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Hill City Cafe

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309 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
605 574-4582
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed!!

Came here for lunch while on vacation in the Black Hills. We visited in the off season, so not many places were open, so had little to choose from. Tried it because of the many positive reviews. Wish we hadn't! It was during the week, so it wasn't very busy at lunch time. We took a table in... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
scooterpieMinnesota
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Owatonna, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Came here for lunch while on vacation in the Black Hills. We visited in the off season, so not many places were open, so had little to choose from. Tried it because of the many positive reviews. Wish we hadn't! It was during the week, so it wasn't very busy at lunch time. We took a table in the back... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great food at a reasonable price! We each had the steak and shrimp special on a Sunday. Good food, great service and busy place. One of two places open in town on that day in December! Would definitely come back to this gem!

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East Newnan, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Eat the special , We have All you can eat fried chicken , salad bar lacking , but over all good food .

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Sidney, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The staff worked really hard to keep everything moving, yet they kept a very friendly attitude as the place was packed due to the tree-lighting parade. Atmosphere is as you would imagine a home-style, small-town cafe should be. Prices were good, the service was excellent, but the food just didn't do much for me. Perhaps I had unreasonable expectations, but... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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132 reviews 132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This cafe on Main Street offers hearty homestyle meals and burgers. The weekend all you can eat ribs was a treat. Portions are very generous and one serving was more than enough. The ribs were tender, lean, and full of flavor. The cafe also offers a salad bar and although the selections are somewhat limited, everything was fresh. The service... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We walked here to eat after staying at the Alpine Inn, and the breakfast was wonderful. The waitress was super friendly, and the Banana Pecan pancakes were great. The place had a small-town / local cafe feel to it, and was neat to eat at on a Saturday morning. I would definitely recommend for breakfast if you're in the area.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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139 reviews 139 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spent the day riding the Harley through the Black Hills in South Dakota. We stopped for lunch at the Hill City Café. It is pretty much a ma and pop place but don't let that fool you. We received great service and our party of eight were all smiling. I had the country fried steak which turned out to... More 

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Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Recommend. Good small town café. Good portion for the money (we just had breakfast). Decent service. Overall nice place.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Hill City Cafe is like every small town's diner favored by the locals. It was later in the evening, we were hungry, and the options were limited, so we ate here. Comfort food -- chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad. It was hot and tasted good.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ate there for the Steak and Shrimp dinner. Just plain good cooki'n-- Small hometown kind of restaurant but great salad bar, and prices you just won't believe. Dinner for two for less than $25 and really well prepared steak, shrimp, and veggies.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 Main St., Hill City, SD 57745
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: 605 574-4582

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?