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Oxbow Restaurant

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102 US Highway 14 East, De Smet, SD 57231
+1 605-854-9988
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good27%
  • Average35%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible15%
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“pizza burger” (2 reviews)
“pies” (2 reviews)
“omelette” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
102 US Highway 14 East, De Smet, SD 57231
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This quiet little place had excellent chicken fried steak dinner. The service was great and the waiter very friendly. It’s a little expensive but a nice treat.

Thank Alissa W
Reviewed August 22, 2017

If you want pomp and circumstance this is not the place for you. Local restaurant that serves, casual dining, and no frills. Our server arrived to our table promptly, took our orders, and brought our drinks immediately. Food came out in a timely manner and...More

Thank elisa b
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a burger and fries with cole slaw. Everything was good. The kids said their food was good too (they finished everything). My husband also had peach pie and it was delicious. Service was very friendly. I would definitely go back.

Thank Erika K
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Ate dinner at the Oxbow. Nothing fancy. Local small town diner food that was fine and reasonably priced. However, the owner (who happened to be our server) was great and very friendly. Stood and talked with us, told us about the history of the town,...More

Thank Kris_Y71
Reviewed August 10, 2017

As long as you know what to expect, this won't be disappointing. Diner standards like burgers, chicken, and sandwiches. The salad bar is more like a collection of cold salads. I didn't think it was overpriced for the quality and selection.

Thank slovaktoo
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Food was okay. Salad bar was skimpy. Building and decor are tired looking. Prices seemed too high for a restaurant of this type. The waitress was polite. Saw some locals eating here.

Thank meaculpakitty
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Stopped in to have lunch before a tour of the Ingalls homestead, and the setup is like a traditional family restaurant/diner. The service was good, the food was fine, and most of the other patrons were locals, so we felt like we had a bit...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Our group ordered a burger, hot beef sandwich, and chicken strips. All of the food was good and a decent price. Friendly staff.

Thank SusannaCreek
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Food was okay...not someplace I would seek out to go back to. The waitress was very nice though! Always had a smile on her face everytime she came to the table.

Thank rntoyota5
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We came in close to closing and got a decent meal...the waitress was nice...it was ok...we were hungry and left satisfied....

Thank Becky L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 US Highway 14 East, De Smet, SD 57231
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  De Smet
  • Phone Number: +1 605-854-9988
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