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Top Places to Eat in Rapid City, SD

November 09, 2020

During your stay at Quality Inn and Suites, indulge in a tasty dish at one of the top places to eat in Rapid City, SD!

No matter how long your venture was to Rapid City, once you check into your cozy room at the Quality Inn and Suites, a tasty meal will be at the top of your list of priorities. But, the classic question remains – where to go? For those unfamiliar with the area, it can feel overwhelming trying to pick through the hundreds of options to find the perfect spot to satisfy your craving. Luckily, we’ve compiled an eclectic list of local favorites that serve everything from classic diner breakfasts to exotic dishes. Read on to learn about ten of the culinary treasures in our area!

El Sombrero

Although relatively new to Rapid City, El Sombrero has spent the last year quickly gaining in popularity among locals and visitors alike, which can be largely attributed to their large portions of authentic Mexican dishes. Situated only three minutes from the Quality Inn and Suites on East North Street, the restaurant offers favorites like burritos, tacos and quesadillas along with a selection of beers, wines and margaritas. Follow them on Facebook for information on specials and events, and to drool over photos of their food.

Jambonz Deux

Take a trip to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street right here in Rapid City at Jambonz Deux! Indulge in classic Cajun dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, poboys and fried catfish, all served in a laid-back environment with soft jazz playing in the background. Click here to start browsing their tasty menu.

Cambell Street Café

Do you love diners where you can savor a hearty plate of pancakes, bacon and eggs in a friendly, small-town atmosphere? Then a stop at Cambell Street Café is for you! Located only 4 minutes from the Quality Inn and Suites, they serve up breakfast and lunch favorites until 2 p.m. daily, 1 p.m. on Sundays. Visit them at 211 N. Cambell Street in Rapid City.

Kathmandu Bistro

This quaint bistro, located in an historic building in downtown Rapid City, offers a wide menu of traditional Indian fare that contains a little something for everyone, including vegetarian options and a children’s menu. Visitors have raved about their chicken korma and garlic naan. Check out their menu before you go!

Tally’s Silver Spoon

No best restaurants of Rapid City list would be complete without mentioning Tally’s Silver Spoon, a fixture of downtown since the 1930’s. Although it has recently gotten a makeover, it still offers many of the classics from the early years, such as blueberry pancakes (still made from Tally’s original recipe) and chicken fried steak, along with more sophisticated options like smoked salmon benedict and their one-of-a-kind dish Duck, Duck, Goose, which is comprised of duck confit, onion, arugula, sweet potatoes, foie gras, sunny egg, gooseberries and toast. And that’s just for breakfast! Their lunch and dinner menus also showcase a fun mix of timeless recipes and never-before-seen creations. They are one of the area’s hotspots, so reservations are definitely recommended, and can be made directly on their website.

Independent Ale House

For delicious pizza you can’t find anywhere else served alongside craft beer and a wide selection of the finest wines, stop into the Independent Ale House in downtown Rapid City. The rustic, sophisticated setting provides the perfect backdrop to nosh on unique favorites like mashed potato pizza or the Dub’s Thai, topped with peanut sauce, garlic, cheese blend, spinach, coconut, carrots, red onion and garam spice. Click here to browse their food, beer and wine menus.

Everest Cuisine

Located in a modest building off of West Main Street, Everest Cuisine serves up fresh, authentic Nepalese and Indian food that keeps locals coming back for more. If you’re new to dishes like biryani chicken and tandoori chicken tikka, visiting them during their lunch buffet, which they offer seven days a week from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., to get a taste of many different offerings from their menu.

Golden Phoenix

As a main Chinese cuisine staple in Rapid City for decades, Golden Phoenix has built a reputation on offering the classics, like sesame chicken, Mongolian beef and sweet and sour pork, with fresh ingredients and friendly service. They are another West Main Street establishment, and well worth the ten minute drive to get to. Make it a night in and get your order for take-out to enjoy in your room here at Quality Inn and Suites! Head to their website to view their lunch and dinner menus.


If you’re searching for an intimate fine dining experience, Delmonico in downtown Rapid City is the perfect destination for you. Their lunch menu offers tasty, unique options such as the Kona burger, featuring espresso rub, brie and mosto, while their dinner menu showcases succulent ribeyes, prime rib, salmon and more. Reservations are recommended, and can be made on their website.

Pistachio Pie Bakery

If you’re craving a sweet treat, head on over to Jackson Boulevard in west Rapid City to get a slice of freshly baked pie from locally owned Pistachio Pie Bakery! They offer a variety of pies, from coconut cream to peanut butter, as well as cheesecakes, cookies and tons of flavors of macarons. Visit their website to see their menu, as well as view their monthly specials.

These are just some of the many superb places to eat in Rapid City, SD! There are many culinary delights to be experienced, all within minutes of Quality Inn & Suites Rapid City.

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