Minerva's - Sioux Falls

4.7
994 reviews
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Minervas Restaurant has been defining quality food and great service in Sioux Falls since 1977.

With a menu that offers everything from in-house aged steaks to ocean fresh seafood, Minerva's is definitely one to please every one's taste. Award-winning salad bar has been a business lunch and dinner addition favorite for many years. Enjoy the great taste and excellent service that has become a hallmark of the downtown Sioux Falls area.

Minervas also is pleased to be home to Paramount Cocktails & Food, an inviting lounge attached to Minervas, that offers a great happy hour plus live entertainment most weekends. Stop in for a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner dessert.

Minervas and Paramount also offer a spacious outdoor patio that showcases the heart of beautiful downtown Sioux Falls.

Join us at Minervas and Paramount today!
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South Dakota
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minerva's is one our very favorite places to eat. We love the salad bar, menu choices and the ambiance. The staff is kind and professional. Minerva's is a special treat!

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s
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service. Food just keeps better. The salad bar is awesome!

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C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Service was questionable. Waiter came to the table too much, to the point where it got annoying and we had to stop our conversation multiple times.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in SF!

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Fargo
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I requested a both & they had it waiting for us. The food was good & our waiter was helpful.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Upgrade table salt to sea salt - table salt is outdated. Food was delish but cold. Wanted quiet area...sitting by the place where dishes were dumped was a bit noisy. Lightening was too bright. Otherwise, was very exceptional :)

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Highly recommended.

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RV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only complaint that I had was that it was COLD in the restaurant, so much so that I thought my food was going to get cold as well . . . and I'm not usually cold at all. I debated going to get my winter coat out of the coat closet and wear it while I enjoyed my meal. I also wondered if the air conditioner was on.

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JJ
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always.

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DW
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Salad bar impressive. Chislic as ok—not the best I’ve had!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my mom’s 90th birthday. Our server did a great job and it was a special evening. There was a small issue with one of our meals. They went above and beyond by giving us free dessert for our inconvenience.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was SO good! it was my birthday and that lemon cake was amazing

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Ordered meat to be cooked medium, it came out more rare-medium rare. Too res

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HC
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday date
Good food!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our water was awesome and food was very good! Our steaks were a little rare for medium but didn’t want to send them back. All in all a great time!

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Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. The consistency of quality food and great service is unmatched.

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TJ
Des Moines
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner; no issues. We had the seafood risotto and their fish of the day grilled char; both very good. Service over the years is always excellent and last night was no different. Prices are reasonable.

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H
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent prime rib! Nice atmosphere!
Nice wine list.

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t
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opened in 1977, this is still a solid performing American fare restaurant. The entrees include a variety of steaks cooked to perfection, as well as chicken and fish. Huge salad bar with soup, greens, and side salads.

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OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Downtown Minerva’s is always a special and pleasant experience. Everything about it is#1.

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JJ
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we had a very good waitress. We would highly recommend it.

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J
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food, however I think it would be wise to refresh the menu with new options. It might be a good idea to offer an additional seasonal menu. We don't go as often as we used to because we've tried most everything on the menu. The servers need to give time for people to finish their salads/soups before bring out the main course. My measure of a good restaurant vs a exceptional restaurant is not just great food, but a waitstaff that does a good job pacing the meal.

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PS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Minerva's on a business trip. The food and service were outstanding.

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JS
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Steak was overcooked. Rest of food delicious. Would welcome some change from the usual with salad bar.

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BK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All excellent except we had to ask for bread, but was served it promptly upon asking

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BB
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Lovely atmosphere. Always a pleasure to dine at Minerva’s.

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EN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minerva's has been a family favorite for many years. It never disappoints. Tonight was no exception. Despite one of our party having a medical issue that necessitated a shortened evning, the staff (Heather & Jackie) was nothing but kind and gracious.

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f
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minerva’s is the most consistent restaurant in Sioux Falls for good food and good service.

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OT
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Minerva’s always delivers a great meal and a great experience! Always a family favorite for celebrating even with our children. So many great memories here!

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D
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Minerva’s has a fresh , well stocked salad bar....so many options....our food was excellent as always.....

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We told the server that it was cold. We could feel cold air coming from the vents up above us. I am never cold and I had my coat up around my neck. Since we were cold it didn't make for a nice dining experience. The server said they were unable to shut it off. We just wanted to be comfortable. I asked for a blended margarita. It came on the rocks and was very tart. I told the server I had asked for it to blended. She finally came with a blended one. It was probably the worst margarita I have ever had. My friend was never given re fills on her soda. We asked for more bread before our meal. Meal came and we reminded her. We never got the bread she checked in with us 1 time after our food came. She brought the bill after we found her and asked for it. Left it on the side of the table with our credit card for quite sometime. We finally had to tell her it was ready. I am so glad we were not in a rush. The food was very good

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TO
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Worst experience we ever had @ this place. Table was loud & swearing the whole time we were there. Food was under cooked. The wine we ordered was nasty. The air was on so it was very cold.

Never again will I eat there

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JH
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating here. The background music is indeed that...background. You can carry on a conversation without raising your voice.

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LK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! Noise level was louder than we were expecting for an intimate date night.

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DW
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The wait for foods was 50 minutes. The price was a little high

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BA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had our "dress up fancy and go out for a nice dinner" date...Minerva's did not disappoint! Thank you for being ever professional, and always amazing cuisine. The Maritini was divine!

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M
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Minerva’s is always a great place to have dinner. The food is excellent. The salad bar is the best in town. We have a lot of family parties here: birthdays, anniversaries and gatherings. This night, our waitress, although polite, was very slow and we had to constantly look for her to order our initial meal and replenish drinks. It is never like that usually. Regardless, we had a great time at our gathering.

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LB
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Always love this restaurant. Device and food always excellent 😊❤️

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BN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
I especially enjoyed the Montreal Pork Chop - Outstanding and out of this world!
Dress code is fine - a little loose on enforcement though.

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had a wonderful experience while dining at Minervas. The food is great & service is top notch.

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