Not only is breakfast the most important meal of the day, it is also arguably the most delicious. Fortunately for us South Dakotans, there are plenty of restaurants in our state that serve phenomenal breakfast food. Whether you’re seeking a savory feast featuring a giant omelet or have a bit of a morning sweet tooth, South Dakota has just the right breakfast joint for you. Here are just 8 of what we consider to be the best places in South Dakota that serve excellent breakfast.
1. The Original Pancake House, 2713 W 41st St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105.
The Original Pancake House- Sioux Falls / Facebook
The Original Pancake House prides itself in serving "authentic genuine goodness," and their menu continues to gain national attention for its originality. Open weekly from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, this is a quality pancake house unlike any other. Be sure to try their signature Apple Pancake, or my personal favorite, their blueberry peach mascarpone crepes with freshly squeezed orange juice.
2. Baker’s Bakery & Café, 541 Mount Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57722.
This popular breakfast spot boasts 3 dining rooms that can seat approximately 100 guests. Come here for a hearty breakfast served with homemade bread or satisfy your sweet tooth with their fresh pastries and donuts. According to the March 2014 issue of
Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine, Baker's Bakery & Café serves the #1 breakfast in the state. They are open seasonally from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
3. Sammy’s Restaurant & Omelette Shoppe, 212 S Main St. Aberdeen, SD 57401.
Sammy’s Restaurant & Omelette Shoppe / Facebook
Tucked away in downtown Aberdeen, this locally owned treasure is a must stop if you’re looking for delicious omelets. Sammy’s is praised for their huge portions, reasonable prices and amazing customer service. Stop by anytime Monday-Thursday 7:00AM-1:30 PM or Friday 6:00 AM-1:30 PM.
4. Colonial House Restaurant and Bar, 2315 Mt Rushmore Rd. Rapid City, SD 57701.
Colonial House is a family-owned business known for their made-from-scratch breakfasts that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a delicious caramel roll or one of their signature dishes like the Bagel Sandwich or Log Cabin Skillet, Colonial House will have just what you need. They are open weekly 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM.
5. Cheyenne Crossing, 21415 Canam Hwy. Lead, SD 57754.
Nestled along the south end of Spearfish Canyon, this multi- cuisine restaurant serves homemade breakfast all day long. They make killer corn beef hash and as well as outstanding homemade buttermilk biscuits and gravy. If you’re looking for a country home cooked breakfast, come in anytime Thursday-Sunday 7:30 AM- 8:00 PM.
6. Bagel Boy, 3200 E 26th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57103 or 33rd and Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105.
Come to either of the Sioux Falls locations for kettle-boiled, New York style bagels made only from scratch. No other shop can compete with their full menu of creative bagels with equally as delicious home-made spreads. It also doesn’t hurt that their baked goods, including a variety of muffins, cookies, and scones, are to-die-for too! Bagel Boy is open Monday-Saturday 6:00 AM- 8:00 PM and Sunday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
7. Café Brule, 24 W Main St. Vermillion, SD 5706.
This local eatery has a gigantic breakfast menu full of delicious specialties. Patrons can choose to have breakfast of the "city" or "country," with options ranging from beignets served with raspberry/ honey butter dipping sauce or their southern biscuits and gravy. With so many delicious options, you’ll never leave hungry. Café Brule is open daily 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM.
8. Yesterday’s Café, 2216 Broadway St. Yankton, SD 57078.
Enjoy a cup of coffee and breakfast at this stellar old-school diner anytime Monday-Friday at 6:00 AM-12:00 AM. If you love reasonable prices and menu options for the whole family, Yesterday's is a must stop. I recommend their homemade omelets or their sweet pecan pancakes.
We know that there are PLENTY of amazing breakfast joints in South Dakota. What are some of your favorite spots?
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2713 W 41st St. Sioux Falls, SD 57105
541 Mount Rushmore Rd. Custer, SD 57722
212 S Main St. Aberdeen, SD 57401
2315 Mt Rushmore Rd. Rapid City, SD 57701
21415 Canam Hwy. Lead, SD 57754
3200 E 26th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57103
2216 Broadway St. Yankton, SD 57078