Just because South Dakota is landlocked doesn’t mean the local chefs can’t cook up the best seafood in the Midwest. With fish shipped out from the coast regularly, you can expect the freshest of catches at these South Dakota eateries. Here are the best seafood restaurants in the state!
This Sioux Falls restaurant cooks Hunan, Szechwan, and Cantonese cuisine. Seafood dishes include fried crab rangoon, shrimp & steak sizzling, sweet & sour shrimp, shrimp & snow pea pod, shrimp in lobster sauce, shrimp & cashew nuts, Szechwan shrimp, shrimp with hot garlic sauce, fried jumbo shrimp in Szechwan hot sauce, shrimp & chicken Szechwan-style, scallop with Chinese vegetables, sweet & sour fish, braised fish Cantonese style, and crispy fish Hunan style. For seafood cooked in a variety of Chinese styles, set your sails to Szechwan Chinese Restaurant. You’ll want to try every seafood entree!
Tally’s Silver Spoon serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a classy and modern restaurant. Dine on cuisine from around the globe while listening to live music. Local ingredients are used whenever possible. Seafood dinner dishes are honey smoked salmon salad, curried mussels rouille, Kaluga caviar, and butter bathed halibut.
Located on the second floor of Saloon #10, the Deadwood Social Club serves award-winning contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. There is intimate indoor seating and also outdoor seating on the rooftop patio. Seafood menu items are Italian crusted scallops, shrimp & sausage, blackened seafood salad, North Atlantic salmon, walleye, shrimp scampi, and seafood nest pasta. Thirsty? They offer over 160 wines!
This unique restaurant is housed in the historic Fairmont Hotel and has been featured on the Travel Channel, Discovery, and the History Channel. Diners can be entertained by the karaoke, live music, the downstairs cigar bar, and the ghost tour. The local favorites are the oysters (duh!) and the crab cakes. For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, head to the Oyster Bay Bar & Casino in downtown Deadwood!
Sioux Fall’s Grille 26 offers great food in a casual atmosphere. Chef Patrick Schmidt serves delicious dishes with creative twists that highlight the lasts of the season. Seafood selections include Bangkok shrimp, calamari, salmon fettuccine, blackened salmon salad, seafood linguine, brick oven salmon, dueling shrimp, and walleye. Other menu favorites include the Champaign chicken, Buffalo burger, and strawberry rhubarb cheesecake.