These 8 Unique Restaurants In South Dakota Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience

If there is one thing that South Dakota knows how to do (aside from being super warm and welcoming, building amazing monuments, and saving residents tons of money, that is), it is make an incredible meal. While you really cannot go wrong with any locally owned and operated cafe around the state, there are a few establishments in particular that stand out as being the best restaurants in South Dakota, including:

What do you think of all of these best South Dakota restaurants? Do you have a unique restaurant that is YOUR favorite? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! In addition to visiting all of these stellar places in SoDak, we also recommend taking The Sweetest Road Trip in South Dakota Takes You To 5 Old School Chocolate Shops and/or checking out these 7 Hole In The Wall Restaurants In South Dakota That Will Blow Your Taste Buds Away!

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Best Restaurants In South Dakota

June 14, 2019

What foods is South Dakota famous for? 

New York is famous for its pizza, Pennsylvania for its cheesesteak, and Kansas/Missouri for its ribs, but what iconic food does SoDak boast? We have a few famous foods, actually, including kuchen and kolache (delicious German pastries), hot beef sandwiches, and melt-in-your-mouth fry bread. For a complete list of South Dakota’s most iconic foods, check out Here Are The 9 Dishes You Have To Eat In South Dakota Before You Die.

What are the best restaurants to take out of town guests in South Dakota? 

If you are entertaining out-of-town guests and want to take them somewhere that is as delicious as it is memorable, we recommend Wall Drug (where they can get not only a meal, but also shop and take a ton of fun pictures!), 50’s Train Diner (a working train car turned restaurant), and/or Silverado Grand Buffet (all-you-can-eat crab legs and prime rib, anyone?). Do you want your guests to enjoy a meal with a side of state history? Take them to one of These 7 Amazing South Dakota Restaurants Are Loaded With Local History!

What are the most fun restaurants in South Dakota? 

Once you have visited the aforementioned Wall Drug, Train Diner, and Silverado Buffet, we recommend Vinyl Tacos or Phillips Avenue Diner in Sioux Falls, Sickie’s Garage in Rapid City, or The Prop in Watertown. Do you know what else is fun? Having great views while you eat, which is exactly what you will find at These 8 Restaurants In South Dakota Have Jaw-Dropping Views While You Eat!