9 Best Spots for French Fries in South Dakota

French fries are hands-down the greatest side to any dish. French fries and milkshake? Delicious! French fries and a burger? Classic! French fries and ice cream? Weird, but would honestly still be awesome. Head to these South Dakota restaurants for fries that taste like heaven!

1. JL Beers, Sioux Falls, SD

With great burgers, exclusive brews, and world-class French fries, Sioux Fall’s JL Beers can’t be beat! The burgers are definitely a centerpiece, but the fries are out-of-this-world! Seasonings like sea salt, Cajun, jalapeno cheddar, barbecue, and parmesan garlic can be added. Order loaded fries like the Buffalo BLU (Buffalo sauce and bleu cheese crumbles), BLT BLU (bacon bits, diced tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles, diced raw onions, and ranch), or Loaded (beer cheese sauce, bacon bits, diced jalapenos, and jalapeno cheddar seasoning). Not matter what kind of crazy fry concoction chosen, it is sure to be unbelievably mouth-watering!

2. Sickies Garage Burgers and Brews, Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD

This award-winning restaurant specializes in making one-of-a-kind burgers and serving cold brews, but they should be winning awards for their fries! Try some interesting French fry dishes like the chili cheese fries or Garbage Fries, which are their shoestring fries topped with melted cheddar and provolone cheese, covered with bacon, jalapenos, green & white onions, tomatoes, black olives, avocado, and crowned with a fried egg. Yum! Other than the fries, the menu has burgers, appetizers, chicken wings, salads, sandwiches, and more.

3. Black Hills Burger and Bun Co., Custer, SD

Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. may have been voted as the best burger joint in America by the Huffington Post, but the fries may also be among the best in the country! This family-owned restaurant has fresh, homemade buns and one-of-a-kind burgers. In addition to nine burger options, there are also two vegetarian burgers. Or make it an authentic South Dakota meal by switching from hamburger patty to a Buffalo patty. Other menu options include salads, fish, chicken, appetizers, and a kids menu. Try the classic fries or the sweet potato fries!

4. Ode to Food & Drinks, Sioux Falls, SD

As this hip Sioux Falls eatery says, there is no love more sincere than the love of food—and after trying just one bite of the fries, everyone agrees! This stylist joint has a fresh menu with options like salads, flatbread pizza, spring rolls, chislic, baby back ribs, unique burger concoctions, scallops, ribeye, steak, fish, duck, and much more. The fries are a local favorite. They have just the right amount of crispiness! But don’t take our word for it –head down to Ode to Food & Drinks for an unforgettable meal.

5. Lewie’s Saloon & Eatery, Lead, SD

The fries are fresh, warm, and crispy—a perfect complement to the huge, delicious burgers. There are four burger options: hamburger, cheeseburger, mushroom & Swiss burger, and bacon cheeseburger. Add extras to the burger, like bacon, grilled onion, sliced jalapeno, mushroom, or cheese. The menu includes other favorites like salads, hot wings, basket food, and sandwiches. After a long day of enjoying the Black Hills, head to Lewie’s Saloon and have a cold beer, warm fries, and a huge burger!

6. TapHouse 41, Sioux Falls, SD

Burgers, brews, bourbon—Taphouse 41 has it all! (Don’t forget the fries!) The menu has a multitude of big, juicy burgers like the Jambalaya Burger (Siracha aioli, cheddar cheese, andouille sausage, Cajun fried shrimp, and roasted garlic mayo), Q Burger (Tennessee sauce, cheddar cheese, haystack onions, and Dixie sauce), and nine other fun burger combinations! Nothing is better than a huge burger and generous serving of fries. Customers must be 21 or older to enter, so leave the kiddos at home.

7. Badlands Saloon and Grille, Wall, SD

All roads lead to Wall… and the Badlands Saloon and Grille. Voted as one of the best restaurants in town, the family-owned and operated Badlands Saloon and Grille has a clean and friendly atmosphere. It is located directly across the street from the famous Wall Drug. Visitor reviews rave about the fries being fresh, hot, and tasty. The menu has other favorites like Buffalo burgers, classic burgers, beer, pizza, and other American fare. The Badlands Saloon and Grille is the perfect spot to recharge after a long day of hiking in the nearby Badlands.

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8. Mustang Sally’s, Deadwood, SD

Mustang Sally’s in downtown Deadwood is in a fun, retro building. Sit inside to see the retro interior or grab a seat at the outdoor dining area and watch the hustle and bustle of Deadwood. The menu includes six hamburgers, a vegetarian burger, chicken, milkshakes, baskets, hot wings, nachos, hot dogs, and other American cuisine. There is a selection of high-quality brews and a variety of wines. The food is reasonably priced despite its downtown tourist location. The fries are handmade and always impress diners.

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9. BaRLee’s, Keystone, SD

BaRLee’s is known for their delicious, home-style comfort food. Diners rave about this restaurants 10 different burgers, including a vegetarian burger, and fresh fries. The fries are fresh-cut and served with the main dishes.

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