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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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American, Diner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of 4 ate here at lunch time recently. Cute little retro diner in the heart of Sioux Falls. Their food is very much homemade and not cookie cutter. Excellent sandwiches, pasta, and salads. Milkshakes are to die for. Best thing...they did not force...masks on us which we truly appreciated - kindness goes a long way. This place does it right!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was waited on by Katie, who was sweet and a great server. I asked her to help me to choose between the chicken dishes and the Elvis shake. She informed me well on each choice and I ended up taking the shake, which was...amazing but big!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 13, 2020

We could have had a free breakfast at the hotel, but opted to go to Phillips Avenue Diner just to experience another restaurant in the downtown area. We rated Phillips Avenue Diner 5 stars not just for the food, which was very good Diner grub...(sausage, English Muffin and Elvis Waffle) but also for the service. We come from Illinois and are accustomed to masks and social distancing, something South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska are not. No problem. What I really loved about this place was that we, for the most ;part, were secluded in the front side of the diner - that's right - no one else was around. Our waiter, Paul, was fantastic as he was accommodating to us and kept his distance when serving us (which we really appreciated). Plus the diner itself from the outside is really a beautiful building. So good food, fantastic, accommodating service, and a cute building makes this a 5 star establishment.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

We went here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We were able to get a table right away but most of the tables were full. The food was typical diner food, which made for a good breakfast. Service was good, our food came out pretty...fast after we ordered.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

Ate dinner here while visiting downtown SF. Friendly server (Kelly) and delicious entrees for about $11-$13. We had the beef stroganoff and the Swedish meatballs, both were very tasty. Nice outdoor seating area on a cool evening along the various street sculptures on Phillips Ave....Save room for one of their great milkshakes too!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Weekday breakfast. What we liked: 1. Lovely diner ambience/big roomy booths with posts and hooks for hats and coats 2. Predictable breakfast menu 3. Music is low 4. Free parking 7-9 am right at the door 5. Good hash browns 6. Attentive, friendly service 7....Reasonable prices; veteran discount 8. Bright, clean restrooms What we didn’t like: 1. Panhandlers at the door 2. Coffee tastes like truck stop juice. Undrinkable. 3. One does NOT toss a handful of herbs into white sausage gravy, which was not white and creamy and but gray and thin. 4. Pancake was flat, tasteless, and nearly the color of chocolate. Would we return? I say no, hubby says yes. I’d give the place 3.5 stars but it’s not an option.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 20, 2020

The place is nice and in the middle of the action. The poutine dish was a little bit salty but it was good. The sweet potato fries was good and unique. The waitress was very patient.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 15, 2020

Good comfort food in the middle of downtown Sioux Falls. They offer all the traditional diner choices as well as excellent milkshakes for dessert. Add great service (Marya was our waitress) to the menu offerings and you have a winner that is a must do...if you're staying in downtown.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

We had breakfast here and it was excellent. A little on the expensive side. The portions are a bit on the small side. It is located downtown so we walked a few blocks and checked out the sidewalk art. Fun place to visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020

This diner has very good food at a reasonable price. My husband had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and brown gravy and asparagus. He said everything was cooked to perfection. I had a spinach salad that had blueberries, grilled chicken, strawberries, and walnuts with a...honey vinaigrette dressing. Delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Hello! No, we are not pet-friendly. We do allow service animals to accompany guests when needed.
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