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12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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  • 15
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  • 7
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, good service, right on the lake

My wife and I were staying at the State Game Lodge, just a few miles down the road, and decided to eat dinner here as it is less expensive and more casual than the restaurant at the State Game Lodge - we were not disappointed. This is a rustic setting, fairly small and very casual, with a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

loved this place so much, the views were awesome, the cottages clean, food was great. Highlight of our trip was having a buffalo walk right past us as we were cleaning up camp site on r way to Mount Rushmore.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went here after visiting Sylvan Lake. The dining room was nearly empty, so we sat where we wanted. It took about 10 minutes for 1 of the 2 waitstaff that were "working" to bring us menus and take our drink order. It took another 15 minutes to take our order. Food was mediocre, freezer to fryer food. One burger... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went for dinner and almost left we were there so long with no service. We finally got service and ordered a burger and the fish and chips. The food was actually decent but not much to write about. The service and ambiance were pretty terrible. I would recommend skipping this restaurant.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent 2 nights in one of the "sleeping cabins," and really enjoyed our stay! It was centrally located in Custer, close to the Wildlife Loop Road and visitor's center. Comforts of a nice motel room, but we felt like we were staying right in the woods! Each cabin has it's own outside area, with a picnic table and campfire... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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177 reviews 177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I were staying at the State Game Lodge, just a few miles down the road, and decided to eat dinner here as it is less expensive and more casual than the restaurant at the State Game Lodge - we were not disappointed. This is a rustic setting, fairly small and very casual, with a nice deck overlooking... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had lunch here & it was very good. We would definitely return. The location is lovely, slightly rustic atmosphere. The service in the restaurant was very good.

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Golden, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great casual dining for both breakfast and lunch. Got the best WiFi connection in the park here. Good ice cream, too. Black bean burger was yummy.

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midwest
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You can't beat the setting - beautiful. It wasn't very crowded which seemed to suit the teenagers running the place. That said, our waitress was pleasant and prompt enough. One order, an omelet, was satisfactory. The other order, some variation of bananas foster french toast, was runny and not all that tasty.

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Viera, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had lunch here with a large group of 16 adults and children. Our server was so efficient and friendly. The food was surprisingly delicious for a restaurant in the middle of a State Park. Two nights before we had eaten at a place in Keystone and had a terrible experience. It was so nice to see that good service... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had meals at all four Lodges while in Custer, and Legion Lake was 3rd down on our preference. Food was average but the service was below average. Their sleeping cabin and service to the cabin was above average!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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