Choco Latte Coffee and Homemade Candy

2308 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
Great place! the second but I walked in the door I was greeted just like I thought I would be. The coffee was outstanding, I had an Americano to go. Very knowledgeable staff. I tried the salted nut roll fudge based on another review-it was out of this world and it would be a shame for you not to try it
Great place to grab a cup of coffee or grab a special treat. Donna and the crew are amazing and so friendly, you feel like you are having a coffee with old friends!
This is a "must stop" for any coffee lover finding themselves near Brookings. In addition to their convenient location (very near the I29 on/off ramp), they provide a thoroughly enjoyable experience that any traveler would welcome while on the road. The comfortable, warm, and welcoming decor is nicely complimented by high quality LaVazza espresso products and an attractive spread of homemade fudge. As if the location, decor, and quality products weren't enough, a top notch staff may be their most valuable asset. We were instantly greeted, as well as offered a free fudge sample, by two friendly baristas who were polite, engaging, and extremely well trained in the art of espresso preparation. If you're in search of great coffee, comfortable decor, and excellent service - you owe it to yourself to stop at Choco Latte!

(605) 697-5311

Coffee & Tea, Candy Stores

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Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge

726 Main Ave S
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
IT'S OPEN SEATING!!! Important to note if you've not been here before. Good dinner at a reasonable price. Had the Prime Rib and it was really good. They have a decent beer selection. I'm thinking their Olive oil and Vinegar selection probably dwarfs the beer but at least they have beer. And yes they even have Coors Light and others "As Seen on TV" beers for those of you that like to pretend you're drinking beer. Enjoy!!!
I'm telling you, if you find yourself in Brookings, SD (and who wouldn't? :)) you MUST have a meal here! I heard that even Gordon Ramsey has been here and liked it! I will say that they have spiffed the place up since we were here last. It's warm and inviting and contemporary. These guys are really doing nice things here! As for my Cajun Burger, may I just say that when Husband talks about beef in this part of the country being special, I can truly tell what he means here. YUM! And I do like their mango chardonnay dressing. When you dine here, another must is they are known for their ice creams! Go for it, trust me! (sorry, no pic of that as it went bye-bye way too fast)
The pheasant is officially the best resteraunt for adults in Brookings. It has become THE place for my spouse and I to have mini date nights. The service is good, the menu is creative and the food is delicious. We never feel rushed and tend to drag out dinner for a couple hours. They also have an incredible dessert menu and delicious olive oils.

(605) 692-4723

American (New), Lounges

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Backyard Grill

1461 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
Best BBQ I've ever had! My favorite is the smoked chicken, but everything is delish! The cornbread is amazing and the baked beans were fantastic! We no longer live in Brookings but if we are going to be passing through we make sure to time it so we can stop and eat here!
Road trip to Fargo, we stopped in this little BBQ shop. Have to say it's the best BBQ we had in a long time. Brisket was amazing. Seasoned perfectly and the meat was so tender. Sweet potato fries were great as well. Mac and cheese was great for my kid. Will definitely go back.
The beef brisket and wings were delicious! Our favorite side was the beans. The establishment has an enjoyable and unique atmosphere too. Would definitely recommend this to friends to try!

(605) 692-7427

Barbeque

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Culver’s

2229 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
Highest quality fast food in town! Get a butter burger with cheese curds!
Wisconsin cheese curds?!? Say what?!? My first time trying these deep fried nuggets of cheesy goodness and it won't be my last. My boyfriend and his friend who both live in Brookings wanted to get ice cream so we ended up cruising over to Culver's. They ordered the Concrete Mixers with fries for dipping but my eyes were drawn to the fried cheese on the menu so throwing caution to the wind, I got the curds. We went through r the drive thru so they asked us to drive up and pull to the side and that they bring our order to us when it was ready. Within five minutes or so, we were handed our bags of fried goodness and giant cups of Concrete Mixers. We sped off to Pioneer Park to pig out under the shade of the trees with the loud hum of the cicadas in the hot late afternoon air. I loved the curds. Perfectly fried on the outside and gooey on the inside. I wish we had these in California but we don't. Until we meet again! Muah.
Best fast food burger in the region, surpassing many smaller places in quality such as Nick's and Bob's down in Sioux Falls. I give them 4 stars because despite the fact the buns are buttered and toasted, they are still 'fast food' buns and not freshly baked buns like Jimmy John's. This is not exclusive to Brookings location, they all use the same buns. For the price however these burgers exceed the quality of many places that have higher priced burgers.. I love how the juicy fatty goodness just seems to ooze from the beef. I'm not sure if it's because the beef is supposedly not frozen, but I love the mouth-feel and consistency of their beef. They also have above average custard, probably the best in Brookings. I recommend a "concrete turtle malt" 4.5 stars... one of the better burgers in Brookings.

(605) 697-5558

Desserts, Burgers, Fast Food

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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

2205 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
After a long drive from Rapid City two Saturdays ago with the last hour driving through a huge storm from Sioux Falls, we were tired and hungry by the time we got the Brookings at 11 pm. We decided to stop at Perkins because the McDonald's drive thru wasn't really an option for us and we were so glad we did. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server was quite pleasant. We both ordered breakfast. The food came out fairly quickly and I was really happy with what I ordered, a BBQ Breakfast Burrito with hash browns and my boyfriend ordered a traditional breakfast, eggs, sausage, hash browns and toast. He liked his and I just loved mine. The meat in my burrito was a heaping portion of the most delicious, tender, perfectly seasoned pulled pork paired with deliciously gooey cheesy, perfectly scrambled eggs and it was BIG. The hash browns were cooked perfectly too. My meal exceeded my expectations. It was a great way to end a somewhat stressful trip back. Thank you Perkins!

(605) 692-4400

Bakeries, American (New)

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Arby’s

1818 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
When Mrs. S left town for a five-day convention in a small Illinois hamlet called Shekego (an old Algonquian word meaning "carjack"), I was left to tend to my own dietary needs. I decided to set some groundrules for my dining: fast food not to exceed one meal (sandwich, fries, diet soda) per day. This would keep your humble narrator within his daily allotment of WeightWatchers PointsPlus and still allow him to go to Culvers, get a combo, and bring home a refill soda without feeling guilty for being such a human horrorshow. Five days, five meals. So at some point on or around the day Mrs. S. left for Lincoln's Land, I saw an Arby's ad in the newspaper, and a sentence passed through my head that I hadn't thought or spoken in over a decade: "I want to go to Arby's." Instantly, I felt dirty. For me, fast food is McDonald's and Wendy's and good regional chains like Culver's. If I'm feeling really, really awful about life, I'll go to Burger King and binge. But Arby's? Inconceivable. And yet here I was, planning a trip to Arby's. I began thinking and behaving like a person who plans to cheat on his wife (with a woman he finds generally repugnant). I took extra cash out of the bank because I didn't want to use my debit card at Arby's and have my wife see it on our online statement. I researched their menu online: I decided to get the Beef 'n' Cheddar with that onion bun, plugged the nutrition info into my WeightWatchers Online For Men account, and then deleted my browsing history, lest anyone else use my computer and see I'd visited Arby's. When the fateful day arrived, I wore a hat and gym shorts so I wouldn't be recognized. So imagine my shock when my trip to Arby's made me feel BETTER, not worse, about myself, my life, my general well-being, and my place in the cosmos. Three reasons: FIRST, this was no Brookings BK (read my review of that fine establishment for more). The Arby's in Brookings resembles the suspiciously clean McDonald's just down the road: the whole space feels reassuringly sterile, and you feel surprisingly safe being there. The dining room is tidy, everything smells good, the lights are warm and not too bright. SECOND, the employees were friendly and attentive. This is remarkable given that, THIRD, I had chosen the worst possible time to go to Arby's. It was Saturday around noon, and there were school busses in the parking lot. Two or three high school baseball teams from Minnesota were in town and, being hardy young Midwesterners of not unsubstantial girth, they had opted to get 'em some ARBY'S for lunch before the drive back to Marshall or Montevideo or Minnewhatever. I walked into Arby's between two of the teams, which meant I had about 30 people in front of me and 30 people behind me - the flash flood scenario that puts every fast food restaurant to the test. Minnesotans are notoriously loud and annoying: they talk during movies, they honk about all their lakes and their world-class education system, they brag about their progressive politics and their renowned aw-shucks niceness ALL THE TIME, they just get all in your face about it. So this was an especially bad crowd for Arby's. The Land o' Lakers wandered around aimlessly as they waited for their food, standing in front of the soda fountain and condescendingly telling the locals how NICE Brookings seemed to them, what a NICE town it was (typical of white people from the Land of Humphrey, they didn't have the decency to be honest). But the staff at Arby's dealt with them FLAWLESSLY. They were swept through the line efficiently and everyone got their food on time in a sane, orderly manner. I was shocked. My Beef 'n' Cheddar and fries came out hot and fresh. Perhaps the Minnesotans had forced the staff to keep the line moving: freshly fried fries, freshly microwaved beef, etc. Either way, the food was GREAT - not the shame-producing Arby's of my youth but solid, delicious fast food. My only complaint: this Arby's, like nearly every Arby's in our region, serves curly fries but not regular fries. Arby's homestyle fries (the non-curly variety) are among the best fast food fries in God's own country, but they're only offered at select locations. I wish they were served at every Arby's. That's a minor complaint, and it's not the fault of the Brookings Arby's that corporate won't expand the "homestyle fries" section of their situation room map. In any event, the fries are, for me, basically just a conduit for the Arby's sauce and the Horseradish sauce, which are awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed my whole meal and would've felt comfortable hanging out for three more soda refills. As I left, a staff member opened the door for me. What a great freaking Arby's!

(605) 692-1210

Burgers

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Papa John’s Pizza

1833 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
I order out here a lot. They're delivery time is always fast and you can never go wrong with that garlic dipping sauce.

(605) 696-7272

Pizza

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Papa Murphy’s

Brickwood Plz,1810 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
High quality food, the prices could be lower though.

(605) 697-7000

Pizza

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Sake Sushi and Hibachi

Eastside Commons,710 22nd Ave S
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
I never thought I'd find fresh fish out here, but the folks here have managed it. And they craft it into some truly creative rolls. If you get something spendy, they turn your meal into a special occasion, with towering garnishes and (sometimes literally) glowing presentation. I talked to the host there, and was told that they make their own soy sauce, too! Yum. This isn't some place where you can get top-notch nigiri, but you wouldn't expect that from a sushi joint with these prices, no matter where you are.
I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect it to be good and it was. It was good and priced right. The service is also great. I would definitely return. We split the spicy roll combo and sashimi dinner. It was more than enough good for my husband and I...we actually left food on the tray. We also tried the shu mai and it was great.
This was my first sushi experience and it has always been a great place to get your sushi fix in Brookings. I can't give a five since I know they can do better with service (friendlier, more approachable) and flavor (less greasy especially) but that Half price on Monday deal is amazing and I appreciate having a good sushi option in Brookings.

(605) 692-2888

Sushi Bars

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Guadalajara

1715 6th St
Brookings, 57006
Reviews:
Typical wannabe authentic Mexican restaurant. Very Mexican-American. No tequila in the margaritas. Not spicy. Very mediocre food. Clean/cute place, though.
Great food, friendly and fast service. The portion size is smaller, but the great food makes up for it. Very good salsa with the chips. I look forward to going back.
Stopped here on our way out west and found it to be a friendly restaurant with good food. They had some vegetarian options that we really enjoyed and a kids menu for the little ones. The margaritas were a welcomed treat at the end of a long days drive too!

(605) 692-1661

Mexican

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