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209 9th Ave SE, Highway 212, Watertown, SD 57201-4818
(605) 886-4157
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never had their food but their ice cream is top notch! There are probably one hundred + avalanche (blizzard) combinations and if those don't float your boat you can mix and match or create your own! Love the tiny old drive-in feel. I have a friend visiting from another country and I'll definitely be bringing her here.

Thank Ashley R
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great soft serve ice cream! We enjoyed this place very much. Great service from very nice people. We would definitely go back.

Thank Phil D
Spearfish, South Dakota
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for great ice cream and the old drive-in feel this place is it. The staff were friendly and quick. I had a chocolate shake and it tackled the ice cream craving on a hot day. We will be back. Travel safe...

Thank Fred N
Watertown, South Dakota
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Awesome food and even better ice cream. Had a burger and a caramel malt and it was the best in town! DQ has nothing on Zestos! Location is seasonal and it serves as a "sign of Spring" when it opens back up every year. Interior is "order only" and can get crowded but is totally worth the wait! It's the... More 

Thank Sara S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Got a chocolate malt and it was absolutely terrible, I should have went to Dairy Queen or McDonalds! Will not be stopping back!!

Thank Annemarie201
Ankeny, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had supper and ice cream here. The ice cream was great (soft serve chocolate). The chicken strip basket was mostly great, but the fries were too salty (and I normally like some salt on my fries).

Thank dlh85royals
Watertown, South Dakota
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206 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They offer a different kind of sherbert everyday and we love going and trying all the different flavors. They also have the most amazing broasted chicken

Thank tfi22
Watertown, South Dakota
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206 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They have the best sherbet and they change the flavor choices every day. They also have plenty of food choices with the best broasted chicken in town

Thank tfi22
Clark, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Wide variety of drive in fare, excellent ice cream wtih many choices for malts & sundaes. Good corn dogs and bacon cheeseburgers. Quick service and generous portions.

Thank GustafClark_SD
Watertown, South Dakota
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I've been going here since I was little and I still love their food! They have more ice cream choices than DQ plus they give bigger portions! Their employees are friendly, so I would recommend going here.

1 Thank Tessa P

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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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: 209 9th Ave SE, Highway 212, Watertown, SD 57201-4818
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (605) 886-4157
Phone 605 886-4157

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?