Here in the Sioux Empire, the month of January has become synonymous with burger battles. There's a fierce, competitive, competition going on till the end of the month in downtown Sioux Falls between 32 different restaurants.

And if that isn't enough to tantalize the tastebuds of every burger lover around town, the Hartford Area has also climbed into the burger battle melee this month.

Much like the downtown Sioux Falls competition, now through the end of January, Hartford Area restaurants have a friendly little competition of their own going on to find out who has the best beef on a bun.

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The Fifth Annual Hartford Area "Burger Battle Challenge" is now underway.

Six different restaurants including Main Street Humboldt Bar, Big J's Roadhouse, The GOAT, Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, Buffalo Ridge Brewing, and the Hartford Steak Company Tavern are all vying for your vote to determine who has the best damn tasting burger in the Hartford, South Dakota area.

According to Dakota News Now, burger lovers are asked to visit a participating restaurant and try their special burger through Tuesday, January 31st.

While at the six different restaurants, make sure to take a pic of your burger and post it to either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag it with #HartfordBurgerBattle2023. 

That will get you registered to win a weekly drawing for $25.00 in Hartford Bucks!

Then simply download the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce App to cast your best burger vote.

At the completion of the competition, the burger with the highest average score will be crowned the “Best Burger in the Hartford Area.”

Find out more about the Hartford Area Burger Battle Challenge here, and then start making your plans for a 22-minute drive west of Sioux Falls for a heap of good eating!

Source: Dakota News Now

Tour the 2023 Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle

January in Sioux Falls only means one thing...Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle! 32 savory burgers from local Sioux Falls restaurants looking for your stomachs and votes.

If you've never participated in the Downtown Burger Battle, this is how it works:

  1. Review the participating restaurants and their burgers
  2. Make sure you check their schedule and hours before you go
  3. Go to one of the restaurants
  4. Eat the burger
  5. Use the DTSF Digital Passport to vote and rate the burger
  6. Repeat
  7. And you could win prizes
  8. And you help one downtown restaurant win the Burger Battle and reign supreme for one whole year!

Voting criteria consist of patty, creativity, toppings, bun, and customer service.

Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants Within 90 Minutes of Sioux Falls

Veer off the beaten path. Take a road trip and try some favorite small-town eateries. Just by driving a few miles, you could find some delicious hidden gems.

From steaks to seafood, chislic to chicken, these are out-of-the-way unexpected finds that will make your taste buds tingle.

Here's a list of 14 Road Trip-Worthy Restaurants within 90 minutes of Sioux Falls.


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