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 making 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 and most unique places to eat in South Dakota, including:

What do you think of all of these 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 this sweet road trip in South Dakota that takes you to old-school chocolate shops and/or checking out these hole-in-the-wall restaurants in South Dakota that will blow your taste buds away!

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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:


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, some recommendations include:


What are the most fun restaurants in South Dakota? 

Once you have visited the aforementioned Wall Drug, Train Diner, and Silverado Buffet, other fun restaurants in South Dakota include:

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