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3/4/2017   Last night, we decided to try the Nemo Brandin' Iron Restaurant's prime rib. It's Doug's tried and true special recipe. Now, I've tried prime rib at lots of restaurants in several countries... and Doug's is by far the winner. Lots of real beef flavor, seasonings, and finished on the grill. Just awesome. The dinner buns were also special. These are Dan's special recipe (that night made by Jill), and they were the best and fluffiest rolls ever. We walked away very content.


2/25/2018   We went to the Nemo Restaurant and had the yellow curry for dinner. I ordered extra hot w/chicken and hers was shrimp. Mine came out 'Thai' hot. Wow. We both loved our meals. So try the Asian food... they don't serve it every night, call ahead! BTW, they now stock gluten free beer.


12/23/2017   We decided to try something new, and tried the newish Kol restaurant in Rapid City. Coal fired oven, stylish 'Las Vegas' style bar, friendly staff, and in the evening it all turns into a nightclub. One of the owners, Daniel Leal-Fernandez, happened to be our waiter and filled us in on the history and story of Kol. Seems like more and more people are giving the place a try. We only had pizza, wings, and soup, but all was very good, and if representative of all the other varied and interesting things on the menu ... we can't wait to go back. A plethora of gluten free options. Highly Recommended.


10/18/2017   New Managers at Nemo Restaurant! Jill and Doug Schneider, Dan and Well Danielson arrived on Oct. 15th to manage the Nemo Brandin' Iron Restaurant and Bar! We welcome them and wish all the best!

Doug specializes in BBQ and smoked meats. He has helped out at the Outhouse Races and has been "riding" out to Nemo and the Black Hills since 2007. Dan owned the Asian Garden restaurant in Sidney, Montana. Dan and family are newcomers. We're sure they will love it here too!

They are trying to give our hometown cafe life once again, and hope to bring back the "Nemo Martini" and also the Friday Fish Fry! The bar/restaurant hours are 8am to 8pm, Friday through Monday.


Nemo is Situated in the heart of the Black Hills, Nemo, South Dakota is surrounded by attractions. Take a scenic drive through the beautiful parks, forests and grasslands. Visit the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. Check out the historic gold mining camp of Deadwood or stay at one of Nemo's famous cabins, where old-fashioned hospitality and modern conveniences come together to make your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible.

This tiny mountain town sets on the edge of Paradise Valley at 4580 feet, overshadowed by Nemo Mountain, about midway between Rapid City and Deadwood. Nemo was first established in 1877, but began to flourish in 1898 when Homestake set up camp to harvest timber for use in their gold mine near Lead. The gold mines are gone, along with their need for lumber, but Nemo continues today as a pleasant, beautiful respite from life's fast pace.

Nemo is frequently used as a base for camping, trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, deer hunting and back country treks. The Centennial Trail (hike, bike, horse) passes nearby. Services include a general store, gas, food, lodging, post office, church, guest ranch and trail rides.

For more information on the Black Hills and Badlands, give us a call or stop by the Black Hills Visitor Information Center after you arrive. 605-355-3600 or e-mail: info@blackhillsbadlands.com

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