Where to Eat in Deadwood: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Deadwood (Lakota: Owáyasuta; "To approve or confirm things") is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. It is named after the dead trees found in its gulch. The population was 1,270 according to the 2010 census. The entire city is a National Historic Landmark District, for its well-preserved Gold Rush-era architecture.
Things to do in Deadwood

1. Pump House

73 Sherman St, Mind Blown Studio, Deadwood, SD 57732-1340 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Delicatessen, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 7 +1 605-571-1071
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Pump House

Pump House at Mind Blown Studio creates a relaxing environment where residents and visitors can enjoy locally roasted coffee drinks, pastries, snacks and a variety of cold drinks. Beer and wine are also available. Enjoy the beautiful Black Hills and the charm of Deadwood while watching hand crafted glass sculptors being created. Our Studio, Mind Blown Studio, specializes in the art of hot glass blowing. Visitors will see our local gaffer creating one of a kind glass pieces. Classes are available; no experience is needed. All pieces are for sale and shipping is offered.

Reviewed By robrien0215 - Vernon, New Jersey

After reading the reviews, I wanted to love the charm and food here.

Pros-free parking and a super friendly counter attendant.

Cons-reading it was a deli, I was expecting to be able to get a cold cut type sandwich. They have a very small menu that only has breakfast type sandwiches or a hot dog. Given that I already told the attendant I was starving, felt obligated to order something.

Ended up with the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel and an iced coffee. The bagel was soft but nothing outside a supermarket purchased one

I asked for super crispy bacon which I got...kind of.

I thought I would find the inside charming but instead it was a lot of clutter.

Might be a great breakfast stop but with so many other choices in downtown, I would reconsider for lunch.

2. Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates

420 Cliff St, Off Intersection Hwy 385 And Hwy 85, Deadwood, SD 57732-1384 Takeout, Parking Available +1 605-722-2447
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates

For Chip, it all started with her mom’s kitchen and dreams of chocolate. Even as a little girl, she was busy concocting mouthwatering chocolate treats and desserts. Since then, she’s honed her skills and become even more passionate about creating delectably delicious confections. Her sunny kitchen, located in historic Deadwood, South Dakota, is where her chocolate dreams come true every day. Each treat is an original creation, and each promises to make you swoon and sway with delight. The secret? Chip makes her truffles, toffee, and caramel with butter and love, the ingredients that make for the most sigh-worthy desserts. So next time you’re visiting Deadwood, make sure to stop into Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolate Shop. This magical little confectionery promises to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth -- grown-ups and children alike.

Reviewed By Ithakan - Ithaca, NY

The Black Hills are chock-full of places to get candy and other treats, but if you're in the Lead/Deadwood area, this little spot is worth a stop. Friendly staff! When they're not open, there's a fun little vending machine.Not sure how I missed your review but want to give you a belated thanks for taking the time to write. We try hard to make everyone happy!

3. Deadwood Legends Steakhouse at The Franklin Hotel

709 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1011 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 605-578-3670
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 685 reviews

Deadwood Legends Steakhouse at The Franklin Hotel

Casual Elegance at an Amazing Price.

Reviewed By Steve W - Pierre, South Dakota

the owner of full throttle saloon in Sturgis was there... the dude is full of himself..i felt sorry for the wait staff to serve him and his group.. treated them with rudeness and what talk......

4. Main Street Espresso Big Dipper

653 Main St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1123 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe +1 605-717-3354
Excellent
59%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Main Street Espresso Big Dipper

Reviewed By jgluv2travel - Regina,Sask.

The worker behind the counter was extremely friendly and helpful. She mentioned that they stay open all year round. Customers come not only for the coffee and hot or cold drinks but also to enjoy all the flavours of ice cream/sundaes. Could use more seating. There is also a small store selling gift ware, a few souvenirs, t-shirts, caps, and some children’s clothing.

5. Harry's Spaghetti Western Restaurant

65 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1340 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 22 +1 605-717-6830
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Harry's Spaghetti Western Restaurant

Restaurant will be temporarily be CLOSED beginning January 28, 2018 and will REOPEN May 1, 2018.<br>Meals include salad, bread with oil and vinegar for dipping, and spumoni ice cream. The meat sauce is a signature sauce made fresh in house. This restaurant is locally owned and operated. It is named in honor of the family patriarch, Harry Daniels, a long time Deadwood business man. Additional desserts and dinner specials are available. Casual dress.

Reviewed By Robin F - Dayton, Ohio

We went here to try their pasta and glad we did. The staff is friendly and kind. The restaurant is off the,main tourist street but worth the walk.Thank you! We are glad you made the short walk as well. We find folks enjoy getting off the main street away from the gaming for a change.

6. Mavericks

688 Main St, Gold Dust Casino, Deadwood, SD 57732-1124 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 39 +1 605-578-2100
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 691 reviews

Mavericks

Looking for a great meal with great service for a reasonable price at a Deadwood restaurant? Look no further than Mavericks in the Gold Dust Casino! Enjoy fantastic food and an awesome atmosphere. Originally from Aberdeen, SD, South Dakota’s famous Mavericks Steaks & Cocktails restaurant is also at the Gold Dust Casino in Deadwood. Mavericks legendary steaks, ribs, and BBQ are a great addition to the Gold Dust Casino property. Since opening our doors in October of 1999 in Aberdeen, Mavericks Steaks & Cocktails has had the pleasure of entertaining thousands of guests who come back time and time again to enjoy the outstanding entrees and superb service that Mavericks provides. And now you can enjoy that same legendary food and service at our Deadwood restaurant. Our recipe for success is simple: provide a clean, casual restaurant environment with impeccable food and service and you will have the best steakhouse in town…just ask our patrons! Mavericks Steaks & Cocktails offers lunch and dinner daily from 11am. Select menu items include our signature fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs,Angus Top Sirloin Steak, and Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, all at great prices and served by the best staff in town! Served until 10pm Sunday thru Thursday, and Midnight Friday and Saturday. Delicious food with a full bar. To accompany your dinner, Mavericks offers a wide selection of domestic and imported beer and wine and a full bar stocked with your favorite liquors. Adventurous souls will enjoy our World Famous Hairy Buffalo from the bar. We also have 16 beers on tap, something sure everyone.

Reviewed By funseeker310 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Located above Gold Dust Casino. Sirloin steak awesome, great angus burgers & fries (try cajun seasoning), tasty rolls with honey butter, and yummy garlic mashed potatoes. kids meals $4.50 and good choices. Someone in our party had a pasta dish and liked it a lot. Great selection of draft beers & mixed cocktails. Reasonable prices on food & drinks. Service (Jill) was awesome. Neat decor in dining area and my kids loved the bathroom sink! All in all, the best meal we have had in Deadwood. You also get 10% of your meal in free play for Gold Dust casino slots....which we used and won $16! Loved this place, we will be back!

7. Cousin's Big Chair Resort

22493 US Highway 385, 22 miles south of Deadwood in Merritt, SD, Deadwood, SD 57732-7351 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 13 +1 605-342-0783
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 71 reviews

Cousin's Big Chair Resort

Cousins serve hand tossed, stone baked pizzas. Our menu features Specialty or Build Your Own pizza, Italian subs, salads, soup, desserts and appetizers. Everything on our menu is made from scratch with only the best ingredients and lots of love.

Reviewed By EngelkingCGMN - Cottage Grove, Minnesota

We called in a couple pizzas for take out. The woman that took our order was very friendly and when we came in we learned she was the bartender. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some peanuts while we waited for the pizza. We...MoreThanks for leaving your kind words and so sorry that we did not meet your expectations for the pizza. Please give us an opportunity to win you over next time you are in the area. Thanks again for stopping at Cousins.

8. The Deadwood Social Club

657 Main St, Above Saloon #10, Deadwood, SD 57732-1123 Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 605-578-1533
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Deadwood Social Club

Northern Italian Steakhouse

Reviewed By SallyFoodie - San Antonio, Texas

We had reservations on a very quiet Thursday night before the long holiday weekend. Per request, we were seated in a quiet area overlooking downtown. What service! We were the only one's seated in this section because of the request. Now, that is South Dakota nice! Service was knowledgable, friendly, and attentive - even as the rest of the restaurant got busier in the other sections as the night wore on. Food was spectacular. Two had the buffalo ribeye and it was melt-in-your-mouth. Pork Osso Bucco came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. It was delicious over the wild rice, veggie medley. ?Buffalo ravioli was the 4th dish and she ate it all, so we didn't get to taste! We also started with the wild boar wontons (I believe they were called). Really delicious. They have a nice selections of wines at all price points as well. Couldn't have been better - sums it up!

9. Oggie's Sports Bar and Emporium

100 Pine Crest Ln, Box 320, Deadwood, SD 57732-7372 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 605-571-2120
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 279 reviews

Oggie's Sports Bar and Emporium

Drop in for drinks or a quick lunch in a lively atmosphere that everyone from casual fans to sports enthusiasts will enjoy! Get in on all the action, like NFL Sunday Ticket and Big 10 College Football, with our 12 high-definition flat-screen TVs. Oggie&apos;s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Reviewed By William P - Sturgis, South Dakota

We have been to Oggie's several times. It is one of our favorite places to eat. I generally get one of the burgers.

10. Lee Street Station Cafe

3 Lee St, South Dakota, Deadwood, SD 57732-1308 Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 605-578-1952
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 353 reviews

Lee Street Station Cafe

An American Style diner centrally located in the heart of the historic district of Deadwood. A favorite with locals year round! Great hearty breakfast and lunch served DAILY 7am to 2pm. Late lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights until November.

Reviewed By Kent B - Pine City, Minnesota, United States

We ate here for breakfast a couple times and the food was great. The staff make this place amazing. Just ask to see a copy of their house rules :) Its like going to a friends house for dinner. Absolutely loved it!

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