Guy "Mayor Of Flavortown" Fieri is known for his television shows on the Food Network like Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. This show features local joints across the country, including in South Dakota and Minnesota.

Until a few years ago, the only state that wasn't featured was South Dakota. That all changed when Guy made a trip to the Sioux Empire in June of 2020.

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Guy paid a visit to five restaurants throughout the Sioux Empire: Urban ChislicO So Good (Formerly in Garretson), Lalibela EthiopianBread and Circus, and Looks Marketplace.

But, which one was Guy's favorite spot in South Dakota? Furthermore, what about Guy Fieri's favorite Minnesota stop? He's been to Minnesota about 20 times.

Guy tells his favorite Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives from every state in a new article from Mashed.

Guy Fieri's favorite Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in Minnesota

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in Minneapolis is apparently the best Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in Minnesota
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There's one Minnesota restaurant that sticks out from the rest! Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in Minneapolis is apparently the best Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in Minnesota. Guy paid a visit to the restaurant in 2007 and made an appearance on the show in October.

Guy Fieri's favorite Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in South Dakota

So what's the best Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in South Dakota? The answer is...O So Good which was formerly in Garretson. Mashed says this is the place for the spicy and flavorful jerk chicken and Shrimp Cheesy Hot Plate.

Unfortunately, this local favorite no longer exists. The restaurant closed in July of 2021, just over a year after the establishment was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

I had a chance to enjoy a meal O So Good during its final hurrah. See all the delicious food I ordered at the restaurant. It was a very satisfying dinner!

FLASHBACK: When 'Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives' Came to Sioux Falls

O So Good in Garretson, South Dakota

The Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives episodes that feature South Dakota

The episodes first aired in January 2021 and continue to run on Food Network. They are also available to stream on Discovery+.

  • Three Sioux Falls restaurants featured in the "South Dakota Smorgasbord" episode (Season 38, Episode 5): O So Good, Urban Chislic, and Lalibela's.
  • The episode "Spicin' Things Up" (Season 38, Episode 6) features Bread and Circus in Sioux Falls
  • The episode "Savory Meat and a Little Sweet" (Season 38, Episode 7) featured Look's Marketplace in Sioux Falls

MORE: How I Met Guy Fieri And Justin Warner From 'The Food Network'

Dives Worth a Drive in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota

Almost every small South Dakota town has a watering hole. It’s where the locals go to kick back a few brews and engage in conversation.

Some of these establishments are located in buildings almost as old as the town itself. There might be a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new vinyl on the booth seats, but the ambiance is still reminiscent of a good ol’ dive.

If you think a "dive" is all about the sketchy clientele, the smell of the Devil’s lettuce, and stale Grain Belt, you’d be wrong. Not every dive has a bad reputation.

What makes a dive, a dive?

A dive has character. Neon beer signs and local memorabilia adorn the walls.

You might find a pool table, dart board, and a few video lottery machines.

The bartender knows the regulars by name and they know what you drink.

Some dives don't even serve food except for bags of chips and pickled eggs that sit in a jar of brine on the bar.

Dives aren't fancy. You might see 70's-style wood panels on the walls and wobbly tables leveled with a folded napkin.

Finally, the bathrooms. The bathrooms in dives are in a class by themselves and could be a whole topic on its own. 

There are several small-town dives in our area with friendly faces, cheap booze with a burn, and even really good food! We use the term "dive" in the most affectionate way.

Here are some of the best and why you should go there.

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown

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