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Sylvan Lake

24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, Custer State Park, Custer, SD
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Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: American
Description: Located in Custer State Park in Sylvan Lake Lodge
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Description: Located in Custer State Park in Sylvan Lake Lodge
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MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Unwinding after my hike up Harney Peak I wandered around the lake. Beautiful scenery there and even a wedding was taking place across from where I was. The rock formations are stunning against the water and witnessed a boy and his father fishing from a paddle boat which was cool to see. Great place to spend an afternoon just relaxing... More

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Akron, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took a picnic lunch and spent a couple hours walking around the lake and taking pictures, if we would have know we would have worn our suits and went swimming. There is a charge to get into the park.

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Trinidad, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the Lodge with a group of twelve old friends abd had a great dining experience. My wife and I had filets, which were done oerfectly and really tender. The wait staff was good and friendly, and they made an honest drink. None of the group had a negative comment.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During a vacation stay with our extended family, I had four breakfasts, one lunch, and three dinners at the Sylvan Lake Lodge. The wait staff are extremely friendly and focused on creating a good dining experience. Breakfasts are fairly traditional with eggs, potatoes and meat of your choice, or there are great blueberry pancakes, a wonderful oatmeal creme brûlée, and... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the most beautiful lake, bar none. It is very small but it is an eye full. We ate at the restuaurant at the lodge, and the food was very good, and the service was great. This is a great place to stop for a bite and let your behind rest from the wonderful motorcycle ride on the needles... More

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USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped in for lunch after driving up Needles Parkway. Apparently most of their business is in the evening because when we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant and sat on the deck. There is not a view of the lake. Apparently the State Park won't let them cut the trees so you can see the lake.... More

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Annecy, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had lunch here on the terrace. Great Ruben sandwich and a beer, Service was prompt and helpful. Lodge a very interesting building. If you're visiting Custer State Park it is better to stay in the Lodges in the Park; they are more convenient, have better food and you will be able to see the wildlife in the early morning/early... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here on our way through Custer State Park. It's worth bringing a sack lunch and taking the time to walk the perimeter path. The rock formations are stunning and the winding dirt trail is relatively flat. It goes all the way around the lake and passes over a bridge at the far end where the reservoir wall stands.... More

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South dakota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

sylvan lake is a must see. There is a nice trail that you can walk around the lake. There is also many trails that start there, Hearny peak trail starts there.

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Fargo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is worth the trip. Nice hiking trail around the lake with kayak and paddle boat rentals also available.

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