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Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

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American, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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511 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
605-673-4477
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Family-friendly restaurant and sports bar located downtown Custer, SD. New...
Family-friendly restaurant and sports bar located downtown Custer, SD. New upper deck open in 2012. Large menu has something for everyone in the family - delicious sandwiches, best buffalo burgers in the Black Hills, salads, wraps, pizza, pasta, steaks and vegetarian entrees. Our chef specializes in South Dakota wild game including buffalo, elk, walleye and pheasant. Catch your favorite team in action in our sports bar and enjoy a great lunch or dinner in our restaurant featuring a full bar and an excellent selection of microbrews and wines. Kitchen open from 11 am to 10 pm during the summer.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 164
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  • 95
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  • 41
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good.

We were hesitant, for fear of a bad meal, served to just another never-to-be-seen-again tourist, but, IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEAL! We were surprised at how such an immensely popular tourist area remains so undeveloped, but thankful that Buglin' Bull was there to feed us. No reason not to go here. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
GeoffWBburg
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Blacksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were hesitant, for fear of a bad meal, served to just another never-to-be-seen-again tourist, but, IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEAL! We were surprised at how such an immensely popular tourist area remains so undeveloped, but thankful that Buglin' Bull was there to feed us. No reason not to go here. I had a salmon dish, ... probably a... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We traveled on a holiday weekend - so I'm sure there was more of a crowd than usual here. We were attracted by the exotic wild game menu, but the first item I ordered was no longer being served, so I settle for the elk stew - which was very good. The seating was crammed, the building was loud but... More 

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Custer, South Dakota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I had the buffalo burger which was very good. It comes with fries but I substituted a salad which is an up charge. Friend had the walleye which he said would have been good but they put a sweat sauce on the whole meal which ruined it for him. Another had the boat shank which they said was good. In... More 

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Custer, South Dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My partner and I had two appetizers for dinner and were so full, we could not order dessert. The service was swift and pleasant. The only reason the review was not five stars was that they ran out of their in-house dark craft beer, so we needed to substitute. Definitely try their in-house craft beers!

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Papillion, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Buglin Bull twice on my trip. I had a great Sunday morning breakfast Buffett and a good pizza one evening.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The rooftop deck is the place to be on a warm summer afternoon. You can watch the city from this vantage point. They have several of their own craft beers that are pretty good. The food is good and our servers were good.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice place, clean and comfortable and of course the usual high standard of customer service that we get in the US - oh if only we could get some of that back in the UK! However the food wasn't the best we had - acceptable but not great.

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Custer, South Dakota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Food has been average on during several visits we have made to this restaurant. Last trip we split a pizza which was good. Atmosphere is great here with the remodel that they did here several years ago before they opened. There is TV;s in the booth so you can watch your favorite football game or show while you have a... More 

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South Sioux City, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were in Custer City in October - many of the restaurants were closed for the season. Buglin Bull was recommended by friends who had traveled to the Black Hills a week before we did - we were not disappointed. Portions are large so we shared a burger that was well prepared. It was very busy, but service was quick.... More 

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Mead, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great breakfast buffet - from scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast burritos, potatoes, bisquits and gravy, lots of pastries and a perfect bloody mary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605-673-4477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Family-friendly restaurant and sports bar located downtown Custer, SD. New upper deck open in 2012. Large menu has something for everyone in the family - delicious sandwiches, best buffalo burgers in the Black Hills, salads, wraps, pizza, pasta, steaks and vegetarian entrees. Our chef specializes in South Dakota wild game including buffalo, elk, walleye and pheasant. Catch your favorite team in action in our sports bar and enjoy a great lunch or dinner in our restaurant featuring a full bar and an excellent selection of microbrews and wines. Kitchen open from 11 am to 10 pm during the summer.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?