These 8 Unusual Meals Are Just Another Dinner To A South Dakotan

South Dakota has a rich, interesting history that contributes heavily to our dining culture. Many traditional Native American dishes are common here, and German and Scandinavian immigrants brought their favorite recipes with them when they came to the Dakotas in the 1800s. Combine all that cultural influence with a strong helping of good, old fashioned self-reliance, and you get some unique meal offerings.

Of course, most (or all) of these meals won’t seem strange to you at all, and you’ll likely encounter them in other nearby states. But people in some parts of the country don’t get to enjoy these meals.

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:

What other meals are unique to South Dakota, and which are your favorites?