Casey’s Carry-Out Pizza

400 S Washington Ave
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
Casey's has by far the best pizza in Madison! Excellent prices and fast delivery. It's the only place I'll eat pizza.

(605) 256-6515

Pizza

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Country Cafe

119 1/2 S Egan Ave
Madison, 57042
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Wonderful food every time! Small locally owned diner, and they are the best. We come here every Saturday morning for breakfast. Strictly breakfast hours on Saturday! Good lunch specials during the week as well!
They have the best breakfast and great service. If you like biscuits and gravy this is the place for you.
This is a small place in a small town. But I was glad that my business associate and I found it. Nothing fancy but the food and the service were excellent. Neat bonus was the free dessert - a piece of cake that was brought to the table (and promptly EATEN) before our meals arrived. As they say, "Life's short - eat dessert first!" I had a patty melt and French fries which were freshly-prepared and really tasty. Can't beat this place for a quick, no-frills meal!

(605) 256-3730

Elementary Schools, Middle Schools & High Schools, Restaurants

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China Moon Restaurant

111 N Egan Ave
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
I must have spent $1000 here in college. Looking back at my years at DSU I have very fond memories here. It probably wasn't the greatest Chinese food in the world but in my mind it was the best. I do remember the Lo Mein being particularly good. I always loaded up on pudding for dessert as well. I hope to visit again someday!
China Moon isn't bad. It's not great by a long shot, but it isn't terrible. Considering that it's the only available option in Madison (and that it's a buffet on top of that), it could be much worse. Food: The food is alright! It'll definitely hit the spot when you're craving Chinese food. Sure, you can get better Chinese in Sioux Falls, but as long as you're going while they're still making food, your biggest complaint will probably just be "I've had better". I do wish there was a little bit more variety, though. There's maybe ten things available for dinner, and I don't usually see much variation in what's out. Usually all the same things, but they're also the basic staples of Americanized Chinese food: white rice, fried rice, general tso's chicken, lo mein, and so on. It's all "safe" dishes. Atmosphere: Let's be completely honest: you don't go to China Moon for the decor. Looking at the plush animals and Teletubbies that hang in the window are not the places main selling points. Nor is the music the main selling point, which is the same song looped over and over, for infinity. There have been times where I wonder if the song is purposely the same in order to get customers to spend as little time as possible at China Moon. Service: Considering it's a buffet, there's very little interaction with the staff aside from paying at the beginning of your visit. However, China Moon only accepts cash, which I find strange considering that it's in a college town.
Considering that China moon is the only place in Madison to get Chinese food, it is pretty decent.The buffet is pretty small, but the food is really good. The buffet is less than $8.00, or slightly more if you get a pop. This restaurant only accepts cash.

(605) 256-4823

Chinese

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Dairy Queen

117 NE 2nd St
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
The place was packed and I had to park on the street to find a spot. I walked in and it was over-crowded. I ordered and the waitress left the station to go reserve me a seat, which I appreciated. Then, almost as soon as I sat down, my food arrived. I was very impressed, for as busy and crowded as they were. In the future, I may try to avoid the noon hour, but was otherwise was a fan.

(605) 256-4042

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Taco John’s

223 N Josephine Ave
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
Staff was fairly quick and friendly. Restaurant shows its age.

(605) 256-2587

Restaurants

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Skipper’s Italian Grill

204 S Egan Ave
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
Travel can be so much fun! After driving down the strip mall in Watertown, South Dakota, and with great disdain and boredom watching the Pizza Huts, McDonalds, Wendy's, etc. slip by, and feeling there is little hope for a country where mediocrity is celebrated, we drove into downtown Madison, a bit south, a town seemingly forgotten by corporate franchise-oriented fast-food USA. The downtown is historic, alive, and reminded us so much of where we grew up in the midwest. It sits on a lake with a very nice state park, so I have to differ from the comments about there not being much in this small town. Look a little closer, I encourage. Skippers is a good example of what many small towns in the midwest have to offer that you never will find in corporate franchise-oriented America. A delightfully decorated, small, mom and pop Italian restaurant with a lovely server lady who had nothing but smiles and fun to offer. On this day, Thursday, the special was a choice of sandwiches, and a trip to the soup and salad bar PLUS a beverage. The salad bar was small and of high quality. The soup was homemade and delicious (tomato/pasta) and the sandwiches (prime rib and chicken filet) were the best you would find at a fine deli. go to a fast food franchise and try to find this quality of food and ambiance for $7.25 each.
Well there isn't much to choose from in this little town. Salad bar was mediocre, soup looked disgusting, I wouldn't even open the crock pot. I have found that in small towns like these your only eating for nourishment, because the food is so bland there is flavor to anything. Only reason this place gets 3 stars is because it's slightly better than a pizza chain restaurant.
There isn't much in Madison, South Dakota. And when it comes to restaurants picking are even slimmer. That's why I was so surprised to find Skippers. The anchor logo on the sign and the name suggests seafood, but the word pizza is also included. What I found inside was a nice little Italian Cafe with stylized faux brick work and Tuscany murals painted on the wall. And the best part, Skippers has fine pizza and great, simple, fresh salad bar with delicious pasta salad, potato salad and crisp iceberg lettuce. It was a great lunch after a morning at Prairie Village.

(605) 256-4986

Italian

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El Vaquero Mex Restaurant

316 NE 2nd St
Madison, 57042
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Great food friendly staff. Actually ran into a waiter that lived in my hometown. First time in SD and never thought I would ever see anyone I knew. I live in an area of many good Mexican food restaurants, very few as good as this. The dishes are hot, tasty, and fresh. Salsa is homemade and amazing. Got to try this place. I'll def be back. The booths are very colorful with very cool artwork too! Great selection of beers, fajitas are fantastic!
Run. Run far, far away. El Vaquero isn't the oasis of Mexican food you've been hoping to find. As a college student attending DSU, sometimes I have ideas that aren't always the greatest. One of my worst mistakes? Going to El Vaquero more than once. The food is just awful. Sure, there are free chips and salsa with your meal, but that's seriously the best part. The rice and refried beans that accompany every meal taste like they've been made days ago. They're both stale, and the rice is practically mush. Some of the entrees are alright. I somewhat enjoyed a chimichanga I had there, but that's about it. Don't. Just don't. Head to Jackies in Sioux Falls if you're looking for some decent Mexican food.
You're not going to find any other Mexican restaurant more authentic- both edible and environmental- to El Vaquero in south east South Dakota. I know, I'm from 70 miles north of the border and have been looking! While some dishes are a bit weaker then others, The steak fajitas, burritos, and enchiladas are excellent so far. The salsa is freshly made. And you can call in an order and pick up the food. I'm a big fan.

(605) 427-0084

Mexican

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Subway

222 N Washington Ave
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
The business shows its age. I went in for lunch with a coworker. The lady working the condiments station was not wearing a hat/visor. Furthermore, she continued to flip her hair out of her face. It was not appetizing. I didn't find any hair in my sandwhich, which tasted fine. There are bugs in the corners and the restaurant could use some TLC while being cleaned. Those things being said, I would go back.

(605) 256-0075

Sandwiches, Fast Food

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Smokehouse Bar

122 S Egan Ave
Madison, 57042
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(605) 427-1717

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2nd Street Diner

610 Washington Ave S
Madison, 57042
Reviews:
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(605) 256-4441

American (Traditional)

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