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American, Bar, Pub
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100 N Lake Dr, Watertown, SD 57201-5506
+1 605-882-3422
17:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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465 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were part of a banquet held here at Lunker's. We had a table right by the back window, where the lake was so close that had the fish come from there, they'd be still wet. A lovely place to watch the sun set on a lovely night. Our dinner was a specially requested sampler menu of hot and hearty... More 

Thank Violette54
Watertown, South Dakota
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We made reservations had table window side to look over the lake Food and Drinks and our waitress was very good and help ful and i like my food extra hot and did wht i asked

Thank Audrey Weber R
Yankton, South Dakota
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140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The view is beautiful. Everything else is hit and miss. Some of our food was very good - husband had the Chateaubriand, and loved it. I had the stuffed torsk, which is a fish that's supposed to be stuffed with blue crab and covered in sauce, and it was completely flavorless! And I didn't taste or see any crab in... More 

Thank ificouldonlyfly
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The food is delicious and handsomely plated. Three of us ate dinner, which featured cut-with-a-fork rib eye and pan-fried walleye. There was not room for desert, although I wanted some! By the way, you can't beat the view.

Thank Alice M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a Wednesday night about 1 hour before closing. The food was very good! Three of us ordered fillet and it was cooked perfectly for each of us. The service was good. I would definitely recommend it. The view of the lake of course is beautiful!

Thank Jil F
Watertown, South Dakota
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent Food, Service & Atmosphere. Lunkers has a menu with a wide variety of food. You will not leave hunger. It also has an amazing lake view. It is a great place to go to meet friends and socialize or also for an excellent place for that special occasion.

Thank beckster90
Sioux Falls
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Very disappointed with the salmon entree. Pale pinched poached salmon was not what I was expecting. Totally unfavorable. Another in our party ordered the beef medallions which were mere chunks of beef rather than madallions. They were not the most tender. Service good, view beautiful, but the food was marginal.

Thank Jimm8117
Montgomery, Alabama
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243 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The view of the Lake coupled with the very accomodating staff and the outstanding food is hard to beat in Watertown. This is not a restaurant to miss if you visit Watertown.

Thank Jerry K
South Dakota
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

A bit dated. Service was good. Food above average. Wine list seemed expensive as most restaurants Would go back again. During the week they have good specials

Thank jajones42
Watertown, South Dakota
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to show out of town visitors a wonderful view of Lake Kampeska. We have taken many people there and at best the food has been good and at times disappointing. It is strange that a supposed upscale restaurant serves margarine instead of butter. Also if you want Coca Cola, they have Pepsi on fountain, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Lake Dr, Watertown, SD 57201-5506
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 605-882-3422

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