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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome food! Looked at the ratings and had to give it a try! Had the sampler appetizer platter very good! Yummy perogies with bacon would get again, club sandwich yummy! Fries were real good too! Our waitress was very attentive! Will be back!

Thank Heather R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great pizza. Service was a little hit and miss but the food made up for it. Nice fire place in the main eating area and a great atmosphere with flags hanging from the ceiling. Very festive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Watertown, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The atmosphere is great, service is done quickly and with a smile. Try the pizza! You won't be disappointed.

Thank BBE356
Watertown, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Believe it or not, Dempsey's is known for their homemade pizzas and calzones - always fresh and tasty. The atmosphere features a lifesize mural by a local artist and dozens of flags with an Irish theme. Most of the time, the service is fast and friendly. Dempsey's also brews their own beer.

Thank Mary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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