Burgers are my absolute weakness.  Every so often, I crave a cheeseburger.  It's like a little treat for me. I savor every last bite.

There is always a burger for everyone to sink their teeth into in the Sioux Empire. No one can resist a perfectly cooked burger, a lightly buttered bun, the melty cheese, slathered with ketchup and mustard, and topped with crisp lettuce and tomato, especially from this tiny South Dakota drive-in.

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A new list of the Top Cheeseburgers in every State in 2023 from Yelp was just released and a popular small-town South Dakota drive-in was voted as the top favorite! The results of the Top Cheeseburgers in every State in 2023 from Yelp are based on the Yelp reviews of each burger establishment in the state.

The top cheeseburger in the state of South Dakota is hidden in the town of Murdo. The tasty South Dakota drive-in that is home to the best cheeseburger is...the Circle E Drive-In.

The Circle E Drive-In is known for its homegrown beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, broasted chicken, and many delicious sides to choose from. They also serve sweet treats like soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes, and sundaes.

The Sioux Empire cannot get enough of the Circle E Drive-In! Here are some of Yelp Reviews of Circle E Drive-In:

Wow what an amazing burger, good thing we made a wrong turn in town or we would have never stopped here. The burger was nice and juicy with great flavor

What a great meal! We stopped with a tour bus of 45 people. I checked to see if they could accommodate that many. The owners and 2 helpers knocked it out of the park! They made our meals as fast as they could and did it all with smiles and great attitudes.

Oh man. Or hamburgers were excellent, and they are huge! The small fries was plenty to be shared. They were crispy and yummy as well. Finished off the meal with a German chocolate cyclone which the Hubby said was excellent!

Sounds like the Circle E Drive-In in Murdo is the place to be for top-notch South Dakota cheeseburgers!

Detour Dining: Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants You Must Try in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa

Beyond the well-traveled tourist paths, there’s a whole different world of food exploration throughout South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. From tiny restaurants in historic towns serving up generations-old recipes to small town dive bars that not only have cheap, cold beer, but unique and unexpected homemade dishes.

We’ve created an exploration of off-the-beaten path restaurants nestled in the charming landscapes of the tri-state area. Take a detour from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary flavors as you travel the roads not-so-often traveled. 



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Twelve South Dakota Places to Put on Your "Must Visit" List!

Make the most of summer in South Dakota and visit these spots that speak to why SD is great!

A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

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