Concocting true mouthwateringly delicious doughnuts is no easy task—but South Dakotans have perfected the art. From the classics like chocolate and glazed, to unique creations like holiday-themed and candy-covered delights, the top 10 doughnut shops in South Dakota will bring you the best of breakfast food!
JerryÊ¼s Cakes & Donuts is a local family-owned bakery with the best doughnuts in Rapid City. Doughnut varieties include traditional doughnuts, filled long johns, caramel rolls, and glazed rolls. Every doughnut is wonderful—whether you opt for the classic glaze or add fillings or toppings like almonds. Other baked goods include muffins, cookies, doughnut holes, brownies, and wedding or birthday cakes. Whatever you order, you will leave smiling!
These doughnuts will be the highlight of your morning. The favorites are glazed and chocolate glazed. However, they also offer fun varieties like letter-shaped doughnuts, holiday-themed, candy-covered, bacon glazed, thin mint, and more. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Not only are the doughnuts to die for, but the coffee complements them perfectly! They offer the Flyboy Coffee Signature Blend, BennyÊ¼s Black Stout, Flyboy Donut House Blend, and Jamaican Me Crazy. The shop is locally family-owned and operated. You’ll wish you ordered more than a dozen!
For more than 70 years, the Royal Bake Shop has served the town of Centerville the most delectable doughnuts possible. The recipes have not changed much from when they opened in 1946. Their most popular pastry is the Zebra Donut—a normal doughnut mixed with fudge topped with chocolate icing. Other popular items include the apple fritters, cinnamon raisin bread, and maple sticks. Get there early so you don’t miss out on the Zebra Donuts!
WeimerÊ¼s Diner & Donuts has long been a local hotspot in Sturgis. The doughnuts are light, fluffy, but slightly crispy. The most popular options are the classics: chocolate and glazed. The prices are great, as is the service. Their restaurant food is limited but delicious. If you’re looking for a meal, try the biscuits and gravy or the pancakes. Get there early so you’ll get your pick of doughnut flavor!
Glazed & Dazed Donuts is famous around Rapid City for their moist yet crisp creations. Local favorites include the classics like glazed, the maple bacon long john, and the monster apple fritter. The shop is clean and welcoming and the service is excellent. Pick your favorites or get the assorted dozen to try all the biggest hits!
FillerÊ¼s BakeryÊ¼s hometown doughnuts are made from scratch daily so you know they’re fresh and delicious. This cozy shop is in the central part of the state in the small town of Mobridge. Not only do they serve a large selection of doughnuts, but bread, rolls, buns, and more are also available.
Just a few blocks from the famous Corn Palace, Daylight Donuts has some of the most mouthwatering doughnuts around! They have a huge variety of choices and will fill the doughnuts with your choice of filling. Fun toppings like almonds are also available. They use a special doughnut mix with a light texture, specially crafted for their stores.
Opened in 1984, this quaint store is family-owned and operated. They make perfect doughnuts using traditional techniques, a passion for their craft, and top-notch ingredients. Glazes and fillings are made from scratch and doughnuts are baked fresh every day. Options include apple fritters, sour cream cake doughnuts, cinnamon twists, maple long johns, filled long johns, blueberry cake doughnuts, caramel rolls, and chocolate long johns.
This downtown mom and pop doughnut shop has been serving the Pierre community for decades—and have perfected their craft in that time. Customers are always greeted with a warm smile in a clean and cozy shop. Local favorites are the blueberry doughnuts, sour cream doughnuts, the sugared buttercream-filled doughnut holes, and cinnamon twists. Get here early, because they close as soon as they sell out!
On the far east side of the state, Flandreau Bakery & Coffee Bar serves up delightful doughnuts. They offer a large selection for a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is retro, probably due to the shop’s long history serving the town. The goods tend to go quickly, so arrive early or place your order to guarantee you will get a taste.