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Ward's Store and Bakery

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127 Calumet Ave SW, De Smet, SD 57231-2171
(605) 854-3688
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 11:00 am
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must-stop if only for the historical significance of the building site and a donut. If you plan to eat a meal, definitely call ahead or stop by a day before to see when their meal times are. We hoped to get breakfast but got there too late. Coffee and donuts were delicious, so we managed. Their food menu looked... More 

Thank Sandra R
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157 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best food or service, but there aren't a lot of choices in town. The store itself is interesting and there are some antiques to poke at while you wait for service, so that's something.

Thank susanwithagoodbook
Marietta, Georgia
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another kind local recommended this cafe, so we found ourselves here for a quick bite. Options were limited as it was after 1. This is truly a local spot & gave us a glimpse of modern day life in De Smet. The restaurant seating is in the center of the store & is family owned and operated by the same... More 

Thank Richard T
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly the local conversation spot, which happily gave me a glimpse of modern day DeSmet! Friendly smiles and chatter, topped off with a mighty fine breakfast! I found the biscuits and gravy hearty and tasty (its not lady-like for me to say, but if I'd been at home I would have licked my plate of every last bit... More 

Thank Occasi0nalTraveler70
Chattanooga, TN
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch was good but not exceptional. The cappuccino was fabulous. Friendly fast service. We would return if in De Smet again.

Thank TN20something
Bethel, Connecticut
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of funny looks given by the locals! Probably because I was taking pictures of pickled sausage in a jar. What can I say, I grew up in NY, I've never seen such a thing!Many local products but nothing we were too interested in. Yummy donuts according to my son, lousy coffee according to my husband. It's a must to... More 

Thank 3inthefamily203
De Smet, South Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Lunch in a historic building, what a pleasure. also being able to buy SD. products. Good old fashioned food and a bakery to boot. Get a cool cup of Jo or a frozen one.

Thank ConnieC5779
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Small town shop with homemade pies and donuts, lattes, coffee and fun South Dakota stuff in the shop.

1 Thank Mjmarsh59
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Their lunch menu is pretty basic: burgers, hot dogs, a few salads and wraps...it was nice to get some fresh fruit with my chicken ranch wrap. The wrap was ok, nothing to write home about. Their staff were friendly and helpful. You can tell that they aim to please. I wish they had some other kinds of sandwiches (such as... More 

Thank Jenn A
McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The staff were very friendly and efficient, and the tables are mostly set up so that you share with others, which is a lovely way to interact with locals and/or travelers. This is kind of a dry goods store with tables in the middle and a register/bakery case/table for buffet along one side. We enjoyed a nice breakfast of eggs,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 am
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Calumet Ave SW, De Smet, SD 57231-2171
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  De Smet
  • Phone Number: (605) 854-3688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?