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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
+1 605-574-2959
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved this place. The owners and the wait staff are fun and lively and give the place a great atmosphere. The food was good. The steaks were well prepared and tasty. The strawberry/rhubarb cobbler was very good. I'd definitely recommend this place for a good...More

Thank cbfield
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service! They must have checked to see if we were pleased or needed anything. I had the desperado burger. It was cooked to perfection. It was mixture of buffalo and elk great taste. Bread pudding top shelf. Portions good size price in line with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food good, serving size was fairly large. Prices are about average for tourist town. Homemade chili was good, a bit of heat but tasty. Cornbread was good, almost cake like. Husband had chicken fry and it was good. Service was good but not overly fast....More

Thank soonerlegend
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Desperados on a Wednesday night. Apparently many places are closed Wed so the wait was about 30 minutes. Once seated, the service was quick and the food was very good. I recommend this place, but go early.

Thank Bobby W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Western decor. Bandanas for kids. Great burgers! Slow serving -- not enough staff, but we had a good time and a good meal.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mondays and Tuesdays a lot of places are closed. Add to that bus full of tourists and dining can be a little difficult especially on a Tuesday. It was after 1.00pm and after a short wait we were seated. I had the Buffalo and elk...More

Thank CandE_Evans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chicken sandwich was good, kettle chips are the bomb. Had a Saddle Bronc Brown ale that was tasty. Nice atmosphere and people.

Thank Tess M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a Sunday so happy someplace was open. I had the Desperado burger which was very good. I like the way they use bison to cut the gamey flavor you could get from the elk. Good job. Service was prompt and the...More

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my family of 6 for supper one night. First of all, the hostess "held" people for seating for a few minutes and sat people little by little so the kitchen could handle the customers without long wait times at the table...More

Thank thepolands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waitress was a little short and surly with us, and put off one person in our party immediately. Ordered BBQ wings as an appetizer. They came "naked" with sauce on the side (??). Our meals came and all were cold. I ordered the Desperado...More

Thank Victoria D
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Questions & Answers
Peter L
1 August 2017|
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Response from Gail H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure either, but we were there in early May. I do think they are open year around.
15 July 2016|
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Response from Rudi M | Property representative |
Hi thank you for the question. Yes we serve beer and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-2959
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