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“This is the only place to eat in town that we found after 7.00pm” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Chef

Happy Chef
2001 W Main St, Kadoka, SD
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Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in Kadoka
Cuisines: American
Description: A family stop that doesn't include Wall Drug
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Description: A family stop that doesn't include Wall Drug
Parker, Colorado
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84 restaurant reviews
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“This is the only place to eat in town that we found after 7.00pm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We pre-booked to stay in America's Best Value Inn from Okoboji.. and they suggested that we have dinner over at the Happy Chef.
No other choice to eat so we went.
I should have known better when the "chef" came out into the restaurant in sunglasses.
I ordered Chicken and my Wife ordered a Hamburger sandwich with mashed potatoes.
The Happy Chef IS NOT licensed.
The chicken arrived looking suspiciously like a Cod steak.
I couldn't tell the difference.
The Hamburger sandwich, well that is another story.

We paid the reasonable bill and left.
It is not a "Restaurant" that I will ever go into again.
It is For Sale.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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West Des Moines, IA
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Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Good in any time zone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

If you're in the Badlands area and have a craving for pancakes this is your destination. Pancakes were fluffy and filling. Service was good. Breakfast is available all day and is cheap.

For the gas stations near by, the gas prices on the signs are about 15 cents lower that what they actually are.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, CA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Better than gas station cuisine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in Kadoka for a quick overnight on our cross country road trip. We chose Happy Chef because frankly it was the only restaurant open for dinner after 7:00p.m.

They serve breakfast all day and that menu looked really good, we wanted dinner, so be it. The dinner menu was pretty limited. My husband chose the deluxe (comes with salad and potato) fried cod and I, the grilled chicken breast. The cod tasted, I guess, the way you would expect cod to taste like in South Dakota, old. My grilled boneless, skinless chicken was pretty good, moist and cooked really well. The salad came with an aluminum sealed packet of Kraft Italian. All very basic. The service was good, though we had to ask for water refills, no wine here. As we were leaving we noticed a For Sale sign. Any takers?

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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