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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 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thirstys has a casual atmosphere with many good food and beverage options. Their burgers and wraps are great! Weather permitting it is fun to be outside. I have never been disappointed with any meal I have been served at Thirstys!

Thank celebr8life
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We ate here twice. The avocado dip and the southwest burger was great both times. They need one wait staff outside

Thank advisegirl
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We go here quite a bit for trivia and depending on who you get for a server depends on the type of service you get. The food is pretty good. I personally love the buffalo chicken wrap and they used to have a cabbage soup that was amazing.

Thank Chels1411
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Called for a drink on Labor Day weekend. Maybe the staff did not want to be there btu they were incredibly slow, not interested and generally gave a poor impression.

Thank Jayne F
Granville, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wow ... we didn't expect such a pleasant surprise at Thirsty's. This little "hole in the wall" has great food. The only thing that I would not rate high was the fact they were understaffed and it took longer for lunch than it should have.

Thank Carol W
Rapid City, South Dakota
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Extremely Greasy food. They only serve beer here as they don't have a liquor license for alcohol. I don't believe the quality of food is interesting enough to bring me back in.

Thank CodeForSomething
Prescott, Arizona
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended for lunch. Got there shortly after 1:00 pm. Waitress took our order. We waited and waited, finally she appeared and told us she forgot to turn in order. That was ok, not in a hurry and people make mistakes. We were gracious about it. Food finally arrives. Plates almost shoved at us, no silverware or napkins. I ordered a... More 

Thank zonie420
Frank M, Owner at Thirsty's, responded to this review

Zonie420: Thanks for your recent visit to Thirsty's. I am extremely sorry for your bad experience and can understand your need to let the world know how poorly you were treated. Our entire staff is still reeling and in extreme shock at the tragic death of one of our members! We are a small close knit group, more like family!... More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Went to happy hour last night, no discount on food, bland food, soggy fries, dated atmosphere. Nothing special. No wine variety. On a good note, our server was very nice:)

Thank theresa r
Brunswick, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The food was good but was surprised they only served beer and wine. Was surprised to see so many kids in the place. Was raining the night we went so we were not able to use the patio but it looked nice.

Thank snyder2015
Frank M, Owner at Thirsty's, responded to this review

The name Thirstys has nothing to do with beverages we serve. Thirsty's was named after Frankie our daughters English Bulldog!! Frankie's tongue was always hanging out making her appear constantly thirsty. That is also the reason for the Bulldog logo! Frankie left this world this summer after spreading love and joy for 12 years!!! Also we are very proud to... More 

Summerville, South Carolina
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

After touring the Rapid City area and walking the historic down town we were hoping to find a good burger for lunch. Thirsty's delivered for us. I had my first buffalo burger and my wife stayed with the traditional beef burger. We were both satisfied - the burgers were large and juicy and had great texture and taste. The homemade... More 

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

Thanks Fred for the kind words! We strive for excellence! It is nice to get positive feedback and I will pass this along to our staff! Hope to see you again soon! Frank More 

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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
USD 4 - USD 12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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?