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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
605-574-2959
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Ranked #4 of 22 restaurants in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The host was nice, our waitress was ok only smiled once when she gave us the check, i ordered the hickory smoked ribs smothered in barbecue sauce, when i got them they looked grim, there was no barbecue sauce on them and the ribs were not smoked they were oven baked, i got barbecue sauce on the side that came... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We had a very high quality experience at Desperado's restaurant in Hill City, SD and I had to share it for anyone traveling to Mt Rushmore and looking for a nice meal. We didn't have reservations and it didn't matter even though we were a party of eight. The welcome host took our beverage order while we waited and we... More

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Hill City, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I have friends in Hill City and come to visit when I can, and every time I do, I eat at Desperados multiple times. I crave to eat there, especially the Buffalo burger, medium-rare of course. This year, they have Buffalo sashimi from Wild Idea (research the company; it's top quality meat), which is a unique treat of a dining... More

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We chose the Desperado based on a recommendation from our hotel clerk. It turned out to be a huge mistake. After waiting almost an hour to be seated, we were ready for some great food. We don't mind waiting for good food. Our waiter was extremely friendly, but clueless. We waited another 30 minutes after being seated for our food.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited this eatery again and repeated the good experience we had the last time. I enjoyed their ribs, my wife and mother-in-law enjoyed their steak and my daughter and father-in-law went with their bison burger. Each of us had absolutely no complaints and we were stuffed when we left. As expected, the restaurant was clean and sparkling and even... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were looking for a place with some local flavor for dinner out on one of our last nights in the hills. We thought this place sounded decent from the reviews and we were able to get in after a short wait. The service was fine, although after bringing us our meals, our server didn't check back on us and... More

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I should have believed the reviews I read on TripAdvisor but I had a family member recommend this place. The service is terrible and the food was average. Once we were seated it was nearly impossible to find our waiter or any staff member. After we ordered we were told they ran out of the things we ordered. Our steak... More

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Lindon, Utah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was really disappointed with this place. My husband's ribeye was so fatty. My friend ordered a sirloin medium rare and it came out medium well. I ordered a chicken fried steak and it was way over seasoned. Not very good food for what we paid. Will not return.

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cct8799
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I ate here on our recent stay to Keystone SD. The atmosphere was excellent and offered a unique look into the west and cowboys. We both ordered Buffalo Burgers medium rare and they came out dry and not very pink. Buffalo can be hard to cook but when that is your specialty you should do a better... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant has a nice ambiance and great food, especially the bison and BBQ ribs. Enjoyed the cuisine. Very reasonable prices, too.

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