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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, Reservations

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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
Tasty food and good service

We stopped here for lunch after driving the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. It was a late lunch, so we were very hungry. All 5 of us enjoyed our meal, and the décor of this place is lots of fun. My girls liked the weighted boot that goes up and down as the door opens and closes. After... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
jdjsmom
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Rock Valley, Iowa, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Monroe, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Sunday night. Had to wait an hour for a table. Ordered the Buffalo burger medium well done and hamburger medium well done. Husband's buffalo burger was red first bite!! Waitress never came back to check on us so had to chase her down. Brought the Buffalo burger back the second time and again, didn't check... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Hill City is not a large town, and sometimes finding a good place to eat can be difficult at best. Desperados is the only place you should eat in Hill City if you want good service,nice atmosphere,good food,and excellent value.We were in the area for 4 days and had dinner at Desperados twice, both visits were great. This place is... More 

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Rock Valley, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch after driving the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road. It was a late lunch, so we were very hungry. All 5 of us enjoyed our meal, and the décor of this place is lots of fun. My girls liked the weighted boot that goes up and down as the door opens and closes. After a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The salmon sandwich was soooo good. I highly recommend. My husband loved the pulled pork. Kids menu was the usual and so mac 'n cheese was devoured. Service was good. Very historic building was a plus.

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Montgomery, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Normally I don't rate restaurants but I felt like I needed to this time. We chose this restaurant primarily because they accept reservations. The staff is friendly and the place is clean however the food is below average. My husband's pork chop had no flavor and was so dry he couldn't eat all of it and 2 out of the... More 

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had just been through Keystone and unable to find a place to eat/park since it was so busy. Decided to head into Hill City and find a place to eat. After walking around a little bit, we decided to try Desperados. It was a great choice! The staff there were some of the nicest I've ever had anywhere and... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The dining room is very small so there was a 30 minute wait at 7pm. We left our name, went to a few shops across the street and when we returned our table was ready. Our order for a party of 3 consisted of Spaghetti topped with marinara sauce and meatballs - $12.99, 2 hamburgers with fries - $8.99 each,... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Order the chili,which comes with the best cornbread ever. It's at the end of the main street, worth walking until you get there.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Decor is this place is worth the visit - so Montana! Recommend the Walleye, the Chef Salad and Tenderloin tips. Don't recommend the chili as the only hot sauce was Tabasco and it was way too mild (and had corn - not a fan of any chili than has corn). But the service was terrific - water glass was never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ended up getting a booth and squeezing 6 of us in after a 30 minute wait, but the it was well worth it. We all ordered something a bit different, and there were no complaints and empty plates all around. So if you have a larger group, make sure to call again and make a reservation!

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Additional Information about Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

Address: 301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
Phone Number: 605-574-2959
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
Cuisine: American

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

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