Where to Eat in Vermillion: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jeremy Dunfee

Vermillion (Lakota: Waséoyuze; "The Place Where Vermilion is Obtained") is a city in and the county seat of Clay County, in the southeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, and the eleventh largest city in the state. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 10,571. The city lies atop a bluff near the Missouri River.
Things to do in Vermillion

1. Cafe Brule

24 W Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069-3035 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 605-624-2945
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Cafe Brule

Reviewed By Patty W - Ogden, Utah

The atmosphere is just average. The menu is quite varied so plenty of choices for everyone. The good was good. We had the beef stew special and also fettuccini.

2. Dairy Queen

905 E Cherry St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2402 +1 605-624-4191
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By John B - Lincoln, Nebraska

This was a great stop during a conference on campus. They had quick service, friendly staff and great food. We will surely come back to this place the next time we are in town.

3. The Bean

8 W Main St, Iron Rooster, Vermillion, SD 57069-3035 Seating, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Cafe Drinks SGD 3 - SGD 7 +1 317-727-0448
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

The Bean

Community coffee shop, great place for a sweet treat, a great cup of fresh roasted coffee and study or meet up with friends. Gifts and furniture available in the Iron Rooster shared space.

Reviewed By Matthew P - Vermillion, South Dakota

I've gone here a few times and it has always been great. The coffee is fresh and delicious with a daily rotation of blends. What is nice about this coffee house is its quieter atmosphere which is great for studying. Although it was originally an unknown study sanctuary, it is quickly becoming a popular place for students. With reasonably priced drinks and friendly baristas, The Bean really only needs more seating!

4. Red Steakhouse

1 E Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069-3075 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 51 +1 605-624-0079
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Red Steakhouse

Reviewed By Patty W - Ogden, Utah

We had dinner and we all had something different. My husbands $30 New York steak was tough. We informed the waitress and she took the plate to show the manager. She presented the bill and did not mention anything about what the manager said. I asked the waitress and she replied that the manager said he ate most of it. My thought is that the manager should have come over, appoligized and at least offered a free desert. The service was very good and the atmosphere was also very good. Any steak can be though but to not even acknowledge us is totally unacceptable.

5. Latte Da

853 E Cherry St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2428 American SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 605-624-6306
Excellent
16%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By my_summer - South Dakota

A very nice coffee shop in Vermillion with great coffee, yummy sandwiches and desserts.

6. Silk Road Cafe

12 W Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069-3003 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian, Thai, Korean Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 605-658-1923
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Silk Road Cafe

Reviewed By AdamYankton - Yankton, South Dakota

Some of the best Chinese food I have had. Love their chicken fried rice, huge portions and fresh food. They have a great lunch buffet also. We will drive from yankton just to eat here. What a treat. Keep up the great food and work.

7. Mister Smith's

812 Cottage Ave, Vermillion, SD 57069-1122 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery American Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 605-624-2624
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Mister Smith's

Reviewed By Josie P - Ankeny, Iowa

We were very skeptical, but followed our friend's advice... Freshly baked breads with deli meats piled high. The usual choice of garnishes and additions made this a great sandwich stop. Salads, pizza and fried chicken are also available.

8. R Pizza

2 W Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069-3035 Takeout, Seating, Delivery Pizza, Italian Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 18 +1 605-624-6757
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

R Pizza

Reviewed By K_pink93 - Big springs

Place looks a little bit like a dive, definitely needs to be cleaned and updated. Pizza wasn't too bad though. We order an all meat supreme and the mac and cheese pizza. The crust was really good. The kids working were all really nice and friendly. Establishment was very hot, not sure if the AC wasn't working or not.

9. Dakota Brick House

15 W Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2132 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub, Fusion, Italian, Mexican Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 605-658-2337
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Dakota Brick House

Dakota Brick House is the step up from the typical gastropub. With 20 rotating craft beers and our one of kind menu we bring something completely new to Vermillion. We are here to provide Vermillion with great beer, amazing food and great service. We want to make sure that every customer walks out of here because they have to not because they want to.

Reviewed By dmblnd74

We visited a few businesses on the weekend to drop off our son at the university and overall we learned that service lacked at EVERY place we went to. Sad!
This was no different, we walked in here and asked to sit in the outdoor patio area. The greeter was instantly not happy, told us to "stay were we where" - he'd see if they even had room. So we did, he walked across the room, walked outside and then yelled for us to go out and we could find a seat. We then waiting another 10 minutes for a waitress to acknowledge us. I tried ordering one of their specialty drinks off the menu, and it was not available. After a couple unsuccessful samples of items they had on tap, we ordered sangria's. Not impressed. The food was alright, but definitely not worth the price. Nachos and a pizza, simple pub fair...Portions were decent, our waitress was alright after the initial wait.

10. Bunyan's

1201 W Main St, Vermillion, SD 57069-1031 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 605-624-9971
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Bunyan's

Reviewed By Lynn_Lyon - Coppell, Texas

We went early on a Sunday for a large family lunch with about 20 people. We arrived at 11 which probably helped. They accommodated us with a nice long reserved table. We had an assortment of inexpensive fried appetizers that were fun to share including fried mushrooms, corn fritters & cheese balls. Our table ordered shrimp, cod, burgers and more. The waitress did a very good job getting the orders right. The food arrived in groups from the kitchen - not all at the same time but that was to be expected. My cheeseburger was very good!

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.