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745 Battle Mountain Ave, Hot Springs, SD 57747-1403
605-745-3028
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Meh

Service was great, and fast. Food meh definitely could have had a better taco salad down at taco John's.

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Tiffaustin20
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Service was great, and fast. Food meh definitely could have had a better taco salad down at taco John's.

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Nebraska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The first time I saw one of these pancakes on another friend's plate, I knew it would be one of my favorites--and it is. The wait staff and kitchen staff have been there for years, so everyone knows how to treat the customer right. One of my favorite places in Hot Springs.

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Edgemont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Dales is the place where you feel completely comfortable the second time you've been there. I usually get the special, comes with the fresh made soup and salad bar. Last Friday they had the shrimp basket as the special with 8 good sized butterflied shrimp and a pile of fries, it was a bargain. I believe one of the best... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This restaurant is right across the street from Evans Plunge. Many of the participants in the water aerobics class go right there after class for breakfast. I am a fan of biscuits and gravy, but I ordered the pancakes, which are bigger than a plate. Service was good, coffee kept refilled and hot, and although busy with all the water... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Loud, cluttered atmosphere with slow service. At least third of restaurant was covered with dirty tables. Finally found clean table and waited 5 minutes with no menu or server. Group of old loud rednecks talking real loud in corner about how the President of the United States faked his citizenship. They acted like they were the regular group drinking coffee... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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188 reviews 188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Dales sits on a corner where many locals come for breakfast or lunch or dinner. When you walk in, you get the feeling people are looking around to see if they know you. This gives this place a familiar atmosphere where you naturally end up talking to the table next to you. This is nice. Unfortunately the food doesn't match... More 

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Winfield
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Don't stop here if you are on a time schedule. Food is adequate and the menu selection is acceptable. Restaurant is old and decor is dated - maybe from the 1950s. Staff is friendly, but service is slow. Prices are reasonable. One very positive note - our server was a 2nd amendment supporter as advertised on her t-shirt.

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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

wonderful breakfast--You should see the pancakes. Diner with character. "Biskets and Gravy"--without equal. Will go there again if going thru Hot Springs, SD

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food was okay. Got a large quantity of hot food. That is the good. The restaurant is NOW for sale. Large sign on wall not facing the packing lot and hard to see. Had a number of flying insects inside. The interior has old worn dirty carpets. The overall dining room condition makes me really concern about how clean... More 

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San Diego
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13 reviews 13 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Crowded with the locals, if that tells you anything. The service was good the food was good and the value was good. If you are counting on eating dinner here, better get there by 6:30 as they close early.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 745 Battle Mountain Ave, Hot Springs, SD 57747-1403
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 605-745-3028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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