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“Good for People Watching, Wouldn't Eat Here” 2 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.
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“Good for People Watching, Wouldn't Eat Here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We visited the place a few times for beers during the recent weekend as the Sturgis Rally was beginning. It's a great place for beers and sitting outside to watch the fun, but a step inside would confirm the local's warnings that the food should NOT be tried.

Visited August 2014
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“Wasn't busy and the waitress was MIA - very poor service.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Nice deck and view, the
food was okay, the waitress put our drinks all together and let us figure out which ones belonged to whom. She never returned to ask if we needed our drinks refilled (and probably lost $50+ in additional sales). She never returned to bring the check. We had to track her down and she still took 15 minutes to get our bill ready. She added her own tip on to the total. Very disappointing dining experience considering they really weren't busy. Ladies restroom could also use a good cleaning.

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Sundance, Wyoming
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“Fun place to people watch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stopped here while on a motorcycle ride through the Black Hills. They have outdoor seating that is front and center to the main drag going through Hill City. It's great to eat your meal and sit and people watch while you do. The food is pretty good,....customer service...not so much.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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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.

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Lake Villa, Illinois, Usa
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“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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