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Railhead Family Restaurant

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102 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751
605 666 5210
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 80
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For the Economical Lunch

We stopped in the Railhead for a bite of lunch during a tour of the Mt. Rushmore area. Service was friendly and quite attractive, and the ambiance of a 1950s diner is delightful. The food isn't five star quality, but this isn't that kind of restaurant. It is a menu of simple dishes from a family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
AMRossi9242
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Thermopolis, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet
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150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thermopolis, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stopped in the Railhead for a bite of lunch during a tour of the Mt. Rushmore area. Service was friendly and quite attractive, and the ambiance of a 1950s diner is delightful. The food isn't five star quality, but this isn't that kind of restaurant. It is a menu of simple dishes from a family establishment, and thats perfectly... More 

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New york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on our vacation to Mount Rushmore. Service was good. No complaints. Good for a quick bite. Would come here again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I decided on this restaurant for one simple reason - it was open. The staff were really friendly and can't be knocked at all, and the food isn't bad. The buffet was basic and I would have expected a tad more choice (and it to be warmer) for the money $9.99 if I remember correctly. At least the coffee was... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Breakfast is buffet or menu order. It's OK. Dinner was disappointing. Among limited choices, I had roast beef with congealed gravy and in instant mashed potatoes.

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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The only good thing about this visit was a friendly waiter. The food was salty and gross, canned, heated-up slop. The salad bar was chintzy and the lettuce was white. Like what's the point of a salad like this? The Railhouse has a prominent corner location, but don't be deceived. Move on and find something else in Keystone, like Whistleberries,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Greeted at the door with ambivalence. Got iced tea which tastes like it was instant or stale. My grilled chicken sandwich was tough. Hard to cut with a knife and impossible to eat as a sandwich. Meager tomato slice was almost white, not red. Special honey mustard sauce was prepackaged stuff. Had to ask twice for catsup. Looked at the... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Service was slow and the waiter seemed to think it was a lot to expect him to actually take and deliver our order. The food was luke warm and not very good-grilled cheese sandwich grossly undercooked. Breakfast buffet was not hot, coffee refills non existent. Would certainly not go back with or without a coupon. Overpriced as well

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stopped for breakfast - food was great. Large portions reasonably priced. Not sure what happened to the others that reviewed but we loved it. Don waited on us and was so interesting and entertaining. We would come back

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Words cannot describe how poor this place is run. I would rather eat Custer's boots than abuse my taste buds in this place again. They couldn't even bring my 4 year old a hotdog that wasn't at least a month old. I ordered the green chili burger and it can with canned green chili on a .50 cent patty. My... More 

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Slater, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The staff was extremely slow, the food was not worth the price. The staff was nice enough, just didn't seem to know what they were doing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Winter St, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: 605 666 5210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?