Obviously this place is in the middle of nowhere, and it was one of the few places open on the Sunday we went. However in the end we would have been better off getting fast food. Rather than being a relaxing 'oasis', Al's was a negative experience of terrible service and mediocre food, and I would have rather stayed hungry than stop and let this be our first impression of South Dakota on our way to the Black Hills. Our server was completely rude, almost yelling at us as she brought our silverware. This rudeness was not limited to just her though, but included the other staff in the restaurant with whom we interacted. We were shocked that people who work in the service industry could act in such a way, really too shocked to react and tired from driving as well. The food is nothing to mention, and rather than linger and try the dessert, we got out of there as fast as we could. We wanted to leave the place and our experience there in the dust, but felt we should warn future travelers to not waste time or expect to have a decent break at Al's Oasis.
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