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Top 7 Rapid City Restaurants You'll Recommend To Everyone

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Your dream vacation deserves the very best restaurants Rapid City has to offer. Thankfully, with the help of our friends over at Tripadvisor we have been able to put together a list of the highest rated restaurants this charming city has to offer. In just a few short minutes, you'll know everything you need to find yourself eating grub so good it'll be the first thing you tell your friends when they ask about your vacation to Rapid City, South Dakota.

Coming in an impressive 1st place out of over 160 different restaurants across the city is none other than Everest Cuisine. This charming Indian restaurant boasts a stunning 4.5 star rating based off of over 500 different reviewers. After reading hundreds of these reviews it is clear you can expect large portions, a healthy amount of spice (if requested), heavenly fresh naan bread, and service that will leave you feeling like Royalty!

What to order:

We highly recommend the Lamb Korma entree. It comes cooked in a creamy onion sauce mixed with cashews and almonds to give it a delectable texture and flavour.

Food at Everest Cuisine

Locals have called this hidden gem a "surprising find" in Rapid City. Kathmandu Bistro offers authentic taste of Nepal. While visiting, don't be surprised if you find yourself meeting the kind owner of this warm establishment as he often goes above and beyond for his guests. You can expect great vibes from the friendly staff, walls decorated with pictures of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest, and mouth watering smells wafting from the kitchen. If all of this hasn't already won you over by the time your meal is delivered, you'll be left pleasantly speechless upon taking your first bites. Here is what Nicole from Tripadvisor has to say about the restaurant, "If you want your taste buds to be renewed and your palette to be cleansed of all you have wasted your life eating, do yourself a favour and book yourself a trip to Kathmandu Bistro in Rapid City."

What to order:

For an outstanding meal we recommend trying the mango chicken entree. Even the sickest eaters find this to be an all time favourite!

Kathmandu Bistro food

For those looking to celebrate an event, impress a special someone, or just for a classy American meal, restaurant no. 3 is a must. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, Delmonico Grill is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Renowned for its impeccable service and creative cuisine, this upscale eatery offers a menu with something tasty for everyone. From fresh seafood dishes to decadent desserts, each plate at Delmonico Grill is crafted with care and attention to detail, promising a memorable dining experience that keeps everyone who walks through their front doors coming back for more.

What to order:

Anyone you speak to about this spot will be sure to mention how delicious the rolls here are, so be sure to budget stomach room accordingly. Beyond that, it is really hard to go wrong with any of the dishes. However, the ribeye steak and salmon entrees are undoubtably worth every penny!

Steak meal at Delmonico Grill

If you find yourself wandering around downtown Rapid City, you've got to check out Independent Ale House. It's the perfect spot for folks who love great beer and delicious food in a relaxed setting. Picture this: over 30 craft beers on tap, with new ones rotating in all the time. And the food? Let's just say they're not your average pub grub – think artisanal burgers, mouthwatering pizzas, and creative small plates, all made with locally sourced ingredients. Whether you're into hoppy IPAs or rich stouts, Independent Ale House has something to tickle your taste buds. It is no surprise that this is best rated bar in Rapid City! Swing by and experience the laid-back vibe and awesome flavours for yourself!

What to order:

If you're a pizza fan be sure to order some when you stop by. It's difficult to count how many reviewers on Tripadvisor rave about the crust. We recommend the mashed potato pizza for a unique but delicious flavour you won't find anywhere else!

Restaurant view of Independent Ale House

When you walk into Tally's Silver Spoon, it's like stepping into a cozy hug from an old friend. This place is a true gem in Rapid City, overflowing with charm and character. Their menu? Oh boy, it's a love letter to the Midwest, full of seasonal goodness and local flavours that'll make your taste buds dance. Fancy some classic comfort food like chicken and waffles? Or maybe you're feeling a bit adventurous and want to dive into their famous bison meatloaf. Here is what RodL66 has to say about the food here, "it was AMAZING!! Unique ingredients and imaginative combinations made for some of the best food I've had anywhere." Whatever you choose from the menu, one thing's for sure – Tally's Silver Spoon serves up dishes that'll put a smile on your face and warmth in your belly.

What to order:

While everything here is superb, be sure to stop by for breakfast. It's a staple for the community for good reason! We recommend the oatmeal waffles or any of pancakes for a guaranteed favourite meal!

Talley's Silver Spoon Breakfast waffles

At Texas Roadhouse, get ready for a taste of Texas right here in Rapid City. From juicy steaks to fall-off-the-bone ribs, their menu is packed with hearty, down-home favourites that'll make your mouth water. And don't even get us started on those famous rolls with cinnamon butter – they're downright addictive! With friendly service and a lively atmosphere, Texas Roadhouse is the go-to spot for a meal that's big on flavour. This in an American Staple that stands out among other restaurants for good reason - consistency, great BBQ, and friendly service.

What to order:

As we stated above, this place is all about rolls and BBQ. We recommend the steak with a loaded baked potato for a meal that will leave you satisfied and happy every single time!

Texas Roadhouse Steak Meal

At Fort Hays Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Music Show, they're serving up a taste of the Wild West with a side of toe-tapping tunes that's great for the whole family. Picture this: savoury chuckwagon supper cooked over an open fire, paired with live cowboy music that'll have you two-stepping in your boots. It's a unique and unforgettable Rapid City experience that'll make you feel like you've stepped back in time. The meal stands out to us for their large portion sizes and the lack of an expected "mass produced" taste that venues like this sometimes suffer from. If you're a fan of getting dinner and a show this is definitely a spot you won't want to miss!

What to order:

The menu here is truly something this restaurant should be proud of. We recommend the mouth watering BBQ beef brisket!

Chuckwagon Supper and Show Street View

Rapid City's restaurant scene is jam packed with local secrets and hidden gems that are just waiting for you to try them! As you can see, there is truly something for everyone when it comes to creating lasting memories over great food!

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