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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

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301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Very Good Food

We arrived on the last day before they closed for the season and we happy to see that they had not skimped on the quality. The food was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not difficult to find buffalo burgers in this area but to get buffalo steaks is not so easy. In Desperados we were able to get them. We liked the western style decor (although not so much the little lights reminding us of Christmas), the service was a little slow but the steaks were worth it!

Thank Czechlady
Charleston, West Virginia
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We arrived on the last day before they closed for the season and we happy to see that they had not skimped on the quality. The food was very good.

Thank Timmayo
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had our evening meal here. We were seated right away. The service was very good. Food was reasonably priced. I ordered the seafood pasta. 3 of the clams in shell were not open. Told the waitress who immediately replaced the 3 with another 6 clams. The dish was very good. I would definitely go here again.

Thank cbarrow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Hostess was stressed because short staffed and very busy. People were having to wait 30 mins to be seated as summer staff had left. The waitress was great but the only one. Food was good, but evidently short on staff in kitchen also. We like to travel after labor day, which evidently other people do,too. Most places very busy including... More 

Thank joanck
Kansas City, Missouri
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Staff was not friendly at all. They would pass the table without even looking at the table we had to flag her down to get drink refills and extra napkins. I never saw them smile. There was one male and one female server. With 3 children with us it would have been nice to be checked on during dinner. Food... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The country fried steak was wonderful and the kettle chips a real treat. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient. It was fun to learn about the history of the building.

Thank Peggy H
Madison, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We ate at Desperados during a recent stay in Hill City and had an enjoyable experience. Both the food and service were good and the price was reasonable for a restaurant in a tourist town. My son and I both had the buffalo burger and they were very tasty.

Thank WITravler
Elk Grove, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Recommended by locals for the best buffalo burgers. Ordered buffalo burger to try it. Good food, good service. Overall happy with the food, service and atmosphere.

Thank Marcia J
Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My wife and I shared a meal and had plenty. It was large enough for the two of us. They have a well rounded Menu with diverse choices. Left full even after splitting. Walking distance of several cabins motels etc.

Thank Rick R
South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The place is cute inside, the prices are fair. The service was not that great, but maybe it was just a bad day for the staff.

Thank kaleyaley

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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