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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, Josh Kranz, and current department head Tim Goldammer. 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.

Oak Room Menu


Crab Cakes - $4.99
Crab, fresh herbs, scallion, topped with a creole chutney.

Artichoke Gratinata - $4.99
Artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, butter and herb crumble, rustic bread.

Chips and Dip - $3.99
Crisp hand cut potato chips and creamy dip.


Caesar Salad - $3.99
Crisp Romaine, buttery croutons, local grape tomato, creamy Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese.


Irish Potatoes - $3.99
New potatoes, butter, fresh herbs.

Grilled Asparagus - $3.99
Char-grilled, garlic oil marinated asparagus.


Pasta Bolognes - $12.99
Freshly made pasta, slow simmered tomato sauce with ground pork and beef, fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

Ribeye - $12.99
Hand cut Angus Ribeye, herb oil marinade, Oak Room Steak Sauce, and your choice of side.

Batter Fried Cod - $12.99
Flaky Atlantic cod lightly battered and fried golden brown, lemon remoulade, and your choice of side.

Seared Scallops - $12.99
Sweet and delicate pan seared scallops atop polenta, with roast tomato jam.


Dessert - $3.99
Your server will be happy to discuss our dessert options with you.

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

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

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

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