Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Sioux Falls demands exceptional value, and Wellmark works hard every day to deliver. Wellmark believes everyone deserves affordable health insurance options and maintaining trust of their members. As a 15-year #1 Local Best winner, it’s safe to say they are accomplishing this! They keep their members informed and work to help them make the best decisions for their care. “Best customer service around!” praises Kenneth, and he’s definitely not alone in his satisfaction with Wellmark.


Marv’s Body Shop

It’s clear that Marv’s Body Shop knows how to take care of Sioux Falls locals! After an accident, Sydney wanted the best body shop to work on her beloved Buick Encore. “Marv’s Body Shop was quick to get my car fixed and provided me progress photos and updates along the way.” Whether a customer’s vehicle is in the shop for a checkup or repair after an accident, Marv’s keeps them in the loop and up to date on the status of the job with an option to check their vehicle’s status online. And before the job is even started, Marv’s offers a free repair estimate, so customers are not surprised by the potential cost.

Famous Dave’s BBQ

What’s better than authentic, slow-cooked BBQ? It’s clear Sioux Falls loves Famous Dave’s and their “made-from-scratch goodness.” Offering carryout, dine-in, and catering, it’s easy to get your fill of their award-winning ribs, pitmaster favorites, and more.

And it’s not just the locals who love Famous Dave’s! Donald was visiting Sioux Falls for work and doesn’t regret taking a chance on the restaurant: “I was in town for work and wanted BBQ so I found this place on the net. Ordered 6 bones of ribs w/beans and cold slaw. Food was on the table quickly and I have to say the ribs were some of the best I have had!”

First Rate Excavate

Sioux Falls’ locals know they can count on First Rate Excavate for their contracting and excavating needs. With over 30 years of experience and knowledge, the team at First Rate carries out quality and cost-efficient projects. Jessica, a Sioux Falls local, praises the business for their skills. “They did a great job tearing the concrete out of our horse arena and replaced it with really good clean sand,” she said. “They came out quickly with short notice and they were very professional!” Commercial or residential, First Rate gets the job done!

Thornton Flooring

Haley was in the middle of remodeling her house when they were shopping flooring in Sioux Falls. “The quality at Thornton’s Flooring is definitely top notch,” she says. “They guided us in the right direction and helped us pick out the best flooring for our needs. From service to installation, Thornton’s was always excellent!” Haley’s praise comes at no surprise, because Thornton’s has been voted the best flooring store in Sioux Falls for 15 years.

Another Sioux Falls local, Tarah, was needing carpet for her basement and wanted the carpet to match with her interior design. Fortunately, Thornton’s keeps up with all the recent styles. “It is rare to find companies that un- derstand how important the process is from the first time we are greeted until the flooring is installed. Thorton’s has made us very happy!” The installers even vacuumed when they were finished. As a mom of a toddler, that meant a lot to Tarah.

Next time you need a remodel or flooring advice, go to Thornton’s. You can trust their sales representatives’ opinions, and the installers skills! That’s why they have been one of the best for 15 years.

Falls Park

The City of Sioux Falls has been centered around the falls ever since the founding of the city in 1856, starting with the wheat mill and the light and power building. Now the falls are visited by not only the locals, but tourists with their pups, photographers with their cameras, and children explorers.

“This park is such a great thing for our city,” states a local named Jay. “You can learn our Sioux Falls history, or just relax and enjoy the sound of the water.” The park can be visited all season long, even in the winter months when the spectacular Winter Wonderland light show happens every night. In the summer there is a Farmers Market that happens every Saturday morning.

Marilyn, a visitor to Sioux Falls with her family says, “The cascading waterfall is amazing and beautiful! Easy parking, and plenty of viewing areas and benches. Truly a gem of Sioux Falls!”


If you are feeling fancy, planning a date, or celebrating a birthday, Minervas has been the best place for Fine Dining for 15 years in a row. The downtown location is a perfect ambiance for any occasion, especially with the outdoor patio.

Why has it been voted the best? Well word has it that the salad bar is the best in town, the food and drinks surpasses expectations, and the staff is professional and prompt. Katy really appreciated the friendly service at Minervas. “One of them saw us struggling with our parking meter and told us parking was free after work hours. I asked what the dress code was, and he responded with ‘just come on in!’ As a result, we had a great time!”

But sometimes, even the best restaurant doesn’t get it perfect every night. Scott and his wife came in on a very busy and long day. “Our experience was not the best. After visiting with the manager, our meal was comped… without us asking,” he says. “That is why we will always be huge fans of Minervas, and will always recommend this restaurant to our friends and return again and again. Thank you!”


Hyvee is one of the locals’ favorite places in Sioux Falls. The grocery store is known not just for their amazing groceries…but catering, florists, wedding cakes, and beer & wine..and the list goes on!

But Hyvee in Sioux Falls isn’t just loved for their food. They have great customer service, and are always looking to help out. Jessica from Sioux Falls says, “The meat department went the extra mile and helped me pick out the perfect beef and then sliced it thinly so I could use it for stir fry!”

Another local, a mom named Lacey, just found out her son is allergic to milk. She said the staff at Hyvee really helped when she revamped her kitchen to a dairy free zone. “They were handing out chocolate to the kids in the store, and my son was so upset.” The employee offered a banana to the 3-year old instead! “The rest of the shop- ping was much easier…I could take my time and make sure I could find milk-free food!” she says.

Sioux Falls locals can be sure to find kind and caring people at any of the Hyvee locations. Keep up the good work, Hyvee!

Wayne & Mary’s Nutrition Center

This wonderful store is packed full of good things…vitamins, herbs, homeopathic remedies, organic food and nutritional supplements. They are passionate about natural health and make the products affordable and easy to find. Locals of Sioux Falls have voted them the best place to buy Nutritional Supplements for 15 years!

The nutrition center is known for having knowledgeable staff. Stephanie, a Sioux Falls local, says of the clerk who helped her, “She was so kind and I appreciated her knowledge! I will be coming to this location solely because of her attentiveness to my needs.”

Not only does Wayne & Mary’s Nutrition Center encourage filling your body with good things, they partner with a local gym in town by offering deals and giveaways. Reaching healthy goals just got more fun!

Scheels All Sports

For locals who love sports, outdoors, and shoes…Scheels is the best place to go. They have won #1 for 15 solid years for Footwear, Men’s Hobbies and Sporting Goods.

Even though Scheels’ products are top notch, what really shines above everything else is the customer service. “The staff is incredibly helpful!” confirms Catherine, who was shopping in the camping department. “Our sales- man gave us honest information about every tent and sleeping bag, pros and cons, and shared his personal expe- riences. He gave us adequate information to get the right supplies.” Kathy agrees. “The staff is always professional and smiling. Glad they take the time to hire and train good people!”

Thanks, Scheels. Because of you, we are well equipped for our outdoor adventures, stylish in our shoes, and ready for the game.