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“Shady Service” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mangy Moose Saloon

Mangy Moose Saloon
Ranked #26 of 28 Restaurants in Hill City
Price range: US$7 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Mangy Moose has been owned and operated by a single woman for over 20 years. We spent those years becoming the best bar in the southern hills, and offered your typical bar menu of burgers and appetizers. We have grown to a place that sells burgers, Mexican food and a great ribeye steak on the outdoor grill. Our cooking facilities are minimal and it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the high volume of hungry customers. Our food is good and most things are made fresh from scratch, but we have the most square footage on the block and a lot of steps to get food and drinks for the hundreds and hundreds of people that stop by each day. We love to have you visit the Mangy Moose and have a good time, but if you are in a hurry... you may sometimes be disappointed in the wait. There is usually live entertainment on the outside stage to enjoy, with a full liquor bar. Please keep in mind that we are doing the best we can with the facilities and staff that we have. We are a BAR with a limited menu, that happens to sell food, and not a RESTAURANT that sells alcohol. Everything on our menu is good and we have specialty foods that you can't get at any ordinary restaurant. If you are in a hurry and looking for a large menu, we are probably not what you are looking for. But if you are looking for a great place to sit on the outdoor patio and people watch, or a great place to enjoy a cocktail, a beer, or a glass of wine and have a bite to eat... you won't be disappointed.
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Shady Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

The Mangy Moose was recommended at the campsite but we never had a chance to try it out. We were a party of eight and sat ourselves after waiting around a few minutes at the front of the restaurant. It was surprising given how few people were there. Then after about ten minutes of being ignored by a couple of very sour looking older ladies waiting tables we finally got up and left. We went down the street and had a GREAT meal at Desperado's.

1 Thank Dave S
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Lake Villa, Illinois, Usa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxation time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

The outdoor seating area is great for relaxing and enjoying the weather. Food was excellent. You have to try the cheese nuggets. The entertainment was very good. Everyone there was very friendly.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“"Atmosphere good/food ok"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

A true bar in that sense. The food was bar food at best. The pulled pork was very good I do need to say. The fact we could eat outside with live music was the perfect atmosphere for my kids. We don't do this at home.
This is not a place to make a drive for the food. But it filled hungry tummies.

Thank Rachel K
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Watertown, South Dakota
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best bartender in Hill City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stopping at the Mangy Moose for a cocktail turned into a party. By the time we left we knew the bartender and every person at the bar, where they were from, and where they were visiting in the hills. Had such a great time we didn't want to leave. Will remember this place for my next trip.

Visited June 2014
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Decorah, Iowa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Never got a chance to try the food. No one wanted to acknowledge we were there!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Found a table in the outdoor seating area that had yet to be cleared, but we sat down since it was well past lunch time and we were hungry. None of the servers ever cleared the table or even acknowledged at we had arrived. A table next to us (who arrived after us) at least got menus and their table cleared from the previous guests. After 10-12 minutes of not even a smile or nod from staff, we opted to go across the street to the Bumpin Buffalo. Excellent choice!

Visited June 2014
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