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21559 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732-7328
+1 605-578-1186
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
8 Aug 2017
“Great food, but pricey”
1 Dec 2016
“Neat PLace”
Opens in 22 min
All hours
American, Diner
21559 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732-7328
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11 - 20 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2015

It is a neat place to stop and look at what they have. The food was good and the people very friendly.

5  Thank John S
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We try to plan our rides around the Boondocks so that we can fill with some high octane fuel. The ice cream is decent, not the best, but ok. Walking through the antiques and memorabilia is interesting for some.

1  Thank Ride A H
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This place takes you back in time to an era when the pace was a little slower. It is like stepping into a time machine set to the 50's. There is an old arcade, a diner, a little gift shop, and a lot of vintage...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 15 December 2014

To begin with: it's not a restaurant, I don't know why Tripadvisor thinks it is. Yes, there is a diner, but that's not the point. There is a free museum, a Studebaker collection and a large amount of 50's memorabilia. Located about 10 mls South...More

2  Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A quaint road side attraction. If you're going to stop for lunch, why not. A real nostalgic 1950's diner, some lovely looking cars, and possibly the ugliest statue of Marilyn Munroe I have ever seen. It would have been nice to have someone explain "why"....More

1  Thank Philip R
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We tried for supper after reading the reviews but the dining room was closed. The gal at the lunch counter said it was really hot in there. (This was 5:30 on a Thursday night and we were the only people there). The only option was...More

2  Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We honestly didn't stop here too long, so this review might not help anyone. We drove by it on the way to Deadwood, SD. We pulled in to take some pictures, but because we were on a time crunch, we kept driving. In hindsight, we...More

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stopped here on our way to Deadwood. The guy that served us in the diner was great. Very friendly and personable. The food was good, and when we ate in the diner it felt like we were in the 50's. From there we went...More

1  Thank dlf1802
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stopped here for dinner on the way back to Deadwood from Mt. Rushmore. That's the road it's on in the middle of no where .... Starting with the food - the girl cooking did and awesome job great burgers, dogs, fries, onion rings and...More

1  Thank Traci M
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Wow-it's a crazy sight. A carnival, 50s diner, midway (arcade/carnival games), and collector's/toy shop nestled in a beautiful forest in South Dakota. Quite refreshing as they have plenty of grub and alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold beverages. Really stopped just for the restroom but the classic...More

1  Thank cjp300
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$9
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
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10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21559 US Highway 385, Deadwood, SD 57732-7328
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Deadwood
  • Phone Number: +1 605-578-1186
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** WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK... 10 AM TO 8 PM ALL SUMMER LONG ** Boondocks is a 1950's Drive Up Diner with an additional Indoor Rock n Roll Dining Room! We also have a wonderful nostalgic Gift Shop that offers even camping and clothing items! Along with the Convienence store, we have the only 94 High Octane gas available in the area. Let us know what you think and Star rate our services :)
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