10 Family Friendly Places to Eat in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

A recent, unexpected stay in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was one of our top highlights of a four week road trip. We explored over a dozen spots throughout the city- read the full City Guide here- and dined at several great restaurants and bakeries. We crowdsourced recommendations for restaurants from fellow travel bloggers, checked with locals at our hotel and places we explored, and read up about local favorites on ExperienceSiouxFalls.com. While we didn’t get to every spot on our original list, here are 10 places we did enjoy. Please note: This post, especially hours, promotions and menu items is accurate as of July 2021, but it is always a good idea to check online before heading out to explore Sioux Falls.

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10 Family Friendly Summer Activities in Sioux Falls, SD

Our recent visit to Sioux Falls, the largest city (population wise) in South Dakota, was suppose to be a quick overnight, with dinner by the famous falls. But the more we researched, the list of places we “had” to visit grew longer and the more we crowdsourced, the list of places where we “needed” to dine for a meal or special treat grew larger. We ended up spending almost three full days of fun in the southeastern part of South Dakota and having so much fun!

We loved Sioux Falls for all the public parks, green spaces, and walking and biking trails; the rich history and preserved historic homes and buildings open to the public; the daily calendar of events tailored to families at the zoo and science center and butterfly garden and aquarium; and the kind, friendly people who ALWAYS stopped to let the pedestrian tourists cross the street (such a pedestrian friendly city- motorists actually do stop!) and who always had a tip about getting around road work, a recommendation for the best ice cream flavor, and a personal story of hometown pride.

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