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On the Border

1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-791-5791
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to On the Border in other locations, and we had a craving for Mexican food, so we went to this restaurant, just off I-90, in Rapid City. I ordered a taco salad, and when it arrived the guacamole on top was brown, and...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going through Rapid City just at lunch we found a very convenient On The Border. We had many good meals at the one in Baton Rouge but moved 10yrs ago to city without one. Joy, quick lunch right at opening. Chips were great even though...More

Thank 37sidneym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After dining at two other Mexican restaurants in the area in the past couple of months, I was compelled to give this review a very good. The readers of this need to be aware that I normally don't dine out on Mexican fare, as being...More

Thank eileen1218
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch, food was very good and good portions size. Wait service was very good and attentive. We sat in a booth in the cantina, very pleasant.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had heard mixed reviews on this place so we decided to give it a try. Should have listened to the "nay" sayers. Seemed like the flies were enjoying themselves. The shrimp on the shrimp tacos must have been taken out of someone else's shrimp...More

Thank Kirk B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Rapid City has a dearth of good Mexican Restaurants. On the Border doesn't really help. It is an open, friendly environment but I have to say that the food just isn't all that great. Nothing wrong and it is part of a chain but just...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Usually go to on the border for margaritas and appetizers! Normally have a good visit but last night our server sucked! She Told us our appetizers were half off for happy hour then when we got our bill they were full price and instead of...More

Thank tricia_brown254
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Our dinner was excellent! Portions were large. Salsa was some of the best we've had and that's saying a lot. My husband's brisket taco was rated excellent. The border sampler was more than enough. Service was top notch!!!

Thank rconnick
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on a recent Thursday night. Did not know that they have a happy hour in the bar that includes food. Some entrée specials and all appetizers are half price. Two appetizers and three drinks came to $25. That included two very large...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

As a chain, you typically know what to expect; this store delivers consistently. We typically sit on the bar side; enjoy the atmosphere and the speedy service.

Thank FormerHockeyMom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-791-5791
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