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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

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301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
16055742959
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party of five all enjoyed Depserados. They have a good selection of burgers, steaks, etc. Plenty of choice for kids. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. Of he three places we ate at in Hill City, this was probably our favorite.

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Thank Scott E
Henrico, Virginia
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Desperado Buffalo and Elk Burger was their special. Our table got the Rib Eye...Beef steak tips...Chefs salad...And pork chops. All were very good. Fresh patty pan squash for their veg.

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Thank Baileyh0
Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate there today for the first time. Great food, service, and setting. 2 Thumbs Up! We would recommed this whole-heartedly and hope to be back soon. Fortunately it's only a half hour drive. Fun cowboy decor.

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Thank Lauralee H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Servers were hurried and stressed. Food was mediocre, probably comparable to what I could have gotten in the hotel lobby. Decent food but nothing to write time about.

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Leavenworth
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282 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If I lived in these parts, I'd be here everyday! Good food, service, and atmosphere. All of our food selections left us with little room for anything else. We even took a bag home. I really loved their bread pudding.

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Carlsbad, California
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548 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Friday evening dinner at Desperados in Hill City. It had been recommended by our host at Trails End Cabins. It was crowded with both locals and tourists. Desperados is a western themed restaurant in downtown Hill City on Main Street. Our server, Bobbie, was courteous and friendly. She got our drinks right away and took our dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the rustler burgers and a slice of walnut pie. Food was very good and reaturant was nice and clean. A little pricey for lunch but not out of line for a tourist town.

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Hill City, South Dakota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmospheres great friendly customer service only situation I had was all the up charges like instead of a potato I wanted a salad with my buffalo burger it was it up charge also my wife ordered something that had enough charge on it too in most restaurants when substituting not unlike a potato for a salad there is no... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never heard of a restaurant that reserved tables for larger groups who did not exist. We walked in, a party of four. Larger tables were available but we were told they were saving those tables for larger parties. We would have to wait for a four top to open up. Got seated in about 15 minutes. We ate and they... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was here the day after Labor Day and the owner told us they were short staffed. We were seated in 15 minutes. I had a regular burger and my husband had a buffalo burger. We were happy with both. Old west decor is fitting and I loved the old time cash register. The staff worked hard to serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $19
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?