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“Very good breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gem Steakhouse & Saloon

Gem Steakhouse & Saloon
Ranked #8 of 53 Restaurants in Deadwood
Price range: US$7 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Gem Steakhouse is located on the second floor of the Mineral Palace Casino. Serving breakfast from 7 am - 11 am, lunch from 11 am - 4 pm and dinner from 4 pm - 10 pm. Take a walk through history and join us for an excellent meal in the exact location of Al Swearengen's Notorious 1877 Gem Theater.
Louisville, Kentucky
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We arrived here at about 8:30AM for breakfast. The restaurant, located on the second floor above the casino, was not busy as this is the off season for this resort town. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken without delay. My son and I both had two eggs, sausage links and biscuits with sausage gravy. Everything was hot and cooked to order. The gravy was obviously not homemade but still very good. We were kept supplied with hot coffee although it was a little weak for our taste. Our server was prompt and very friendly and answered several question about Deadwood and the area. All in all a pleasant experience. I would likely return here to eat if in the area again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Dwtilford
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MineralPalace, Manager at Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Gem Steakhouse on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere, and that your questions regarding Deadwood were answered. We hope you enjoyed your vacation to the Black Hills and look forward to having you and your son dine with us again!
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Deadwood, South Dakota
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good steak house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

This is the second best place to eat in Deadwood. It is on the second floor of the Mineral Palace/Gem on Main St. Good portions of food, fresh salads, steaks are one of their specialities. It is really busy on weekends.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill H
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MineralPalace, Manager at Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your review and description of our services, specialties, and location. Friday and Saturday nights are busy from 6:00 p m – 9:00 pm. We have started taking reservations; please contact the Mineral Palace at 800-847-2522 to reserve your spot on these busy nights. Thanks again for your comment and we hope to see you again soon!
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Mandan, North Dakota
1 review
“Awesome Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

This restaurant is the best service and food in Deadwood, South Dakota. Our waitress Kendra K gave us the best service that we had on our whole trip. Do not waste your time waiting in line for a seat to eat in any of their fancy restaurant go straight to the Mineral Palace.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy K
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MineralPalace, Manager at Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Everyone within the Mineral Palace is happy to hear you received wonderful service and great food! Your comments have been passed along to Kendra for her outstanding service. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Russell, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This is no "Gem"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We went to the Gem based on Tripadvisor reviews and have decided that we really can't rely on tripadvisor anymore. The service was terrible, slow, and our very pregnant waitress wasn't wanting to be there. The food was average to below average. The ribs were lacking flavor and the steak was tough and flavorless as well. It was disappointing as it was our one night in. Deadwood, and we really were hoping for a little better. We really felt like we were in a bit of a cafeteria, where we were pushed through to get the next people in. Won't be recommending this restaurant....

Visited September 2013
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MineralPalace, Manager at Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your honest review, we are sorry we didn’t meet your expectations. Your comments regarding the food and service have been given to the Food and Beverage Director, servers and kitchen staff. We will use these comments to improve our service and quality of food. We hope that you will give us another try when you are in Deadwood.
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Whitefish, Montana
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

This place has really good steaks. Me and my buddy went two nights in a row ordering the same thing. As with many Deadwood restaurants, its a stair climb or elevator ride up from ground level. It is a little on the pricey side but not horrible. It's worth it.

Visited June 2013
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MineralPalace, Manager at Gem Steakhouse & Saloon, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for dining with us two nights in a row, we are excited to hear you both enjoyed your meals. You are correct; the Gem Steakhouse is located on the second floor with a great view overlooking Historic Main Street. When you return to Deadwood, we hope you stop by and see us again!
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