If there's one thing Sioux Falls loves, it's hundreds of restaurants. Whether they're locally-owned or a growing franchise, the city gains dozens of new places to wine and dine each year.There are already 15 restaurants planning to open in 2023. For the purpose of this list, we've excluded national chains, unless this is the first location of any chain planned to open in Sioux Falls.There will certainly be more announcements throughout next year, but here's what we know so far.Did we miss any? Email reporter Symmone Gauer at EMAIL about new restaurants, bars and bakeries coming to Sioux Falls next year.Cookie Co.Planned opening: JanuaryCookie Co., a new cookie business based in California, is being franchised by a Sioux Falls local.
The store will be located in a strip mall at the new 69th and Cliff development in the southeast part of town. The menu will feature four different flavors of cookies each week, including some gluten-free options, and people can buy as many or as few at a time as they like.More:Cookie Co. gourmet cookie shop coming to southeastern Sioux FallsValentino'sPlanned opening: Early 2023Valentino's is making a comeback in Sioux Falls next year.
The Nebraska-based chain used to have a location in Sioux Falls, but it closed in 2015. Now, local Jenny Pals is franchising a by-the-slice and to-go Valentino's restaurant on the east side of town in the first part of 2023.More:Sioux Falls local franchising Valentino's pizza, opening store early 2023Chick N MaxPlanned opening: Early 2023The first of three Chick N Max franchise locations planned to come to Sioux Falls will open at Lake Lorraine in the first part of 2023. The Kansas-based restaurant is known for its almond wood smoked chicken and wings.
The building will also feature a drive-thru.More:Chick N Max chooses Lake Lorraine as first Sioux Falls franchise locationDae Gee Korean BBQPlanned opening: Early 2023The first Dae Gee Korean BBQ franchise location in South Dakota will soon open in western Sioux Falls. The restaurant menu features traditional Korean meats like Galbee, Sam Byeob Sal and Dak Bulgogi. Meals can be ordered in a bowl, hot stone pot or wraps.More:Dae Gee Korean BBQ coming to Sioux FallsSmoothie KingPlanned opening: Spring 2023The national smoothie brand is opening its first South Dakota location in Sioux Falls.
The menu focuses on whole and organic ingredients while catering to overall health and wellness goals. Smoothie King will be located in a new strip center at Empire Place, near Crumbl Cookies.More:Smoothie King to open first South Dakota location at Empire PlaceTaichi Bubble TeaPlanned opening: Spring 2023Taichi Bubble Tea is another franchise, this one based out of New York, coming to Sioux Falls this spring. The menu will include poke bowls and ramen along with tea drinks.
The store will be located in the same strip mall as Smoothie King in front of the Empire Mall.Cathedral Historic District RestaurantPlanned opening: Spring or summer 2023Alex Halbach plans to turn a former grocery store in the Cathedral Historic District into a full-service breakfast and lunch restaurant. He will be working with the owners of Bread & Circus and the general manager for Sioux Falls Food Co+op, who will be in charge of the menu and staff. The building will also feature a patio and rooftop patio.More:Sioux Falls century-old building to be turned into a restaurant in Cathedral Historic DistrictOppa ChickenPlanned opening: Timeline unknownThe Korean fried chicken place was on track to open in mid-September of this 2022, but for reasons unknown, the opening has been delayed.
The menu will feature many Korean dishes but focus on chicken wings, which come in seven flavors: honey garlic, soy garlic, sweet spicy, onion mayo, hot spicy, cheesling and original.More:Restaurant featuring Korean fried chicken to open in Sioux Falls next monthEl Chamoy Ice CreamPlanned opening: Timeline unknownThe owners of La Real Michoacana de Zitacuaro Mexican ice cream shop in Sioux City are opening a new shop near downtown Sioux Falls. The ice cream parlour will be called El Chamoy, and the menu will include homemade ice cream treats, artisanal fruit popsicles, Mexican street corn and Michelagua drinks.More:New Mexican ice cream parlor looks to open near downtown Sioux FallsLa Michoakanita Ice CreamPlanned opening: Timeline unknownThe owner of Giliberto's is opening an artisan Mexican ice cream shop next to the Minnesota Avenue location in the original Giliberto's building. The menu will include frozen treats made out of fresh fruit will as well as pistachio, coffee, mango and lime flavored ice creams, among others.
The shop was expected to open in 2022 but was delayed from renovations and getting building permits approved.More:Giliberto's owners opening ice cream shop at old Sioux Falls locationThree restaurants at Steel DistrictPlanned opening: Timeline unknownTwin Cities-based restaurateurs Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitzgerald are bringing three restaurants to the Steel District in 2023. They will include Burger Dive, seafood destination Smack Shack and an unnamed taco/tequila concept. Pending construction, they should open sometime in early-to-mid-2023.More:Three new restaurants are coming to downtown Sioux Falls Steel DistrictBee Loved KitchenPlanned opening: Timeline unknownBee Loved Kitchen, a vegan meal-prep and catering service, is the first retailer to announce its location in the Steel District in downtown Sioux Falls.
Owner Emily Wilson started Bee Loved in 2019 with cooking classes and as a private in-home chef. Although an exact timeline is unknown, the new physical restaurant will likely open sometime in early-to-mid-2023.More:Bee Loved Kitchen is first retailer to announce Steel District locationZiggi's CoffeePlanned opening: Timeline unknownThe Colorado-based coffee shop recently announced plans to expand to Sioux Falls in 2023. The brand has grown to 62 locations nationwide with over 120 shops in development.
A location has not yet been disclosed.More:Colorado-based coffee shop announces Sioux Falls location among franchise signings