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“French Silk Pie” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

Desperados Cowboy Restaurant
301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
605-574-2959
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Ranked #6 of 22 Restaurants in Hill City
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Hill City, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“French Silk Pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had the Porterhouse pork chop. It was cooked perfectly and it was tender. It could've used a little more seasoning, but that is my personal preference. The chutney served with it was very good.

For dessert there is a new French Silk Pie on the menu. One expects this dessert to be sickeningly sweet, however, I found the opposite. The crust was salty, which I adored, although it could have been darker, again, my personal preference. The whipped topping portion of the pie had sour tones, almost as if it was made with sour cream, or buttermilk (or both). It was absolutely delicious.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westminster, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food and people in a small town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Desperados is located in the heart of the small town of Hill City, SD. We were greeted and seated by Dan (owner) and immediately felt welcomed. It’s a small restaurant that serves local steaks and Buffalo and more all among a setting of local cowboy charm. If you go, notice the boot on the string by the front door. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. They do serve beer and wine but no spirits. We will return and I would recommend them heartily to everyone.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very Rude Waitress”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We came in when they just opened, we were seated right away by the host. The waitress wouldn't come over to us, she was just standing there staring so I waved her over. I was starving and I'm hypoglycemic. She was very irritated at me for waving her over and the whole time barely waited on us. I had to ask her if she was going to take our order! She was so unfriendly I worried she would do something to our food but I was very hungry and had to eat something before I past out. The food wasn't that good and we asked for separate order tickets and when it came time to pay, they were all together! Very disappointed in this restaurant and it was not a fun experience, will not eat there again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bethel, Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“authentic western expiriance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

i ate here for dinner after a long day of sightseeing at the mammoth site and crazy horse monument. this may seem like a new construction tourist trap but a plaque confirmed my suspicions that it was authentic, from the early 1900's. atmosphere therefore fantastic. service nice. i ordered a buffalo ribeye steak. whoa! better than any beef steak i ever had before! no visit to the black hills is complete without a visit to desperado's

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pinckney, Michigan
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We came through town a week after Sturgis Week and on a Sunday. After we setup camp and we went looking for a quick bite to eat. We walked into the only other place that was open across the street, but we quickly left due to the lack of service or the cook not wanting to fire the grill up as it was almost closing time. Thankfully we chose to leave, because we would have never stumbled into Desperado's. What a cool little place with excellent service. As mentioned above the Buffalo burger was very tasty and perfectly cooked. You could tell the owner takes pride in his place.
So good we ate there the next night as well before leaving town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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