Pizza in South Dakota? It’s some of the best in the entire country. From small hometown diners to places prepping pies the size of the state, you’ll find everything you’re looking for right here.
With so many options, in fact, it’s hard to narrow down the best. What’s a weary traveller to do? We’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for the seven best pizzas in South Dakota. Prepare to enter foodie paradise.
Dough Trader is based out of an old Tastee Freeze that was brought to Spearfish by Tom Bell back in the 1950s and has been in the Bell family since. The key here is in the dough – they use a 130-year-old starter yeast for their sourdough crust and you can taste the dedication to perfect pizza in every bite.
Food Network once ranked Charlie’s Pizza House as having the best pizza in South Dakota. But, we’d even argue that the pizza here is some of the best in the country. Here, they pair one-of-a-kind pizzas with wings, local beer, cheesy bread and delicious salads. All of their specialty pizzas are quality, but John Wayne’s BBQ Style comes topped with beef, ham, crab, green olives, mushroom, and BBQ sauce.
At Lintz Bros. it’s very clear that the people who work here truly love pizza. The passion shows through in their dedication and all of the wonderful flavours you’ll find in each bite. Their pizzas are absolutely some of the best in South Dakota, featuring mouthwatering flavours both traditional and unique. Stick with a classic pepperoni or branch out and try something as delicious as their Flaming German Samoan or the Pie-Mac. It’s all so good.
Big Time Pizza is a quality, local pizza joint and coffee hub all rolled into one. If you’re travelling through South Dakota, this means that it’s the spot to go if you’re looking for high-quality eats and the chance to chat with locals. Every pizza they make is made completely from scratch, and it shows in the final result. Seeing as you’re in South Dakota, we suggest sampling the Big Ta Tanka, which comes with 100% lean buffalo.
What’s not to love about a place that serves such pizzas as Beef Taco and Spaghetti Pie? Thatzza Pizza is your go-to spot for some of the best pizza in South Dakota, whether you’re after some traditional deep-dish pizza or are interested in something more creative. Choose from delicious, inventive options such as Turkey Melt, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or even Buffalo Chicken, which comes with hot wing sauce as the base.
Crispy, thin-crust pizza is what Empire Pizza seems to be known for. That, and the fact that they cut their pies into small little pieces that you can quickly scarf down because, let’s be real, it’s so delicious you won’t be able to eat it slowly. They serve all of the standards and then a few more that’ll really tantalise your tastebuds. The Cheeseburger Bacon Ranch comes with a base of ranch sauce on which they add pickles, onions, beef, and bacon bits. Tasty is an understatement.
The impressive tap list here ensures you’ll have something tasty and cold to pair with your pizza, of which you’ve got endless choices. From Thai to Spicy Chicken and even Mashed Potato, it’s all good. But, we suggest starting with the Chicken Enchilada. It comes with a fire-braised chicken and tortilla chips topped off with enchilada sauce and limes on the side. Yum.
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