Take a break from the normal places you go out to eat and truly experience something different and unique at these 8 amazing restaurants in South Dakota. Not only is their food delicious, but the atmosphere and ambiance of each place will make your night out into one that you’ll remember.
1. Mama's Ladas - Sioux Falls
You won't find better enchiladas in the entire state! Mama's Ladas serves true homemade enchiladas with their original, tasty salsa. The restaurant itself is a very small and unique building to dine in. If this place gets busy, it might just be packed wall to wall, but it is worth it for the fantastic food.
Mama's Ladas is located at 116 W 11th St, Sioux Falls.
2. Kōl - Rapid City
Kōl gets its interesting name from the massive coal-fired oven that it uses to cook the amazing food it serves. The menu choices are interesting and all of them delicious, and you basically get to watch them being made in their huge exhibition kitchen around the oven. It's got a very modern feel and the atmosphere is one that is truly unique to the area. Give them a try if you're looking for something new!
Kōl is located at 504 Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City.
3. Palm Garden Cafe & Chocolate Shoppe - Aberdeen
If you're looking for a place with outdoor seating to enjoy a day with good weather, then look no further than Palm Springs Cafe. Pair the sunshine with mouthwatering food, and you've got yourself a perfect lunch setting. This place has been around for decades and you can look at many of the initials of people who have dined there carved into the walls. Before you leave, don't forget to get some of their gourmet chocolate treats!
Palm Garden Cafe & Chocolate Shoppe is located at 602 S 3rd St, Aberdeen.
4. Desperados Cowboy Restaurant - Hill City
Saddle up for this rustic, cowboy-themed restaurant with dishes to die for. The have made-in-house chips, shown here with one of their awesome sandwiches, that pair well with any meal. The ambiance is perfect for something a little different but not over the top. Add in great food and the result is nothing short of amazing. And don't miss their buffalo burgers!
Desperados Cowboy Restaurant is located at 301 Main St, Hill City.
5. Cheyenne Crossing - Lead
If you're on the road and need a place to stop to eat, don't pass by this place! They have tons of amazing options on their menu, but one of the highlights is their scrumptious Indian Fry Bread and Indian Tacos. This unique spot is just the perfect place to stretch and fill up - on food, that is. You won't leave hungry, that's for sure!
Cheyenne Crossing is located at 21415 US Hwy 14A, Lead.
6. Khorasan Kabob House - Sioux Falls
Venture from the norm and try this amazing and authentic middle eastern food. It's hard to find good ethnic food sometimes, but this place nails it perfectly. Not only is the food top notch, but the shop also sells genuine, handmade Afghan carpets. Their beauty is unmatched and also adds an interesting part of the ambience of the whole place. It's different and all kinds of amazing.
Khorasan Kabob House is located at 2412 W 41st St, Sioux Falls.
7. Nick's Hamburger Shop - Brookings
"Buy 'em by the bag" is the slogan of this old fashioned restaurant, and you will want to by the time you're done. Built in 1929, it is a true part of history and preserves the memory of old hamburger shops and diners. They serve all the classics to go with the awesome burgers, like chocolate shakes and homemade pie. The interior isn't huge but the taste is big, and it will give you great memories that you'll want to relive. And you can every time you visit - they never fail to impress!
Nick's Hamburger Shop is located at 427 Main Ave, Brookings.
8. Grapes & Grinds - Keystone
Treat yourself with the selections of fantastic coffee, wine, ice cream, treats, and more at this unique place. Other than the variety of drinks they serve, they also have utterly delectable gelato and fudge with melt in your mouth sweetness. Not in the mood for sweet? Grab a bagel to go with your coffee; they have plenty to choose from. Whatever you are in the mood for, this hang out spot is a great place to just relax and enjoy.
Grapes & Grinds is located at 609 Hwy 16, Keystone.