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Good eats in South Dakota?

munchiegirl Jun 12, 2008 02:08 PM

Anywhere good to eat in South Dakota? I'm going to be driving cross state and would love ideas, be it road food or fine dining. I'm staying in Pierre for a night. Thanks!

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    dochoch Jun 26, 2008 04:07 PM

    You might also try The Sluice in Spearfish for an excellent dinner.

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      kalman Jun 25, 2008 09:55 AM

      The Sage Creek Grill in Custer, SD is fabulous. Right in the black hills, good, local food made with expertise. They have a wine bar next store with a relatively good selection. The specials are fantastic. Definitely a gem in SD

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        pollymerase Jun 23, 2008 06:43 PM

        I lived in Sioux Falls for 4 years during college and I was a big fan of a tasty Italian place named Spezia on Western and 22nd or so. I spent a few weekends in Pierre, but unfortunately don't remember a single meal so I'm guessing nothing was very good. We always seemed to stop at Al's Oasis in Chamberlain. I never thought it was anything too special, but all of my S. Dakotan friends said it was the place we had to stop.

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          Stan Jun 23, 2008 06:17 PM

          It's been a few years but the Cattleman's Club used to be great. Great cheap steaks overlooking the river about 6-7 miles east of town.

          1. munchiegirl Jun 19, 2008 05:41 PM

            Come on guys! Someone must've eaten something in SD that didn't suck!

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              ExercisetoEat Jun 20, 2008 09:35 AM

              Check out threads on Sioux Falls and Rapid City for ideas. My favorites are Sanna's in Sioux Falls: http://www.sanaasgourmet.com/ . And the Corn Exchange in Rapid City: http://www.cornexchange.com/ . Or the Firehouse in Rapid City for something less upscale than the Corn Exchange: www.firehousebrewing.com .

              As for the rest of the state, there's pretty much nothing but flat grassland for hours. If you find a good spot in Pierre please report back as I'll be there in a few months and would love some ideas! Be sure to stop in the Badlands if you have time. I've never seen anything like it - almost other-worldly and very beautiful in a stark barren way.

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                munchiegirl Jun 20, 2008 01:09 PM

                Thanks! I'll pass on any finds. I'm really looking forward to the Badlands. I've heard they're amazing.

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                  jwagnerdsm Jun 23, 2008 01:13 PM

                  As I've mentioned before, the filet at the Alpine Inn at Hill City in the Black Hill is legendary.

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                    LR4KSU Jun 25, 2008 01:28 PM

                    The Alpine Inn in Hill City is a must. Save room for desser, they are legendary!

                    There is a place in downtown Rapid City called the Firehouse or next to the firehouse that has EXCELLENT pizza.

                    I can't believe that nobody has mentioned Wall Drug! The donuts there are great if you can get them while they are hot. And the ice water is free!

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