Crawford's Bar & Grill

4.5
459 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Situated in beautiful historic downtown Sioux Falls: surround yourself with century old quartzite and brick walls, funky & energetic ambiance, tempting & flavorful dishes, innovative cocktails and an extensive wine & beer list. Take notice of our namesake as you are stepping over the threshold, the original 1963 Crawford's logo is still there. The decor unabashedly integrates masculine and feminine: wild west meets gypsy...from the cowhide paneled bar, quartzite bar top, iron railroad track footrest and reclaimed wood tables to the vintage tiles, jeweled wallpaper, Moroccan chandeliers and antique Indian columns ...no detail is left untouched. The same holds true for the food: from your prime cut of steak to the wild-caught salmon, every element is carefully considered. Excellent lunch & dinner menus, full bar, 58" plasma tv's and fireplace.
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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed from Crawford’s food and service! The lavender lemon drop cocktail is to die for. Highly recommend!

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MichaelaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun atmosphere, food is good and great history on the building Really enjoyed ourselves!

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

The food was ok. It’s not as it used to be

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KrisR
Amarillo
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Didn’t have our reservation that was made through Open Table but were very accommodating and seated us quickly. One of the server’s accidentally tripped while carrying our food which fell to the floor. They explained what happened and didn’t charge us for our entrees. This place is awesome!! Absolutely love eating here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere with amazing food and staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at Crawford's, but the acoustics are bad and sometimes it makes it hard to have dinner conversations. Regardless, we enjoy our meals every time!

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midwestmom
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The hightop chairs by the bathroom are beyond uncomfortable, and almost painful. We were at Crawfords 3 years ago for a family reunion, and we commented about the chairs then, and they have only become more uncomfortable since.

Food wise, it was delicious, and the Crawford Old Fashioned was our group's favorite of the night.

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PhilipM
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is my fourth trip to Crawfords in the past couple of years and it was definitely not near the quality of the last few trips. They had changed the menu since my last trip and not for the better. Took off 2 of the best dishes. The items we ordered were a mixed bag on quality and execution; but still pricey. Cocktails were good and the service was top notch. But really disappointed in the kitchen. Maybe it was just an isolated thing, everyone has bad day. Have had some really excellent meals here. Won't hold it against them too much, but I be checking out some places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, cocktails, and ambiance, but took 20 min for each drink order unfortunately, then incorrect glass of wine served from what was ordered. Service could be more attentive. Staff very friendly.

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KateW
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I ate here on our way out west. It is in a fun, lively part of Sioux Falls in a beautiful old building with lots of exposed brick, cool decor and leather furniture. Our waitress was Ally and she was fantastic. The steak bites appetizer was terrific! I had a burger and my daughter had salmon salad - both superb. Menu featured some local beer and I had a couple - very refreshing. Ally recommended the dark chocolate toffee cake which was amazing! I definitely recommend Crawford’s!

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vipNorth848
Tallahassee
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was biggest problem. Steak bites we asked for rare and they were medium. Walleye fingers we over cooked and crust was dark brown. Risotto was like glue. Salad and soup were good. Service was slow but I do not think it was servers fault. Bar and kitchen both seemed backed up

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exhilarating experience for the pallet…Next-level cuisine and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

It wasn’t very busy, they just changed ownership and the waitress was terrible! Not very attentive on the table. We had to keep asking for everything and she forgot to bring our drinks multiple times. Will not be returning there again, and I have been a regular for years under the old ownership ie David G. There are to many other options to go back to a place that doesn’t care if you come or not.

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DebbieK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tonight's visit to Crawford's left us a bit disappointed. Pork was undercooked, first cocktail took so long to be delivered to the table that the server took it off our bill. Server was great but it seemed the staff seemed a bit disorganized.

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vipSofia
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley was an exceptional server, hostess was compassionate about the wait, the atmosphere was fun and eclectic. I had to wait a while even though I had a reservation, but food was worth it. Filet was perfectly cooked, but I might have come for the bread alone. Only improvement could be on risotto, which was flavored well but slightly too aldente for my taste.

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jjf35
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Certain food items were just ok. Mushroom risotto was not good. Undercooked and mushrooms were cut too large and also undercooked.

Parmesan walleye was quite good.

Great service. Very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

EXTREMELY SLOW service. Surly waitress - rude and disrespectful. Understaffed. Food and beverages very good, but not worth what we put up with in slow and unfriendly service. Took out of town guests. It was embarrassing!! Won’t be going back.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Fathers Day dinner - what could go wrong, went wrong. From forgotten order, to cold food, overdone steak, chewy as all h3ll pork loin...... The waitress continually apologized that the "kitchen had a bunch of new chefs" and "were doing a bad job".

My daughter is a really shy girl, and she sent her burger back due to it being practically raw. She didn't even order a replacement. Terrible experience. Poor waitress.

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was not cooked medium. Pretty raw. Had to re-cook. It took 20 minutes to get the steak back. Food was getting cold by then.it was a birthday. I requested a special desert for my birthday gal.none..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crawford’s does not disappoint. It is consistently good & has a nice vibe.

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vippatrick232
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had the shrimp cocktail and Crawford Burger

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LINDAS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We made a late in the day reservation, so they seated us in the very back table on the 2nd floor. It was so hot back there, I finally couldn’t eat. We would gladly have waited a little longer for a different table. They shouldn’t put anyone back there in 93 degree weather, unless there air conditioning can handle it. So sorry, but it ruined an otherwise good dinner. Cocktail waitress downstairs was a delight. Very sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We waited about an hour for our food.

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Kate
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing night. Trying to celebrate a birthday with family and was horribly disappointed. The food was average, but the service was what was so disappointing. The waiter was disinterested in us (a party of 11), didn’t deliver drinks/food to the right person who ordered, brought food late, didn’t ask for refills, water, more drinks, etc. I could go on with details but overall, it was expensive and not a place I could recommend at this point. We have been there in the past and it has been good, but tonight was awful. I won’t go back anytime soon, which I’m sorry to say. They need to train wait staff and management to handle large groups.

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Alanna
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and desserts are absolutely delicious! We'll definitely become regulars.

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JCCLYMER
South Dakota
31 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Natija was excellent. Good recommendations. Quality and presentation of food were excellent. The Wedge Salad was excellent. The Filet was so tender you could cut it with a fork. Because of price this is a special occasion restaurant, but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience, service was slightly slower than anticipated. Ambiance was good, slightly over the top eclectic with the rustic contemporary theme.

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vipKentA
London
23 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family visit to Sioux Falls with not one, but two dining experiences at Crawford’s. The food is outstanding! 5 of us out of towners were surprised and delighted. Collectively we have dined at some of the finest restaurants in the world and Crawford’s definitely did not disappoint.
The pork chop was the best I’ve ever tasted! The walleye, out of this world! The large spears of asparagus were tender, flavorful and not stringy even to the stems.

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DavidD
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting for us to get together with family and enjoy a night out!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was an amazing server! Food was amazing! Loved the decor

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VeronicaW
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Atmosphere and food was amazing!! Our waiter was a little iffy, but the rest of the staff was great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location and best service.

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vipLizH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the first time I've eaten at Crawford's. The decor is unique - think speak-easy meets art deco. Steaks were amazing, good drinks, menu has a bit of everything, service was friendly and timely.... the ONLY big disappointment was the Charcuterie Board appetizer. I am BIG on charcuterie and Crawford's just didn't meet expectations. The selection of cheeses & crackers was generic & mundane and I've never, ever had one with orange slices and hard boiled eggs. I could have brought my own cheeses & box crackers and made a better one. What about apples, grapes, dried apricot,....? I just expected more for an upscale restaurant. Other than that - it was a lovely dinner.

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ShanaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Marshall
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet parking would be a step above the rest, other than that, everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location, service, and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!

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OutofStater
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The food was excellent.
The service....absolutely the worst I've ever experienced.
I made a reservation. This was Mother's day.
We were sat at the 2 person table directly in front of the balcony, which also directly in front of a server station where they stored glasses and high chairs. Also, was about 5 feet from a coed bathroom.
The server came to the table and asked for drinks or appetizers, and asked if we wanted bread now or with dinner. We ordered drinks, no appetizers, and said sure on the bread.
Drinks came, and one of the glasses was broken all the way through. Honestly not sure how it was still intact. I get it, it happens. The server walked past us 3 times before I finally said "excuse me, can he get a new glass?" Finally came back with a new glass.
Various servers grabbing things and putting things back behind me, the whole time.
Then, apparently the main floor bathroom broke, and there was a line of people right beside our table waiting to get into the bathroom.
There were at least 3 tables on this floor that was open, and we definitely should have been offered a new table.
We weren't....and the stench from the bathroom was absolutely disgusting.
Food was excellent, but the atmosphere and service definitely didn't justify the price. Never seen the bread lol. Seen our server when we ordered, got the new glass, and when we were asked if we wanted dessert, and at that point we just wanted the check. Again, the bathroom deal was absolutely disgusting.
So, if you do eat there, and they sit you on the 2nd floor, refuse the 2 person table in front of the balcony. I would also try to avoid the red head server.

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NASB
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great and the setting was eclectic but very cozy. I would hands down go back again if the prices were not so crazy.

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RickyNickyEsteban
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was incredible!
Made reservations for my husband and I on our 5 year anniversary and they accomadated us to a lovely table and treated us with respect, patience and were on game with timing for food and drinks.

10 out of 10 recommended and will be going back if we get to visit Sioux falls.

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Crawford's Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 332-5333.

Crawford's Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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