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On the Border

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1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 605-791-5791
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food - highly recommend the fish tacos! Kitchen was understaffed according to a server. It took over 45 mins to get our meal. Good service and clean. Not very busy at lunch- good prices. We will be back. Tip:. If stopping for a business lunch, consider calling your order in ahead of time, so it will be ready when... More 

Thank GypseyTravelers
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My spouse and I came here after receiving a gift card and wanted to take advantage of Happy Hour. Upon arrival we could tell it was crowded but could see plenty of booths open in the restaurant. After being ignored by the hostess for about 5 minutes we were seated in the back where the heat was not on and... More 

Thank Alowens5896
Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food has always been great and the service has matched the food. Friendly and warm atmosphere. Recommend anything on the menu.

Thank WildmanRuss
Rapid City, South Dakota
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

On the Border is a great place to meet up with your friends. The Happy Hour specials are great and the food is delicious.

Thank Debbie P
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The waitress was the worst one I have ever had in my life. She brought me the bill even though I didn't ask for it. I told her we were not done, she said okay. She never came back. I had to go to the bard to get another drink. After about 30 minutes I talked to the manager and... More 

Thank Mike S
Central CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Admittedly we got there towards the end of the evening but still don't think the waitress needed to hover and continually ask if we were done. We just got our food 2 minutes ago!! Less than great service, so-so food. Probably won't return.

Thank Mister559
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner with our kids, our friends and their kids.... we didn't call to make reservations and went at 530 on a Friday, we knew it would be busy and they told us a 30 min wait but then offered us outdoor seating and it worked out perfectly! The atmosphere was great! Our food, though it took quite... More 

Thank the4bruces
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238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Chips and salsa were amazing! We loved the fajitas for two that came with tortillas, rice, beans and toppings. The grilled onions and peppers for the fajitas were delicious!!

Thank Lynn C
Fort Pierre
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Things just keep improving at this place. Food is great, and my service was the best I have ever had! Facility was clean, pleasant and enjoyable. Loved it! Only thing I would change would be to switch to the white queso cheese, much better flavor and texture.

Thank theshootist93
Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was excited at first about the atmosphere and the opportunity to dine outside while watching the sunset. It took excessively long to get acknowledged by staff, and even longer for my food to come. The salsa was bland, with no spicy alternatives. The tortilla soup was saltier than the dead sea and had a peculiar twang to it. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 E North St., Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-791-5791

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