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Bumpin Buffalo Bar & Grill

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American, Barbecue, Grill
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245 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Great evening retreat

Nice salad, great roof top bar and service! Went with a group of 9 and got an great table on the roof. Server was friendly and passionate about the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Minneapolis, MN
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a drive by Mount Rushmore and a little shopping in Hill City, we stopped at Bumpin Buffalo for lunch. I had a three-cheese buffalo burger, which was the special of the day. I've tried many buffalo burgers across Colorado and South Dakota, and this was the best of them all. It was grilled to a perfect medium rare, nicely... More 

Thank Carib0906
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice salad, great roof top bar and service! Went with a group of 9 and got an great table on the roof. Server was friendly and passionate about the area.

Thank Cbrist
Charleston, West Virginia
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A nice bar located along the main road and offering good beer and efficient service. They have a menu but we did not order anything.

Thank Timmayo
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very friendly staff. Enjoyed sitting at the gold rush era bar sipping a Buffalo brew. Read the history of it on the menu . They don't build bars like that any more- We returned after running the Crazy Horse marathon to claim the free beer they gave runners and down a very tasty burger.

Thank kayakgirlVirginia
Golden, Colorado
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We walked along Main Street looking for places to eat. It was a busy Sunday because it was before the big Sturgis anniversary rally. Some places were closed on Sundays too. We looked at the menu and it seemed interesting so we decided to try. We were given a table at the roof top as the lower levels were full.... More 

Thank ex-globetrottingbabe
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I was in the area for the Oct. 4, 2015 Run Crazy Horse Marathon, of which Bumpin Buffalo was a sponsor. On marathon day they offered free beer to those runners wearing their bib numbers . I took advantage of that and intended to go back later after I freshened up, but I fell asleep instead. I went back the... More 

Thank Diane C
Port Orchard, Washington
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We thought we would eat here because it is in the heart of town and immerse ourselves in the western theme. The service was really slow and the Buffalo burger we ordered was burned on the outside and raw on the inside. Later that night, I got sick. It was also really loud inside.

Thank Karen L
Wayne, Nebraska
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We always eat here when we are in Hill City. They have the BEST fries ever! The atmosphere is awesome, too! Friendly waiters!

Thank Bev 'n Lennie G
Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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783 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 601 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

OK, so this may be an odd reason to choose a lunch stop, but I knew they served Rocky Mountain Oysters. This isn't an obsession, but I had previously tried criadillas and lamb fries, and I was curious about a new preparation. The place is clean and homey. Service was fast, pleasant and friendly. Get over the needless squeamishness and... More 

Thank HowlnBubba
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Love the old bar! Bumpin' Buffalo is in an old building in downtown Hill City with high ceilings and an fantastic old bar. Menu is a bit limited: couple of burgers, couple of chicken sandwiches, BLT, salads, and a supper menu. Nice thick bacon on the BLT and a generous serving of sweet potato fries. Wild rice and chicken soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: 605-574-4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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