There’s nothing better than discovering a treasure you never knew existed. If you’ve never heard of some of these lovely South Dakota restaurants, then you’ve truly been missing out on a delicious experience. You won’t regret road tripping to these 13 little known restaurants in South Dakota. There’s a reason they keep the locals raving!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. M.B. Haskett, Sioux Falls
Their breakfast and lunch menu is always changing, and they only serve farm fresh. If you have the pleasure of dining at M.B. Haskett, I recommend their savory ham crepe. If you have more of a sweet tooth, their bread pudding french toast is a must. They are located at 324 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
2. Stadium Sports Grill, Spearfish, Belle Fourche or Madison
This is a popular destination for those who love an amazing selection of beer, wine or liquor. It’s home to the world famous stadium beef tips, bbq pulled pork, and macho nachos with all the toppings you can imagine. You can find Stadium Sports Grill at 744 Main St., Spearfish, SD 57783, 815 5th Ave., Belle Fourche, SD 57717 or 203. N. Egan Madison, SD 57042.
3. Philly Ted's Cheesesteaks & Subs, Rapid City
Come to this beloved eatery for mouthwatering burgers, wings, hot dogs, and of course, Philly cheesesteaks. Their homemade bread is absolutely delicious too. You can find Philly Ted’s Cheesesteaks & Subs at 1415 N. Lacrosse St., Ste 4 Rapid City, SD 57701.
4. The Landing, Yankton
The Landing is well known for their killer roast beef on thick sliced bread and delicious mac and cheese. Enjoy dinner on their lovely patio alongside the Missouri River. You can find this restaurant at 104 Capital S.t, Yankton, SD 57078.
5. Mad Mary’s Steakhouse, Flandreau
Located along the Sioux River, Mad Mary’s is the place to be if you love prime rib. Their sweet potato fries and jalapeno poppers are also absolutely amazing too. Stop by at 306 N Veterans St, Flandreau, SD 57028.
6. Tally’s Silver Spoon, Rapid City
This family owned business consistently serves creative and delicious food, keeping locals and travelers satisfied and happy. Try the grilled sage-apple sausage steak with onions, butternut squash and fingerling potatoes. You won’t regret it. It is located at 530 6th St., Rapid City, SD 57701.
7. Café Brule, Vermillion
If you’re looking for a location that masters both cooking and baking, this family-owned eatery will not disappoint. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and be sure to top it off with a pastry or dessert. Their Chocolate Stout Cake is to die for! You can find Café Brule at 24 W Main St., Vermillion, SD 57069.
8. Chef Louie’s Steak House, Mitchell
This steakhouse prides itself in an impressive menu that satisfies even the fussiest of children. The family-friendly atmosphere and creative foods make for a perfect night out. Chef Louie's is located at 601 E Havens St, Mitchell, SD 57301.
9. Nick’s Hamburger Shop, Brookings
Since 1929, Nick’s has been serving tasty burgers that keep customers coming back. Come in for breakfast and try their breakfast burgers topped with a fresh fried egg. They are located at 427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006.
10. Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, Sioux Falls
This Mediterranean local restaurant is truly one of a kind. Delicious gourmet cuisine is cooked daily from scratch with vegetarian and vegan items also available. Stop by for their weekend buffet and sample the tasty dishes that will keep you coming back. They are located at 401 E 8th St. #100, Sioux Falls, SD 57103.
11. Independent Ale House, Rapid City
If you love handcrafted Pizza, you will be in heaven at the Independent Ale House. Their impressive pizza menu includes Baked Potato Pizza, a local favorite. Their craft beer and wine menu is truly impressive too. Experience it for yourself at 625 St. Joseph St. Rapid City, SD 57701.
12. Bay Leaf Café, Spearfish
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*We're sad to report that Bay Leaf Cafe closed for good in December, 2017* This delightful eatery is loved for its amazing selection of European plates. Since its opening in 1993, Bay Leaf Café includes only the freshest ingredients on their menu. Be sure to try their specialty dessert called the profiterole. They are located at 126 W Hudson St
Spearfish, SD 57799.
13. JL Beers, Sioux Falls
Do yourself a favor and stop by if you are in the Sioux Falls area. Their burgers are truly out-of-this-world. You can’t miss out on their Humpty Dumpty Burger and Cajun fries. They are located at 323 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57105 or 3623 S. Western Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57106.
Have you tired any of these restaurants? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!