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Wheel Inn

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404 10th St NW, Watertown, SD 57201-2146
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 06:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This classic American diner is a staple for the locals. The ambiance is typically Midwestern subdued. The waitresses are friendly and attentive. The food is simple, tasty, and plentiful. They are known for their hot roast beef sandwiches and bottomless coffee pot! The prices are reasonable and fair. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Watertown, South Dakota.

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Thank Palmtree200
Phoenix, Arizona
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394 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This had been the go-to place for special dinners for sometime. This time it seemed to have slowed down some. The waitress was kind and helpful, the food was good, and priced right. We ate very lightly at an off regular hours meal time, so that could account for the restaurant's quietness and seeming emptiness. They specialize in comfort food... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly waitresses. Orders came fast. Kept the coffee cups full. Enjoyed the easy atmosphere. Wonderful experience.

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Thank Sharon J
Watertown, South Dakota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Wheel Inn has some of the best homestyle cooking you will find in north eastern South Dakota. They are famous for their hot beef combination – and you can get it any day of the week. With homemade soups and a variety of cakes and pies to choose from, you will be satisfied from start to finish for any... More 

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1 Thank P3929UIdonnas
Watertown
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for the quintessential small town SD diner experience, this is your place. The food is always fresh. The wait staff is always friendly (often bordering on sassy, if you're lucky). Everything is delicious - and the pies are amazing - so save room for dessert.

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Thank John R
South Dakota
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is mostly nostalgia for me. It was there long before I was born. My parents took me there when I was a little kid. I remember standing in line waiting for a table on Sundays. I moved away 20 years ago. When I visit and take my parents out to eat, they usually want to go there. It's... More 

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Thank Sunshine81
South Dakota
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

All I need to say is...HOT BEEF COMBO!!!! Amazing!! We always have to take a trip to eat here when my brothers fly home from AZ and DC. Staff is always friendly and the food is always great!

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Thank HJL27
Watertown, South Dakota
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The food here is like home cooked, all of it. Service is quick, waitress are friendly and attentive and the cafe is clean. Nice meeting room in the back!

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Thank Marian F
Watertown, South Dakota
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place has the best hot beef combos, if you don't know what that is, it's roast beef on bread with a huge pile of mashed potatoes coved in beef gravy. Their pancakes are great too! Very mom and pops kind of place, a locals favorite.

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Thank Tom T
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We used to go here in years past and enjoyed it. Today we went for breakfast and got placed in a large, empty back room. Soon a family with a noisy child was placed right next to our table (with many empty tables in the room). Then, another couple was placed in the table right next to us.(Still, many empty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 10th St NW, Watertown, SD 57201-2146
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Watertown

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