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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 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
Level Contributor
53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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221 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank gman667
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

After asking the locals where to go for Mexican food, we were directed to On the Border in Rapid City, SD. Daily specials and $2 tap beers convinced us to return. The staff is friendly and the food authentic. We will be back!

Thank Dave M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is only the second time we have been to On the Border. Both times, we've had excellent service and yummy food! We went in for supper on a weekend with the kids. My girl and I eat gluten free, and there are a lot of options available here. Cindy, our server was top-notch. We will return!

Thank JTMT93
Buffalo Gap, South Dakota
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I have eaten here a bunch of times, the staff was friendly and the food ok, until today. OMG, I sat at the bar, as per ususal, I was by myself. The waiter or bartender or whatever he was, finally sort of waited on me, I placed my order, 5 minutes later he asked me if I wanted to order...... More 

Thank kathysanford1
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was our first time to Rapid City. We are from Denver, so we are use to the never ending offerings of restaurants providing great food and service. We sat on the patio. Only one server was working the entire patio. At first, there were not that many tables he was servicing, but that changed during our meal. All I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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?