Minerva's - Rapid City

4.2
193 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 193 people are saying
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GeorgeG
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Asked for the Buffalo burger to be done medium with no cheese and it came out very rare with cheese. Sent back and it still came back with cheese. Service was very slow. We still like to come here for the food selection and value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation for an anniversary dinner, not knowing how busy they would be for a week night. Probably didn't need one unless you wanted to sit at the bar. Service was good and food was absolutely excellent.

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LoganA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. My wife said her shrimp was the best shrimp has ever had in her life. We will definitely be back!

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Wade
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was exceptional. Atmosphere was perfect.

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JessH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. We had the black and bleu chislic for an appetizer. We had pork marsala and sirloin steak for entrees. All 3 were excellent! The quantity was just a little small but at least we're not uncomfortably full when we left. The staff was not quite as good as we would have expected for a place of this caliber. However, it's very hard to be personable and inviting with the required facemasks for Covid. That has to make their job much more difficult. Overall best restaurant we have eaten at in more than a year.

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DanM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE have always had good food and excellent service at Minervas. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was great. Always an amazing dining experience.

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Minervas tried hard. Ultimately, average food, pretty restaurant, slightly overpriced and slightly above average service

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We arrived at 11:15 for a reservation and the staff did not acknowledge us for awhile. My wife asked if they were open and the server had to “ask someone to see”. The food was good and the server was friendly, but not a great overall experience.

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vipBarakA
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , Will be back.

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HalinaH
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, waiter very attentive to all our needs.

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MichelleB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food overall with average prices and friendly staff in the bar area.

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MarkJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. It is a great place to visit since it is fairly quiet. Our waitress has been the same the last three times. She is awesome.

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Dedee
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ate at Minervas twice in one week. I like the overall atmosphere and service, however both times the food was disappointing. I had the whisky sirloin steak. I ordered medium. I was very well done, not a hint of pink. Three others at our table had the same overdone steak. I did like the whiskey sauce. Next time I had chicken which was barely Luke warm, but the potatoes was hot. I ate in the pub side the first time and in the quieter side the second. Atmosphere and noise levels were appropriate for each side. I probably won’t go back, the food was disappointing

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DaleM
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner. Very quiet environment. Excellent service.

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vipLeroyN
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. They gave us touring pointers that were great. Coconut shrimp are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It wasn’t anything special. The food was pretty cookie cutter to a chili’s.

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2travelers
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was top notch. They did a great job with social distancing the tables. Food was awesome and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, great service

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Mitchell
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Table for 6 to celebrate a birthday. Typical atmosphere with less than pre-COVID crowd and servers. Took longer to get a drink than expected. Our meal was excellent after waiting quite a while for it.

Good restaurant dealing with current challenges.

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ClaireC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

When I read that this restaurant was in a hotel, i had second thoughts but it was amazing! The food was delicious and service great. I would highly recommend it.

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vipPecosBill
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best "hotel" restaurants at which we've dined in our memory. Terrific menu and nice staff.

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ILovefood
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great and the staff was very nice!
Ordered:
flatbread bruschetta. Lots of cheese with only a few tomatoes sprinkled on it.
Side salad was much smaller than I expected (even for a side salad). Had the shaved Parmesan chips which I like!
Penne pasta with vodka cream sauce, side of marinara. Asked for spicy and it was delicious!
Steak: very good!
Cocktails were okay.
Wine by glass limited so we order a bottle of the Silver Oak. Good!
In hindsight, we should’ve asked if we could bring our own and paid a corkage.
We were surprised to see the salad bar open during Covid 😱. They had a sign requiring people to wear gloves but nothing about masks. We didn’t partake.
It was our first visit, there to celebrate a special bday (which I noted on my res).
We were sat in the back by the stacks of high chairs and server ordering kiosk and maybe the bathrooms, which we didn’t like but they said was the only booth they had for us. Oh well.
The tables also have the little black plastic cups with sugar packets (like Denny’s) which I was also surprised about.
Overall, ambiance wasn’t exactly what we expected (pictured much nicer based on Open Table images).
However, the staff was great and our entrees were very good!

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JulieH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the parmesan/gorgonzola "encrusted" ribeye with mashed potatoes. Should have said "with melted parmesan/gorgonzola. Not crusty at all, but done well otherwise. Came with salad but no seasonal vegies as menu said. Our server said he'd been having issues with the chef/manager about taking shortcuts and brought us a side of asparagus. Mask was on 50% of the time but he said we didn't need to worry about him being healthy. "Tiramisu" had a very thick coating of whipped cream? on top but no cocoa powder. When we asked him, he said the chef said they didn't have any cocoa powder. The chef definitely needs a refresher on making quality, authentic tiramisu and providing a vegie side with the steak and potatoes. We did get salads which were good, but it's standard to get a salad AND vegie with your main dish. Used to be much better. Step it up!! Or you're going to lose more business unrelated to Covid. Server was very friendly and attentive and went out of his way to make our experience as enjoyable as possible.

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Rogero
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Needed gluten free, ordered from GF menu , still came with croutons!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Special was scallops on bed of risotto. Scallops were seared well and tasted very good. A little small for the price. Risotta was a tad undercooked, but had great flavor. Vodka salmon, Champagne chicken and seared salmon were all big hits with my party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Foods was all good, the steak was perfect.
But I'm writing because of the great hospitality and helpfulness. It was 10pm and we were having a hard time getting a ride back to the hotel
The manager gave us a ride, awesome!

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Bookfran
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely ambience. I enjoyed the salad bar, too.

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Bunny
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have eaten here many times before & always enjoyed it. We both had pasta dishes. Mine was the special, it was okay. My husband’s was really not good enough to bring home.
Service was excellent & helpful.

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Diane
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional--very friendly and efficient. The menu was limited due to COVID-19, however, everything on the menu looked fabulous. We were extremely pleased with our selections and would highly recommend Minervas.

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TerryG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would return there for special occasions anytime.

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vipJoeS
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One loud guest could be heard over 100’ away—friend of the staff—loudly bragged about his relationship with the chef.

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Patti
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Wife wanted a Filet for our 43rd ann. Did not have it on the menu but had steak tips, why?

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a get together with an out of town friend. The food was great, the service was exemplary, and I love the comfortable chairs and quiet place to visit! I always enjoy the Rapid City Minerva’s.

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ChuckF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive without being bothersome. Made recommendations and was very friendly.

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vipDionneL
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mardi gras

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hope I come back soon! We really liked the presentation of the coconut shrimp and the steak was really good. Unfortunately I wasnt a fan of the parmesan wedge fries. Service was phenomenal and honestly the price wasnt to bad for a nice restaurant like Minervas!

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james
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I must say I was extremely disappointed. Made a Valentine's day reservation 2 weeks in advance. Arrive at 6:10 for a 6:15 reservation and am told there are 10 groups before us. They hadn't even sat the 5:45 reservations. Poor scheduling on there part. Couldn't even give us an idea of when we would be able to be seated. Waited 20 minutes then gave us. I will be hesitant to try again.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, service was on point as usual. Food and portion size was great.

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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 4.2 stars by 193 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.