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“Cheap and cheerful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of JL Beers

JL Beers
323 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD
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Ranked #21 of 301 Restaurants in Sioux Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Mold, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have to be honest we ate here after finding it difficult to find many other restaurants open on a Sunday evening.

The place was really crowded, and quite noisy, but we were able to find a table for two. Tables are pretty close together but service was quick.

A little disappointed they only serve beer, and dispite the wide range available, it would have been nice for my wife to have been able to enjoy a glass of wine.

The menu is unpretentious and is all about the great American burger. The food was quick, hot and to be fair, tasty.

One nice touch is the fact they give tourists, such as us, post cards to write out which they then mail for you.

All in all a busy little beer and burger bar with a nice atmosphere. Not the kind of place I'd normally go but we did enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux City, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Super Place; Great Burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Great place to stop in for a beer, burger and to watch a game. Highly recommend as a fun place to stop in and enjoy a game.

Visited June 2014
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Columbia, Missouri
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275 reviews 275 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“YUM!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Delicious food and beer with plenty of options to choose from. Great location and service was wonderful. They are known for their burgers so be sure to try one, you won't regret it!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great burgers and beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Ate here twice while passing through Sioux Falls to and from the Black Hills area. The first night we were there was a Sunday and the staff was extremely friendly and talkative. Enjoyed the burgers and like how you can sample a beer before ordering it. The burgers were juicy and loved the different toppings. I had the Gyro Burger and my husband had the Mt Mushmore, with mushrooms. Our server that first night was really knowledgeable about the different beers. The second night we ate there was a Thursday night and it was definitely more crowded, but we lucked out and got a table right away. Our server this time was not the greatest. Seemed disinterested in our table, not very knowledgeable about the beers, and not very friendly. Food and beers were still good, so that's a plus! Love the Beer Mail- free postcards they mail for you- my dad got his postcard a few days later, so they definitely get mailed out quickly! Try the loaded chips with beer cheese dip, bacon and jalapenos- nom nom nom so good! That beer cheese dip, mmmmmmmmmmm!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Its a burger joint, so expect good burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

These burgers and the place itself is an experience. Service was good. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table, which seemed strange for a week night, but the place is popular. We ordered fries with the burgers and they were a little skimpy on the number of fries. For drinks, have the rootbeer if you don't want an adult beverage. I will return next time I am in Sioux Falls.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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