The Best Things to Eat and Drink in South Dakota

What's better than Mount Rushmore and good food?
South Dakota best food and drink
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South Dakota is one of the best states to visit as a family. Mount Rushmore, Wall Drug, the Corn Palace, and the Black Hills all make for lasting family memories. And with all those tourists clogging I-90 between Souix Falls and Rapid City, they’re going to have to find a few places to eat. Find out the details in our second annual guide to the best food and drink in every state.

The Best Food and Drink in South Dakota for 2019 Gallery

Dining options in the Mount Rushmore State aren’t limited to tourist traps, though. It’s also a hot bed of biker bars thanks to the annual Sturgis rally, so we knew where to start our search for the state’s best dive bar. And perhaps not surprisingly, many of the best things to eat in South Dakota are meat-centric.

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Over the course of the past year we’ve honored everything from its best hot dogs and brunch spot to its best bar and craft beer in our comprehensive and wide-ranging lists and rankings, compiled through extensive research and with input from a wide network of site contributors, bloggers, journalists, and chefs.We’ve compiled these into individual slideshows celebrating the best food and drink in every state, and you can find our South Dakota gallery here.