By Denise DePaolo

Photos by Liz Painter

Since Acoustic shuttered in 2014, fans of Dirty Fries and the Surf and Turf Caesar Salad have been left adrift, waiting for the next venture by restaurateur Tony Kellar to come to fruition and for their favorites to resurface alongside him. Well, after several teases and false starts, it’s finally happened. In mid-January Camino Grill and Bar opened its doors in Yankton.

We stopped in for lunch on the restaurant’s second day of business. Since Camino is attached to the Yankton Family Fun Center, one is immediately hit with the nostalgic scent of bowling alley when opening the shared exterior door. However, upon entering the next door that leads to the restaurant, the smells are all food and fresh finishes.

Looking every bit its two days old, Camino’s terracotta and grey paint scheme was unmarred by wear or ornamentation, save a few large flat screen TVs and a couple of framed art pieces. As we were led to our booth near the center of the room, we passed a lone wine rack near a stark, but stocked, bar area.

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Before our server stopped by for drink orders, we had just enough time to decide on the Dirty Harry Fries to share. These are Kellar’s classic parmesan and herb-seasoned fries topped with chili, cheese, sour cream and a fried egg.

When she returned with our waters a few minutes later, we’d come to the consensus that the Bacon Wrapped Poppers sounded too good to pass up, so we ordered those along with an Asian Chicken Wrap to share.


To read the full review, pick up the February issue of 605 Magazine or click here.



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