South Dakota July 06, 2019
6 Themed Restaurants That Will Transform Your South Dakota Dining Experience
There is no arguing that South Dakotans know how to make a great meal (hot beef sandwiches, anyone?) but did you know that we also know how to create a fun dining experience? To do so, we simply mix delicious food with great service and add in a dash of an unforgettable ambiance, which is exactly what you will find with these six themed South Dakota restaurants.
1. Desperados (Hill City)
South Dakota is famous for its Old West past, so it makes perfect sense that we have a restaurant honoring our colorful history! Located in Hill City, Desperados is a fun cowboy-themed restaurant that boasts not only a unique ambiance but a delicious menu complete with burgers, steaks, fish, and more.
Address: 301 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
2. Wall Drug (Wall)
Wall Drug is the epitome of South Dakota, thanks to its many shops, photo ops, and dining options! Whether you opt for the beautiful Western Art Gallery Restaurant or the old-time soda fountain (pictured), you will always remember your visits - and your many soft-serve ice cream cones - at Wall Drug! (Psst... don't forget to get your cup of coffee for a nickel!)
Address: 510 Main Street, Wall, SD 57790
3. Sickie's Garage (Sioux Falls)
Do you have an affinity for cars, motorcycles, and anything else with a motor? Then you will want to hightail it down to Sioux Falls, which is home to Sickie's Garage and their one-of-a-kind garage-themed dining room! In addition to the lively ambiance, Sickie's also serves up a great assortment of burgers, sandwiches, and drink specials.
Address: 2616 South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
4. 50's Train Diner (Midland)
What better way to celebrate nostalgic food and old-time trains than by putting an actual restaurant inside a once working train?! That is exactly what you will find at the 50's Train Diner: a Santa Fe Train dining car that is as famous for its '50s-inspired decor as it is for its homemade pie and breakfast specials. Speaking of '50s decor...
Address: 24280 SD Highway 63, Midland, SD 57552
5. Hubcap Diner (Hill City)
...The Hub Cap Diner celebrates all things 1950s with its ample chrome, black-and-white checkered floors, and Coke products! (If the Hubcap Diner doesn't make you want to binge-watch "I Love Lucy," I don't know what will.)
Address: 317 Main Street, Hill City, SD 57745
6. Botticelli (Rapid City)
Do you pine for a trip to Italy without the ridiculous price tag? Then you will want to get to Rapid City pronto for authentic antipasti, Fettuccine Alla Carbonara, and Linguini Con Pancetta! Need we mention that the ambiance will trick you into thinking you're in Rome?
Address: 523 Main Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Which themed restaurant is your favorite? We’d love to hear your take in the comments! For even more of our favorite places to eat in SoDak, check out
These 8 Unique Restaurants In South Dakota Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience.