It's hard to resist the cheesy taste of pizza. Heck, some people tend to eat the entire pizza pie!

When you think of pizza you think of cities like New York and Chicago. Most Sioux Falls residents would not think the city would be a great pizza spot. But think again! A new survey from LawnStarter ranks Sioux Falls as one of the best cities for pizza lovers.

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The 2023 Best Cities for Pizza Lovers from LawnStarter had the chance to research "cities with plenty of highly rated pizza vendors and award-winning pizzerias. We (LawnStarter) also considered pizza affordability and popularity." For the most part, it's pretty easy (and cheesy) to find some delicious pizza in Sioux Falls and throughout the Sioux Empire. Plus, pizzas around the Sioux Falls area are pretty affordable.

These are the top 10 Best Cities for Pizza Lovers from LawnStarter:

  1. New York, New York
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Chicago, Illinois
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  8. Washington, DC
  9. Portland, Oregon
  10. Phoenix, Arizona

According to LawnStarter, some of the worst cities for pizza lovers include:

  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Aurora, Illinois
  • West Valley City, Utah

So where does Sioux Falls rank on the 2023 Best Cities for Pizza Lovers? Surprisingly, the city is somewhere towards the middle ranking at 76. That is out of 200 cities that  LawnStarter surveyed! If I was new to the city or going for a visit, I'd take a slice of this Sioux Falls pizza!

If you want to see the full 2023 Best Cities for Pizza Lovers list, you can click here. Where's the best slice in Sioux Falls or in the Sioux Empire?

The Best Pizzas In South Dakota

Grab a slice and enjoy some of the best pizza in South Dakota

Pizza is one of those things in life that usually everyone can agree on.
Leave it to Best Things South Dakota to uncover South Dakota’s best and favorite local pizzas. From cheese and sausage to pineapple pizza, Best Things South Dakota identified the best traditional and creative pizzas throughout the Mount Rushmore state.

Unfortunately, one pizza establishment on the list, Sioux Falls’ Zaroty closed its doors in the summer of 2020. So, I took the liberty of including one more Sioux Falls pizza place people really like!

Tour the 2023 Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle

January in Sioux Falls only means one thing...Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle! 32 savory burgers from local Sioux Falls restaurants looking for your stomachs and votes.


If you've never participated in the Downtown Burger Battle, this is how it works:



  1. Review the participating restaurants and their burgers
  2. Make sure you check their schedule and hours before you go
  3. Go to one of the restaurants
  4. Eat the burger
  5. Use the DTSF Digital Passport to vote and rate the burger
  6. Repeat
  7. And you could win prizes
  8. And you help one downtown restaurant win the Burger Battle and reign supreme for one whole year!

Voting criteria consist of patty, creativity, toppings, bun, and customer service.