After a long hard day of work (or play!), sometimes the last thing in the world you want to do is fire up the stove or oven and cook dinner. Luckily for us, South Dakota has tons of incredible restaurants. Check out these 12 spots that are perfect for days you just can’t deal with dinner.
1. The Keg, Sioux Falls
Mmmm...fried chicken! The Keg fries its chicken one piece at a time so that every single piece is perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. You've earned this deliciousness at the end of a hard day! 4211 W. 12th Street, Sioux Falls.
2. Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., Custer
TripAdvisor named this tasty burger joint the number one burger restaurant in the entire country last year! You'll see why when you visit - the burgers are all hand-pressed, the buns are homemade right there and the toppings are fresh and plentiful. 441 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer.
3. La Minestra, Pierre
No need to cook when you can get some of the most delicious Italian food in the state at La Minestra. There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of pasta after a long workday! 106 E. Dakota Avenue, Pierre.
4. Roll'n Pin Café & Grille, Sioux Falls
How about breakfast for dinner? Roll'n Pin Cafe serves up breakfast all day long, so whether you want to stop in on a weekend morning, or dine on pancakes and eggs Benedict on a Thursday night, this is your spot! 3015 W. Russell Street, Sioux Falls.
5. Craft Fusion, Brookings
Everything at Craft Fusion is made fresh, using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Treat yourself to a delicious, gourmet meal tonight. 610 Medary Avenue, Brookings.
6. Dough Trader Pizza. Spearfish
How about a delicious, stone oven pizza with your favorite toppings? Add a glass of wine or beer and you're already relaxed. This pizza is to die for! 543 W. Jackson Blvd., Spearfish.
7. Boondocks Diner, Deadwood
Let's make dinner fun again! Visit Boondocks Diner for some tasty burgers, fries and shakes, then hang out and visit the free museum or take an Old-West photo to memorialize your trip. 21559 US Highway 385, Deadwood.
8. Phillips Avenue Diner, Sioux Falls
At Phillips Avenue Diner you'll find all the best diner food, including some incredibly delicious poutine. Save room for a chocolate shake - they serve 'em up thick and frosty here! 121 S Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls.
9. Fire House Brewing Company, Rapid City
South Dakota's longest operating brewery offers up some seriously tasty BBQ and other dinner options. You'll love the historic building that was once a fire house, and the warm, friendly atmosphere will make your evening wonderful. 610 Main Street, Rapid City.
10. JP's Family Dining, Hot Springs
This small diner is the perfect place to spend the evening. The food is simple and tasty, and the service is stellar. This place is cozy, warm and friendly, too! 627 N. River Street, Hot Springs.
11. The Flame, Aberdeen
Treat yourself to a delicious, grilled steak and a fluffy baked potato at The Flame in Aberdeen. These steaks are perfectly grilled, flavorful and tender. Get 'em topped with onion rings, grilled onions, mushrooms and more. 2 S. Main Street, Aberdeen.
12. Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant and Bar, Elk Point
When you're craving authentic Mexican food, stop by Los Amigos in Elk Point. You'll enjoy some of the best tacos you've ever eaten. 509 W. Main Street, Elk Point.