Minerva's - Rapid City

3.9
234 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Over the years, Minervas has led the way in the catering to the needs and desires of the region—from being one of the first to fly fresh fish to land-locked South Dakota to serving menu items reflective of the area, including native fish and wild game.

Minervas has been an icon for outstanding food and impeccable service. Guests rave about the diversely delicious menu, featuring everything from in-house aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood to classically authentic pasta.

Minervas’ highly regarded reputation continues to make the restaurant a favorite for celebrating special occasions. We've also served our share of famous visitors including presidents, movie stars, musicians, politicians and celebrities.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 234 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes were amazing! The prices were not bad, and the food was delicious! We had the Buffalo Sliders for an appetizer and they were awesome.

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vipBrendaS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just ok. Great waitstaff, though.

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jellybean
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Customer service was excellent. I was told about the special of the night, which was Salmon Caper with Linguine. Was horrible. No taste what so ever and I wasn't even given a good portion of Salmon. I was given very thin crispy pieces of Salmon that tasted like these pieces were previously frozen and dipped into water to expand like a sponge. It was just nasty. Tomato bisque very good and chicken lettuce wrap was ok. Flavored Peach tea was awful as well. It pretty much tasted like water. Yes, in the end I was not charged for my awful entrée, but I think $45 for one pasta entrée, two beers, a peach tea, and an appetizer was a bit much. Won't go there again.

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Crystal
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice service. Bland food

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both great. It is one of the most friendly places in Rapid to get a nice dinner.

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vipDolores
Indiana
56 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christina was a great server!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was somewhat bland. Blackened steak tips had little blackened seasoning. Lettuce in salad was old and wilted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
22 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is always good. Service has been hit or miss last 3 times dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The good was just mediocre at best. Not worth the money.

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kellyjill
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and service - Rebecca was very good. A welcome respite from all of the noise and activity of this week!

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vipMary08
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were visiting Rapid City on vacation and were pleased with our experience at Minervas. The portions were large enough to share and we were well taken care of, the food was wonderful!

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Bubba
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Vegetables on the plate were so minimal as to hardly notice they were there. Two bites worth. Meat was below average, noting that Minerva’s used to be so excellent!

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KathyB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We made our order on line and they gave us 2 minutes to
Hold the table. We were 10 minutes away. The table was available, but the service and food not so much. The waitress put in the wrong order and although the steak was correct, the side was chosen by her. It took two trips to get the correct food and it was cold. I would NOT recommend this establishment.

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vipPoppy9100
South Dakota
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great spot. Try Sioux Falls too.

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Kathykg
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Traditional menu. Great salad bar. Salmon done perfectly

BM
vipBrunchMay2021
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner for two July 2021 during vacation in South Dakota. After 2 bad experiences at other restaurants we were happy to have a professionally served meal at Minervas. Although bison burger was tough, the salad and baked potato were perfect. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience. From the hostess, to our Server Jake, they did a great job. Keep up the good work!

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BillD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as well as the service. Salad bar was good and well stocked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We thought the food was bland. Nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great for families.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very impressed by the setup, style of decor. Very inviting and felt higher class. Service was great, food was good and we would highly recommend it.

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GiniO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a nice atmosphere. Like a lot of places right now, they need more workers. Our waiter was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was 4th of July weekend and staffing was still an issue for them but the service was good. Food was okay and good sized portions. First time dining there

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LunchinRC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great lunch in the bar at this location, service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Food menu has delicious choices although very limited kids menu. Would definitely recommend, especially because the kitchen allowed a special change for son to have pasta a specific way. Thanks for going out of your way!

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vipTexasL
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

wouldn't eat there again

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ThomasH
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were a little disappointed in the quality of the food. The service was great though!

MK
MaryannK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great salad bar

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OCKelly
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was fantastic. She did her best to take care of us. I had the steak tips and the whole dish was a little cold. My cocktail was really good. The restaurant was very dated, but we were tired from traveling all day, so it really didn't bother us much. Would I go back? probably not.

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vipFLRC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Fabulous service! Highly recommend.

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Cuda
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very nice place. This restaurant in Sioux Falls had been recommended by a friend so we thought we would try it in Rapid City. The food was just okay as well as the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

This was an abomination. The food was absolutely horrid. I cannot believe that this is rated among the best Rapid City had to offer.

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vipLetallen
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place and food was delicious.

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roberts
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

food was great, service sucked. waiter did not have a clue

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JulieH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very busy as it was Mother's Day. Server definitely seemed overstretched. Steak was tough but done perfectly. Side vegetable "serving" was 2 small asparagus spears. Daughter ordered the salad with chicken and they brought a salmon salad. They "remade" it with chicken but forgot the dressing. She went to the salad bar to get some as wait times were unusually high.Just rather chaotic. Have had similar experiences the last 2 times we were there when it wasn't busy at all.

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vipATP516
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I made a reservation for 6 of us for Mother's Day, following the recommendation of my Mother-In-Law, who we were visiting from out of town. Our reservation was at 10 am. I received a phone call on Saturday about 24 hours prior to our reservation. The young woman on the phone was inquiring if we wanted the breakfast buffet or the dinner menu. First, I thought this was an odd question for a 10am reservation. I asked how much the buffet was and what was on it, since it was not advertised on their web site. She said it wasn't on the web site because they had just decided that day to do a buffet because they had too many breakfast reservations. After putting me on hold, she came back to tell me it was $12.95 and there would be an omelette station. That was all the information she had. Despite this, we wanted breakfast / brunch and not dinner at 10 am, so the buffet was confirmed and we hung up the phone.

What the young lady failed to mention to me while we were on the phone, was that the buffet ended at 10:30 am (strange for Mother's Day, huh?) and that they would essentially never refill the buffet. When we got to the buffet, the items they were out of included scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles - you get the point. So, I decided to go place my omelette order at the omelette station. That is when I realized they were out of waffles because the person assigned as the waffle maker was cracking and scrambling eggs for the omelette cook. From time to time they would bring a small pan of an individual item to the buffet, but it was never fully replenished, ever. I essentially had sausage links as an "appetizer." This was only because I was seated where I could see the buffet, and had to sprint up there to be sure I could get some of the very small amount of food they brought back up. We let the server know she might want to let someone else know the buffet was completely wiped out, and she said they were aware and working on it...

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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RedDiva
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a party of 4 and had a reservation. Service and food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
22 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service every time.

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You can order delivery directly from Minerva's - Rapid City using the Order Online button. Minerva's - Rapid City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 394-9505.

Minerva's - Rapid City is rated 3.9 stars by 234 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.