Burger Battle 2021 is now over. Thank you all for participating!
Catch burgers you missed during the month of January! Several restaurants are adding their burgers to their menus. Those restaurants are:
- Papa Woody’s
- Blarney Stone (through end of week)
- DaDa Gastropub
- EightyOne Arcade (with a regular bun)
- Five Guys
- Holiday Inn
- JL Beers
- Swamp Daddy’s
Prepare your tastebuds for battle! The 8th Annual Downtown Burger Battle presented by the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation kicks off January 2, 2021 and will continue through the month of January.
Participating restaurants will exemplify the breadth and variety of downtown dining by showcasing the classic American burger. Come downtown, or choose from takeout and delivery options, enjoy a burger, then rate it to have your say in which restaurant is crowned champion at the end of the month!
Burger tasters (that’s you!) will assign up to five points in each of five categories for every featured burger they try. The burger with the highest average points at the conclusion of the battle will be declared the winner!
Get ready to vote on each burger by downloading the official app of downtown – The DTSF Digital Passport!
Download from your mobile browser now at passport.dtsf.com.
The categories include:
• Customer Service
The restaurants won’t be the only ones winning prizes during the 8th Annual Downtown Burger Battle. Enter to win a weekly restaurant gift card drawing by posting a photo of one of the participating burger contenders to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the restaurant name and the hashtag #BurgerBattle21.
2021 Burger Battle Participants
Blarney Stone Pub: The Golden Porker
An 8 oz. Certified Angus Beef Patty placed upon Coleslaw and topped with Smoked Gouda, Bacon, Shredded Pork, a signature sweet & tangy Gold Sauce and Fried Onions. Served on a toasted Brioche Bun with a spread of 1000 Island Aoli. Accompanied with a pickle and your choice of a side.
Location: 333 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Daily 11:00am – 11:00pm
Door Dash, Food Dudes, Bite Squad, and Uber Eats
Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen: Burger Wellington
Certified Angus Beef, Parma Ham, Mushroom Duxelles, English Mustard, Morbier Cheese, Arugala, Look’s Bakehouse Croissant
Location: 600 North Main Avenue Suite 110
Hours of Service: Sun – Thur: 11:00am – 8:00pm; Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Delivery & carry-out available via their website.
Chef Lance’s on Phillips: MarketBeat Burger
Ground brisket and pork belly patty topped with Stensland Family Farms sharp cheddar, local pork belly flanks, spicy pickle mayonnaise, custom-grown baby romaine from Dakota Mushrooms & Microgreens, and locally grown Roma tomatoes on a custom Breadsmith onion bun
Location: 431 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Sat: 11:00am – 2:00pm; 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Curbside pick-up available
Crave – Sioux Falls: Mac & Cheese Lobster Roll Burger
Nestled between two pieces of fluffy Brioche is our Deep Fried Tempura Mac & Cheese, Fontina, Jalapeño Aioli, Lobster Mix, and Arugula all balanced atop our CAB patty, served to you with your choice of side
Location: 201 East 8th Street
Hours of Service: Sun – Thurs: 11:00am – 10:00pm; Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm
DoorDash, FoodDudes, and Bitesquad. Or order online via their website for pick up. Also offer ToastyBuns exclusively through DoorDash.
Crawfords: Brie and Apple Burger
House ground, apple-infused angus burger with artisan greens, tomato, bacon-onion marmalade and Brie cheese on a toasted brioche bun.
Location: 214 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Sun – Thurs: 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Fri & Sat: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
DaDa Gastropub: BURGER #5 – ATTN: It’s messy
Double bacon burger, white cheddar, egg, house pickles, DaDa Sauce, swirly fries
Location: 402 North Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Thurs: 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Fri & Sat: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
EightyOne Arcade Bar: The Broodburger
House ground specialty blend patty crusted with 5-pepper blend, Honey Cured Bacon, Sharp Cheddar & Smoked Gouda, Shaved Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Tomato, Pickled Onion, Fresno Chilies, Chipotle Ketchup and Whiskey Mustard. Served in a flaming hot Cheeto bun.
Location: 221 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Thurs: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Fri & Sat: 5:00pm – 1:00am; Sun: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
No delivery services available
Falls Landing Bar & Grill: The Toon Burger
Falls Landing’s 2021 Burger Battle is taking it back to our youth. A burger that looks straight out of your favorite cartoon. It’s an animated twist on an American classic. A half pound beef brisket patty topped with buffalo milk mozzarella, bonfire bacon, technicolor onions, sliced pickles, tomato, and shredded romaine. Served on a potato bun with a side of our TOP SECRET SAUCE! And don’t forget our Toon Fries, shoestrings tossed in cheddar cheez dust. Come and try our Toon Burger before Mr. Krabs steals our Secret Sauce recipe, or even worse Plankton!
Location: 200 East 8th Street
Hours of Service: Mon – Sat: 11:00am – 2:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Food Dudes and Bite Squad
Fernson Brewing Company: Big Beefy Boy Burger
Fernson house-ground beef blend double patty, pot roast, house-made beef bacon, Tipperary Irish cheddar, and pepper cream gravy on a Martin’s Potato Roll. Includes fries.
Location: 332 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Thurs; Sunday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm; Sat: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
GrubHub or call Taproom for curbside pick-up
Five Guys – Sioux Falls: Bacon Cheeseburger “All the Way”
Two hand-formed patties, grilled to order – with two strips of crispy bacon and two slices of Kraft American Cheese – all on a soft, sesame seed bun. “All The Way” toppings include Mayo, Lettuce, Pickle, Tomato, Ketchup, Mustard, Grilled Onions, Grilled Mushrooms.
Location: 121 South Minnesota Avenue
Hours of Service: Daily: 10:30am – 10:00pm
Door Dash, GrubHub, Google, Bite Squad, and Postmates
Holiday Inn City Centre: Santa Fe Chimi Burger
Certified Angus patty seasoned with a blend of spices encased with rice, red pepper and black bean relish, jalapenos, garlic, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, and queso Blanco sauce in a tomato tortilla then fried crispy. Served with house made avocado dip and your choice of one side.
Location: 100 West 8th Street
Hours of Service: Daily: 11:00am – 10:00pm
GrubHub and Food Dudes
JL Beers Sioux Falls: Smokey the Beer Cheese Burger
Bacon and grilled onions on a BBQ seasoned burger patty with BBQ sauce and smothered in our homemade Beer Cheese Dip
Location: 323 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Sun – Thurs: 11:00am – 10:00pm; Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Order online or call for carry-out.
Seasoned fresh ground beef patty topped with caramelized onions and baby Bella mushrooms, sautéed in garlic herb butter and bourbon, gorgonzola cheese, zesty dijonaise; served on a brioche bun with crisp romaine hearts and roma tomatoes.
Location: 301 South Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Mon – Fri: 11:00am – 2:00pm
To-Go orders available
MacKenzie River – Sioux Falls: THE Pizza Burger
A delicious all beef patty pizza seasoned, topped with a flattop melted mozzarella cheese hood, sautéed red onion, red and green peppers, pepperoni slices and Italian sausages. A dollop of marinara sauce finishes. Comes with a side of ranch parmesan fries and MORE marinara sauce for dipping!
Location: 236 South Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Sun – Thurs: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Delivery options on their website
Minervas: The Classic
Sesame seed bun, two 4 ounce Certified Angus Beef patties, American cheese, Classic sauce, chopped romaine and pickles. Served with shoestring fries.
Location: 301 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Mon – Thurs: 11:00am – 8:00pm; Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Info Coming Soon!
Ode to Food & Drinks: Ode to Dill-icious Burger
7 oz house ground brisket/sirloin is hand pattied & cooked to order. It sits on a bed of garlic aioli, alfalfa sprouts, pickled cucumber & red onion then topped with dill creme fraiche. Served on a grilled egg bun. Comes with the sidekick of your choice.
Location: 300 North Cherapa Place
Hours of Service: Tues – Sat: 11:00am – 2:00pm; Tues – Thurs 4:00pm – 9:00pm; Fri & Sat 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Papa Woody’s: The Uptowner
1/2 pound ground chuck/brisket patty seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic. Healthy smear of cream cheese mixed with diced jalapeños, banana peppers, shredded cheddar on the bottom of a fresh pretzel bun. Melted cheddar and Munster cheese top the burger with Wood Fired charred pineapple tidbits and thick Cherrywood bacon all drizzled with sweet chili sauce. Served with a handful of fries, a fried pickle spear, and a side of ranch
Location: 421 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Thurs: 11:00am – 8:00pm; Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Call or order online via their website, or order through Food Dudes.
Parker’s Bistro: Le French Burger
Brisket and tenderloin patty, Comte cheese, pancetta, spicy greens, house pickles and confit garlic on brioche
Location: 210 South Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Thurs: 4:30pm – 9:00pm: Fri & Sat: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
PAve: Dr. Love
8oz Snake River Farms American Waygu ground beef patty, sweet onion jam, leaf lettuce, muenster cheese, peppered bacon, Dr. Pepper BBQ on a locally sourced bread
Location: 130 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Daily 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Phillips Avenue Diner: Sriracha Chili Bacon Cheese Burger
Our signature steak burger topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, homemade haystack onions, and sweet sriracha-chili sauce, on a toasted brioche bun
Location: 121 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Mon – Sat: 7:00am – 8:00pm; Sun: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Order pick-up or delivery via their website.
Swamp Daddy’s: The Who Dat Burger
The Who Dat burger has a house pattie blend of chuck beef, short rib and andouille sausage topped with pepper jack and American cheese layered with a homemade bourbon bacon jam, and fried onions, crisp lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun and finished with our Mardi Gras glaze!
Location: 421 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues & Wed: 11:00am – 3:00pm; Thurs – Sat: 11:00am – 3:00pm & 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Carry-out available; Door Dash and Bite Squad
The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips: The Blue Wagyu
Dry Aged Wagyu Patty, Wild Fire Blue Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Caramelized Onions Spiked with Knob Creek Bourbon, House Pickles, Chef’s Smoky Ketchup, on a Split Top Bun
Location: 100 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Thurs: 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Fri: 4:00pm – 11:00pm; Sat: 1:00pm – 11:00pm
TommyJack’s: The Loukah
So many flavors, not enough taste buds! Kicking things off with our hand pattied 1/3 pound burger! First, we top it with our very own candied bacon! Once those two are perfected, we melt some blue cheese crumbles and shovel on some portabella mushrooms that were simmered in our super secret apricot glaze! Next, we are off to the races with our crispy onion strings that were battered in our homemade hemp-heart seasoned flour! Adding the finishing touches with a dollop of house mixed slaw, and end this love story with a drizzle of the local favorite special sauce!
Location: 214 East 12th Street
Hours of Service: Daily 11:00am – 10:00pm
Wileys: Farmer’s Breakfast Burger
Sausage beef patty, cornbread waffle, with an over easy egg, candied pepper bacon, American cheese, sausage gravy.
Location: 330 North Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Mon – Fri: 3:00pm – 10:00pm; Sat & Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Bite Squad and Door Dash