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The Oak Room

Reservations are required.

Call 605.995.7169 for reservations.

Special note: Patrons are requested to be seated by 11:30 AM to accommodate students' instructional schedules. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Oak Room is known throughout South Dakota as a fine dining opportunity not to be missed! It is an integral part of the Culinary Academy at Mitchell Technical College. Located in the Mitchell Tech Campus Center at 1800 East Spruce Street, this elegant dining room will help you create a memorable meal experience! Both for personal and business, the Oak Room is the perfect space to hold your next lunch.

The Oak Room has been in operation since 1969 and has been directed by five Culinary Arts Department Heads: Ernst Wirt, John Weber, Randy Doescher, Jim Wagner, and current department head Josh Kranz. Approximately 10 to 20 students work on the Oak Room staff each year serving approximately 2,000 meals. Students rotate responsibilities and serve as chef, waiter, bus person, etc. each day. Graduates of the Culinary Academy work in many occupational fields including head chefs, sous chefs, kitchen managers, food service managers, restaurant managers, etc.


Shrimp Cocktail - $3.99
5 of our shrimp cooked and chilled; served with house-made cocktail sauce

Spinach and Artichoke Dip - $3.99
This creamy dip is served with a pita chips

Bacon Jalapeño Popper - $3.99
Jalapeño stuffed with a bacon and three cheese blend and finished with a raspberry glaze

Margherita Pizza - $3.99
This 8-inch pizza features fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, olive oil and fresh basil on our homemade crust


Ask your server for the soup of the day
Soups can be purchased by the bowl $1.99 or cup $1.49

Caprese - $3.99
Fresh mozzarella, tomato, olive oil, balsamic reduction, and fresh basil

Fall Harvest Salad - $3.99
Fresh romaine topped with apples, toasted almonds, feta cheese, served with a honey apple vinaigrette

Caesar Salad - $3.99
Crisp lettuce, tomato, croutons, parmesan, and tossed in artisan caesar dressing

Side Salad - $3.99
Traditional house salad with a variety of fresh vegetables and a dressing of your choice
Dressing Options include: Bleu Cheese, 1000 Island, Caesar, Apple Vinaigrette, Ranch, Creamy Italian, and French


Table d'hôte — $15.99
Pick your choice of Soup, Salad, or Appetizer, and an Entrée
The dessert of the day will be included


Walleye - $13.99
Canadian walleye broiled with a lemon pepper seasoning or hand battered
Served with a wild rice pilaf or home made French fries

Steak of the Day - Price varies
Ask your server about the house cut steak of the day

Balsamic Wrap - $9.99
Grilled marinated chicken, bacon, cheese blend, fresh lettuce, red onion, tomato, and finished with a balsamic reduction
Served with fresh homemade chips

Chicken Asiago - $11.99
Panko crusted chicken breast served on a bed pasta and a robust spaghetti sauce; served with garlic toast

Student Feature - $10.99
Each week our students explore and develop recipes that we showcase here
Ask your server about this weeks student feature


Dessert of the Day - 3.99
Ask your server for the dessert of the day


Fountain Beverages - $1.99
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mellow Yellow, Coca Cola Cherry, Mr. Pibb-Xtra, Coke Zero, and Barq's

Coffee - $1.99
Caffeinated or Decaffeinated
Decaffeinated will need to be brewed fresh

Assorted Tea - $1.99
Raspberry, Unsweetened, and Sweet Tea

We thrive on only the freshest ingredients and this menu is subject to change based on availability.

The Oak Room is open Tuesdays through Thursdays on days when school is in session. 

For reservations and availability, please call 605.995.7169 or email Tim Goldammer.

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