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Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant

127 N Broadway, Watertown, SD 57201-3525
+1 605-882-9760
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (74 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
127 N Broadway, Watertown, SD 57201-3525
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers, some sandwich fare, some German food, pizzas, and beer. Decent selection of beer although one thing I will say is the bartender does need to understand that some of the craft beers that they have should not be poured into an ice cold frosted...More

Thank HTownReviewer
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Attending a nearby retreat, we stopped in to Dempsey‘s and were so pleased we did! Food is all homemade and was spectacular —local craft beers and root beers were to die for. Great ambience and fabulous wait staff. Worth the trip!!

Thank Marcia K B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Dempseys is amazing... best pizza around by far. They have a great selection of beers that they brew on site as well.

Thank Decr0214
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This staff is amazing!!! We had a very large group for breakfast and the wait wasn’t a terrible wait. If you like pizza, have one of Se’an’s specialty pizzas!!! Everything on the menu is fabulous!!

Thank angeliah694
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

If you ever have a chance to drive thru Watertown SD please stop at Dempseys..They have their new fall menu out and it is fantastic ..We stopped last night and had a great meal..They have so much to choose from..The wait staff and bartenders are...More

Thank hollyo188
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The food here was good. I tried a vanilla cream soda, the salt and vinegar fries and fish, delicious! My husband had the Wienerschnitzel & Späetzle, which he really enjoyed.

Thank Debi P
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I had the queen cut prime rib. I only ate maybe 4oz. Took the rest home and weighed it and had 16 oz left. It was very tasty and had a few grissly parts but overall for the price it was very good.My wife had...More

Thank Captain_PH
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We had the pizza, a bowl of pasta and the Wiener Schnitzel and Spätzle, and all of it was excellent! It was a Saturday night and quite busy, so the server was somewhat inattentive, which is the only reason it was not a 5-Star rating....More

Thank Jeremy V
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I have been here several times. They are known for their pizza. The stout that they brew is pretty decent.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The best thing on the menu is the Turkey sandwich with cranberry.. but most everything we have had there has been great (although not a fan of the pizzas). It is a great place for a large group and the staff is great!

Thank michellemF4010WC
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March 10, 2018|
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Response from RubynRick | Reviewed this property |
As long as Tripadviser says it"s OK - none of us thought to take pics as it was really noisy and we were in the middle - nice decor - get a shot of the ceiling!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 N Broadway, Watertown, SD 57201-3525
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 605-882-9760
  • E-mail
Dempsey's Brewery, Pub & Restaurant is a landmark building in Down Town Watertown, founded un 1999 as the Highland Laddie. We are the 2nd oldest brewery in the State of South Dakota, and founder Bill Dempsey is the Official bagpiper of South Dakota. We feature a unique blend of European and American style food, along with a a collection of fantastic bourbon and scotches, and some handcrafted ales that our customers rave about. Owner Sean Dempsey is the #10 national ranked trad pizza winner in Las Vegas at the Pizza Expo in 2017, and won the #1 Trad pizza in the NW Division as well. Dempseys features a double decker Marsal & Sons brick oven, NY style pizzas, with a mix of detroits everyone and than, along with option for pickup, eat in, or delivery ( through Zipdish Delivery) Our Restaurant is a bit different. Most flags hanging have been gifts from patrons over the years, all military flags have been given, and our FOH manager recently took 1st in the Deadwood Bartender Championship for the state. We are located in an iconic 1903 Building located at 127 North Broadway. Cheers!
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