Some of the best meals are the ones that remind you of home, and the best restaurants serve meals that they make from scratch themselves to prove the true quality of their food. The careful preparation and craftsmanship those restaurants put in to their menu makes them top destinations for any meal. Skip the chains and fast food – these 9 places will serve you a meal you will love every bite of, and feel good about, too.
1. Lee Street Station Cafe - Deadwood
An old fashioned gas station on the outside serving delicious old fashioned, home cooked meals on the inside. This little gem is perfect for a breakfast or lunch stop and they serve dinner on the weekends. Fun tidbit: this place was featured on the show
The Bachelor last year. Its charm certainly made it a perfect candidate!
Lee Street Station Cafe is located at 3 Lee St, Deadwood.
2. Bob's Cafe - Sioux Falls
Now that looks like some good eats! This cafe has been around since the 1940s and has been serving up amazing food since. Their chicken is pretty much to die for, no matter what style you get it in, but the Broasted Chicken is the best! And the best part is that you can get it delivered.
Bob's Cafe is located at 1312 W 12th St, Sioux Falls.
3. Baker's Bakery & Cafe - Custer
Their baked goods are just as good as their scrumptious, made-from-scratch meals for breakfast or lunch. This omelette looks perfect, and if you accompany it with one of Baker's mouthwatering cinnamon rolls, your taste buds just might explode. Taste it for yourself by heading down there!
Baker's Bakery & Cafe is located at 541 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer.
4. Murdo Drive-In - Murdo
This classic drive-in is open for the summer season! Grab some lunch, dinner, or some of their tasty ice cream. They take their time with every order to make sure it's top quality every time, and never pre-made. You won't feel like a customer here, you'll feel like family.
Murdo Drive-In is located at 212 Kennedy Ave, Murdo.
5. Leo's Good Food - Redfield
Leo's Good Food is almost perfectly named. Their food is better than good, it's great! And their homemade pies are simply to die for. Grab a meal here with a slice for dessert and you'll be asking for more. It's just that good!
Leo's Good Food is located at 602 N Main St, Redfield.
6. Belle Inn - Belle Fourche
That's one hearty breakfast! You won't leave this place hungry, they'll feed you right. All the comfort food you know and love are available here, cooked up right in their kitchen. Come back multiple days to try out their many different specials. You'll be wanting to come in again anyways, just to have their food another time.
7. Wheel Inn Cafe - Watertown
I might be drooling a little bit, that looks so good! Wheel Inn Cafe has been serving food this good for over 50 years and knows how to make it right every time. And they do it all from scratch, too. No boxed mashed potatoes here - they mash real potatoes to make truly delicious and home cooked meals. So worth checking out.
Wheel Inn Cafe is located at 404 10th St NW, Watertown.
8. Morningside Cafe - Rapid City
Morningside is good in the morning or the afternoon. Whether you are going for breakfast or lunch or both, you'll find something you love on their menu. These pancakes alone look so enticing, how could you say no? And that's just the beginning; there are so many other meals they offer that are all super good. Yum!
Morningside Cafe is located at 710 N Lacrosse St, Rapid City.
9. Peggy's Place - Keystone
Peggy's Place has the kind of home cooking anyone can get behind. Every meal feels like it was made special for you, not just an order on a ticket. Their crinkle cut fries go well with everything, like this amazing pile of a club sandwich and crispy goodness. It's definitely worth stopping by the next time you are in Keystone.
Peggy's Place is located at 434 Highway 16A, Keystone.
Are there any places we missed that you’d recommend? There are tons of other awesome smaller ‘hole in the wall’ type restaurants in South Dakota that serve their own home made food; you should check them out