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The Grainery

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3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9114
(605) 882-3950
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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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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!

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 

Thank LCWorkPlayTrav
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank Joan E
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank lennsster
Watertown, South Dakota
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

Good food at a great price! With fast friendly service. All in a down home small time cafe feel. Convenient location!

Thank Frog57252
Midwest USA
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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

The restaurant I had in mind turned out to be closed and so as a backup I tried The Grainery. This turned out to be a pleasant surprise with friendly service and the steak that I had was very good. My first thought may have been just a truck stop - but that was doing a disservice to this restaurant.... More 

Thank 1_TravelerMidwestUSA
Watertown, South Dakota
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went out very late for breakfast. Very limited menu in the wee hours. Food was good. The server seemed a little tired, she moved very slowly.

Thank Daisyfam5

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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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: (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?