Top Restaurants In Deadwood, South Dakota

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Named after the dead trees found in the county’s gulch, Deadwood is in the scenic Black Hills area of South Dakota. This locale offers nothing short of an all-American food and dining experience. Here are our top 10 finds.

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Saloon No. 10

Bar, Restaurant, American, $
Saloon No. 10 is a landmark in Deadwood, serving steak, pasta, and offering an expansive wine list. The most important event in Deadwood history was a poker game held in Saloon No. 10 on August 2, 1876, where Jack McCall shot Wild Bill Hickok in the back of the head. The restaurant atmosphere is filled with historical Western and mining camp artifacts, spanning more than 100 years. From the menu, we recommend the wild boar nachos, buffalo ravioli and the burger.

Deadwood Grille

Diner, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian

The Deadwood Grille, Deadwood

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Deadwood Grille offers patrons breakfast, lunch and dinner crafted by their contemporary chef, set in a fine dining atmosphere. The grill serves gourmet cuisine accompanied by private label wines. The restaurant is also a ‘people’s favorite’ as it was voted ‘Best Restaurant’. It was also commended for having the best customer service in the Black Hills area. From the menu, try the cinnamon roll, macadamia crusted halibut, and honey chipotle ribeye.


Restaurant, American, $$

Jakes Fine Dining, Deadwood

Kevin Costner fell in love with South Dakota while filming his Academy Award-winning film, Dances with Wolves, and opened Jake’s – a fine dining Italian outpost above a gun-slinging saloon. Polished brass and etched glass are emblems in the restaurant; meanwhile gaming goes on downstairs in Kostner’s Midnight Star saloon. From the menu, try the Water World trout burger and Alex Marshall’s Reuben.

Mustang Sally’s

Bar, American, $

Mustang Sally’s, Deadwood

Mustang Sally’s offers indoor and outdoor dining on Main Street with a lively sports bar and grill. Rumored to have the best burgers in town, Mustang Sally’s is a prime place to grab a burger, play the slot machines, and watch sports games all at once. It’s open late into the night and is a great spot for people watching. Order a burger and beer here.

Pump House Coffee & Deli

Deli, Coffee Shop, Coffee

Pump House at Mind Blown Studio, Deadwood

Pump House Coffee & Deli is part of the Mind Blown Art Studio, which sits on a retro Texaco station housing a glass-blowing studio. Live music is offered every Friday and Saturday night. Meanwhile a summertime patio allows guests to sit outside and enjoy the music on beautiful Black Hills summer evenings. Order the muffler for breakfast and the junk yard dog for lunch.

Gem Steakhouse & Saloon

Restaurant, Steakhouse, $

Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, Deadwood

Set inside Deadwood’s newest casino, the Mineral Palace Hotel, Gem Steakhouse & Saloon is sure to satisfy any meat-lover’s tastebuds. Serving food named after the historic town’s Wild West characters, the place has an atmosphere as inviting as the menu. Say yes to the eight-ounce hand-cut sirloin steak accompanied by a Cabernet from the restaurant’s wine list.

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