These restaurants stand above the rest as the best in all of South Dakota. After checking ratings through multiple sources to see what really are considered the greatest places to get some grub, these are the 10 that ended up making the list. Consider this a restaurant bucket list for all South Dakotans – if you haven’t been to some of these places, make it a point to check them out when you can. Their food is delicious!
1. Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. - Custer
Black Hill's Burger & Bun Co. has the best burgers in the west by a wide margin. Their seemingly endless combinations of toppings and burgers grilled to perfection will make every visit a great one. My personal favorite is The Fatty Smith burger - shown here - served with a fried egg and bacon on top, cheese and the rest of the usual goodies as well. Now that's delicious! You can upgrade any burger to a buffalo burger to really get a taste of the Black Hills.
Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. is located at 441 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer.
2. La Minestra - Pierre
Italian and Mediterranean foods combine at La Minestra to create some outstanding dishes that are to die for. Their high ratings are well deserved because all of their food is creative and tasty. Whether you are in the mood for pasta and pizza or shrimp and fish, you can get both in beautiful harmony right here.
La Minestra is located at 106 E Dakota Ave, Pierre.
3. Corona Village - Mitchell
That's some good, proper Mexican cuisine right there! Corona Village is one of the top rated Mexican restaurants in all of South Dakota. Get a great taste of this authentic food a ways north of the border, from the simple favorites everyone loves to the truly complex yet delicious dishes you may not have tried yet.
Corona Village is located at 1101 S Burr St, Mitchell.
4. Deadwood Social Club - Deadwood
Get a taste of historic Deadwood at one of the most popular stops in town. Their food is utterly divine and will make your taste buds go crazy. If you're visiting Deadwood, definitely stop here for dinner. You won't regret a bite and will just be wanting more and more.
Deadwood Social Club is located at 657 Main St, above Saloon #10, Deadwood.
5. Grille 26 - Sioux Falls
Grille 26 knows how to make the perfect meal for any occasion or just because you feel like eating out. Their huge menu has a variety of everything from pasta and salad to rib racks and steaks. It'll be hard to not find something that'll make your mouth water at this place. Yummy stuff!
Grille 26 is located at 1716 S Western Ave, Sioux Falls.
6. Everest Cuisine - Rapid City
A real and genuine taste of both Indian and Nepalese food comes together at Everest Cuisine. Whether you like either or, you'll love the food here no matter what. Just look at that food, if its as delicious as it is beautiful, you can't go wrong here. You won't find better Indian food in South Dakota.
Everest Cuisine is located at 2328 W Main St, Rapid City.
7. Café Brulé - Vermillion
This wonderful cafe in Vermillion serves every meal and serves them right. Their extensive menu has some great options for any time of the day, and that's not even including their delightful desserts. Even if you're not that hungry, you can stop in for their awesome coffee from their huge list of drinks. All of it is just too good!
Café Brulé is located at 24 W Main St, Vermillion.
8. The Brass Kettle - Aberdeen
This hidden gem in Aberdeen creates some absolutely amazing dishes that will blow you away. They strive to use many local products and foods to prepare their scrumptious meals and always shoot for the highest quality possible. Plus, that just looks downright delicious, and is just one option of many that they serve. Go try it for yourself and see what they have to offer!
The Brass Kettle is located at 322 S Main St, Aberdeen.
9. Killian's Tavern - Spearfish
The wide variety of food served at Killian's Tavern will have you overwhelmed by how good it all is. Their specialty is meat and they have it perfected. Try their burgers or steaks and you'll be more than satisfied. Not in the mood for those? No problem, they've got plenty of things for everyone to enjoy. You won't be surprised by how highly their rated, their service and food proves it.
Killian's Tavern is located at 539 W Jackson Blvd, Spearfish.
10. Alpine Inn - Hill City
Visiting Mt. Rushmore? Stop by here for lunch! It's only a few miles away and is a popular spot for a hearty meal and for a good reason. Their menu is loaded with fantastic options, including many German specialities like the dish shown. Stop by in the evening and get treated to their decadent filet mignon. It's a great stop to make your trip a memorable one.
Alpine Inn is located at 133 Main St, Hill City.