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About Bracco World Cafe & Island Bar
Escape to your Sioux Falls paradise destination. Indulge in our Hot Zone menu featuring Island Paradise, Asian, Creole, and American Cuisine.
Relax on the patio and enjoy free live music from your local favorites during the summer time. Please note, the outdoor patio tables are not reservable online, and are available for walk-ins only.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Global, International, American, Caribbean
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday 11am - close. Sunday 10am - 9pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch April 16th Open from 9AM-3PM. Restaurant Closed after Brunch
Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th) – Closed
Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24th) – Open for Lunch only 11am-2pm
Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25th) – Closed
57th Street and Western Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please see our website for our live music schedule.
Owners Dave Thompson and Rick Thompson
Private Party Facilities:
Bracco has two dining rooms that can be made private. The first one holds up to 25 guests and the second up to 50 guests. Call us to receive more information.
Private Party Contact:
Nancy Schmelling: (605) 338-4386
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bracco World Cafe & Island Bar Ratings and Reviews
Bracco is near our home and we thought since they recently revised their menu we would revisit them after a long absence. Unfortunately in spite of some menu changes Bracco remains a poor choice. Our young server did not know what we meant when we ordered a Manhattan "up", not on the rocks. Our drinks were brought in rocks glasses, just no ice.
My husband enjoyed his Jambalaya although it had obviously sat a while before being brought to the table as the sauce had a skin on it. My ribeye steak was tasty and perfectly medium rare, however, the roasted vegetables were cold, not cooled off from sitting but cold as not heated long enough after removing from the refrigerator. We passed on dessert and the check was immediately presented and we were told "thanks for stopping by". We won't be stopping by Bracco again. There are so many fine restaurants in Sioux Falls, but Bracco is not one of them.
Service was a mess - particularly the bar. What respectable. Bar doesn't have Roses? "Mango" iced tea was regular tea with syrup added. Took almost half an hour to have our drink order taken. I was mortified, as I picked the restaurant to take my mother-in-law out for Mother's Day. The food, once we received it, was very good. The prices were reasonable, but I would never recommend this place. Of course, afterwards, we found our their poor service is well known. You've been warned.
We had out of town guests and wanted to treat them with a fun dinner. There was a small child crying and screaming most of the time we were there. It really ruined the experience. The food was good, but not as good as we've had there in the past. We had fun and will come back. It was just missing that special touch that night.
Last time I was there was January and the Service on a Saturday night was outstanding. This time, it left something to be desired. 10 minute wait for a table and I had a reservation....10 minutes to get water....20 minutes for food....1 order was not correct, brought out a new item, it was not correct...third times a charm! So it was and hour and 40 minutes from the time we walked in the door to the time we left. Almost made us late for our evening plans!
Bracco is a great place that is casual, yet has a great menu for both drinks and food. It is a great place to go when you can't decide on what kind of cuisine you want. It has Mexican, Asian, Island and American dishes to choose. I have tried quite a few dishes and have never been disappointed. They also have a great Sunday brunch!
We are longtime patrons of Bracco, but were disappointed in our visit this time compared to prior times. We look forward to the Octoberfest offerings each year, but this year, they changed up the meals a bit and the similar dishes were not nearly as good as in prior years. The chicken strip adult meal that one of our kids ordered was so-so, and the cheesy nachos on the kids menu were just chips with some liquid cheese and chopped parsley on top. They should offer a side as well with this. Our server was trying but couldn't hide or refrain from hinting how busy she was. The food did come in a timely manner and was hot, plus the beer was cold. We will return, but this time was a letdown.
The food for the Sunday Brunch was good. No complaits about the food. The waiter if you can call "Jack" was his name. He never told my sister or myself his name. Only by the Bill we never his name was "Jack". If meeting "Jack", "Jack" greet us by " I will be right us." With a monotone. Not very into his job. Which made no sense. And he would try removing my plate before I was finished. And it told him over ten minutes for us to receive our bill for the sunday bunch. Which I did not give "Jack" a Tip because of his Service.
We were traveling and needed somewhere that was still serving dinner at 9:00pm. They were not very busy and we received good service. It was a notch above typical bar food. The guacamole was average, as were the chips. My shrimp tacos were very good. I had a "layered" frozen rum drink that was excellent. It reminded me of drinks I was served in the BVI.
Family group of seven went for Mother's Day--skipped the brunch, went later so we could order off the menu. Ages 6 to 89 all had excellent meals and the service was wonderful. Good time had by all, large variety of food & beverages from which to choose. Something for everyone.
The Mother's Day Brunch was fantastic. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. The food was outstanding as well as the options available. Our server was great as well. This was our first time there and it will certainly not be the last.
I hesitate to recommend Bracco to a friend, because over the past year we have had several evenings of bad experiences. The service has been miserable, slow, forgetful, ridiculous....you get the picture. We were slow to reserve a table for two couples for New Year's Eve, so we were forced to reserve here. The food was excellent for all four of us. I had a chef's special that was delicious, and we were all happy. The salads are especially fun here, with a tropical flair. The true gem for the evening was the quick and wonderful service we had. Not too fast, but just right, and very friendly and helpful. We will probably try Bracco again even when we don't have to!
We love Braccos! We have to drive an hour to get there and we are never disappointed. We have been enjoying their brunch buffet for special occasions and it is always a hit. My husband loves the breakfast or lunch variety. My children are always well treated there are always find something to tempt their sometimes selective appetites. We wish Bracco's was closer so that we could enjoy it
Service was awful. We were seated in the bar and everyone kept walking by us and never acknowledged we existed. After going to the bar to get beverages, the bartender offered to be our waiter. Even though he was trying hard, his job was definitely more to being behind the bar. We had to ask for almost everything every step of the way from drinks, ordering dinner, getting condiments, refills on coffee (that came out cold) and getting our bill. 2.5 hours later we finally left. Even though we weren't in a hurry, it made for a very frustrating evening. The manager came by and asked how everything was. No one at the table said anything until I murmured an "ok". I realize he shouldn't have had to read my mind but it was obvious we were not pleased with the service. He just continued on as if he didn't really care anyways. In fact, that seemed to be the attitude of everyone there from greeters to waiters to the manager. There were far more receptionists it seemed, than wait staff. They were so busy congregating and chatting up front you could barely get their attention either. We have been here before and thoroughly enjoyed the service AND the food. It's as if they are resting on their laurels now. In fact, came back for brunch on Sunday thinking it couldn't be worse and was just "that night" that was off. Nope. Same situation on Sunday. Employees do not seem to enjoy working there and have no pleasure in providing a good dining experience for their guests. I think management needs to reevaluate the team standards and staffing.
Used to love Bracco, the food is always good. I made a reservation for my wife's birthday, the hostess was very pleasant and sat us at our table immediately. We then proceeded to sit at our table for the next 15 minutes without so much as a hello from anyone. Staff and management walked by our table several times and nobody acknowledged we were sitting there. The three tables adjacent to ours were being taken care of. We got up and left, again without any acknowledgement. Can't really be sure what happened, the restaurant appeared to be adequately staffed and we were sat in the middle of everything (not stuck in a corner). I hate to be negative, but I really don't see a repeat visit to Bracco in the future.
Had Father's Day Brunch at Bracco. Highly recommend Bracco for their fabulous brunch selection! From regular breakfast fare with unlimited Mimosa refills to salad and fruit bar to hot lunch selections and desserts, Bracco is your place. The restaurant is laid out well to handle the traffic easily, and for those who would prefer to dine al fresco, Bracco has a wonderful outdoor seating area complete with bar! I was a bit disappointed with the wait staff when waiting for drink refills, but overall Bracco's Sunday brunch is a place to celebrate any Sunday!!
There was a lot more on the buffet than I expected. The food had a definite tropical theme. The food we tried was delicious. The guava chicken and Asian salad were standouts. There was at least fourteen hot dishes, a full salad bar with delicious, ripe fruit, a nacho bar, a breakfast food bar (bread pudding, two kinds of eggs, potatoes, Belgian waffles, etc. and several mini desserts (brownies, cheesecakes, chocolate chip cookies and more). They have reasonably priced drinks, a great outdoor patio, and nice servers. They have a list of tropical drinks that all sounded good. The price was reasonable for the number of choices ($18.95). On Sunday brunch you can only order the buffet.
We have enjoyed going out to eat at Braccos for the last three years. Always pleasant experience with a great menu and delicious food. We recommend the Fish tacos and the Make out mojito. The outdoor dining is a great alternative if noise is concern to you.
We went in with a reservation for 6. We got sat at a table that only fits 4. We are Muslim and cannot eat pork. We explicitly said to the waitress we cannot have pork and she gave us jambalaya rice with pork in it. Worst eating out experience in the last 10 years at Sioux Falls
Great experience from top to bottom. Garrison was our waiter and was tending bar but he never missed a step and was very attentive. The food was excellent and the salad greens appeared to be freshly picked. Just a great place to entertain guests or for a nice evening out with someone special. Highly recommended.
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