10 Best Soup Places in South Dakota

There’s a soup for every kind of weather. Warm summer night? Clam chowder. Crisp fall day? Chicken noodle. Brisk winter afternoon? Chili. All of these and more can be found at South Dakota’s wonderful restaurants, cafes, and sandwich shops. Here are the 10 best soup places in the state. 

T-Grille Restaurant, Deadwood, SD

The T-Grill is one of the premier restaurants in the crazy tourist town of Deadwood. It is located only steps from the Tin Lizzie casino, so the party never stops at this restaurant! They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices as well as a fresh salad and soup bar. Soups available include everything from broccoli to vegetable to Italian Florentine to beef barley and many more. There’s a soup here that everyone will love. It is truly a soup lover’s paradise.

Don’t Spill the Beans, Huron, SD

Don’t Spill the Beans is a comfortable and cozy cafe in the heart of downtown Huron. They serve a variety of coffee and other beverages, as well as gourmet food offerings. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, baked spuds, desserts, pastries, and soups. Make sure to try their famous soup of the day: Monday’s chicken with wild rice, Tuesday’s veggie beef, Wednesday’s chicken noodle, Thursday’s tomato basil, Friday’s cheesy potato, and Saturday’s chef’s choice. There are two Don’t Spill the Beans locations in Huron, one on Dakota Avenue South and the other on Dakota Avenue North. 

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Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, Sioux Falls, SD

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe is a favorite among Sioux Falls locals and tourists alike for their delicious food, hot beverages, free Wi-Fi, and quaint atmosphere. The menu includes options like wraps, grilled hot wraps, paninis, sandwiches, salads, breakfast items, flatbread pizzas, desserts, and, of course, tasty soup. Their signature soup is the creamy Tuscan tomato, which is famous among local soup lovers. If tomato isn’t your favorite, try their soup of the day which is always something delicious and innovative!

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Sioux Falls, SD

Whether sandwiches, salads, or soup, Potbelly Sandwich Shop has something to fit everyone’s taste buds and budgets. The employees are all incredibly warm and friendly, and the atmosphere is welcoming and clean. Available soups include hearty beef chili with kidney beans, creamy broccoli cheddar, chicken enchilada, healthy and light garden vegetable, rich classic tomato, and loaded baked potato. You’ll never get tired of the soups Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

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Palominos, Keystone, SD

In the shadow of Mount Rushmore, Palominos attracts crowds of tourists hungry to try a bite of authentic and masterfully prepared South Dakota cuisine. The varied menu offers something for everyone, like meat pies, sandwiches and melts, salads, chislic, and desserts like s'mores or pecan pie bars, cracker pie, or kuchen. The local favorite, however, is their bread bowls filled to the brim with hot and mouthwatering soup. There are several soup options with the bread bowls including chicken tortilla, vegan lentil, garlic noodles with beef, and clam chowder. 

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Cafe Teresa, Mitchell, SD

At Cafe Teresa, people come for the coffee but stay for the delicious soup and other food options! Their menu focuses on healthy and light but flavorful fare. They are open for both breakfast and lunch. This cafe is located only blocks from the world-famous Mitchell Corn Palace. Make sure to try their always tasty and creative soup of the day. 

Chops Fine Meats and Fare, Pierre, SD

Customers rave about the friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere and yummy soup and sandwiches. Additionally, the salad bar has many healthy choices as well as a huge variety. There are four soup choices on the salad bar, with a different special every day. Don’t forget to try the latte of the day.

The Sandwich Shop Nummies, Rapid City, SD

There is always a new soup to try at this Rapid City eatery! Veggie quinoa soup is available daily, as well as a soup of the day depending on the day of the week: broccoli cheese on Monday, chicken tortilla on Tuesday, chili on Wednesday, chicken and wild rice on Thursday, sausage and potato on Friday, and surprises on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, the shop has options for those on vegetarian and gluten free diets so everyone can enjoy the Sandwich Shop Nummies!

Golden Phoenix, Rapid City, SD

The many mouthwatering soup options include egg drop soup, hot and sour soup, wonton soup, house special wonton soup for two, sweet corn chicken soup, sizzling rice soup, and hot special hot and sour soup. The huge menu also offers meals like egg rolls, pot stickers, egg foo young, seafood, poultry, beef, pork, vegetable dishes, fried rice, chow mein, noodles, lunch specials, as well as classic American food like French fries and hamburgers. There is truly a dish for all tastes on Golden Phoenix’s unique menu.

Denial South Dakota, Custer, SD

After a long day of hiking and sightseeing at Custer State Park, head to the nearby Denial South Dakota in downtown Custer for delicious meals and filling soups. If you’re looking for variety, try the masterfully selected and prepared soup of the day.

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