American in Sturgis

Knuckle Saloon

A quintessential Sturgis saloon with walls that are like a museum of town history. The space doubles as a concert hall, bull-riding stage and all-around biker entertainment venue. Try the 'world famous' beef tips, b…
Modern American in Rapid City

Delmonico Grill

Fine burgers, sandwiches and salads star at lunch at this casually elegant downtown dining spot. At dinner, choose from superb steaks and other meaty mains from the Plains. Lots of specials by season.
American in Rapid City

Murphy's Pub & Grill

Pub fare with creative flair makes this bustling downtown bar an excellent dining choice. Specials feature seasonal and local ingredients. The vast terrace is matched by the big interior.
American in Lead

Stampmill Restaurant & Saloon

With brick walls, wooden booths and plenty of taxidermy, you can easily get into the frontier spirit at this atmospheric 1890s-era saloon. It whips up some fantastic soups. Drink too much at the bar and you can head…
American in Rapid City

Tally's Silver Spoon

Carter or Reagan? Both statues are visible out front and you can ponder your preference while you savor the upscale diner fare at this slick downtown cafe and bar. Breakfasts are as good as ever; more creative regio…
Cafe in Hot Springs

Morning Sunshine

This cheery little cafe with a blue bison on the roof is hopping from breakfast through lunch with a small but tasty menu of bagels, soups and sandwiches. Coffee is another draw.
American in Hill City


Dine amid frontier charm in the oldest hand-hewn log commercial building in South Dakota. Have the burger. Service is quick and casual.
Deli in Keystone

Teddy's Deli

Best sandwiches in the region, far better than what you'll get at nearby Mt Rushmore.
American in Deadwood

Midnight Star

Owned by actor Kevin Costner, this attractive boozer (with 'top shelf Jell-O shots') has costumes and photos from his movies. The restaurant serves sandwiches, pastas and seafood.