra. I had the burrito which was good

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Hill City, South Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We recently stopped in to try Desperados because of a review about their delicious pie. The pie did not disappoint. Not only was the dessert delicious but we have stopped by with other friends several times since then. We have also recommended it to many people. The staff is terrific and the food is delicious. They have something for everyone.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family and I experienced awesome service and wonderfully delicious buffalo steaks and burgers at this restaurant. The staff was super accommodating, kept the kids entertained, and my daughter fell in love with the older gentlemen who was working the door. One of the best places to eat in Hill City, and we stayed there for six nights and tried... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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191 reviews 191 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant on a Friday evening (last minute, of course) and wandered into this place . . . were we ever the lucky ones! Great atmosphere, outstanding service and terrific food! My wife ordered the Chicken-Guacamole BLT and I opted for the Range Rider Chicken Fried Steak dinner (with mashed potatoes of course). We both were... 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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?