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These 15 Sioux Falls Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

In a state known for the Great Plains, the food scene in Sioux Falls is far more “great” than “plain.”

Alan Woods

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1. Bring Your Biggest Appetite To Minerva’s

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Minerva’s Grill and Bar
301 S Phillips Ave
(605) 664-2244
Yelp: 4 stars, 55 reviews

Don’t fill up at Minerva’s famous salad bar, although that might be tough.

You need to save room for their excellent seafood, chops and steaks. Minerva’s menu is a slave to the seasons, so keep your eye out for specials that ring true to what’s fresh and perfectly ripe. And you won’t ever feel out of place in the comfortable, pub style atmosphere.

2. If You Haven’t Been To Bob’s… You Haven’t Been To Sioux Falls

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Bob’s Carry Out and Delivery
1312 w. 12th St.
(605) 336-7260
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 26 reviews

No, really. That’s the restaurant tagline. But it really is true. Calling Bob’s a Sioux Falls landmark is selling the place short.

Their breakfasts (like veggie-stuffed omelets and corned beef hash) will put hair on any chest, and there is so much “Bob-B-Que” to choose from, it’s really best to just go with a sampler and try everything.

3. Bros Knows… At Least, They Know Food

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Bros Brasserie Americano
332 S. Phillips Ave
(605) 275-3181
Yelp: 4 stars, 30 reviews

Two words: pork belly. Just order it.

This place really does do it all though—especially seafood (pictured is wild striped bass with artichoke and roasted garlic caper puree). Top it all off with two-for-one beers on Tuesdays, and it’s pretty obvious that Bros is a step above the rest.

4. Eat Fancy And Feel At Ease At This Killer Delicatessen

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M.B. Haskett
324 S. Phillips Ave
(605) 367-1100
Yelp: 5 stars, 4 reviews

This is by far Sioux Falls’ best kept culinary secret. M.B. Haskett has a menu like a mood ring, so keep your eye on the chalkboard and always be keen on the quiche.

The vibe is very laid back, but the food is upscale yet simple (like brie and baguettes, or curry chicken salad). And that’s really the best combination, right?

5. A Macaroon-A-Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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CH Patisserie
309 South Phillips Ave
(605) 275-0090
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 7 reviews

Chris Hanmer, the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Just Desserts” season two, is doling out sweets in downtown Sioux Falls, of all places. And you get to reap the benefits.

CH Patisserie features an exciting menu chocked full of European-inspired pastries, so don’t limit yourself to just the fabulous macaroons. Although you’ll probably be having a lot of them.

6. Amazing Food Is In Parker’s Bones

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Parker’s Bistro
210 S. Main St
(605) 275-7676
Yelp: 3.5 stars, 25 reviews

Nothing gets the tongue wagging like bone marrow … and that’s just a first course. What you do with the rest of your meal is up to you, but you should have no doubts that it will be awesome. You can even go vegan if you are so inclined.

This place will clean out your wallet a bit more than the other spots on this list, but with menu items like pork chops with cornbread cakes and pineapple salsa, do you really need convincing to try it?

7. You Won’t Be Sleeping In When Josiah’s Has Breakfast Sandwiches Like This?

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Josiah’s Coffeehouse and Cafe
101 S. Reid Street
(605) 759-8255
Yelp: 4 stars, 11 reviews

Pillows of eggs all warm and cozy on an English muffin…

Wait, I lost my train of thought.

Anyway, Josiah’s take on the most important meal of the day is worth getting out of bed early on a Saturday morning. And no one will judge if you need a nap afterwards.

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8. Go Brazilian At Carnaval

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Carnaval Brazilian Grill
2401 S Carolyn Ave
(605) 361-6328
Yelp: 4 stars, 25 reviews

Sure, you could go with the regular steak at Carnaval—and don’t get me wrong, those are their specialty, with garlic mashed potatoes or even coconut shrimp, so it’ll be awesome.

But you’ll be the opposite of sorry by trying the ribs slathered with their homemade blueberry BBQ sauce, or the local favorite pizza “The Rio,” with pineapple, parmesan chicken, pepperoni and jalapenos on regular crust or Lavash flatbread.

Basically anything with the pineapple at this South Dakota Brazilian haven will be awesome.

9. Eat Like A New Yorker In South Dakota

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A Taste Of The Big Apple
600 N Main Ave
(605) 339-2400
Yelp: 4 stars, 11 reviews

At least when it comes to pizza. You might just forget you’re in the Midwest while chowing down on A Taste Of The Big Apple’s lip-smacking pies.

Try the Freddie the Chicken (chicken, alfredo sauce and roasted red peppers and onions) or the Spanish Harlem (hamburger, olives, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and tortilla chips). They serve ‘em up by the slice just like in the Big Apple – but that’s not to say you can’t order one for yourself.

As if that’s not enough to convince you, this joint’s also got calzones, knishes, and scrumptious garlic cheesy bread. Who really even needs New York?

10. Get The Best Part Of Ireland At McNally’s

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McNally’s Irish Pub
6211 S Old Village Pl
(605) 271-7170
Yelp: 4 stars, 11 reviews

Who knew you’d find an Irish oasis in the middle of South Dakota? McNally’s has been serving drool-worthy drinks (like the Dirty Girl Scout) and food in an irresistibly festive atmosphere that just makes you want to sit back and forget about all your worries for a night out with good friends.

The signature Drunken Mussels (simmered in Guinness) basically speaks for itself, and the Bailey’s-infused cheesecake will pretty much destroy your diet. But you won’t care.

11. Eat To Live. Live To Dine At Phillips Avenue Diner

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Phillips Avenue Diner
121 S. Phillips Ave
(605) 35-4977
Yelp: 4 stars, 63 reviews

Phillips Avenue Diner doesn’t need to go all fancy, because their food is already anything but ordinary. Get the Poutine and the chicken and waffles and see if you even need one of their Heath Bar shakes.

Spoilers: you will. And then you’ll probably want a wheelbarrow to carry you out.

12. Asian Cuisine The Will Put A Spring (Roll) In Your Step

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Phnom Penh
1010 N. Minnesota Ave
(605) 332-3935
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 22 reviews

So you’re in Sioux Falls and you’re craving some Asian food. You’re out of luck, right? Wrong. Phnom Penh has it all covered. This hidden treasure offers fresh authentic taste made from traditional home-style recipes. Anything with sticky rice or papaya salad might just change your life.

Amazing food aside, the service is phenomenal, and that keeps this unassuming joint high on the list local nosheries.

13. There is No SUBstitute For Gregg’s

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Gregg’s Substation
1000 W. 41st
(605) 332-5454
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 9 reviews

The minute you walk in this cozy Sioux Falls sub shop, you’ll instantly feel right at home.

Order the number 18 (ham, salami, pastrami, corned beef, turkey, roast beef and provolone cheese) and you’ll want to move in.


Plus you can even order your faves on a wrap to mix things up—since like I said, you’ll be back here a lot.

14. Italian Like Your Grandma Intended

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Spezia Sioux Falls
4801 S. Louise Ave
(605) 334-7491
Yelp: 4 stars, 45 reviews

Almost unanimously considered to be the best Italian restaurant in Sioux Falls, Spezia does Italian how it belongs—clean, simple and delicious.

Stick to classics like mushroom ravioli or Cioppino pasta, and always finish with their homemade Tiramisu.

15. At Wild Sage Grille “Sustainable” Has Never Been So Tasty

Wild Sage Grille - Sioux Falls Restaurants

Wild Sage Grille
300 N. Cherapa Place
(605) 274-1667
Yelp: 3.5 stars, 29 reviews

Rest assured that no matter what you have here, whether it’s a fresh salad with toasted pecans and Alaskan salmon or a buffalo or elk burger, it’ll be stacked high with ingredients that are fresh, local and consciously sourced. So you can pig out on everything without guilt.

At least not that kind of guilt.

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posted on: April 23, 2014
180,619 views, 3 comments


  1. Susan Hegg

    On my list too: Sanaa’s.

  2. Linda Elhassy

    I had the best food ,service and by far the most fun at the Brazilian Grill .Best Salad Bar hands down .

  3. Lanny V Stricherz

    How in the world, could you list 15 in Sioux Falls and not have Sanaa’s on the list?


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