Once departing Keystone, SD me and my travel pal found ourselves in Rapid City searching for something to do and more so something to eat. I stopped at a Best Western to see what recommendations their front desk staff had and they pointed out Deadwood, but it was in the opposite direction and I’m not a big gambler. I moved onto my second favorite subject: FOOD. “Where’s the best place to grab some lunch in town?” I asked. Without batting his eyes the hefty guy behind the counter whipped out a map and directed me to Sanford’s Grub & Pub. So Sanford’s it was!
We arrived right as lunch was beginning and in good time too. The parking lot was empty when we pulled up, but it only took minutes from the time we were seated to see the big lunch crowd pouring in. I could keep this real simple, short and sweet and just tell you that at Sanford’s – everything is good. That the service is good, the atmosphere is awesome, prices are mid-range and the food is fantastic, but that would keep me from babbling about everything else that’s finger-lickin’ cool about the place. Let’s start with my very first impression of the spot. Cluttered and decorated from ceiling to floor practically, the place certainly isn’t lacking character. There are license plates, parking meters, neon signs aglow and thing-a-ma-jigs everywhere. In the front near the bar you can take a seat in the palm of a hand as the entire area has seats that are hands or you can head further inside for something slightly traditional. (Stools and chairs.) I didn’t count to check for accuracy, but I’m told there are 300 some TV’s in the building with various programming to watch should it tickle your fancy. I didn’t watch TV and I didn’t watch my appetite – I watched my food.
Start with an appetizer if you’re super hungry. We ordered fried stuffed jalepeños with cream cheese and they were AMAZING! My friends said they were some of the best he had ever eaten and I agree, though I’d never had them before. I went on to order the Gas Kap sandwich which was a chicken breast cooked in cajun spices topped with strips of sirloin and a side of slaw. D-LICIOUS. I think you guys understand where I’m going here. Head to Sandford’s when in Rapid City. They’re off the meter!
Sanford’s Grub & Pub is located at 306 7th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Ph. 605.721.1463