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Gem Steakhouse & Saloon

601 Main St, Mineral Palace Hotel and Gaming, Deadwood, SD 57732-1106
+1 605-578-2036
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribeye” (45 reviews)
“salad” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
601 Main St, Mineral Palace Hotel and Gaming, Deadwood, SD 57732-1106
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Reviewed 1 week ago

July 3-approx 3:00 pm wife and I had to flag someone down to seat us--one waitress was all we noticed--finally a lady took our order-she mentioned she wasnt supposed to be their however no one else was around so she helped-after sending our tough steaks...More

Thank bennett8221
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn;t come by design but we were glad we did. Food was excellent. Our server had a large table near us and came by to tell us she would get to us as quick as she could. Little things make a difference,

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to find a really good steak can be a challenge, decided to try the Gem as they claim to have one of the best steakhouses in Deadwood. I would say only average. It was a Friday night and we waited 20 minutes for a...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here our first night. The chicken was delicious and the side vegetable of green beans were fantastic.

Thank danpX4840PI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a steak dinner and were pleasantly surprised, service notwithstanding. Our server, Traci L, did a superb job under trying circumstances. Seemed like she was the only one covering the side of the restaurant we were seated in. Looked like there should have...More

Thank Dick T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Gem Steakhouse in our rounds of eating at various Deadwood restaurants. Waited a bit for a table primarily because of what appeared to be a very limited staff was running around clearing tables. Once seated, we had to wait for quite...More

Thank kvjneuman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for an early morning breakfast after driving in from camping in Nemo SD. Was looking forward to a good small town breakfast but right off after asking for pancakes we were told pancakes were not available due to difficient cook. Then potatoes were...More

Thank turniekd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family ate here on our only night in deadwood. The steaks were good. Service was good, but incredibly slow, so plan on being there for a while.

Thank PTycz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there and was seated by overwhelmed staff. Dining room was less than half full They were giving out pagers since they couldn't handle what they already had. Ordered 1 egg and hashbrowns. Got fried potatoes and was told that was hashbrowns. Mix up with...More

Thank cmd72265
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bad food, abysmal service and a bunch of sad people playing slots downstairs. This place hails, nay, overtly promotes itself as the best steakhouse in Deadwood, but dear god, if they're the best, I have zero hopes for what is worst. I ordered the pork...More

Thank Riaad v
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Patrick S
6 April 2017|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make one and got right in. But we were there on a Sunday night. I would probably try if you are going on a busier night. Some places in Deadwood don't take reservations though. So I am not sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Main St, Mineral Palace Hotel and Gaming, Deadwood, SD 57732-1106
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Deadwood
  • Phone Number: +1 605-578-2036
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The Gem Steakhouse is located on the second floor of the Mineral Palace Casino. Serving breakfast from 7 am - 11 am, lunch from 11 am - 4 pm and dinner from 4 pm - 10 pm. Take a walk through history and join us for an excellent meal in the exact location of Al Swearengen's Notorious 1877 Gem Theater.
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