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Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge

726 Main Ave S, Brookings, SD 57006-3308
+1 605-692-4723
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (8 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
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726 Main Ave S, Brookings, SD 57006-3308
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Reviewed yesterday

A business associate and I ate at the Pheasant Restaurant one evening for dinner. From the outside the location is plain however upon entering you are delightfully surprised at the atmosphere. There is a wine display and several dining areas to sit in. The server...More

Thank DrMarc9491
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pheasant was a great spot for a business meal. The atmosphere made conversing very easy, and there was no rush from the servers. The food was very good, especially the Bison burger. We did not sample the various olive oils and vinegars, but it would...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Our relatives, (from here), tell us this is the best place to eat in town, and it was very busy. Food good but not exceptional, but good for this size of town in South Dakota. I was disappointed that they didn't their namesake pheasant as...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great food and brew. Have the olive oil and vinegar pairings every time as an appetizer. Great! The R burger is excellent. Nice rotation of brews.

Thank LoveToSeeTheWorld117
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Clean and friendly! The only problem we had is that it was a bit slow. The atmosphere is nice and the seating was comfortable...not crowded to close together.

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Big disappointment! Not served in taco bowl but meat layered on top of bar-b-q chips that were very salty and underneath of the chips there were a few salad greens. Not a lot of cheese. Most non traditional taco salad I have ever been served!More

Thank Sunnydale
Yons, General Manager at Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Sunnydale, There are actually no BBQ chips on our taco salad. Interestingly, the taco salad was invented by the creator of Frito and Dorito brand chips, Elmer Doolin, and was popularized throughout the country sometime after its debut at the Disneyland restaurant, Casa de Fritos,...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is such a relaxing place and the pheasant sandwich was the best ever! Great prices and good drink selection. Wonderful place to dine!

Thank lindarS5407YU
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a frequent stop when in Brookings. It has been a family run business for a long time. One of my favorite visits was in 1981 when we launched Tegaderm transparent dressings. A trademark of 3M. This visit was a walleye meal that...More

Thank handy1950
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We went out for our anniversary and enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. The server was friendly and overall, it was a nice evening!

Thank Sheana S
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful combination of flavors in the bacon and blue porkchop. I should have ordered the 2 chop option so I could take one home. Topped the meal off with lime cheesecake made the way I like it-dense as rich.

Thank John W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 Main Ave S, Brookings, SD 57006-3308
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Brookings
  • Phone Number: +1 605-692-4723
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Established in 1949. The Pheasant Café opened in 1949, has been owned by the same couple since 1966 and run by 3 generations of the family since then! The professional team and the fans of this local hub form the "Pheasant fam." Locals affectionately call this place "The Bird." The Pheasant serves inspired takes on upscale-casual SoDak favorites, real food in the heart of the farm belt. Housemade artisan ice creams. Local lamb and bison. Live Jazz on Mondays (Sept. through May). Retail wine shop on site with a huge selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars to taste and shop. The private-label coffee is on all day (organic, fair trade, locally roasted). Full-service cocktail bar, microbrews, world-class wines. Watch the sun set over the prairie horizon from the backyard patio!
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