The 10 Best Places for Fried Chicken in South Dakota!

You can never have too much chicken! The best way to enjoy this culinary staple is fried, and once you take a bite of the crispy, warm fried chicken, you’ll surely agree. Head to these 10 South Dakota restaurants for the best fried chicken in the state!

1. Cluckin’ Good Chicken, Sioux Falls, SD

Claiming to have South Dakota’s best broasted chicken, Cluckin’ Good Chicken is one of Sioux Fall’s best restaurants. For over 17 years, this restaurant has carryout, catering, delivery, and dine-in on a casual basis. Not only do they serve mouth-watering chicken, but also unbeatable barbecue. The menu has a huge variety of chicken and barbecue options, like the “Chicken Feast” (24 pieces, eight potatoes, and eight rolls), “Rib Feast” (four pounds of rib and eight rolls), and huge family-sized combo packs. 

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2. The Keg, Sioux Falls, SD

Since 1979, this quaint, family-owned restaurant has served Sioux Falls high-quality chicken on a fun menu. When it was first open, they averaged about 1,500 pieces of chicken per week. By the 2000s, they averaged 11,000 pieces of chicken per week. This restaurant specializes in deep fat fried chicken, and they do it the best! Try the hot, fresh, and crispy chicken with several sides like homemade baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.

3. Millstone Family Restaurant, Rapid City, SD

Customers come to Millstone Family Restaurant in Rapid City for a filling home-style meal that can be enjoyed in a family atmosphere. The restaurant is locally owned and operated. In addition to other American fare, the menu has a variety of chicken options, including chicken fried chicken steak and chicken strip dinner. Try the Millstone Chicken Dinner, which comes in options of two, three, or four piece, as well as all-you-can-eat salad bar and choice of potato side. Other chicken dishes include the Frisco chicken sandwich, Cajun chicken sandwich, breast of chicken sandwich, and the chicken melt sandwich.

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4. Spring Creek Restaurant, Pierre, SD

Spring Creek Restaurant in Pierre is one of South Dakota’s most premier traditional steakhouses. It is located right on-site at Spring Creek Resort. In addition to delicious crispy fried chicken, they also serve fresh fish right from the lake, steaks, and an extensive wine list. They will cook up your day’s catch right at the restaurant! 

5. Boss’ Pizza and Chicken, Multiple locations

Boss’ Pizza and Chicken serves up 35 specialty pizzas, delicious broasted chicken, pasta, calzones, and a huge variety of appetizers. This independent delivery restaurant has locations in Keystone, central Sioux Falls, west side Sioux Falls, south Sioux, and Lincoln, Nebraska. Chicken can be bought by the piece, as well as in dinner packages that are served with sides like potato wedges, coleslaw, potato salad, or beans. 

6. Holiday House & Sports Bar, Winner, SD

The Holiday House & Sports Bar in Winner is a small, cozy, family-owned restaurant with a delicious menu and unbeatable chicken! Try their famous Sunday buffet with plenty of broasted chicken! Some of the local favorite menu items are the ribeye, hamburger steak, and chicken fried steak. For vegetarians, there is also a salad bar at the Holiday House & Sports Bar.

7. Murdo Drive-In, Murdo, SD

Whether you’re looking for a great burger, thick milkshake, or mouth-watering fried chicken, the small town Murdo Drive-In is the place to be! Murdo Drive-In was even named one of America’s top 50 drive-ins by Mental Floss. The service is quick and cheerful, and the atmosphere is warm and vintage. For over 30 years, the Murdo Drive-In has served the small community as well as the many travelers who come from far and wide to eat at the famous stop. In addition to chicken, there is also chicken sandwiches, sandwiches, handmade burgers, kids food, salads, side, ice cream, nachos, enchiladas, and tacos. Keep in mind, they are only open during the summer. 

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8. Colonial House Restaurant & Bar, Rapid City, SD

Rapid City’s Colonial House services delicious, fresh food in a warm and welcoming environment with nostalgic charm. This restaurant serves up delicious American cuisine and comfort food that is made in-house every day. Try the southern fried chicken breast, which is a six ounce skinless, boneless breast breaded and fried up crispy. Other chicken dishes include the classic chicken fried steak, spitfire chicken pasta, and more. 

9. Desperados, Hill City, SD

For an authentic cowboy experience in the Black Hills, look no further than Hill City’s Desperados. Other than the delicious chicken, guests rave about the walleye, buffalo burger, walnut pie, cornbread, pork brisket, rainbow trout, spaghetti, and endless fries. Enjoy your cowboy meal in an authentic western themed atmosphere.

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10. Red Rock Restaurant, Wall, SD

For the best steak and chicken in Wall, the Red Rock Restaurant can’t be beat. After a long day of looking around the Wall Drug Store or trekking through the Badlands, head to this fun and friendly restaurant for American cuisine. 

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