The Midwest knows how to cook warm, hearty meals. There are amazing places to eat across Midwestern states like Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. But where can you find the best restaurants to eat in the Midwest?

It's difficult to decide where the best restaurant in the Midwest is. That is why Yelp Reviews made a list of the 2023 Top 100 Midwest Restaurants. Good news! There are multiple restaurants from South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota on the list!

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According to Yelp Reviews officials, they "identified businesses in the restaurants category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews between January 1, 2021, and May 1, 2023. This list looked at businesses in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of May 1, 2023." There are foods on the 2023 Top 100 Midwest Restaurants list that come from big cities to rural small towns. It's truly a smörgåsbord!

So where are the best South Dakota restaurants? The 2023 Top 100 Midwest Restaurants named four of them in this list:

Skogen Kitchen in Custer (#22 on Yelp Reviews)

This South Dakota restaurant is giving its patrons a taste of the world. Skogen Kitchen says the goal is to "bring flavors from around the world to Custer for everyone to enjoy."

Cruizzers in Keystone (#78 on Yelp Reviews)

South Dakotans go crazy for Cruizzers. One review says the pizza spot is, "One of the best pizzas I ever had! Hidden gem in the Keystone /Rapid City area! We had just visited Mount Rushmore and were on our way to Custer Park- but we were hungry and found this amazing pizza place on the balcony/second floor!"

Josiah’s Coffeehouse and Cafe in Sioux Falls (#90 on Yelp Reviews)

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Josiah's Coffeehouse, Cafe and Bakery (via Facebook)

This is a great local coffee spot in downtown Sioux Falls. It's the perfect place to hang out with friends or to catch up on emails.

Harriet & Oak in Rapid City (#99 on Yelp Reviews

If you're traveling out west, Harriet & Oak is the place to visit for breakfast or brunch.

The top Iowa and Minnesota restaurants on the 2023 Top 100 Midwest Restaurants can be found here.

Didn't see your favorite Midwestern restaurant on the list? Restaurant patrons could nominate their favorite Midwest restaurant for next year's list by using the #YelpTop100 on social media.

Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.

My Top 5 Favorite South Dakota Made Foods

As I was slicing a piece of cheese off my block of Dimock Dairy Colby cheese and boiling a ring of Bluebird Locker German sausage on the stove, I started thinking, "What foods is South Dakota known for?'

Then I realized the state is known for some of my favorite foods, are they're actually made right here in South Dakota!

So, I decided to search my cupboards and refrigerator looking for other South Dakota-made foods and came up with my Top 5.

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