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The Grainery

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3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9114
+1 605-882-3950
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United States
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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Thank Julie E
Phoenix, Arizona
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394 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 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 

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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.

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Thank cleffhanger
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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.

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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

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Thank debka2016
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have ate here numerous times and it's always been consistently good! Chicken fried steak is a favorite for us!

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Thank Annemarie201
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Prices very high. Equivalent to a 5 star at a 2 star quality. Portions of chicken fried steak combo was a 3 oz preprepared patty on white bread and instant potatoes on top covered in plain white gravy. No veges, just tiny patty and white bread. Service was good, but restaurant was empty. Should have realized since the local don't... More 

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Thank LCWorkPlayTrav
Huron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

My trip from Fargo to Huron was slowed down by icy roads so by the time I arrived at Watertown I was tired from driving. It was lunch time, I was hungry, so I looked for signs along the interstate for Watertown restaurants. I saw the Grainery sign and decided to eat there. The restaurant was clean, quiet, the service... More 

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1 Thank Joan E
Howden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Had the prime rib special. Was very tasty. Would go back. Waitress was friendly, service was quick, place was clean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9114
  • 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?