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Desperados Cowboy Restaurant

301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
+1 605-574-2959
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“buffalo burger” (122 reviews)
“walnut pie” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
301 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
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1 - 10 of 886 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has good food, excellent service, and a family friendly atmosphere. You don't have to be dressed up, casual is fine. Oh yes, I had the sirloin that was cooked to perfection !!!

Thank Ben R
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I was expecting a good song but it came on and it was mediocre, I was like "Yeah this is gonna be great!!" But then it was sorta trash. LIke the song could have been so much better

Thank bucketbobby359
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Everything we ordered was wonderful. Great service and even though they would be closing the next day for the season, we still had a full menu! greatly appreciated! would definitely go back.

1  Thank DaGroomer1650
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We spent the entire day running and bike riding the Mickelson Trail and were tired and hungry. After a LOT of looking, many restaurants were closed for the season, we came across Desperados. We were quoted a 45 minute wait, but had no other choice....More

1  Thank Terri R
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, I had the Buffalo sirloin and it was very good, my wife had the chicken fried chicken and loved it. Everything was homemade. Tool our orders quickly and our food came right out. Will go again if we are in the area.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after a day of exploring Mt Rushmore and taking a trip on the 1880 train. The building itself is historic and the decor was just right for a Texan! I had the BLT and my husband had the Desperado burger, both with...More

Thank mlthackerson
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Hll City without knowing anything about the restaurants and were fortunate to choose Desperados. We liked it so much we returned the second night we were in town. My husband and friend had the pork chop the first night and the pork...More

Thank hmk703
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and literally didn’t know what we were getting since we had zero phone service. The service and food was wonderful! They also offered gluten free buns so I was able to fully enjoy a buffalo burger. I would definitely come back!

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A popular restaurant, wait was a bit but not too long. Quite the "cowboy" atmosphere! Food was very good.

Thank 2Swansons
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great western atmosphere. I had a Desperado Burger which is Buffalo and Elk meat and my wife had a salad, both were very good. I would go back.

Thank 848bobt
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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