Meridian Corner



Price Range : $11-30 ($$)

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    Yelp rating
    4 stars


Adress: Jct 18 & 81, Freeman, SD 57029

Phone: (605) 387-5000

Business info

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    Takes Reservations
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    Accepts Credit Cards
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    Bike Parking
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
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    Good for Groups
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    Outdoor Seating
  • wifi
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    Has TV


  • Laura P.

    star star star star star 23 July 2021

    EAT HERE NOW - A chance to eat the unique southeastern SD regional cuisine chislic, and such warm and frequently hospitality make the trek to Meridian Corner 100% worth it!!

    We had never heard of chislic, but after reading about it and this place on the Food Network, we knew we would have to make a side trip here for lunch on the way to Bismarck ND.

    We are so glad we did!!

    We started with a Grain Belt beer from New Ulm MN and an order of fried dill pickles. The homemade batter is spiked with cayenne, cooled with the homemade ranch that comes with the pickles. They are the best we've had in a while.

    Chislic at Meridian Corner is made from either mutton or lamb, and one order is 3 skewers. Some places around SE SD make chislic from beef, but they keep it traditional the Meridian Corner!!

    For our first taste of chislic we ordered 6 skewers, 3 mutton and 3 lamb. Orders are a minimum of 3 and they take about 2 minutes to cook, so order them as you eat them so they stay hot! Skewers are served with garlic salt and saltine crackers, and fried onions are and optional and flavorful extra.

    The skewers arrive hot and delicious, ready for a sprinkling of garlic salt. We found the lamb to be very tender and mild, while the mutton was gamier and a little bit chewier. Both were delicious though, and we ordered 6 more of each for the table.

    I also ordered a Flesche Kuchel, which is essentially a German empanada. Ground beef and onion filling is sealed in a homemade dough before being deep-fried to hot and crispy perfection! One of these pies  is $4, and is a side dish. There is a long list of other sides to go with your chislic, so be sure to look it over unless you want to go Full Carnivore (we don't judge). :)

    Staff are polite, professional, knowledgeable, and fun! Because we were all the way from Dallas, they took down their 1923 vintage sign and took out picture with it. We had a great meal and a great time eating chislic at Meridian Corner. Y'all come on out!!

    5 awesome regional cuisine stars!!

  • Mallerlyn H.

    star star star star star 21 July 2021

    The food here is amazing! I love small businesses as i know they sometimes are the hidden gems and this restaurant did not let me down. I had a burger, jalapeño cheese curds and some of their fire buffalo wings. All three of these were cooked to perfection. The staff was very friendly, the cook came out to visit giving you a welcomed feeling. If it wasn't so far away this would be my every week go to! But will definitely be coming here again in the future!

  • Ryan W.

    star star star star star 21 July 2021

    Best Chislic in South Dakota.   I still haven't tried their Tiger meat but offer to buy it for any of the company I take with.

  • King Of F.

    star star star star star_border 4 July 2021

    It's a pretty cool place to chill. Got the burger and fries they were ight  waiters could be a little more professional. One of my friends almost broke her wenis because the f**king paper towels are hard to pull off the rack. Over all tho pretty chill

  • Ryan W.

    star star star star star_border 2 July 2021

    Meridian Corner - we passed through the this place on our way to Sioux Falls, SD. If your in the mood for bar food this is the place to stop. It sits on the corner of 18 and 81 just south of Freeman, SD. We had to stop and have our favorite: Chislic and Tiger Meat. We also order sides of fries and tots. Overall, the food and service was good. We didn't try any burgers, so I cannot comment on them. The Tiger Meat and Chislic was very tasty. I also picked up a souvenir hat.

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