Satisfy that dessert craving with a warm fresh-from-the-oven slice of apple pie. Complement it with a delicious scoop of vanilla ice cream and it’s perfect. The pie shops of South Dakota will help you indulge in this delectable dessert. From cafes in Sioux Falls to bake shops in Custer, here are the 9 best places to pick up an apple pie in South Dakota.
Nestled in the heart of the Black Hills, Hill City’s Mountain Treats is a favorite among locals and tourists alike who crowd into the quaint shop for perfect pastries and decadent sweets. Whether the ice cream sundae, the hot fudge, the milkshakes, the pizza, or the root beer floats, every customer leaves satisfied and smiling. Their crown jewel, however, is their apple pie which is stuffed with plenty of apples and seasonings, all packed into a fluffy crust. If that isn’t enough, try some of their other pie flavors like cherry, rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb, blackberry, and blueberry, among others.
The Purple Pie Place is famous around South Dakota for their zany purple and pink building, along with their reputation for mouthwatering pies! This pie shop serves up hundreds upon hundreds of slices every week, but they are only open for the tourist season so get there while you can. Available pie flavors are strawberry rhubarb, rhubarb, peach, cherry, blueberry, bumbleberry, blackberry, raspberry rhubarb jalapeno, peanut butter, cream pie of the day, and, of course, classic and unbeatable apple pie!
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This quaint cafe is a must-stop when heading through Hot Springs, due to their excellent breakfast, great service, and unforgettable apple pie. Everything is homemade and crafted with love and care by the masterful chefs and bakers. Local’s favorite dishes are the beef tips, pecan pancakes, hash browns, breakfast burrito, and sandwiches, as well as freshly made pie.
Josiah’s is the highest rated coffeehouse in all of Sioux Falls. Located in the heart of downtown, they offer a full menus for breakfast and lunch, a variety of coffees and espressos, and made-from-scratch bakery items. Their most popular menu items are the caramel rolls, paninis, quinoa dish, homemade granola, soups, breakfast pizza, and pies. Customers rave about the crust, with many reviews saying it’s the best they’ve ever tasted. You can’t go wrong with a slice of Josiah’s salted caramel apple pie!
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Al’s Oasis is situated along Interstate 90 and has long been a much welcomed pitstop for road-weary travelers. After a long day on the road, stop at Al’s for some five-cent coffee and a slice of pie fresh from the oven. Their specialty is hot apple pie, topped with cinnamon ice cream. If that isn’t enough to quiet your stomach, taste some of their menu selections like South Dakotan chislic, buffalo burger as well as regular beef burgers, fish, steak, sandwiches, chicken or shrimp baskets, Indian tacos, country fried steak, and much more!
Opened during the throes of the Great Depression when Wall was barely a speck on the map, Wall Drug Store is now famous around the world, thanks in part to their free ice water and delicious apple pie. After a long day driving through South Dakota, stop at the cafe and try some of their classics like five cent coffee, homemade donuts, rolls, pie, ice cream, hot beef sandwiches, buffalo burgers, and more.
In the small town of Murdo, The Covered Wagon Cafe is a favorite among locals looking to grab a bite to eat in a welcoming atmosphere. The menu has plenty of stars but the apple pie steals the show! After filling up on apple pie, taste some of their other award-winning dishes like the buffalo burger, hot turkey sandwich, ribs, pancakes, or Indian taco.
Family owned and operated since 1971, JoDeans is a Yankton classic. The menu offers unique appetizers (like the Rocky Mountain oysters, if you’re feeling brave!), nachos, pizza, ribs, ice cream shakes, sandwiches, steak, seafood, chicken, and light entrees. After a hearty meal, stop by the dessert buffet for delicious pastries and wonderful apple pie. If you’re craving variety, make sure to try their huge, 50-foot buffet that was ranked the best in all of South Dakota.
Housed inside a historic and unique building, Sioux Valley Grille is a must-stop restaurant. With exposed brick walls and industrial elements, the eatery has a cozy, rustic look that will make you want to stay as long as possible. The meals are large and the plates are always packed with food! After trying a creative entree, don’t forget the apple pie for dessert.