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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

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301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Dassel, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We picked this location because of Trip Advisor reviews. The food was great and a fun atmosphere. I thought the pricing was inline. A fun lunch stop!

Thank Amy0627
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ate dinner at this restaurant 2 times during my trip. I had fresh and local fish both nights. That was my choice, the menu had many items to choose from including Bison steaks. Prices were not bad but not cheap either. My dinner with drink was about $23.00 which I considered a good value for the quality. The employees... More 

Thank Rockglade
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was recommended to us by the manager of the place at which we sere staying. His recommendation was well founded. The rustic atmosphere of the place was in keeping with the "Old West" feeling of the Black Hills and the food was EXCELLENT. I would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Roy W
Omaha, Nebraska
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215 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were absolutely starving after touring all day. Found Desperados on TA and it was close to our hotel so gave it a try. Food and service were both good. My friend and I had burgers which were good. I had a side salad with mine with Huckleberry vinegrette which was really good. I even asked if they sold the... More 

Thank petsitter
Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem! Rough hewn, charming old west building on the national register. We enjoyed all the touches from the table top to the lighting to the decor. The menu offers a lot of choice as well as comfort food. We opted for the buffalo tips and the trout. Excellent! Casual, family friendly and tasty. A real gem.

Thank Pat E
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No reason to look elsewhere.....we ate here twice during our recent visit and highly recommend it! Walleye, tilapia, the Desperado Burger, steak tips.....all were delicious. Atmosphere was inviting, the staff made you feel like family and you have to meet Elizabeth, the owner...she will be the highlight of your visit! Bobbi and Shannon were fantastic, so plan on stopping here... More 

Thank Jerry & Jolene B
South Amherst, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It has been a crazy time for this great restaurant, had Dinner last night. Four of us all something different. Trout, big salads,Burgers all were excellent, and the service was outstanding. Are staying nearby for the next week and we are sure we will be eating there again real soon.....thanks

Thank DonP391
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Sunday evening at the end of the Sturgis rally. Could have had lackluster service as I'm sure everyone was tired after all the crowds. But that couldn't have been farther from the truth. The restaurant was busy, but our service was topnotch and the food was to die for! We both had the rainbow trout... More 

Thank lovetotravel0405
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came to Hill City for the 1880 train and ate here at Desperados. We ordered a Club with french fries and a bowl of chili as pictured. Price with 1 soda was $20.93. Not sure i liked the price, but the food was good. It has a Cowboy atmosphere with music too soft to hear. There... More 

Thank true2david
Stillwater, Minnesota
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209 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I give 4 stars to this place for the food and ambiance and one star for the server who was icy cold and inattentive. She should not be working in a restaurant that turns out such excellent food. I had superb pork chops with baked beans and grilled summer vegetables. My husband had delicious buffalo tips with mashed potatoes. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: 16055742959

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?