Longhorn Family Dining
7211 South Dakota 79, Rapid City, SD, USA
Longhorn Family Dining Rapid City Reviews
Sep 28, 2007
There are a lot of great places to eat in Rapid City. Of course, there are the franchise restaurants ala Applebees, etc. but there are a plethora of places you should definitely eat if you're going to be in the area. The first I would recommend is Tally's. It's a little diner located downtown directly across from the Historic Alex Johnson and the Historic Elks Theater. It only serves breakfast and lunch, but their French Dips are excellent. In fact, I want one right now.
After lunch, take a stroll down art alley and check out some of the downtown boutiques. Shangri-La sells hip clothing and you can find some good deals at the Antique Mall.
The next place I'd recommend eating in Rapid is the Firehouse Brewing Company. You can also try several of the beers which are brewed in house. My favorite item on the menu is the Shepard's pie. The restaurant is actually located in Rapid City's first firehouse, and is supposedly haunted. Bands play on the outdoor patio and there are torches lit in the summer. A must stop for any adventurous gourmet.
The Colonial House Restaurant on Mount Rushmore Road is a family owned restaurant that serves up everything from chicken fried steak to prime rib. The eatery employs a full time pastry chef, so the bread, biscuits and desserts are really top notch. You can buy some to take home to your soon-to-be jealous friends and family as well.
To get to the Pirate's table keep heading West on West Main Street, and before it turns into the Highway it is on the right. The dim lighting and private seating give a romantic ambiance to the setting. If you like seafood, the sky is the limit, but there are choices for those who aren't fishy friendly as well.
Fjord's Ice Cream is a good place to drop off for dessert. All of the ice cream is locally made, with fun flavors like Black Hills Gold. Another place serving frozen treats is armadillo ice cream on St. Joe.
Saigon is a great place to stop for Vietnamese inspired fare, while the Rising Phoenix is home to more traditional dishes from China. Make sure to ask for extra fried rice. Yum.
Downtown again Botticelli's serves authentic Italian pastas and other dishes and house an impressive wine cellar.
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