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“Very bland” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Latchstring

Latchstring
Ranked #8 of 21 Restaurants in Lead
Price range: US$10 - US$45
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Providing the very best in hospitality since 1909, the Latchstring Restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal surrounded by the beauty of Spearfish Canyon!
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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288 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Very bland”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

We were with a group of hikers and had 2dinners and 2nreakfasts at thelatchstring. Very weak. Out of many choice for dinner and the food tasteless. Service weak. For instance, I was told the grapefruit juice had expired---who buys? They need to star from scratch

Visited June 2014
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English first
McPherson, Kansas
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Look elsewhere to dine.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We spent nearly a week traveling in the Black Hills area and spotted this Inn across the road from the Spearfish Canyon Lodge and this caught our eye, as it is quite an attractive lodge. The lodge is very nice, and the service was okay, but we were both very disappointed in our lunch, as a matter of fact it was our worst meal of our trip.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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“What a disappointment.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We travelled up to the Latchstring Inn for the Mother's Day buffet. We called ahead to make our reservations. Our table was not ready when we arrived even though they were not busy. We than sat for over five minutes before our server came to greet us. When she returned with our drinks she forgot one of our orders. There were only five of us and again they were not busy or visably understaffed. The salads were good. The rice was overdone. The chicken was the consistancy or a dehydrated and reconstituted chicken breast. We never received refills and we were halfway done with our meal when the missed drink finally arrived. For $100 meal for five people I expected more and was very disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lead, South Dakota
1 review
“Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Our server, Ashley was amazing! She worked very hard and did everything we asked. Our drinks were always refilled and she was very polite. There was another person on that day and I think her name was Jamie. She was very rude. She didn't think my table could hear her, but we could and she was insulting my group. She must have been a manager, because she was telling our server to do some extra tasks, which is obviously fine, but she felt the need to yell it over the restaurant while our server was taking our orders. I wish she could have kept it professional. As for the food, I had the vegetarian flatbread and it was very good, and the other people I was with also really enjoyed their food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda R
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Pretty place, bad food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

5 of us went there in Drcember 2013 for lunch. Avoid the hamburger, the gourmet grilled cheese and the club sandwich. All bad meals :[ The turkey bean soup was fine, but everything else was extremely over cooked/burnt. The hamburger was like a charcoal briquette. The bread on the club sandwish was as hard as a crouton, no joke. The server was friendly. The canyon chips look and taste like crinkle cut chips that are refried. Cold and burnt. We will not be back for the food, it was really really bad.

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