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3705 S Western Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
605444-1800
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in Sioux Falls

I am a big Famous Dave's fan, but I love Backyard Grill, and I love that they are locally owned and not a chain. I've had their pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, and they are smoky, tender shreds of meat in a flavorful soft bun. Get the fresh cut fries - not frozen, with a tantalizing hint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I WAS a huge Famous Daves fan, but after reading a local blog post about Backyard Grill and trying it out myself, I'm not sure Dave and I will be seeing a whole lot of each other! I ordered the Ribs with fries and beans and was throughly impressed! The meat literally fell off of the bones, and I tried... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I am a big Famous Dave's fan, but I love Backyard Grill, and I love that they are locally owned and not a chain. I've had their pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, and they are smoky, tender shreds of meat in a flavorful soft bun. Get the fresh cut fries - not frozen, with a tantalizing hint of sweet.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After a couple more visits, I need to downgrade the Backyard Grill, one degree from my previous ranking. Pretty much across the board, but mostly due to the service category.

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Sioux Falls, SD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is seriously good BBQ. Went on a Monday for lunch, which was fortuitous as one of the specials was a smoked prime rib sandwich (this place does a smoked prime rib on the weekends.) One of the best I've tasted. The ribs were also excellent, as were all of the sides. As far as ambiance, it is what it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love this place. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. I'm actually ordering a to go as I type this .

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to try Backyard Grill last Friday. I had both the ribs and the brisket, she had the brisket. We have eaten BBQ all over the United States and we both felt this was the worst. Both my ribs and brisket had very little smoked taste (kind of like they were smoked a day, or two... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Pork sandwich was tender. Beans were quite good. Chili was flavorless. Sons reported wings were fatty and boring. Both sauces tasted identical. Table was dirty. Wouldn't eat here again anytime soon.

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Ireton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have eaten a lot of BBQ and I have smoked a lot of BBQ. I am also a competition BBQ guy. This to me was not only the best BBQ in Sioux Falls, but also the best interaction that I have ever had with the staff in any type of store. From the moment I walked in, I felt... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Decided to give Backyard Grill a try, this afternoon, since I won a giftcard. I tried the brisket, ribs and boneless wings. After ordering I made some small talk with the person behind the counter, since I was the only one in the place, it was easy to make conversation. I found that they use a national distributor for their... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This company reports locations in Brookings and Watertown, SD, but seems new to Sioux Falls. Very tasty sweet potato fries, good chopped beef brisket. The pork ribs are okay. Unfortunately, mine had a strong chemical smell -- like a lot of Iowa hog feedlots -- a pharmaceutical aroma. Once I smelled that odor, my desire for the food went away.... More 

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Address: 3705 S Western Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone Number: 605444-1800
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
Cuisine: Barbecue

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  • Address: 3705 S Western Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
  • Phone Number: 605444-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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