Café Coteau

Café Coteau is a unique space offering an array of delicious breakfast items, pasta dishes, nutritious sandwiches, and cool, crisp salads. Located inside the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, both children and adults will leave full and satisfied. Gluten free items are also available!


The Brookings staple serves up some of the best comfort food around. The menu is simple with just breakfast and lunch options. The biscuits and gravy are a must-try and the cinnamon rolls are drizzled with frosting reaching every crack and crevasse. Dine in, take out, or delivery are available.

Cubby’s sports bar & grill

Cubby’s is the ultimate sports bar with more than 55 TVs and plenty of places to take a seat and watch the game. The roof top bar features one-of-a-kind views of Historic Downtown Brookings. Cubby’s provides a full bar and lots of great american classics like burgers and wraps served with waffle cut fries, sweet potato fries, or fruit.


Enjoy the company of friends in a friendly atmosphere at Eponymous Brewing Company (EBC), the newest craft brew company in downtown Brookings. EBC is a two barrel, na-no-brewing operation incorporating local ingredients and pushing the boundaries of production to offer high-quality local brew. The taproom is a blend of rustic and funky modern styling featuring plenty of seating, handmade tables, and a quaint outdoor patio that faces Main Street.


Travel the world of flavor and fusion with Indian favorites, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, and Asian dishes. This one-of-a-kind place brings passion and vibrant flavors to downtown Brookings. In addition, the international grocery store features several hard-to-find ingredients from India, Korea, China, the Middle East, Africa, and Nepal.


George’s Pizza

Established in 1971, George’s Pizza is a downtown original famous for its late-night window pizza. Authentic Greek dishes like gyros, baklava, and pasta are served daily while the buffet is only served on select afternoons and nights. Dine-in, carry-out, and delivery available.


Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie in downtown Brookings is dedicated to using direct, collaborative, and fair-trade organic coffee beans. Their menu features classic coffee drinks, including cold brews and pour-overs. Complement each cup with a fresh-baked pastry.


A downtown Brookings original since 1929, Nick’s Hamburger Shop specializes in mini, two-ounce burgers and homemade pie. The world-famous burger join serves burgers in four simple options: double and regular, or double and regular with cheese. Stop by in the morning for breakfast burgers topped with a fried egg.


The 9 Bar and Nightclub pumps up the volume and brings out the dance party. The bar nearly stretches the length of the club and the upper deck is great for intimate settings. The 9 Bar is also available for large scale get-togethers and office parties. Call ahead to make a reservation!


Old Market Eatery often transforms their menu to accommodate fresh ingredients as the seasons change. Enjoy a small artisan menu featuring pasta, pitas, steaks, and salads, with handcrafted cocktails and martinis.

Pints & Quarts

With more than 30 beers on tap and 30 more in the cooler, as well as numerous top shelf liquors, the options are endless! Stay entertained playing pool, Foosball, or darts while enjoying pounders and peanuts. Fresh ground and hand-patted burgers and country-fair-style apps are also on the menu.


For more than 50 years, the big red roof has been serving up great tasting pizza, pasta, and wings, including some of the best seasoned bread sticks around. During the work day, stop by for the daily buffet to break up the day. Carry-out and delivery available.


Skinner’s Pub is known for its large selection of beer chilled to perfect, as the large, digital thermometer says so. Thursday night buckets and Wednesday night tall taps are just a few of the nightly specials. Take a seat inside the big, open bar and shoot some pool or soak in the sun outside on the patio.


Located in the heart of downtown, Wooden Legs Brewing Co. (WLBC) is dedicated to all things craft brew, frequently swapping their home brew taps with guest taps from other local brew pubs. WLBC also comes with a well-stocked bottle cooler with more than 100 varieties of beer. Lunch and dinner is available to all ages, serving cracker-crust pizza and homemade deli sandwiches. In 2017, WLBC expanded to bottle distribution, a big step for this local brewery!


Want a favorite dish from a local restaurant, but can’t get out of the house, office, or hotel? Zip Dish Delivery is the only custom food delivery service in Brookings, providing options from local restaurants. Order sandwiches, steak, pasta, and more, including all sorts of convenience store items Create an order online and Capital Zip will drop it off at the front door!