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Legion Lake Lodge

12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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Ranked #24 of 34 restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: American
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Wewahitchka, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Excellent stop for a quick lunch,, right on Custer Park Loop,, definitely tour the Wildlife Loop,, Will definitely visit again,, too much to see in a short time!!

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Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Legion Lake Lodge is less like a lodge and more like a country diner, as someone else said in an earlier review. Checkerboard tablecloths and floor tiles give it a more casual look. That didn't bother us as much as the poor service and average food. We split a taco salad that was mostly fancy lettuce and very little meat.... More

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Montreal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Good food, great view; perfect location between the Black Hills and Custer State Park. Don't miss the outdoor view of the lake..... clean rest rooms and a nice little gift store also.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We have stopped here several times for a snack or ice cream with the kids when in Custer State Park over the years. After touring the Badlands and the park since breakfast we needed more than a snack! As we entered the restaurant there was a sign with a couple of specials listed. One was homemade beef stew. As it... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My husband and I are working in the area so we get to Custer State Park occasionally. When we go there we always go to Legion Lake for lunch. I have the taco salad and he has the buffalo burger. Mine is usually very good, sometimes it has too big clumps of meat and I have had to ask them... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We walked in and it looked like more of a local hang out than a restaurant. We were told we could take a seat and when we sat down, the place mats had a word search on them. After we ordered our food, we were able to focus on our word search while we waited for food. I had fun... More

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Union Center, South Dakota
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147 reviews 147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If we had actually stayed at the Lodge, we would have gone back to Custer and bought our own groceries. Salmon with BBQ sauce was marginal. Reuben was marginal and was glad I didn't use the mayo provided-it was spoiled. Wait staff is "just there" and not very good. Maybe it was the time of day and the particular concessionaire's... More

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our party ate breakfast on our last day in the park at the Legion Lake Lodge. The food was delicious, but the service was a bit slow and it seems that the waiters didn't understand our requests. Two of the sides we ordered were never delivered. The biscuits and gravy were the best, according to everyone!

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I would not eat here again. Service was not the best. Ordered cheeseburger and fries. Meat was raw inside the burger. My husband is usually not that particular, but in this case he said he could not eat it. Cook brought out another burger (which was better, but still pink) and apologized. They did drop a dollar... More

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