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Dempsey's Brewey Pub & Restuarant

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127 N Broadway, Watertown, SD 57201-3525
+1 605-882-9760
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We always try to eat at a local place in a new town. We had had a long day and were tired and hungry. Dempsey' was perfect for a good hot meal with house brewed beer. I had the boxty with chicken. Huge, hot and very good. Loved to potato pancakes. My husband had fish and chips and also enjoyed... More 

Thank ChattyTraveller
Maricopa, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a cold drink and something light, beer was cold, food just "ok" and service almost nonexistent, staff seemed preoccupied with friends and each other...we will not bother stopping in again or referring..

Thank jland10
Watertown, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dempsey's is a one of a kind place. There are not many places you can eat in which almost everything is made from scratch; even their bread! On top of it all, they have authentic Irish food to please anyone from any culture. I brought a group of people that came from downtown Manhattan, New York that directly said: "I... More 

Thank Stephan T
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I ate here it was very busy, the service was great as was the food and atmosphere. their frickles are a delicious appetizer if you love fried pickles not loaded with a lot of breading, they make their own beer if you are into that highly recommend

Thank Tammy P
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So had the Fish and Chips tonight for the first time.The fish was wonderful tasty crispy lightly battered and the flavor of the Guinness was evident. The atmosphere was great. so to the down side and why I can't give them 5 stars tonight is the Chips found them to be blaaa when you advertise as an English or Irish... More 

Thank Joe B
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is an Irish pub with a very unique historic interior. This is definitely a cozy place to enjoy a warm meal on a chilly South Dakota afternoon. We loved the crunchy beer-battered cod. The batter had a mouth-watering batter. The thick-cut fries were fresh and hot. The service was friendly and attentive.

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I heard from some locals I was training with that this was a great place for pizza, but I was by myself and couldn't justify spending $25 on pizza and throwing the majority out as my hotel lacked the accommodations for food storage. I ordered some sort of steak sandwich which was rather blase, even for a steak sandwich. The... More 

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent Food....their homemade bread is fabulous!! Great service. Very unique menu...can't wait to go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. I was only going to give it 4.5 stars because I generally reserve 5 stars for only the very best. But then they brought out Andes mints after the meal and there was no way they weren't going to get 5 stars.

Thank Dan G
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were greeted immediately by a charming hostess, taking us to a cozy corner booth which we found comfortable, quite, and with a view of the whole restaurant! Our server was very helpful, quick, and just sweet! Greatest Potato Pancakes since Grandma D's! Oh,yes, with three choices to pick from of chicken, beef steak, or sauerkraut & cornbeef! Dad loved... More 

Thank Sharyl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 N Broadway, Watertown, SD 57201-3525
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 605-882-9760
Dempsey's Brewery Restaurant & Pub. Founded as the Highland Laddie in 1999, We are currently one of the three original breweries in South Dakota, with Firehouse in Rapid City, Sioux Falls Brewing Company in Sioux Falls (now closed) and Us, in Watertown South Dakota. Besides are excellent offerings of European brews, we also house a stellar kitchen, where we stress cooking everything to order, and preparing as much as we can from Scratch. As of the year, about 85 % of our menu items are all made from scratch. All our Steaks are hand-cut, All bread is made in house, and even our bacon is cured, cut, and smoked in house. Along with a full-service bar, we truly offer a unique dinner experiance, a wide array of alcohol, microbrews, and good times.

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