Business Insider Names Best Diner In Every State
December 15, 2014

Isabel’s Sparky’s Bar and Grill Makes the Cut
In a recent article, Business Insider noted that diners are an American tradition, and everyone thinks his or her hometown’s greasy spoon is the best. The publication scoured Yelp reviews, local newspapers, and culinary awards to find the most popular and beloved diner in every state.

Our very own Sparky’s Bar and Grill was named the best diner in South Dakota. Here’s what the Business Insider says about their award:

“According to the most recent US Census, the town of Isabel is home to just 135 residents. Still, Sparky’s Bar & Grill is packed any day of the week. It’s run by Ryan Maher, a young Republican state senator.”

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Sparky’s Bar & Grill was also named one of three establishments to serve South Dakota’s Best Breakfasts by South Dakota Magazine in 2013. This is what they said about Sparky’s:

Sparky’s operates from a nondescript building on Isabel’s Main Street, which is busier than you might expect because it also sits along S.D. Highway 65, a north-south corridor that cuts across West River country.

Operated by Ryan Maher, a young entrepreneur and Republican state senator, the restaurant serves three meals a day and sometimes even provides the evening entertainment, which has ranged from karaoke and country bands to pool tournaments, goat-roping and an ugly sweater contest.”

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