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8 Best Places for Mac and Cheese in South Dakota!

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A great, homemade mac and cheese meal brings back memories of childhood. From traditional renditions of the classic dish to loaded concoctions with lobster or bacon, you’ll find a bowl of mac and cheese to suit your taste. Dip into your nostalgia and check out these restaurants for the best mac and cheese in South Dakota! 

Grille 26, Sioux Falls, SD

Grille 26 by Minervas uses fresh ingredients and masterful chefs to createone-of-a-kind culinary creations (and wonderful mac and cheese)! They are open for lunch, dinner, and their famous brunch. The lunch and dinner menus offer the triple mac and cheese, which has penne, Cavatappi, Campanelle, aged white cheddar, fontina, gorgonzola, crisp prosciutto, with house alfredo. For a classy mac and cheese dish, Grille 26 won’t disappoint! 

Phillips Avenue Diner, Sioux Falls, SD

This retro diner in Sioux Falls has grown to be one of the best restaurants in town. Their menu includes favorites like a breakfast for dinner section, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and mac and cheese. The mac and cheese has penne noodles, cream and four cheese blend, and topped with breadcrumbs and bacon. For dessert, try the “Crazy Shakes,” which are unique milkshakes that are loaded with toppings in unique flavors like Elvis (peanut butter, honey, and bananas), s’mores, Chocomint Crunch (chocolate, crushed Oreos, and mint), and “Emmanomnom” (chocolate, M&Ms, and cookie dough bits). 

Lucky’s 13 Pub, Spearfish, SD

Two entrees are made for mac and cheese aficionados: the mac and cheese burger and Lucky’s Mac & Cheese. The burger is made with hand-pattied certified angus beef and topped with bacon and mac and cheese. Lucky’s Mac & Cheese is made with a mouthwatering cheese blend and topped with bacon and broccoli. Other menu options include burgers,salads, soups, pizza, and sandwiches. 

Murphy’s Pub & Grill, Rapid City, SD

This pub has become a local hot spot for Rapid City residents, due to their cozy atmosphere, warm and friendly service, and unbeatable food. The menu is diverse, with selections like buffalo meatloaf, beer cheese soup, and gourmet mac and cheese. The mac and cheese is made with corkscrew pasta, cheddar, jack, bleu cheese, and parmesan cheese. Toppings can be added to the dish, and topping choices are pulled pork, red onion, and tomato, pulled buffalo chicken, sausage, pepper, and onion, bacon, or sautéed onion and tomato.

Delmonico Grill, Rapid City, SD

Delmonico Grill offers a fine dining atmosphere with exceptional food in the heart of Rapid City. The menu has a large selection of choice with salad, soup, steak, pork, lamp, burgers, and sandwiches. For mac and cheese lovers, there is the lobster mac and cheese. This classy dish is made with a creamy cheese mixture and tender lobster. 

Killian’s, Spearfish, SD

Killian’s in Spearfish brings a fresh and diverse menu to the Black Hills, with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo options. The menu features items like burgers, pub plates, sandwiches, salads, steaks, entrees, and desserts. The best dish, however, is the bacon mac and cheese. For an extra cost, chicken, steak, shrimp, duck, or blackened salmon can be added. 

Squealers Smoke Shack, Tea, SD

This barbecue food truck serves only the highest quality smoked meats with homemade sides. The truck offers loaded mac and cheese, which is a huge portion of mac and cheese with a creamy cheese sauce and topped with wither chicken, pulled pork, brisket, or pulled pork and brisket. For a smaller mac and cheese portion, “Grandma’s Mac N Cheese” is available. 

The Depot Pub & Grill, Mitchell, SD

Housed in the historic 1908 train depot, this restaurant has friendly service in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The menu offers burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, steak, and gourmet mac & cheese. The gourmet mac and cheese is made with fire-braised chicken with cheese sauce, topped with crumbled bacon, with a homemade blend of cheddar and Monterey jack cheese. The desserts are also a local favorite and include the SnickerCake, brownies, chocolate chimichanga, cheesecake, New York vanilla ice cream sundae, and 1919 Draft Root Beer Float.  

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