Restaurants in Rapid City, SD

Let’s be frank: nobody goes to Rapid City, South Dakota for its culinary charms. But if you’re here and hungry and looking for a meal that’s colorful, do check out The Mud Hole of the Black Hills, a thrift store with a cafe inside. The cafe serves what’s called a Sugar Crystal Waffle, basically a dense, bronze, vanilla Liege-style waffle with crunchy bits of sugar in the batter. There is excellent coffee in this town: at Essence of Coffee and at Harriet & Oak Cafe and Roaster. And — surprise! — there’s damn good Louisiana cooking at a saloon called Jambonz.

Rapid City’s Most Famous Dishes

Thick, horseshoe-shaped sausage ring is tightly cased.


Cup of rich, creamed espresso with a cat-head design on top, made of cream


Slice of beet-red plum tart sports a cookie crust


Hash browns made of sweet otatoes are accompanied by a biscuit and an egg white omelet

Sweet Potatoes

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