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The Grainery

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3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201
+1 605-882-3950
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Milbank, South Dakota
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice of meals and snacks. Steaks, pasta, breakfast all day, soups, salads. Quick service. Attached to Stone's Truck Stop. Lots of parking. Shrimp fettuccini was excellent. Meeting rooms available, as are trucker booths with fast service.

1 Thank P B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The business is nicely located off the interstate and highway 212.. we were seated quickly right after the noon lunch hour about 1:15. Once we were seated it took 15 minutes before a server came by. The salad bar was less than desirable. There was nothing restocked in the salad bar area. Our order was not placed until 2:00.. upon... More 

Thank Gena K
Florence, South Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The food is decent, the salad bar good, but went for a supper special. Place was less than half full and they were out by 6:15.

Thank Schwing57235
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I had the Chicken Ala King, it was excellent! The price was reasonable and Jada was a very friendly server. I will be at The Holiday Inn Express for the next couple of weeks so l look forward to returning.

Thank Ducky62
United States
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

I ate here for dinner one night and breakfast one morning. The chicken fried steak I had was fair. The breakfast was awesome.

Thank Michael E
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Worst service ever. Waitress had NO personality. Didn't charge us for half of our stuff and brought the checks 2minutes after serving our food! Way to rush us out and ensure that we will never be back.

Thank Julie E
Phoenix, Arizona
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431 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The Grainery is a café at Stone's Truck Stop. It's located in an area with several hotels, so it's convenient and it is easy-off easy-on I-29. Usually truck stops are known and loved for their hearty home-cooked style meals. Not so much here. We came for dinner and the restaurant seemed empty. There was a large group in a back... More 

Thank Violette54
Tea, South Dakota
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Steak tasted like liver and had a bad smell to it. Rice was just as bad. Honestly expected to be sick overnight.

Thank cleffhanger
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Aside from the poor service I ordered four different items from the menu that they were out of, then my fifth item was served with human hair in it. Would not eat here again.

Thank dougdahl
Columbus, Nebraska
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

would not recommend this cafe . I couldn't eat my sirloin steak it was that bad I never had a steak that bad before.YUK!!! also my daughter- in- law had the salmon she said it was like rubber she said she won't be eating salmon for a while because of it. this cafe was terrible!!!!! and expensive

Thank debka2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 605-882-3950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?