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American Restaurant
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“The best breakfast in town! Just get there early to beat the crowd as seating is limited. Head Chef, Ben Klinkel, has really poured his heart into this place and you can tell. The food is exquisite. ”
31 locals recommend
Pub
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“They have a speakeasy in the basement and you get the code on their website at murphyspubandgrill.com. This is a unique experience.”
25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rotating selection of craft beers from around the country. Awesome pizzas; they even have GF crusts. Half price wine on Monday.”
26 locals recommend
Bar
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“American style food, great patio if you like outdoor seating, downtown Rapid City”
17 locals recommend
History Museum
“Delve into the history of the Native peoples of the Black Hills, seeing their hardships and struggles in a way not depicted by modern history books. Listen to their stories, immerse yourself in their culture, and come away a better person for having done so. ”
9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This art center has some concerts, special events, changing exhibits, classes. ”
8 locals recommend
Food
“One of our favorite breweries. Great owners and in an awesome place. Might see live music or stop by after strolling up M Hill across the street in Founder's Park. ”
10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“We love the selection of art, handmade crafts, clothing, and Native American treasures found here. ”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great cocktails and food, much of their food is cooked in a brick fire oven, great pizzas, nice atmosphere mid-price range On weekends they have a great brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's ”
12 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food and a lovely patio if you like outdoor seating, downtown Rapid City”
12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“EXCELLENT bakery food made from scratch! Literally behind the hotel so well within walking distance!”
9 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great for unique atmosphere and delicious desserts to pair with your cocktails. There is a fee involved to get in, but the views of the entire city from atop the Historic Alex Johnson Hotel are worth it!”
11 locals recommend
Park
“Great fairy tale park for kids. Free admission but donations are encouraged. Small charge (~$2) for train ride, bounce house, carousel.”
8 locals recommend
Cinema
“Oldest theatre in town. Shows movies a month or two after initial release for cheap. ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Irish pub right next door, tons of beers on tap. They have an amazing salmon caesar salad!”
5 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The museum of Geology houses several exhibits focusing on paleontology and mineralogy. Skeleton of dinosaurs, mammals, reptiles, fossils from Badlands, South Dakota minerals and meteorites etc. It is a free entry. ”
1 local recommends