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The Grainery

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3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9114
+1 605-882-3950
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MN
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were having a family gathering of couples and this was a fun place to go for lunch. Close to our hotel, within walking distance and friendly atmostphere.

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Thank MNGrandmaH
dallas
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stopped for breakfast/lunch and the ham bagel sounded good and it was! The waitress was friendly, efficient and prompt--the three things you want in stop on a journey.

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Thank texaslake
Milbank, South Dakota
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great choice of meals and snacks. Steaks, pasta, breakfast all day, soups, salads. Quick service. Attached to Stone's Truck Stop. Lots of parking. Shrimp fettuccini was excellent. Meeting rooms available, as are trucker booths with fast service.

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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The business is nicely located off the interstate and highway 212.. we were seated quickly right after the noon lunch hour about 1:15. Once we were seated it took 15 minutes before a server came by. The salad bar was less than desirable. There was nothing restocked in the salad bar area. Our order was not placed until 2:00.. upon... More 

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Thank Gena K
Florence, South Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food is decent, the salad bar good, but went for a supper special. Place was less than half full and they were out by 6:15.

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Thank Schwing57235
Woodlake
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I had the Chicken Ala King, it was excellent! The price was reasonable and Jada was a very friendly server. I will be at The Holiday Inn Express for the next couple of weeks so l look forward to returning.

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Thank Ducky62
United States
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I ate here for dinner one night and breakfast one morning. The chicken fried steak I had was fair. The breakfast was awesome.

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Thank Michael E
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Worst service ever. Waitress had NO personality. Didn't charge us for half of our stuff and brought the checks 2minutes after serving our food! Way to rush us out and ensure that we will never be back.

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Thank Julie E
Phoenix, Arizona
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453 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Grainery is a café at Stone's Truck Stop. It's located in an area with several hotels, so it's convenient and it is easy-off easy-on I-29. Usually truck stops are known and loved for their hearty home-cooked style meals. Not so much here. We came for dinner and the restaurant seemed empty. There was a large group in a back... More 

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Thank Violette54
Tea, South Dakota
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Steak tasted like liver and had a bad smell to it. Rice was just as bad. Honestly expected to be sick overnight.

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Thank cleffhanger

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 9th Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201-9114
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 605-882-3950

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