Places to eat in South Dakota

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  • The Sage Creek Grille: Eat where the locals do!

    by houseproject Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Friendly staff, great wine bar and beer selection, easy to get to location.

    Food is American to Local with some Game food mixed in.

    Try the gourmet "Buffalo" burgers, trout or the daily specialty dishes. Save some room for the great desserts.

    Favorite Dish: Too many to name. Never had a bad meal.

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    Fire House Brewing: one I had could not squeez in a second time

    by richiecdisc Updated Dec 28, 2009

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    This was a cool brewpub housed in a historic 1915 red brick firehouse. It had a very boisterous atmosphere and pretty food food from what I can remember.

    I stopped here in 1994 as part of an extensive trip around the US visiting the National Parks of the west along with 120 different brewpubs. On my most recent trip "out west," we were a bit choosier about which brewpubs to stop at. Firehouse Brewing did not make the cut. To be fair, we were very rushed on the the day we passed through Rapid City. I would certainly stop in if I had a bit more time.

    Favorite Dish: Buffalo Bitte and Rushmore Stout were on tap in 1994 but I checked their website out and these two beers are no longer in their line-up but quite a few other interesting ones have taken their place. Their food menu looks to have expanded too but prices still seem reasonable. If I stopping in Rapid City for something to eat, I'd sure give Firehouse Brewing a shot.

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    Kang San #2: Great Korean Food in Sturgis

    by Basaic Written Nov 21, 2009

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    The decor was nothing special; but the place seemed clean enough. The restaurant was located in a strip mall. The food was prepared fresh and was well presented. The Pork Bulgogi was spiced well too, and the side dishes were good with decent proportions.

    Favorite Dish: Pork Bulgogi

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    Rick's: Have You Ever Tried Buffalo Chili?

    by riorich55 Written Feb 6, 2008

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    Besides the unique architecture of this purple restaurant in Mobridge, South Dakota the food inside is real down home midwest. I'm a big fan of chili since my mom's great aunt opened up a Chili parlor in Chicago many years ago. When I had the opportunity to visit Mobridge on a business trip I just had to try the Buffalo Chili. Very tasty and less fat then regular ground beef chili.

    Favorite Dish: The Buffalo Chili

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    Deadwood: Fun and Food

    by kop-queen Updated Oct 4, 2007

    I can't remember the name of this particular diner but I imagine it was pretty representative of many. Deadwood is full of small gambling casinos and even the diners offer one armed bandit machines to try and part you from your cash.

    Deadwood was probably worth a few hours of our time but we arrived early evening and were keen to reach our next overnight stop so only stopped for a quick bite to eat. As with most American diners the quality and quantity could not be criticised in any way.

    Favorite Dish: Cheeseburger and fries

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  • Songbird Cafe and Gallery: The best food entertainment and desserts!

    by nanajana Written May 6, 2007

    This cafe has an ambiance that cannot be beat in all of the Black Hills there is nothing quite like the Songbird. They have an excellent menu with a trained chef and an unbelivable baked goodie section! The draw for most people is the live professional music on Saturday nights! What a treat and not very expencive either! The cafe has a wonderful little gift shop and the atmosphere is casual. Cleanleness must be a priority because I have yet to find one that is this nice in my travels here! The food is wonderful and let me tell you about the great desserts and the early morning Caramel Rolls and muffins WOW!

    Favorite Dish: As far as lunch goes the wraps were to die for! Huge and stuffed full of goodies yummy!
    The cakes made by the baker are out of this world and really unusual! If you get here early in the morning the smell of fresh baked caramel rolls will make your mouth water and your eyes will tell you you won't be able to eat it all but you will they are that good!

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    Route 16 Diner: 50's Diner in Hill City

    by sunchasers Written Aug 28, 2006

    Right on Main St., you can't miss the Route 16 Diner and Pizzeria. It's a very typical 50's diner so if you're feeling nostalgic, it's a nice pit-stop. Portions are large and you can order just about anything.

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    Old style Deadwood

    by bpwillet Written Apr 3, 2005

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    Many of Deadwood's restaurants have local fare which may or may not include Buffalo steaks/burgers, Rocky Mountain oysters, or even mutton. Give them all a try and you'll sure have a memorable experience, or at the very least a very good story to tell. There is also a Chinatown in Deadwood that has some Asian dishes.

    Favorite Dish: Buffalo was really good but it can be tougher than regular beef steaks. The beef tips are really good.

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  • Alpine Inn: Large or Small ? The wait is worth it all . . .

    by houseproject Written Sep 2, 2003

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    Old world theme with down to earth meals and out of this world desserts.

    When you want a break from the fast-food-based vacation staples, spend an evening in Hill City, SD and include the Alpine Inn for Dinner.

    If you are there for dinner during the tourist season, be prepared to wait; up to two hours. HOWEVER, do not fear, there is plenty to do in town while you wait.

    When you arrive in town, check in at the Alpine. The staff at the Alpine will give you an approximate time when you will be seated. They are usually within 10 minutes of your actual time. Take your time wandering around town. Visit one of the many shops. My favorite is the Black Hills Institue. I never tire of looking at the fossils and if there are ladies in your party, they won't tire of looking at the unique jewlery in the gift shop.

    Once you sit down to dinner, you simply answer "Large" or "Small" to your host's question of dinner choice. Both sizes are bacon wrapped Filet Migon. The filets are excellent cuts grilled to your request. The flavor is pure with no marinade or sauce.

    Dinner includes a Wedge of lettuce ( really, it's a wedge ) with house dressing, a baked potato and texas toast. If you still have room left, choose from one of 30+ desserts.

    A kids meal of a German-style hot dog with all the fixin's is also available.

    Here's a hint : If you want to dine at the Alpine, skip the wait and eat a lighter fare, show up for lunch. Lunch gives you quite a few German-style dishes with that raft of desserts still waiting in the wings.

    They also have a fully stocked bar with a surprising selection of German Beers.

    Favorite Dish: Filet ( Large ) for Dinner
    Napolean for dessert

    Just about anything on the lunch menu

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    Joels Dakota Grill: A very enjoyable experience

    by kop-queen Updated Oct 4, 2007

    A lovely light and airy dining room with nice views out through large windows. Good quality food and friendly service.

    Favorite Dish: My first fillet steak of the trip and possibly the best.

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    Cedar Pass Lodge has...

    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 7, 2002

    Cedar Pass Lodge has restaurant, cabins, gift shop and Indian crafts. I think this is the only restaurant for miles.

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