The land of endless prairies is also home to some seriously good steak spots. Whether you’re celebrating something special or just looking to indulge a bit, there are more than a few steakhouses in South Dakota to go around. From upscale eateries to cosy saloon-esque taverns, we’ve got you in mind.
7 of the Best Steakhouses in South Dakota
1. Cattleman’s Club Steakhouse – Pierre
With sweeping views of the Missouri River, old school hospitality and some of the best steak suppers in South Dakota, it’s easy to fall for the Cattleman’s Club Steakhouse. They pride themselves on serving the highest quality of USDA choice cuts that have been seasoned and charred to perfection. Begin with the crispy fried dill pickle chips and then move up to their signature cut porterhouse.
2. Morrie’s Steakhouse – Sioux Falls
Looking to treat yourself or a special someone to an evening of fine dining? With white linens galore, world class service, an impeccable wine list and delectable gourmet menu, Morrie’s steakhouse is the place to be. Start with a few cocktails at the bar before feasting on the steak of your life; aka the bone-in Tomahawk Wagyu ribeye that’s a bit of a local legend.
3. Hartford Steak Co. Tavern – Hartford
This cosy family owned and operated steakhouse is just the place to enjoy an incredible steak dinner in a warm and cosy atmosphere. Famous for their simple and straightforward menu, they are famous for their slow-food mentality that makes dinner taste like home. After indulging in their impeccable filet mignon or famous prime rib, be sure to save room for their caramel pecan cheesecake.
4. Steerfish Steak and Smoke – Spearfish
Steerfish Steak and Smoke is the epitome of a cosy steak joint with its timber architecture, warm lighting and comfy cabin feel. Beyond the western atmosphere, you’ll find an incredible line up of apps and desserts to bring your steak dinner to the next level. For your steak pick be sure to choose from any of their hand cut cowboy cuts that are grilled to perfection over hickory wood.
5. Mad Mary’s Steakhouse & Saloon – Pierre
For more than two decades, Mad Mary’s has been a staple in Pierre’s dining scene. It’s not hard to see why, either. Mad Mary’s is a place that goes above and beyond to make everyone feel at home. Mary herself is even quoted as saying “You can come in in a tuxedo or you can come right out of the field, and everybody feels comfortable. We have guys from a [livestock] sale barn come over …” It’s not just the hospitality, either. The food is just as great – don’t miss out on the jalapeno poppers.
6. Mavericks Steak & Cocktails – Aberdeen
When it comes to great drinks and eve better steak, Mavericks Steak & Cocktails is the place to be. Famous for their casual barn-style atmosphere and hearty helpings, it’s an easy place to love. Plus, they serve only the highest quality steaks that’ve been aged for 30 days, perfectly marbled and loaded with flavour. Don’t miss out on the buffalo wings, either.
7. Delmonico Grill – Rapid City
Delmonico Grill has long been a big name in the world of fine dining. Famous for their elegant and sophisticated digs that make the perfect backdrop for a steak dinner, it’s not hard to see why the restaurant is one of the prime go-tos for date night. Be sure to go for their kona crusted ribeye made with an espresso rub; and don’t forget a selection from their wine list.