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Hill City Cafe

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

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  • 33
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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
Hearty Breakfast!

We had breakfast mid-morning. The cafe was crowded and our wait for service was long as there seemed to be only one wait staff person working a large room. She worked hard, and was curt when taking our order - efficient, but not friendly. The food, eggs, bacon/sausage, etc. was served quickly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Mike S
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Ozark, Missouri
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English first
Ozark, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had breakfast mid-morning. The cafe was crowded and our wait for service was long as there seemed to be only one wait staff person working a large room. She worked hard, and was curt when taking our order - efficient, but not friendly. The food, eggs, bacon/sausage, etc. was served quickly. Hearty portions and the raisin toast was tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The travel book said that locals eat here, so we went after a long day at the 1880 train and Mt Rushmore. They had a buffet with a variety of food. It was fresh and tasty. It was a little pricey, but we knew Hill City was pricey by SD standards. Service was not great. I think he was new.... More 

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Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great food but a bit pricey! Had 2 omelettes 2 coffee $28.00 waitress was very busy running from table to table so you had flag her down to get a refill on coffee. We like to eat where locals eat but I don't think I could afford to eat there everyday 😊

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SAVAGE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate there for dinner one night while in Hill City. I had an appetizer platter which came with mozzarella sticks, onion rings, chicken drummies, and jalepeno poppers. I was given one small container of ranch dressing that I guess was supposed to be used for all of these items... when I asked "isn't there any other sauces that come... More 

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Guymon, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Running late for breakfast--which my family always has to eat on vacation--we ran to the Hill City Cafe and wish we hadn't. Service was poor, and the food was only passable. There were very few places to sit (strangers shared tables even), and the floor was at all angles and slanty. It's a local hangout and rather noisy. The wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good food at the Hill City Cafe. I would go back. The waitress was overworked, but did a great job given the circumstance.

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wonderful little "Mom and Pop" local cafe. Feels like you're at home. Great food and friendly folks-what more could you want.

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Red Bluff, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wanted to go out for a nice breakfast. Well that is not what we got!!! I asked for eggs over medium and got scrambled. Asked for and English muffin and not really sure what I got--never in my life have a ever tasted anything so awful plus I think the butter or oil that they put on it was rancid.... More 

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Ankeny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a very pleasant surprise. we were walking past it and thought let's give it a try. For being in the middle of a resort town, the prices were very reasonable. The servers were all very friendly. We had the double cheeseburger, and couldn't believe how good it was. our server said it was one pound, and was served... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We ate here because it was one of the few places that offered a vegetarian option for a meal. Granted, we were pretty much limited to the garden burger, but I was grateful for that. This is understandably a very meat-centric area, but I would have expected more variety in dining options since there are visitors from all over the... More 

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Additional Information about Hill City Cafe

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

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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?