¡Los 14 mejores restaurantes de Dakota del Sur!

La cocina única de Dakota del Sur es algo que todos deben experimentar. La gastronomía del estado se caracteriza por comidas ricas y abundantes. Desde comidas tradicionales como los tacos indios, toda la carne de bisonte que tu corazón desea y muchas opciones para vegetarianos/veganos, Mount Rushmore State no te dejará con hambre. Aquí están los 14 mejores restaurantes del estado. 

Firehouse Brewing Company, Rapid City, Dakota del Sur

Firehouse es uno de los restaurantes más singulares de Rapid City. Ubicado en el edificio original de la estación de bomberos de Rapid City construido en 1915, está lleno no solo de historia sino también de una deliciosa cocina. El menú tiene una amplia variedad de comidas, con opciones saludables y vegetarianas. Ladrillos a la vista, equipos de bomberos antiguos y una iluminación acogedora hacen que el ambiente sea único. Junto al restaurante Firehouse se encuentra Firehouse Brewing Company. Firehouse elabora aproximadamente 40 estilos de cerveza únicos cada año, con nueve cervezas de barril en un momento dado. ¡Desde la cervecería hasta el restaurante, Firehouse es un favorito local!

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., Custer, Dakota del Sur

Esta hamburguesería familiar es un punto de acceso local. Siempre es el lugar más animado de la ciudad, y la espera bien vale la pena. Si está buscando algo de comida reconfortante frita, aquí encontrará lo mejor. Los aperitivos incluyen «dedos de pretzel suaves y feos» fritos, servidos con salsa de queso y cerveza, cuajada de queso y nachos de puerco desmenuzado a la barbacoa. Sin embargo, por lo que son famosos son sus hamburguesas únicas. El menú de hamburguesas incluye elementos como «The Black Hills Blues», con queso azul desmenuzado, tocino, alioli de ajo y cebollas asadas, «The Fatty Smitty», con queso cheddar, tocino, huevo frito, lechuga, tomate y alioli de ajo, o “The Texan”, con queso pepper jack, cebollas asadas, jalapeños, tocino y salsa BBQ con chipotle. Sirven algo para todos, con dos hamburguesas vegetarianas, «Vegetarian-The Lousy Hunter» y «Vegetarian-The Loaded Hunter».

Cheyenne Crossing, Plomo, SD

Un viaje a Dakota del Sur no está completo sin comer algunos alimentos básicos de Dakota del Sur, y Cheyenne Crossing es el mejor lugar para disfrutar. Con la gran influencia de los nativos americanos en el estado, es uno de los mejores lugares para probar los tacos indios. Servidos en pan frito cubierto con carne de bisonte o res, verduras como lechuga y tomates y queso, ¡estos tacos te harán olvidar los tacos tradicionales! Dirígete a Cheyenne Crossing, en lo profundo de Black Hills, para disfrutar de la cocina tradicional de Dakota del Sur. El restaurante es pequeño y pintoresco, pero no se deje engañar por su tamaño. Desde hamburguesas de bisonte hasta tacos exclusivos y panqueques de masa agria, no se quedará con hambre. 

Restaurante Cedar Pass Lodge, Interior, Dakota del Sur

¿Qué podría ser mejor que pasar un día explorando el Parque Nacional Badlands? ¡Cenamos en Cedar Park Restaurant después! El restaurante tiene una gran oferta de platos locales y regionales, que incluyen el taco Sioux, pan frito casero esponjoso cubierto con frijoles refritos, carne de búfalo o hamburguesa vegetariana de frijoles negros picantes, lechuga picada, tomates y espolvoreado con aceitunas negras. Hay una selección de otras entradas disponibles, que incluyen opciones vegetarianas y sin gluten, ¡pero el taco Sioux es una delicia que no querrá perderse!

Parrilla brasileña Carnaval, Sioux Falls, Dakota del Sur

When it comes to great Brazilian food, Sioux Falls isn’t usually what comes to mind. Yet, the Carnaval Brazilian Grill easily has the most succulent choice of meats in the Mount Rushmore State. Stop by the only Brazilian steakhouse in the state to enjoy a traditional Brazilian churrasco style meal! Their signature specialty is the “Gaucho Meal”—a feast of slow-roasted churrasco meats served straight from the churrasqueira skewer. When you are ready for more meat, simply place your service indicator from red to green, ensuring speedy service. Too much meat? This specialty also comes with the hot and cold salad bar and unlimited coconut fried bananas. For those who don’t enjoy unlimited delicious Brazilian meats, there are smaller plates with items like empanadas, bacon-wrapped lion tips, samba scallops, flame-roasted pizza or flatbreads, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and seafood. There is something for everyone at this exceptional steakhouse.

Laughing Water Restaurant, Custer, SD

The best part of a trip to Crazy Horse isn’t the hiking or the view, but rather the meal from Laughing Water Restaurant. The casual elegance, along with the spectacular view, only serves to complement the fantastic traditional Native American foods. Dine on specialties such as tatanka stew, made from prime cuts of Black Hills buffalo, slow cooked with carrots, sweet peas, pearl onions, potatoes, simmered with a specialty blend of zesty seasonings and served with Indian fry bread, Indian tacos, home-made Indian fry bread topped with beef, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, and sour cream, or Wojapi, a type of desert in which fry bread is topped with warm berry sauce. Dining on traditional Native American food in the shadow of Crazy Horse is an authentic South Dakota experience that you cannot miss!

Al’s Oasis, Oacoma, SD

Al’s Oasis has always been a must-stop for tourists along Interstate 90, so whether you’re a tourist or a local, Al’s Oasis is the place to be. While at Al’s, make sure to try South Dakota’s traditional food, the chislic. It is marinated cubes of beef, fried to order. For another of South Dakota’s favorite foods, order the Buffalo Burger, one-third of a pound. fresh ground buffalo patty cooked to order. Once you take your first bite, you’ll know that Al’s is indeed an oasis. 

Stampmill Restaurant & Saloon, Lead, SD

Get away from the noise of the city and take a seat in the historic Stampmill Restaurant. Built in 1897 by one of the nonmilitary attachments to Custer’s 7th Cavalry, it is a favorite stop for history buffs. The restaurant is nothing short of beautiful, with exposed brick, polished wood floors, and tasteful turn of the century décor. The most popular dishes are the Worcestershire chicken and grilled sirloin tips, but we’re sure you’ll be more than satisfied with any menu item!

Deadwood Social Club, Deadwood, SD

A visit to South Dakota is not complete without a meal from the most infamous saloon in the Wild West. The Deadwood Social Club, located on the second floor of the Saloon #10 complex, is full of history, fantastic food, and maybe even the ghost of Wild Bill Hickok. This is the saloon where the Wild West legend met his match in 1876. The old wooden floors and walls, historic memorabilia, and lighting make it feel like you’re stepping into the past. While the atmosphere is old-fashioned, the menu is anything but. It features fresh options such as beef wellington served with bourbon sweet potatoes, walleye topped with balsamic roasted grape tomatoes, buffalo ravioli, and even gluten free pasta upon request.  

Desperados Cowboy Restaurant, Hill City, SD

The Desperados Cowboy Restaurant in quiet Hill City is a can’t miss for cowboy cuisine. The restaurant has a delightful old town feel, from the buffalo skull decorations to the old-time cash register. The cuisine is authentic Wild West with dishes like walnut pie, cornbread, country fried steak, buffalo tips, buffalo burger, and pork brisket. Hop on your horse and ride to Hill City for a dining experience you won’t get anywhere else. 

Independent Ale House, Rapid City, SD

With 40 taps of beer in constant rotation, the Independent Ale House knows how to keep customers interested. Not only do they serve beer, but also a dozen different handcrafted pizza. Beer and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly, so head over to Independent Ale House to experience the best that Rapid City has to offer.

Grille 26, Sioux Falls, SD

Grille 26 is known across the state for its remarkable ambiance and top notch cuisine. Chef Patrick Schmidt serves delicious dishes with traditional New Orleans recipes and ingredients. The most popular dishes are the champagne chicken, walleye served with skillet fingerling potatoes and citrus beurre blanc, strawberry rhubarb cheesecake served with crème anglaise, and the buffalo burger.

Phillips Avenue Diner, Sioux Falls, SD

Stop by this quaint corner restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls for classic all-American menu items. This little piece of Americana serves sandwiches, a wide selection of burgers, noodles, and American classics like the Coney Dog, jambalaya, and diner meatloaf. For desert, order one of their Instagram-worthy Crazy Shakes. Flavors include strawberry cheesecake, Chocomint Crunch, Emmanomnom, Salty Dog, s’mores, or Whatchamaycallit. This diner’s charm will draw you in and the taste will bring you back. 

Tally’s Silver Spoon, Rapid City, SD

For a high-class dining experience with well-prepared selections, Tally’s is the go-to restaurant. Once you step through the door, the warmth and charm immediately draws you in. The best dishes are the buffalo steak sandwich, elk osso bucco, or the root beer bison.