Belle Fourche, South Dakota: The Shopping & Restaurant Story

This is my last post about Belle Fourche, for now. I had a few more things to write including where we ate, where we drank in and where we shopped in Belle Fourche.

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Belle Fourche is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, about six hours by car from Denver.

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I am going to start with Wild Magnolia Coffee Bar because we ate breakfast there two out of three mornings in Belle Fourche. The coffee is delightful and the ambiance is inviting. Light floods in the windows and the place has a sort of modern farmhouse meets coffee shop interior design.

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The first morning, we sipped on coffee and I ordered a keto breakfast, not because I’m keto but my mother and a best friend are keto, so I decided to do it. I definitely didn’t expect to see keto on the menu in Belle Fourche.

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Eating a keto bowl which was good, filling and I felt that I had started the day right.

Ryan’s only comment about my meal was, “Salad for breakfast? That’s just sad.”

Actually, it was quite good and I’d order it again, although I did get a bagel and jalapeno cream cheese the next day, because I am not keto and bread is delicious.

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And speaking of bread, if you don’t go to Anke’s Bakery in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, you’re doing it wrong. This is the best sourdough bread I have ever put in my mouth. I am salivating now just thinking about it. I’d highly recommend the chicken bacon panini. Buy a loaf. You’ll thank me.

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The business is open at 505 Grant Street on Monday through Thursday for lunch, right now. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for changes. Anke’s Bakery provides baked goods throughout Belle Fourche and Spearfish. Look for their amazing pretzel bites at The Hitching Post.

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In fact, you need to go to The Hitching Post for the best selection of craft beer in Belle Fourche. We love craft brews and we were immediate fans. While there isn’t a brewery in town, this feels like one. It has light wood, smells of hops, and sells “The Hitching Post” tank tops (that’s very brewery-like). Plus, it serves craft brewed beer from the Black Hills and beyond.

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Surprisingly, the second best craft beer selection in Belle Fourche is at Belle Fourche Country Club. This 9-hole golf course in the Black Hills features 3,257 yards of play with some of the best scenery in town. With affordable rates that include a cart for just $12, if you like golf, you’ll want to pack your clubs on a trip to Belle Fourche.

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We also enjoyed a breakfast at Black Hills Diner where Ryan, a French Toast aficionado, ordered their French Toast. Yes, he was impressed. If you love French Toast, keep an eye on their Facebook page for yummy photographs. It seems to be kind of a thing at this diner.

With good coffee and genuinely friendly service, this is an excellent breakfast and lunch restaurant in Belle Fourche.

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If you’ve been a citizen of HeidiTown for a long, you’ll know I am not really a shopper. However, there are times when a store truly stands out and Relic Diggers is one of those spots.

It feels like a museum but almost everything is for sale. Relic Diggers is unlike most cluttered antique stores and perhaps it is the layout that makes it so fun to browse.

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If you like history, like Ryan, this is the store for you. I had to pull him out of this place because we had an appointment but not before he bought a book called “Modern Cavalry” published in 1922.

Lastly, I want to give a shout out to The Wild Bluebell. It’s a boutique located at 723 7th Street. They put two bars of amazing goat milk soap from The Homey Hen in my Welcome bag. I absolutely love it.

We made wonderful memories in Belle Fourche and I know you will too. Consider visiting on your next road trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota!

Thank you to Visit Belle Fourche for hosting our stay and Debra Elliott for graciously opening her home to us, and to Milly for putting up with Fritzi.

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