These South Dakota burger joints are guaranteed to make your mouth water! From burger battles in Eastern South Dakota to Moonshine Gulch in Western South Dakota, these burgers will truly make your taste buds explode.
1. JL Beers - Sioux Falls, SD
With two locations in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, JL Beers is the most beloved of all burger joints in the state. Be sure to try their amazing cajun fries!
2. Moonshine Gulch Saloon - Rochford, SD
Take some time to relax on the porch with a cold beer while you stop in for one of South Dakota's best burgers. The perfect stop on your way out to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
3. Bob's Cafe - Sioux Falls, SD
(Note: as of September 2nd, 2020, Bob's Cafe is permanently closed. Under new ownership, it moved and was rebranded as Cluckin' Good Chicken & BBQ). Be sure to hit up this old fashioned diner on your way through Sioux Falls. There are only about ten seats in the whole place but the wait is worth it.
4. Lewie's Saloon & Eatery - Lead, SD
Located in Lead, South Dakota, Lewie's is the perfect place to grab a burger after a day of skiing. Perhaps the best part of Lewie's is that it is located right on a snowmobile trail. So ride on up and grab a bite!
5. Nicks Hamburger Shop - Brookings, SD
The world renowned Nick's Hamburger Shop has some of the best burgers in South Dakota. Nick's also offers hamburger delivery by mail!
6. Black Hills Burger & Bun - Custer, SD
You MUST try the Hot Granny at Black Hills Burger & Bun, in Custer, South Dakota. The Hot Granny features bacon, cream cheese, chopped fresh jalapeños, and sweet & spicy jalapeño sauce.
7. Bros Brasserie Americano - Sioux Falls, SD
(Note: as of September 2nd, 2020, Bros Brasserie Americano is permanently closed). The shining star of Downtown Sioux Falls' Burger Battle 2016, Bros Brasserie Americano offers simply the best burgers in the downtown area.
8. Ode to Food and Drinks - Sioux Falls, SD
Burger the Hutt is the newest, most delicious addition to the Ode menu. It features apple coleslaw, a beef patty, ghost cheese sauce, pastrami, onions, and muenster cheese, all on a brioche bun.
9. Howler's Bar & Grille - Vermillion, SD
(Note: as of September 2nd, 2020, Howler's is permanently closed). Vermillion, South Dakota is known for being the home of the University of South Dakota; but that's not all this small town has to offer. Howler's Bar and Grille has perfected the art of burger making in their Cajun Cream Cheese Patty Melt.
10. Grizzly Creek Restaurant and Bar - Keystone, SD
(Note: as of September 2nd, 2020, Grizzly Peak is permanently closed). Located close to Mt. Rushmore, the burgers topped with onion rings at Grizzly Creek are an absolute must when visiting South Dakota.
From bacon burgers to onion ring burgers, it’s obvious that South Dakota truly has some of the best burgers around. This is such a short list – what burger joints did we miss that you absolutely love?!
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