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Oxbow Restaurant

102 US Highway 14 East, De Smet, SD 57231
+1 605-854-9988
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good23%
  • Average32%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible17%
30 Aug 2016
“Simple but tasty fare”
25 Aug 2016
“If you're in DeSmet, you'll end up eating here”
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102 US Highway 14 East, De Smet, SD 57231
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Maybe we were sick of sandwiches and jerky, but the food here was excellent. The place is a little run down and in need of a face lift but I won't hold that against them since that's pretty typical for a small town business. The...More

Thank Blossom0
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nice Stop great location with lot of parking. Very close to downtown and all other things to see in The Little Town on the Prairie.

Thank A2449FUscottm
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

After a day visiting with family in the area we stopped at the Oxbow for dinner. They serve up breakfast day and night, so while most of my family enjoyed burgers my daughter and I enjoyed the silver dollar pancakes, my 8 year old ate...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We tried to go to this place 3 different times, but they closed early the first 2 times we tried--on opening weekend of pheasant season when people from all over were coming in to town. Wait staff consisted of a couple attractive young girls. They...More

Thank mikenbama
Reviewed 4 September 2016

In town to see museum. We were actual recommended this place by a local. Town must have terrible taste. The food here was one of the worst I have ever had. Had the special of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and corn. Corn was in...More

Thank bigshoe1982
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Disclaimer: There are not a lot of restaurants in De Smet. We found the Oxbow a tasty stop. Simple menu items from hamburgers to cod planks. Pork chops to soup. Ours servers were friendly and eager to help. We are there two of the two...More

Thank daricelang
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Shared the combo appettizer. Hubby had deluxe burger. ..I had pizza burger. Could have used some pizza sauce but good. Hubby loved his burger. Will stop again. Table next to us had a hot hamburger combo....looked really good.

Thank Rachel05311971
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Choices aren't many in DeSmet for meals and The Oxbow is a solid diner with the expected array of options for adults and kids, which it delivers solidly -- but do not expect anything exceptional. The staff clearly are used to tourists and are polite...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A pleasant stop for fans of the Little house on the prairie books. Not flash -- just real cooking in old booths -- best homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie for miles & miles. The staff is friendly and gives you a sense of small town america.

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here after a long day of sightseeing and we stopped just before they closed for they day. The waitress was professional and polite and the owner even came over and spoke with us and told us some history of the town and the...More

Thank tanyasm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 US Highway 14 East, De Smet, SD 57231
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  De Smet
  • Phone Number: +1 605-854-9988
  • E-mail