Where to Eat in Yankton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Karren Gelb

Yankton is a city in, and the county seat of, Yankton County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 14,454 at the 2010 census. Yankton is the principal city of the Yankton Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entirety of Yankton County, and which had an estimated population of 22,702 as of July 1, 2015.
Things to do in Yankton

1. Minervas Grill And Bar

1607 E Highway 50, Inside the Best Western Kelly Inn, Yankton, SD 57078-6406 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, American, Grill, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch +1 605-664-2244
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Minervas Grill And Bar

A Little Relaxation with your Recreation! Minervas Grill and Bar in Yankton, SD is found inside the Best Western Kelly Inn, where we are a local favorite as well as a destination for visitors. Customers rave about our hand-cut, in-house aged steaks, fresh seafood, chops, and classic pasta dishes. A full bar stands in the center of our restaurant, with plenty of seating and access to flat screen TVs.

Reviewed By HowdyColo - Denver, Colorado

I would rank this similar to a TGI Friday's as far as type and quality of food. But it's a little more pricey than TGI. I had the Gorgonzola Steak Pasta -- it was good, except the caramelized onions were not a good flavor for...MoreThank you for dining with us, HowdyDudes!

2. Starbucks

2100 Broadway Ave, Inside Hy-Vee, Yankton, SD 57078-1705 +1 605-665-3412
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By CaboDude - Chandler, Arizona

This Starbucks is typical of most, nothing really stands out at this location. This location is located near the front of the Hy-Vee entrances which makes it convenient in that sense. The coffee is good and taste of a typical Starbucks. The nice thing about this location is you can do your grocery shopping while sipping a latte.

3. Dairy Queen

1917 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078-2014 +1 605-665-6358
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By PaDad62 - Lancaster Co, Pa

We stopped for an ice cream break before getting to our motel in town. This place was busy but we didn't need to wait long. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The ice cream was good!

4. El Tapatio

2502 Fox Run Pkwy, Yankton, SD 57078-5331 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 605-260-1701
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

El Tapatio

Reviewed By IowaLakeGirl78 - Sioux City, Iowa

El Tapatio is a wonderful sit-down Mexican restaurant that serves huge portions in a great atmosphere. Employees are friendly and service is good. Restrooms are always clean. Prices are right. While fast food Mexican places do come in handy, if I have the time, I much prefer paying a few extra dollars and eating here.
I love how employees don't seem to mind if patrons stay and chat a bit after finishing meals.
They will prepare any of their options for carry out.

5. Sunrise Coffee

2009 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078-2032 +1 605-661-4118
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Sunrise Coffee

Reviewed By CaboDude - Chandler, Arizona

This is a drive thru only coffee shop. The coffee was good, and the service was fast. This is a good place to pick up a cup on your way to work in the morning or for a fast afternoon pickup.

6. Tokyo Japanese Cuisine

2007 Broadway Ave, Suite J, Yankton, SD 57078-2015 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 605-260-3388
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Tokyo Japanese Cuisine

Reviewed By Craig M - Atlanta, Georgia

Well the family said, "I was on my own" if I want to eat raw fish - works for me! I have liked Sushi ever since I spent some time in Tokyo. Obviously, precautions regarding the consumption of raw food should be considered - is the restaurant clean, is the Chef a Sushi Master, is the fish fresh and the food handled and presented properly. You know the old saying, "The Sushi is really good or you are really sick". Well they have it spot on at the Tokyo Japanese Cuisine restaurant in Yankton. I found the service and presentation to be excellent, the Sushi was well prepared and inventive and the flavors superb. If you have not tried the restaurant, do so - my experience, a great place to eat!

7. The Landing

104 Capitol St, Yankton, SD 57078-4449 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 37 +1 605-664-2779
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

The Landing

Reviewed By Paula B - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The atmosphere is very pleasant with photographs and paintings by local artists. There is an excellent view of the river from inside as well as from the patio. Though only a small lunch menu, there were interesting variety of flatbreads as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and one pasta dish. The food was excellent.

8. Charlie's Pizza House

804 Summit St, Yankton, SD 57078-3436 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 605-665-2212
Excellent
65%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Charlie's Pizza House

Reviewed By curioustravelor2010 - Becker, Minnesota

I grew up in Yankton. During the 70s, my friends and I avoided Charlie's because there was much better pizza in town. I am back in town for a visit and was excited to try Charlie's because of all the wonderful TA reviews. Last night I ordered "The Works". The crust was obscenely salty. The toppings probably were good, but were overshadowed by the extreme salt from the crust. Maybe I'll try Charlie's again in another 40 years, if I'm still around.

9. Tastee Treet Drive Inn

413 W 4th St, Yankton, SD 57078-4207 Takeout, Waitstaff Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 605-665-7512
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Tastee Treet Drive Inn

Reviewed By DakotaJohnny - Vermillion, South Dakota

The Loose meat Tastee sandwiches are the best I have had in the upper Midwest. The malts are great and have real "malt" flavoring. A great local Mom and Pop drive inn diner with car hops. I love to get my meal and then drive down to the river and eat it watching to boats go by. A great treat!

10. JoDeans

2809 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078-4827 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +1 605-665-9884
Excellent
25%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 97 reviews

JoDeans

Reviewed By WillisBayTrading - Tacoma, Washington

This is a very large restaurant, spread through many rooms.Each room is a focus on antiques, buffets, old cars, cocktails....and on and on...It is even hard to go to the bathroom because you are so busy looking around at all the "things". We enjoyed a cheeseburger but reviewed each plate as it went by from the buffet. All of the food looked delicious....and many folks seemed to pick out their desert first. Which to me is a sign of great food.

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