Minerva's - Sioux Falls

4.5
1456 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

Join us at Minerva's!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ToddI
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My ribeye was the best steak I’ve had in a while. My wife enjoyed her Cajun linguini very much. The mojo to was awesome. Thank you for making our anniversary special.

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EricB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Minerva’s Sept 20th while traveling through Sioux Falls. The meal was very good and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors in town

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was happy with the personalities/hospitality of all staff members. I was a little caught off guard by being shuffled around by the staff. By the server’s/Bartender’s mistake, I was charge for a glass of wine that I did not request.

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Mulligan
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Good service and wonderful salad bar. Entrees that we have tried have all been excellent.

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RichardZ
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The walleye was fairly tasteless abd not sweet at all.. Good salads though.

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BarbaraO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twas my first time back in 38 years and it was better than I remembered it!!!!

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DonP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

presentation was not on the same level as in past years

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AmyP68
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The menu had a great selection - hard to decide which meal to order! Our waiter was very polite. Great service overall. My ravioli was perfect.

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BruceG
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very average food. Overpriced for what you get. Quality has declined since COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service!!
Salad Bar extremely overpriced for the selection.
Drinks well priced. Pasta dish well priced.

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ManOfSteele
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet was cooked perfectly and the chicken and shrimp was very good. Service by a waiter named Noah was outstanding. He made the meal an experience!

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MelodeeN
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always…perfect. Our favorite place to dine. We do miss the outdoor tables this summer, but hopefully those will be back next year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service!

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vipTaraR
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here for lunch on our way through town. The market bar was amazing and was fully stocked and super fresh at 2:30p in the afternoon! Our service was great. There were so many amazing things on the menu we will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Minervas used to be our "go to" place when we wanted delicious food and a quiet atmosphere. We will not be going back anytime soon. The salad bar used yo be great, now it's not worth $12 "add on" or $22 for "just salad bar." My go to used to be the Caribbean Jerk Chicken. It is definitely not jerk chicken anymore. It was terrible. It was some brown, soupy mess...not even the right color. My friend had a pesto pasta. Neither of us ate our entrees. Our water glasses sat empty. Our soup came when our entrees came. It was a real let down.

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vipdmhtgh
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Minerva’s. We took my husband’s sister, who he rarely gets to see, out for dinner. The atmosphere was perfect, quiet so they could talk and talk, the service was efficient, incredibly attentive and friendly, but unhurried so they had all the time they needed, and the food was excellent. Thanks, Minerva’s!

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vipLCO1
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Reuben sandwich!

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Brian
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

When we first arrived in Sioux Falls Minevras was "The Place to Go", and we were always happy with the service and food. After not going for almost 2 years (COVID) we went again this last Thursday night. When we walk out we both vowed that we will never go back. The food was blah, especially for the price. Service was poor, water glasses were always empty, and when they brought our steaks, we had no steak knives so we sat there with food in front of us for several minutes, and our mash potatoes were not even warm.

Considering our billing after tip was well over $100 there are much better options in Sioux Falls where you would receive much better food for 20 - 30% less, and you will have a much better experience.

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NanaKaren
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minerva’s never disappoints. Filet and roasted Brussels sprouts was delicious.

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vipSodak
South Dakota
47 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Minerva's for an evening out or special occasion. They never disappoint in food quality or service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipPoppy9100
South Dakota
28 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Bison tenderloin is worth the drive.

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vipMicheleR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent and attentive service. Was a hit for the whole family 20 years to 90+. Impressed with freshness and while more expensive, portions were large.

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JustMe3
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minerva's has always been a great place for a special meal or romantic repast. The location is meticulously maintained and looks like new even though I have been using Minerva's for over 2 decades. Very nice upscale place to visit.

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AnitaK
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places for fine dining in Sioux Falls. Love the atmosphere, food is good…although it has increased in price (which is probably due to the pandemic ). Had a great waiter!! We will definitely be back!!

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DaveN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Won't ever go again. Took almost 20 minutes to get 1st drink a Stuffed Olive Martini. Problem was no olives in drink. Server brought olives when already had finished drink. Dare I say clueless server. Walleye was so thin more breading than meat. Lemon Butter Salmon had no noticeable lemon or butter. Best part of both meals was potato skin.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Boring review but great dining experience like every time I eat here.

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KellyP
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had excellence service by our waiter. Food was very good and the booth we had was quiet and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Great atmosphere. Salad bar add on is much too expensive.
I much preferred when you could order a steak and add salad bar for $4.00 before covid.
I realise they added sandwich bar. But preferred old salad bar add on option.

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DonutDolly
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

COVID has changed the prices - somewhat to be expected. But the food was still outstanding and it was a treat to eat here. Highly recommend even if we have to pay more.

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RussellK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After COVID, they're back on their game. This was our first visit, and we'd both recommend, and repeat!!

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smtim
South Dakota
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!

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vipTMik
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This jewel of a restaurant continues to stand the test of time. It’s been 20 years since I’ve been here. Our server, Barb, is a seasoned asset. She and the bartender prepared my martini perfectly. The Canadian Walleye was off the chart; paired with white cheddar mashed potatoes. Find the perfect table and ask the staff for a table number. Request it in your reservation. Go. Make it a staple stop when in downtown.

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speceats
South Dakota
35 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Usual very good food, drinks, service. Nothing outstanding, just reliable. Had Halibut special - very good; spouxe had prime rib - excellent. Not for a person who expects to eat a full meal for under $20.

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sarah
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband loved the prime rib. The roasted duck was very good, as was the kid’s meal (mac and cheese). I appreciated the nice fruit side option and they appreciated the ice cream that was included.

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Patrick
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, ambiance and service. Taking care with Covid protocol

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Bets8587
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Seated in back of restaurant by the kitchen entrance. Lots of noise, heavy traffic of waiters going to and fro, etc. Food was good and we enjoyed the meal.

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Susan
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and delicious food! We will for sure be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great, service was a little slow but good.

FAQs

Minerva's - Sioux Falls offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 334-0386.

Minerva's - Sioux Falls is rated 4.5 stars by 1456 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.