5 Best Burger Restaurants in South Dakota

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The burger has and always will be a quintessential part of American culture. In addition, however, the Mount Rushmore state serves up some creative culinary creations, from greasy diner burgers to expensive gourmet burgers. 

Chow down in the best burger restaurants in South Dakota listed below!

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., South Dakota

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. was named the best burger joint in America, and it's no wonder! Everybody knows about it, and it's always the most crowded place in town. If you're looking for some fried comfort food, this is the best place in the Black Hills. Almost everything is made in-house. The burgers are ground daily, and the buns are baked fresh. Popular menu items include "The Black Hills Blues," with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, garlic aioli, and grilled onions; "The Fatty Smitty," with cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli; or "The Texan," with pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, jalapenos, bacon, and chipotle barbecue sauce. They have something for everyone, with two vegetarian burgers, "The Lousy Hunter" and "The Loaded Hunter." In addition, unique weekly burgers are offered. Trust me—you'll want to try them all!

  • Location: 441 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730
  • Website: http://www.blackhillsburgerandbun.com/
  • Phone: 605-673-3411
  • Store Hours: Tuesdays-Wednesdays from 11 am–2:30 pm

Thursdays-Saturdays from 11 am–2:30 pm and 5–7:30 pm

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Sugar Shack, South Dakota

Sugar Shack is an inconspicuous little joint hidden away in the Black Hills. This hole-in-the-wall certainly doesn't look like much, but it packs a punch! Fresh ingredients and large portions make this a great lunch spot. The half-pound burgers are to die for. Burger options are the sugar burger, Swiss mushroom sugar burger, Chili Cheese Burger, hamburger, double hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, and double bacon cheeseburger. The local favorite is resoundingly the Bubba Burger. Yum! 

  • Location: 22493 US-385, Deadwood, SD 57732
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/BlackHillsSugarShack/
  • Phone: 605-341-6772
  • Store Hours: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm

Nick's Hamburger Shop, South Dakota

Nick's Hamburger Shop opened its doors in 1929 during South Dakota State University's "Hobo Day" and has been a cornerstone of Brookings ever since. Burger varieties are limited to hamburger, double hamburger, cheeseburger, and double cheeseburger, but all delicious options! Various toppings and condiments are available. Breakfast burgers are available in the morning. Shakes are also served in flavors of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, cherry, and caramel. So hit up the favorite burger spot of South Dakota State students and enjoy the best burger in Brookings!

  • Location: 427 Main Ave, Brookings, SD 57006
  • Website: http://www.nickshamburgers.com/
  • Phone: 605-692-4324
  • Store Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 11 am–7 pm

Saturdays from 10 am–4 pm

Closed on Sundays

Sickies Garage Burger & Brews, South Dakota

Sickies Garage Burger & Brews is a North Dakota-based restaurant that has expanded to South Dakota, bringing their award-winning burgers. Sickies Garage offers a variety of exciting burger creations, craft beers, and another American cuisine! Each location offers a wide variety of burgers. Additionally, this is a very vegetarian-friendly burger joint, as any burger patty can be substituted for a veggie patty. 

  • Location: 3313 E Mall Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Website: http://www.sickiesburgers.com/
  • Phone: 605-716-7690
  • Store Hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 11 am–10 pm

Fridays from 11 am–12 am

Saturdays from 10 am–12 am

Sundays from 10 am–10 pm 

Burger Time, South Dakota

Burger Time has a quaint, quaint façade that takes you back to when poodle skirts were all the rage, the Beatles led the rebellion, and fast food wasn't all that there was to food. Menu items include ten varieties of burgers, sides like cheese curds and corndogs, and dessert. The most popular burgers are the giant burger, bacon cheeseburger, double burger, and chipotle ranch cheeseburger. 

  • Location: 200 S Lewis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
  • Website: http://www.itsburgertime.com/
  • Phone: 605-332-1513
  • Store Hours: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

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