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Killian's Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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539 W Jackson Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783-1908
+1 605-717-1255
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jackson, Wyoming
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234 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Not much open on a cold Monday night, took a chance on this restaurant finding it was open and everything turned out fine. Hardest thing was finding it but did. Not very busy and atmosphere is eclectic at best. On man sat in front of a gas fireplace staring into the fire the whole time I was there. Service was... More 

Thank buffalobob6
Spearfish, South Dakota
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343 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am not sure how some places do it but the burger I had for dinner was so GOOD! My wife enjoyed the Banger and Mashed. The facility was clean and the staff were friendly. Put this on your list of places to eat in Spearfish.

Thank Fred N
Bismarck, Arkansas
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Go here even if you're 50 miles away, I'm not picky like some say. I enjoy good food and this was near perfect. Pesto shrimp was exactly as described by a review, the ribeye was un freaking real. I will take my family here in the future for sure.

Thank Nick S
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stopped in for Dinner on a Friday night. It was busy but were seated right away. Restaurant has a nice relaxed vibe, with bikes hanging from the ceiling and staff that is friendly and helpful. Bacon mac and cheese was awesome, chicken fried steak was very well done. Crab stuffed mushroom caps were a very large portion. I was... More 

Thank MikeHerb67
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Killian's is one of our favorite places to eat in Spearfish for dine in or carry out. Has always been an enjoyable experience for us.

1 Thank Kelly H
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Killian's is not an Irish pub. The name is shared with the owner's son. We stopped mid-Sunday in search of an excellent steak. A local recommended Killian's to us. Great music -blues & 60's. Wide variety of patrons - Harley riders, families, grandmas, travelers. Great steaks, decent prices, good assortment of microbrews, hot bread & butter, homemade cheesy broccoli soup.... More 

1 Thank Carol M
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. I was at another local establishment and a patron, who is a local, told me that his decision to relocate to the town of spearfish was decided via the sashimi nachos from Kilian's, I couldn't resist the temptation, so I gave in. And, the best decision I've made in months. The tuna is marinated in teriyaki... More 

1 Thank C. K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Killian ' s Tavern appears to be a popular place for locals to eat, drink, and watch sports. The decor includes old bicycles and dark barn wood: comfortable and inviting. Seating is available at tables, booths, and bar. The portabella "burger" on a kaiser roll was delicious with sweet potato chips (see picture). My husband enjoyed the Cobb salad and... More 

1 Thank Shelley C
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was an absolute TREAT!!! We were referred here by a local, and was he ever spot on!! The place was packed after a 5k bicycle race, and everyone was pumped! (no pun intended!) The decor is bikes, by the way. Even with the shoulder-to-shoulder group in there, we were seated in a reasonable time and had a front seat... More 

2 Thank foxtrot711
Regina, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Regular bar decor. Service was just excellent. We may not have picked the best meals. We weren't too hungry. Went because they have their menu catering to gluten free options. The menu suggests how to have gluten free burgers. If they used the same gluten free buns that we were served at the Bay Leaf Cafe, they would have the... More 

1 Thank 50somethingscanada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 W Jackson Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783-1908
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Spearfish
  • Phone Number: +1 605-717-1255

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