In August of 1876 Wild Bill Hickok died in Deadwood, South Dakota at a poker table in the back of Saloon 10. You can still get a drink at Saloon 10 while you admire the Wild Bill display in the back of the bar, but if you are looking for something to eat you are going to have to pick one of the dozen steak houses in this old time western town.
Main Street is lined with steak houses, casinos, Harley riders, and tourists. It is a destination location that will make you want to wear a cowboy hat, play poker, and eat red meat. According to a local shop owner, the Frontier Club is known in town for being one of the finest steak houses. Nestled below a casino, the Frontier Club offers a variety of cuts of meat, but is known best for its prime rib ($18).
The prime rib is no match for Manny’s or Stuart Anderson’s Cattle Company, but it is a fine cut of meat that is worth the price. It is served with mash potatoes and vegetables on the side, and a surprisingly good salad bar. Most steak houses overlook the salad — it’s an aesthetic nod more than a serious culinary option. You just don’t go to a steakhouse looking for salad. At the Frontier Club, however, the salad bar is complete and serious; the vegetables are fresh and the lettuce is a mix of greens rather than the customary iceberg lettuce that commonly accompanies a steak.
The Frontier Club is one of many steak houses in town, standing above others by specializing in red meat while not overlooking the salad. It is the perfect spot to stop after a drink at Saloon 10 and before you pick up a cowboy hat.
681 Main St
Deadwood, SD 57732
ENTREE RANGE: $13-$18