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The Grainery

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3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-3950
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick meal

Located beside our hotel so we could walk over. Found the restaurant to be clean and the staff to be friendly. I had the Chicken Alfredo. It was good. The Caesar salad had iceberg lettuce. Not a real Caesar salad... Travel safe....

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Fred N
Spearfish, South Dakota
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Midwest USA
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133 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The restaurant I had in mind turned out to be closed and so as a backup I tried The Grainery. This turned out to be a pleasant surprise with friendly service and the steak that I had was very good. My first thought may have been just a truck stop - but that was doing a disservice to this restaurant.... More 

Thank 1_TravelerMidwestUSA
Watertown, South Dakota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went out very late for breakfast. Very limited menu in the wee hours. Food was good. The server seemed a little tired, she moved very slowly.

Thank Daisyfam5
Dawson, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The food was great I ordered pancakes and bacon. The pancakes were cooked just right not too done and not too doughy either! The service was a little slow but then again we were there at 10 P.M. Loves the food though!

Thank Madolyn J
Orlando, Florida
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a diner type place at the truck stop. I had a few meals there and was pleased with all of them. The staff is nice and are quick to serve.

Thank lovelife40
Spearfish, South Dakota
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216 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Located beside our hotel so we could walk over. Found the restaurant to be clean and the staff to be friendly. I had the Chicken Alfredo. It was good. The Caesar salad had iceberg lettuce. Not a real Caesar salad... Travel safe....

Thank Fred N
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Memeorial weekend 2015. I wore a pink Shirt. You were a blonde waitress in green. I'm a fool not telling you How beautiful you are. Its a long shot but I can't get you out of my mind. You asked "is it fish friday, cause it's not prime rib"

Thank chefweeding
Bismarck, North Dakota
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our meal was excellent. (Husband had Walleye, I had Steak.) done to perfection. Went back for Breakfast. Great service(coffee kept coming)

Thank Judith S
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Was here back in February and gave a bad review then. Thought I would try again, mistake! We sat ourselves and waited and waited for someone to notice us. Wait, excuse me, several of the gals noticed us, and none one of them cared. When I FINALLY get someones attention, she had to first inform me it wasn't her table.... More 

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Love Watertown, friendly people BUT the Grainery was a different story. We as a family went there last year, the service was terrible (waitress was sooo unfriendly) and we thought we try it again this year since President Obama was rolling into town and more friendly people working. WRONG,.... Food was cold, wrong order, crap (floaties) in the drink, dumb... More 

Thank Jason B
Fargo, North Dakota
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

After a long day of travel we decided to stop here for a bite to eat. We seated ourselves and waited about 9 minutes for someone to offer us a cup of coffee. Then we ordered our food it came out promptly, we began to eat and drained our coffee cups no one was around, I actually got up to... More 

Thank Pablo58103

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (605) 882-3950

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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