Buffalo Dreamer

4.9
175 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Guest must be 18 +

Balancing flavor in food is always a journey and a work of art. To create food alchemy is to get in touch with the ingredients, feel the little creative nudges, follow your instincts, take risks, have courage and just allow.

At Buffalo Dreamer, Chef Rebecca Christensen is a relentless perfectionist, pursuing harmony in American cuisine as she brings together food flavors and recipes from absolutely everywhere.

Located at Moccasin Springs, an ancient mineral spring with newly renovated soaking pools, Buffalo Dreamer offers the transformative experience of food prepared with love and deep intention. Come dine with us and rest awhile. You just might feel the spirits of the majestic buffalo that once bathed, wallowed and fed in this historic and sacred site.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 175 people are saying
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PAULH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff. Great experience that I would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best place we have dined at in SD! We both had the filet and it had so many different flavors it was amazing. Our waiter was awesome too! Cute small restaurant definitely recommend making reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love Buffalo Dreamer. Our FAVORITE place in the Black Hills to dine. Every bite is an explosion of flavor.
Same room for dessert and yummy coffee. We appreciate slow dining, sitting and being present with the experience.

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LauriAnne
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved my light dinner at Buffalo Dreamer after my day at Moccasins Hot Springs! My salad was so fresh and delightful with local treats and the chicken kabob with rice very delicious. The service was super friendly and I look forward to eating there again!

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vipsk8gross
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A!!!MAZ!!!ING!!! Incredible food. Fabulous service. This place is out of this world good.

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terreb
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star restaurant in this small town. Make time to include it on your visit you will not be disappointed! We live in Indiana and go to many downtown restaurants in Indianapolis. This rates right up at the top to where we have eaten.

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JoeV
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delivering more than food, Buffalo Dreamer offers an experience beyond any culinary establishment I've ever been. To even call it simply culinary is an understatement. There is a magical intention and connection here. This will continue to be a location for our most meaningful and intimate celebrations. It's the kind of experience that brings gratitude for your existence to the forefront of your consciousness.

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ShellyJ
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unique and delicious! Great service and very personal. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fantastic food. Fresh. Lively flavors. Beautiful.

JW
JanieW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Combination of flavors were unique and delicious!! The prices were quite high, but our overall dining experience was excellent. Do to the price I would say this is an excellent place to celebrate a special occasion!!!

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Drjen
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the outstanding service we received. They were very accommodating to getting my daughter And I in after I had mistakenly messed up on the reservations online. It was a very neat experience for my daughter and I to get to enjoy together. Thank you for the incredible meal and service! We will definitely recommend buffalo dreamer to our friends and family. Thank you again for being so accommodating for my daughter on her golden birthday! It was an experience we will never forget!

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MarkW
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent food, unusual menu, great service in quiet setting

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ericae
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared plates made from healthy, locally-sourced ingredients. Excellent and fun service. Thanks for treating us well, Buffalo Dreamer!!!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious...

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tuma
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the steak was overwhelming the rice went well w/it

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SarahT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the top 4 restaurants in the Black Hills. We are locals of the area and love searching out new and amazing food experiences.

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vipLorijo
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding! Service is personal and attentive.

CD
ColoDream
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the country. The food is delicious, beautiful and made with such care!

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KellyM
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. The device was outstanding and personable and the meal was THE BEST we have ever eaten.

MS
MicaelaS
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extraordinary flavors and an exclusive dining experience combine to form a memorable culinary adventure.

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FayeB
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like to surprise your taste buds, this is the place!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal, and so much food! We all had the Steak of the Day. We were not disappointed! The chimichurri was by far the best I’ve ever tasted. So much flavor, and just the right amount of heat. I’m now on a mission to duplicate it if I can since we currently live in Colorado. We’ll be making reservations when we come back in the summer! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Jennifer
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For that special night out, this is the place. One of our finest meals we've enjoyed in a very long time.

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EricG
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice experience again at Buffalo Dreamer! The flavors Chef Rebecca melds together are amazing ... herbs and spices working in tandem to create what she calls culinary alchemy. Very impressive, and highly recommended.

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MaryM
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely greeting , an invite to come in and take our seats, among soft conversation, amazing aromas, senses and sights settling in for a cozy and relaxing moment. Then the food starts arriving OH Yes, take it slow, savor everything, the sounds , smells , Tastes, all of this moment ready's you to accept the nourishment for mind, body, and soul, then dessert arrives so beautiful and delicious ! That lovely cup of coffee was the wrap-up, that said 'Thanks for coming in, and have a safe drive home!!! Gratitude to the Beautiful Chef and her Lovely Co-Conspiritors!!!!

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DesiD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING at Buffalo Dreamer and it has quickly become my favorite restaurant to dine at in the Black Hills. The service is top notch and the dining experience is perfect. I recommend it to everyone!

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BlackHillsBear
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Buffalo Dreamer. It is so nice to have such quality in Hot Springs.

SJ
SamanthaJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous. Jenny was fun. I just hope the building owner can work out the cold air blowing in.

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ArnieS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Quaint and lovely. Only one party per each of the 7 tables is served each evening. Carve out three hours for your experience. :D Beautiful time!

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Korak
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best in the Hills, creative dishes executed perfectly. Top notch service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is unique. It is also very special to find a restaurant that has so many things for those individuals that can't eat many foods due to allergies. If your one of those people, this place is a real treat.

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sword fish was excellent as were the scallops. Food was unique, innovative and delicious as well as healthy

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Sunshine
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've spent the day at the spa then had the pleasure of eating Rebecca's food several times. The cuisine has flavor that pops, is bright and aromatic, and tastes amazing! It is my favorite restaurant to go to in the Black Hills. It truly is an indulgence to spend the day soaking in the springs and finish the night by eating excellent fare!

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TristynJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute loving and healing experience from start to finish. The service and food were outstanding and the energy was light and memorable. Rebecca the Chef has got it goin on! My wonderful server (didn’t catch her name) was bubbly, kind and thoughtful.
Thank you for the enlightening meal and hot tea. I will be back and have shared my experience with others already.

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DeleightS
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here in the last week! Everything was excellent! Can’t wait to go back!

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ElizaRae
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The silver ware was actual silver from the Chef's family in Scotland. Absolutely stunning. The server brought her crystal stemware for our fancy Kombucha. What a treat. The flavors are always so bright and unique!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Fantastic atmosphere and delicious food.

DS
DeleightS
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already made my next reservation and I live an hour away. So excited about finding this restaurant. The food was wonderful. The wait staff was excellent. And it’s such a cute restaurant.I would say that it’s the best restaurant in the Black Hills!

FAQs

Buffalo Dreamer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 745-6100.

Buffalo Dreamer is rated 4.9 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.