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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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819 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2637
+1 605-343-3104
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The drinks and food were pretty good. That being said we had a reservation at 8pm on a Saturday night and there were at least 30 of us. At 10 pm they come along and tell us it's last call (the web site says they are open until midnight on Saturday). So we thought surely since we have a reservation... More 

Thank Kristina O
Frank M, Owner at Thirsty's, responded to this review

This review doesn't really warrant a response but It doesn't take a genius to read between the lines on this review especially since members of your party apologized to our staff for some of the bad behavior of "some" members of your party! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Dog friendly on the patio. Brought out a water bowl and treats for the dog! Food was delicious - I had the chipotle chicken wrap and my friend had a turkey wrap. Very good. Service was excellent.

Thank LadyRver
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

They have really great appetizers and so many brands of beer you may have a hard time deciding what to get. Their home made chips are delicious !

Thank Donna W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We love going to Thirsty's for their delicious burgers. They have a large selection of taps that seem to rotate well. The bourbonzola burger is a favorite. The laid back atmosphere is nice, and the staff provide good service. On a nice day try out the patio. They also play a lot of local college sports teams on their televisions.

Thank Jason J
Lancaster, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Thirsty's is in the busy downtown Rapid City area. There are numerous choices but you can't go wrong with Thirsty's. They have a varied menu with something for everyone and good prices as well. They have a large bar with ample seating. The employees were friendly and helpful. Be sure to get their homemade French Fries.

Thank PSmith5407
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Staff was amazing, the patio was really nice and allowed dogs. Food was really good and drinks were awesome as well. Staff was energetic and helpful.

Thank nikrule16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Visiting family they took us to Thirsty for lunch. Waiter came right way, friendly and attentive. Ordered the grilled chicken sandwich. One of the best I've ever had. The sauce and the spinach made it very good and added a different twist wasn't expecting. Homemade French fries were on point, fresh and hot. Food was awesome! Highly recommend.

Thank Laura W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with a small dog and the staff and Thirsty's got her a small bowl of water and a shady spot in the patio. The service was outstanding. The food is great, as well. The French fries are homemade and amazing. The burgers are also delicious, and local buffalo is an option. I would highly recommend Thirsty's if... More 

Thank Ryan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Very good food. The 10 ounce steak and Patty melts were delicious! I would definitely stop here again. Easy to drive to nice location. Clean and great service.

Thank Julie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Buorbonzola burger is off the chain. They make their own homemade chips here and serve them with a homemade french onion dip which is quite delicious. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Thank john m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2637
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-343-3104

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?