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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 - 23:30
Closed now
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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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to stop in the early afternoon. Great food and the tap beers are extremely good, a lot of craft beers, makes you want to call it home.

Thank Tim M
Spearfish, South Dakota
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for their celebration of the 1st night game of the season for the Mn Twins - there were prizes, special on brats. Fun time, loved the atmosphere incl the great tv's to watch the game. I can not really attest to the food because they had a special on brats, but i must say it was one... More 

Thank Mctalker
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 29 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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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?