Minerva's - Sioux Falls

4.6
1500 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
What 1500 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The restaurant was way too dark. Had to use my phone flashlight to see the menu and my food. The special, Pugent Sound was not very good. The salad bar was great. The food took a very long time but our server was great.

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JanelleA
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food!

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JanelleA
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service- as always!

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ToddC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with Minverva's in Sioux Falls. The walleye cakes for an appetizer were very tasty! Plus, the steak was very good; but the baked potato was excellent. Went with a date.

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SusanW
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always such a treat to go to Minerva's. The food and service are consistently outstanding.

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DakotaKid
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for friend group
Great evening of conversation and good food in a more upscale atmosphere. Easy to converse, staff were great, food was wonderful.

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vipDickM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had a 130pm reservation from open table for Christmas Eve. When we were seated, the waiter stated we had 15 min to put our order in before the kitchen closed.
The main bar and salad both closed while we ate, and the manager was rounding impatiently reminding staff things were closing down.

Don’t make reservations available when you are closing! Such an awful experience, especially with family in town for Christmas. The feeling was very rushed, and stressful.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We had a nice quiet dinner. The volume level is one of our favorite perks of this restaurant.

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JohnH
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very busy night but they did very well. In these days when it is difficult to get staff they have good folks.

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GaryD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Soup and steak, while both were outstanding, served cold. Service was great. I’m sure if I would have mentioned something I have no doubt they would have corrected it immediately. I just was not in the mood to go through the process. Still some of the best food in Sioux Falls.

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DianeO
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu selection is excellent, great food, great service and super atmosphere. Really love Minerva's. Highly recommend!

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Timw
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought out of town family and no one was disappointed!! Service was great, food was perfect. There was cold air coming out of a ceiling vent and within minutes of mentioning it, it was remedied.

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RodJ
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by our service. Friendly, courteous and took good care of my wife and I for our Christmas night out. Thank you.

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BrentN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love Minerva's for a quiet atmosphere, high quality service, and tasty food. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner memorable!

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Chudson
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , great service , couldn’t be better !

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JodiA
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We treat ourselves to Minerva’s at least twice a year (anniversary) and Christmas. We’ve done this for a few decades because we absolutely love the food, the service and the the place is so nice.

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JackieH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the wait staff was wonderful. We had reservations and our table was ready when we arrived with no waiting.

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vipSodak
South Dakota
48 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Heather provided superb service. When she checked back with us after our orders were delivered she immediately noticed one order had not been prepared as requested. She immediately returned it to the kitchen to be redone.

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Donna
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got to Minerva's & they could not find my reservation - so we had to find another place to eat on a friday before our concert - so no not a good experience.

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LaDonnaV
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minervas never disappoints, from the service to the excellent food. Wonderful…

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cozy atmosphere, and wonderful service!

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MichaelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exellent food, service, and ambience. A very warm atmosphere with old wood furnishings. Very tasty food!

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BeverlyB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Minervas food never fails to exceed our expectations. Atmosphere was fantastic. Server seemed a bit new and was a little slow getting drinks and breads. Really missed Eva. She is a great pro at least for us.

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great and consistent as expected.

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Moesch
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All excellent!

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JeffreyP
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! One of the better steaks I have had in Sioux Falls. Gave dinner about two hours to make a play and they accommodated by getting our different courses and bill in a timely matter.

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vipKimberlyB
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food is mediocre. The salmon was over cooked. Colleagues had filets that looked smaller than the advertised 6 oz. Poor wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For the Midwest we were told you had to go here for the steak. Texas Roadhouse has a better steak. Save your money and eat TR.

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debj
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food. Had a small office party and all enjoyed it.

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MichaelU
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu with focus on local cuisine prepared outstandingly in a relaxing upscale atmosphere.

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vipGotBeef
Las Vegas
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not what it used to be…sad! Prime rib is different, they used to use a more trimmed loin that was pretty much all edible, now, 1/4 of it isn’t edible and what is isn’t as high of quality as it was. Hard to justify adding $12 to entree for a salad bar that in my opinion isn’t as good as it was. The key lime pie that was out of this world good has been modified into something that doesn’t look like pie anymore. Menu seems to be about half of it but what it used to be and many favorites are gone. They’ve tried to change things to give them a more modern presentation and but really haven’t succeeded and many of the reasons it was my go to Sioux Falls restaurant are gone.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

It took forever to get our appetizer. The waiter never refilled our water or asked us if we wanted another drink. Then brought the check early. We had to then ask if we could have coffee and dessert. I think when you’re paying those kind of prices and you have a reservation, you should receive better service.

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RichardM
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have eaten at Minerva’s for years and dining there has always felt like a special event. Recently I have to sadly report that the last few meals there have been only average as regards the quality of the meals and service provided. Eating there now seems no different than dinner at any of the dozens of chain restaurants in the city. Prices have gone up and we fully accept that, understanding that with increased costs and the affects of Covid shutdown. We still have a lot of loyalty to Minerva’s and truly hope they can return to their pre-Covid standard.

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DavidS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minervas never disappoints !!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Steaks cooked well. Like that - even though one of nicer restaurants in Sioux Falls - they still had a kids menu.

Small portions on soup and appetizers

French onion soup was like half bowls - didn’t seem like it got the traditional bake/broil in the oven - was like a slice of round provolone on top of the crock bowl.

Mussels - tastes awesome! But they were super small mussels- would have need 3 or 4 of their orders to get what we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement

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MaryM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In Sioux Falls for a fun weekend with friends. Great meal and nice location to our hotel.

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vipspeceats
South Dakota
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always know that you'll get a very good meal w/excellent service in a pleasant surrounding. Prime rib on Friday/Saturday nights excelllent; Hunter's Pork Chop superb; well made & generous drinks. Noah very good waiter, who repeats order to make certain he has it correct.

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 4.6 stars by 1500 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.