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Ward's Store and Bakery

127 Calumet Ave SW, De Smet, SD 57231-2171
+1 605-854-3688
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
3 Nov 2016
“Coffee and Donuts”
25 Aug 2016
“Spot for Locals/Pastries and Canned Items for Tourists”
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American, Cafe
127 Calumet Ave SW, De Smet, SD 57231-2171
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

As an avid Starbucks drinker I was excited to discover Wards served up lattes, I needed a good jolt and wasn't disappointed by the accompanying donuts. If I stop back again I would love to try their breakfast as the smell of bacon from the...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

To be fair, we stopped in on the first day the place was open after being closed due to the owners being on vacation. After hearing about the great pastries, we found a case that had maybe 10 items in it and they weren't super...More

1  Thank mikenbama
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My sister, mom and I ate lunch here. There wasn't much to choose from, but the food was good. It's in the middle of a tourist-type merchandise store (so you can shop while waiting for your meal). They don't bring you a check when you're...More

1  Thank Laura V
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A must-stop if only for the historical significance of the building site and a donut. If you plan to eat a meal, definitely call ahead or stop by a day before to see when their meal times are. We hoped to get breakfast but got...More

2  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Not the best food or service, but there aren't a lot of choices in town. The store itself is interesting and there are some antiques to poke at while you wait for service, so that's something.

Thank susanwithagoodbook
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Another kind local recommended this cafe, so we found ourselves here for a quick bite. Options were limited as it was after 1. This is truly a local spot & gave us a glimpse of modern day life in De Smet. The restaurant seating is...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is truly the local conversation spot, which happily gave me a glimpse of modern day DeSmet! Friendly smiles and chatter, topped off with a mighty fine breakfast! I found the biscuits and gravy hearty and tasty (its not lady-like for me to say, but...More

1  Thank Occasi0nalTraveler70
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lunch was good but not exceptional. The cappuccino was fabulous. Friendly fast service. We would return if in De Smet again.

1  Thank TN20something
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of funny looks given by the locals! Probably because I was taking pictures of pickled sausage in a jar. What can I say, I grew up in NY, I've never seen such a thing!Many local products but nothing we were too interested in. Yummy...More

Thank 3inthefamily203
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lunch in a historic building, what a pleasure. also being able to buy SD. products. Good old fashioned food and a bakery to boot. Get a cool cup of Jo or a frozen one.

1  Thank ConnieC5779
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Calumet Ave SW, De Smet, SD 57231-2171
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  De Smet
  • Phone Number: +1 605-854-3688
  • E-mail
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