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Horse Creek Inn Restaurant & Campground

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23570 Highway 385, Hill City, SD 57702
+1 605-574-2908
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Large Group

Beer Cheese soup - very good, German sweet red wine - outstanding, prime rib - good - little grizzly, service slow - by the time the last two in a group of 20 were served the first two were done eating. There were reservations however it did not seem the staff prepared appropriately.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Nancy B
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Brookings
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Save your money. The service is excellent. The food presentation is excellent. My meat was tastless, and not a real good cut. My wife's meal was nothing special for her..Very overpriced for what we got

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MarkR_HorseCreek, Owner at Horse Creek Inn Restaurant & Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. We're disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal as we continue to serve only certified Black Angus USDA Choice beef. We've double-checked our preparation and have found nothing to explain your experience. However, we know that each cut of beef is different and will continue to... More 

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

This has been hit or miss for us. Some visits have been very good, some others not so much. I can't remember that anything was outstanding - except for the service - service is always great at the Horse Creek. Food is good, but not exceptional and a little pricey for not being exceptional.

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MarkR_HorseCreek, Owner at Horse Creek Inn Restaurant & Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Horse Creek Inn. We strive to deliver the best quality food possible and are disappointed that you found a problem with our consistency. We'll continue to work on that. Food cost is always a challenge - especially for a steak house - and we have held fast to our... More 

Brookings
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beer Cheese soup - very good, German sweet red wine - outstanding, prime rib - good - little grizzly, service slow - by the time the last two in a group of 20 were served the first two were done eating. There were reservations however it did not seem the staff prepared appropriately.

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Winnipeg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On my first visit I ordered a Filet Mignon but it came cut in two ? The accompanying vegetables were steamed but some hardly cooked at all, simply raw. On the secong visit four days later both my wife and I ordered the house speciality, prime rib. We both ordered it medium-well. My wife's was rare and very fatty whereas... More 

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MarkR_HorseCreek, Owner at Horse Creek Inn Restaurant & Campground, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We're disappointed that our efforts during your visit did not produce the quality of food we strive for every day. We've used your feedback to review our procedures and improve our preparation. We're committed to providing an excellent dining experience for all of our customers. We hope you'll stop in... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had the prime rib and chicken on two different nights-both really nice. The wait staff is very warm and professional and their timing was great. The restaurant was recommended by the B and B we stayed at and it was a very nice surprise. About ten minutes outside Hill City and well worth the drive! We'll be back.

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South Range
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Service and the food was magnificent. This restaurant is beautifully decorated. The prime rib melted in my mouth and the sides were also prepared to match the meat!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Food is consistently excellent. Steaks are cook perfect, soups are homemade (try their beer cheese soup) and the portions are right in line for what you'd expect. Haven't seen their kids menu for a while, but last I knew it was a bit high for feeding young'uns. Ideal place for a family gathering or a quiet dinner with someone special.... More 

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Waterloo, Nebraska, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The campground led you to believe that you were on the lake. YOU ARE NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! Our boat rental was also a bust. The Livewell did not work and the boat had a quirk that would not start if you happened to turn it off. Management did nothing to compensate us.

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MarkR_HorseCreek, Owner at Horse Creek Inn Restaurant & Campground, responded to this review

We're not sure how to respond to this one other than to point out that our website clearly states the RV park and all but 1 cabin are not directly on the lake. There are no other parks with full hookups closer to the lake, and to be on the lake you'll have to dry camp in the National Forest... More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After a long day of driving, it was very nice to sit down to a very good meal in what appears to be a spot favored by the locals. Very good food and service at a reasonable price. Ate there two evenings in a row and enjoyed both meals.

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Ft Worth. TX
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168 reviews 168 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Our hosts at Coyote Blues Village B&B recommended this nearby restaurant. Our experience was so satisfying we ate there 2 nights out of 5. The prime rib was outstanding and perfectly cooked to order. Both evenings we were there it was crowded with not only tourists like ourselves but also with many locals, always a good sign. I was surprised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23570 Highway 385, Hill City, SD 57702
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-2908
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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