Today, another installment from our mini-roadtrip between North and South Dakota with my brother and his lovely wife, Shauna. In the picturesque little town of Deadwood, South Dakota, we stopped for lunch at the Deadwood Social Club Restaurant, located above The Old Style Saloon #10. As you can see from the image to the left, it really does look like this Saloon is something out of a western movie. When we arrived, there was a real cowboy sitting outside on the red bench – Man, I love this little town! This is a Northern Italian steakhouse featuring Tuscan pastas as well as South Dakota Buffalo and Heritage Ranch Beef products. One of a select few restaurants in South Dakota to receive the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, The Deadwood Social Club also features a Wine and Martini Bar showcasing over 200 bottles of wine, over 100 martinis, and all your favorite spirits. Outdoor seating available in the summer. They also offer a children’s menu and are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
The Old Style Saloon 10 is a living museum (pictured below) – perhaps the only one I’ve ever heard of with a full bar – where you can view historical western and mining camp artifacts spanning over 100 years that they’ve collected during their 50-plus years in business. For some real excitment, witness the re-enactment shooting of Wild Bill Hickok daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm through October – bring the kids & your camera! After dark they turn on the fun for adults with hot live music and ice cold beer. What a pit that we couldn’t have stayed in Deadwood a little longer – Sounds like things get even more interested during the evenings.
We sat upstairs in “The Deadwood Social Club” for lunch. There are separate menus for lunch and dinner. On the day that we were there, they were out of a couple of things, but all of the food that we eventually ordered was really tasty. Shauna and I both had salads, and Richard had “The Belt” hoagie. My salad was loaded with blue cheese – absolutely divine! This restaurant is completely family friendly so they had high chairs, coloring in pages, a kids menu, and plenty of room for Elijah to spread out.
While we waited for lunch to be served, Elijah and Uncle Rich strolled around the restaurant.
Look at Elijah’s sneaky little hand reaching for a french fry!
(We had a good laugh at this picture)
Richard took Eli and I outside to enjoy the view of the Main Street Deadwood from the rooftop patio.
Uncle Rich allowed Eli to play with his phone. Mommy doesn’t let him do that, but that’s what uncles are for, right? As you can see, he is looking apprehensively at Richard… Can I really touch it? Gosh, he’s so cute… if I don’t say so myself!
We strolled down the Deadwood Main Street and then made another stop, at the Chubby Chipmunk, for some decadent chocolate truffles. Pretty soon after that we were back on the highway. Shauna’s family were also on the road, heading towards Medora to meet us, so we didn’t have much time left to explore.
For more info, checkout the Saloon 10 website.