The food at these 10 restaurants will make your taste buds explode. If you aren’t hungry already, get ready for a road trip because you are going to need to get to these restaurants pronto. Don’t miss a single one of these places you must visit in South Dakota before you die.
1. The Pheasant - Brookings, SD
Not only does The Pheasant serve burgers that are to die for, they are also the home of Trevor's Ice Cream. You cannot beat this burger and ice cream combo!
2. Black Hills Burger & Bun
Black Hills Burger & Bun is known for their perfectly-cooked, locally-sourced burgers. It has been called the 'Best Burger in the Nation' by Trip Advisor. Be sure to try the Hot Granny when you stop by! This burger joint does not disappoint.
3. Bay Leaf Cafe - Spearfish, SD
With daily specials from walleye to eggplant parmesan, Bay Leaf Cafe is known for its fantastic customer service and amazing, upscale food. Be sure to visit when they host their seafood festival. You won't regret it!
4. Phillips Avenue Diner - Sioux Falls, SD
Located in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, Phillips Avenue Diner is taste of the past. this endearing little restaurant serves all-American favorites from chicken and waffles to the best in town burgers. Visit the adorable diner for breakfast or lunch, then spend a delightful day exploring in downtown Sioux Falls.
5. Cattleman's Club Steakhouse - Pierre, SD
Located in the center of South Dakota, it is said that Cattleman's Club Steakhouse has the best prime rib in the entire state. Come for the prime rib and stay for the beautiful view of the Missouri River. You will come with your mouth watering and leave with your stomach happy and full.
6. Big Time Pizza - Keystone, SD
The pizza at Big Time Pizza is so divine that people will drive for hours to eat it. Rumor has it, the pizza is best when paired with Russian Baltika Beer. You must try this pizza but you'll have to wait until spring. Big Time is closed for winter.
7. Sugar Shack - Deadwood, SD
A must eat when traveling through the Black Hills, Sugar Shack is known for its phenomenal burgers. With each burger made to order, it's no wonder there is usually a line. We assure, you, it's definitely worth the wait.
8. Independent Ale House - Rapid City, SD
From the Hasselhoff to the Lucky Luciano, these creatively named pizzas are famously served at the Independent House of Ale. And of course, don't forget the endless Beer List available here as well. If you're into pizza and beer, and honestly how could you not be, you must go here now!
9. Parker's Bistro - Sioux Falls, SD
Upscale and romantic, this downtown bistro is unbeatable. With a small artisan-style menu, you know every dish is done well. This one requires you to visit every so often as the menu changes seasonally.
10. Grille 26 - Sioux Falls, SD
One of the most-loved restaurants in Sioux Falls, some customer favorites are the Honey Almond Chicken Penne and Bangkok Shrimp as pictured above. Their menu changes seasonally and every season brings new food and flavors to taste and love. Not to be left out, their desserts are phenomenal and they have a great happy hour special featuring drinks and dessert.
These phenomenal restaurants are ones you must visit in South Dakota. Start planning your trip now because you do not want to miss out these fantastic flavors. What mouth-watering restaurants did we miss?