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Sage Creek Grille

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607 Mt Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-2424
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not like it used to be

We have eaten here plenty of times since they opened about 15 years ago. Something has changed. The service was awful and the food was terrible. The Caesar Salad which is supposed to be made of romaine was made with spring mix greens. Very disappointed.

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Ann H
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Custer, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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English first
Custer, South Dakota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have eaten here plenty of times since they opened about 15 years ago. Something has changed. The service was awful and the food was terrible. The Caesar Salad which is supposed to be made of romaine was made with spring mix greens. Very disappointed.

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Enfield CT
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very nice little "bistro" like grille; the bison stroganoff was very good; the walleye was OK but a little dry. They have a decent wine list.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I had a good meal here but we were less than happy with our server who seemed to wan't to get us out as quickly as possible - despite other tables being available. Plates were removed almost before the last mouthful had been eaten, and the bill was put down almost before my wife had finished eating.... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was one of the best meals we had on our trip. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The walnut and blue cheese bruschetta was very unique and delicious. We tried 4 different sandwiches from the menu and every morsel was finished. If we are back in Custer, this would be a definite repeat.

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Ennis, Montana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Maybe a little bit pricey for what you get, but some really nice dishes. Definitely different dishes, seasonings and sides. Good local beers. It is a very nice place you can stop into while walking through town. The restaurant is very nicely decorated, clean, and nice seating. Service was very friendly and attentive. I wouldn't say the food is fantastic,... More 

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denver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

no fries or etc, included with the good burger. friendly, right on the main drag, my wife had a very good salad

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Mpls
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on Thursday, 9/18. Atmosphere was casual and clean. We had the artichoke dip app and that was very good but the salmon dinner was dry and the sauce on top was so cold it was almost frozen. Overall very average experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Definitely not a typical burger and fries place, although they do serve them! The buffalo stroganoff was something new this time, and it was very good. I don't think you'd go wrong with any of their menu items. We've been here several times on different visits and enjoyed it every time. I really recommend this place!

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Chicago, IL
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here with our 5 year old daughter on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was good, it's a cute little grille with bar, on the casual side. The service was fair, our waitress could've been more attentive and friendly. I opted for a Caesar salad, my husband had the walleye, and our daughter had chicken... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On our Grand Tour around Mount Rushmore, we stopped in Custer, SD for lunch - picking an interesting-looking small café named Sage Creek Grille. Great choice! Not expensive and worth the price. Quick, courteous service. I have to say that their BLT with blue cheese spread is, by far, the BEST BLT I've ever had - anywhere! Unique menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 Mt Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: (605) 673-2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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