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Hill City Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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309 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
+1 605-574-4582
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a burger, fries; and a shake for lunch, yum. Nice little mom and pop styled shop, very friendly. Good value, and eats.

Thank Debbie S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge and homemade delicious rolls. Great tasting breakfast. Huge portions. Gem for a small SD town. Small and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Amy H
Black Hills
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner's daughter made condescending remark to me. Because I left a flier on their bulletin board another customer did not like. Should have just ask me take it down. Actually did me a favor, I now patronize a lot better place.

Thank George H
Patty C, Owner at Hill City Cafe, responded to this review

Customers are entitled to their own opinion but I'm not sure I would agree with this gentlemen. The police had to come and file a report because of his outrageous reaction. There are always two sides to every story. More 

Homer, Michigan
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went through Hill City after visiting Mt Rushmore. Stopped at the cafe for lunch. Very friendly staff and we were happy with the lunch we ordered. We split the chef salad and the boneless wings basket. It was fun listening to the conversations between the locals. They were one big family. Great place.

Thank 756rickc
Harrison, Nebraska
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188 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped on way through town. Only place open on winter mornings. Glad I stopped! Prices are a tad higher for a cafe, but the food lived up to the price. My breakfast burrito overstuffed and served with a homemade salsa. I will be back!

Thank RangerAJ
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Totally stumbled on this place by accident. We decided to take a different route up from Custer (rather than taking the freeway to the east, we took the road going up through the gulch). We landed in Hill City hungry and decided on the Hill City cafe. It was delicious! Friendly staff and a great menu. I had a nice... More 

Thank chachamatina
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stopped for coffee and a roll. Not busy, but the gal behind the counter couldn't even look up to acknowledge us. Service from our waitress was good after the initial slow greeting. Coffee was good and hot. roll was tough from the microwave. :/

Thank RealWholeFoodsMom
Rapid City, South Dakota
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We like stopping by here for lunch. Their salad bar is really good. I especially like their coke slaw. It's nice to have lunch once in a while in a non chain store. Pro tip.... hold it. Their bathroom is tiny.

Thank John N
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We stopped in to meet a friend, and had a good lunch. The salad bar has multiple choices. My husband had the Buffalo burger and it was pretty good. Good service, and of course very friendly, like everyone in Hill City.

Thank tsdventures
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Turned out Great! Good chicken fried steak and good salad bar. Service was friendly and the place was clean. Nowhere else to eat, but this was surprisingly good!

Thank Kris-Overton73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745-8909
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-4582

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?