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13389 Mount Rushmore Road, 13389 Us Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
605-255-4541
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Upscale dining in Custer State Park

This dining room serves gourmet meals in a recently redecorated historic lodge. Very good food and reasonably priced although higher than the other dining choices in the park. Probably best for adults and older children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
Garyal7
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Newcastle, Wyoming
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Newcastle, Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This dining room serves gourmet meals in a recently redecorated historic lodge. Very good food and reasonably priced although higher than the other dining choices in the park. Probably best for adults and older children.

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South Dakota
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65 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I miss the 'old' Pheasant Dining Room - yeah they tried to keep some of its original character - but so much is gone, its just sad. So...I usually decide to go somewhere else.

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pa
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14 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We had the lunch buffet at the State Game Lodge while driving within the Custer State Park. The buffalo stew was quite tasty. The rest of the food was OK, not outstanding, but not bad for an all you can eat buffet. The price was within reason when you think of all you can eat buffets ($14 pp) and the... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

After 14 years of dining in the Black Hills, we have finally found really good places to eat and did not have one bad meal this trip. The Pheasant Dining Room at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park has from day one, always served a very good meal. This year was no exception. We brought two couples with... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

I was tired of the blandness of grain-finished beef and bison, and wanted something that tasted like the West. After a full day of hiking in the beautiful state park, this was wonderful. I was concerned about being underdressed in the somewhat formal dining room, but the waiter was pleasant and unphased. He did not take the snobby attitude that... More 

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VERONA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

We had read reviews about how good the food was here and they serve a luncheon buffet untill about 3:30 in the afternoon. We decided to eat a late lunch early dinner around 2:30 to partake in the buffett. cannot say anything good about the meal as it was poorest dinner meal we had on the trip ad it was... More 

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Billings, Montana
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42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

Dined here for lunch in June 2008. Good buffet, with the buffalo stew, carving station, and homemade desserts as my personal favorites. Atmosphere not terribly refined, which is a plus for me. Mounted pheasants adorn the lighting fixtures and walls. Price for the food is moderately high, but it's an all-you-can-eat buffet, so come with an appetite. The Game Lodge... More 

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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130 reviews 130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2008

Stayed at the State Game Lodge and enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the Pheasant Dining Room. This is a state park operation served by seasonal students from many places on earth. One large undivided, darkly lit room on second level. The size and tourist crowd from bus tours makes this at times a busy and noisy place. Self serve hearty... More 

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  • Address: 13389 Mount Rushmore Road, 13389 Us Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605-255-4541

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