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Top 10 Restaurants In Deadwood, South Dakota
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Top 10 Restaurants In Deadwood, South Dakota

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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

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.

Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St., Deadwood, SD, USA +1 605 578 3346

Pierre Railroad Roundhouse | © WikiCommons
Pierre Railroad Roundhouse | © WikiCommons
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The Roundhouse Restaurant

The Roundhouse Restaurant is an outstanding chophouse with an interesting history. The building was erected in 1901 by the Homestake Mining Company and functioned as a railroad depot for many decades. The trains operated daily routes that stretched across 54 miles of harrowing track carrying equipment for miners, commodity goods as well as passengers. In 2008 it was renovated and reopened as a restaurant. Dinner is served in the historic Club Car. Guests can end the evening with a show at the on-site Living Map Theatre.

The Roundhouse Restaurant, 106 Glendale Dr, Lead, South Dakota, USA +1 605 722 1901

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Deadwood Grille

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.

The Deadwood Grille, 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 584 4800

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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.

Jake’s, 677 Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 578 3656

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Mustang Sally’s

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.

Mustang Sally’s, 634 Main Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 578-2025

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Creekside Restaurant

Inside the Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort guests will find the Creekside Restaurant. After a day full of games or golf, the restaurant’s location alongside Whitewood Creek makes for a beautiful setting in which to enjoy a down-home, hearty meal. The family atmosphere affords both indoor and al fresco dining on a patio and garden picnic table during seasons with warmer weather. Make sure to try the piña colada shrimp, sirloin steak made from Certified Angus Beef, and Jack Daniels blueberry pork ribs.

Creekside Restaurant, 304 Cliff Street, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 578 1294

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Cousin’s Big Chair Pizza

Cousin’s Big Chair Pizza is part of Cousin’s Big Chair Resort, which contains the world’s largest log chair. This was erected in July 2008, standing 3.5 stories tall and weighing approximately 60,000 pounds. Three cousins bought and refurbished the restaurant, hence the name. Beyond being a tourist destination, Cousin’s Big Chair Pizza is a local favorite.

Cousin’s Big Chair Pizza, 22493, US-385, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 342 0783

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Pump House Coffee & Deli

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.

Pump House Coffee & Deli, 73 Sherman St, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 571 1071

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Gem Steakhouse & Saloon

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.

Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, 601 Main St, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 578 2036

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Deadwood Dick’s Saloon & Eatery

Deadwood Dick’s Saloon & Eatery is a mom-and-pop shop that serves up beer, wine, soft drinks, and smoothies. Plus, there is gambling and antique shopping along with a hotel. Originally built in the late 1800s, this historic landmark building was the original site of the W.E. Adams grocery warehouse. An old European-style Otis elevator with gated doors accesses the rooms and suites upstairs. From the restaurant menu, order the chicken bronco sandwich.

Deadwood Dick’s, 51 Sherman St, Deadwood, South Dakota, USA +1 605 578 3224