Look at the Prices on these Vintage South Dakota Restaurant Menus

It has been one of the top topics of conversation in my house for the last few months, the prices they are charging for food these days.

When I say a top topic, I mean I complain about it so much my family just rolls their eyes when I go into a Pre- and Post-pandemic price comparison rant.

So, instead of complaining more, I wanted to take a dive into the past and see what restaurants were charging back in the day.

Luckily eBay had quite a few posts. Mostly from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. So we gathered them up and present a look back at how much used to be charged for dinner at the Cataract Hotel Coffee Shop, Happy Chef, and other restaurants in South Dakota.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ben Kuhns is just some guy on the internet. He is a wannabe writer, and his wife thinks he's funny. He writes for Results-Townsquare Media in Sioux Falls South Dakota.

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It has been one of the top topics of conversation in my house for the last few months, the prices they are charging for food these days.

When I say a top topic, I mean I complain about it so much my family just rolls their eyes when I go into a Pre- and Post-pandemic price comparison rant.

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So, instead of complaining more, I wanted to take a dive into the past and see what restaurants were charging back in the day.

Luckily eBay had quite a few posts. Mostly from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. SO we gathered them up and present a look back at how much used to be charged for dinner at the Cataract Hotel Coffee Shop, Happy Chef, and other restaurants in South Dakota.

 

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