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State Game Lodge Dining Room

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13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD
605-255-4541
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Game Lodge Dining

Stop here for the history of presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower. But make sure to try the buffalo stew! It is fantastic!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Waterloo, Iowa
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Greenfield, Indiana
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our evening did not start off great. We had what appeared to be the most inefficient and sloppiest waitress of the group who greeted us with a more than condescending remark. A request had to be voiced more than once in order to get what you wanted. My husband ordered a buffalo sirloin @ $29.00 and its presentation was lovely.... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This place is in the middle of Custer State Park. We came upon it by accident and decided to have dinner. This was a great decision! The stuffed quail was very special, the bison tenderloin was delicious. The service was quite attentive. We HIGHLY recommend this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

my wife and I enjoyed the breakfast buffet. Delicious cheese blintzes, sausage gravy and biscuits, crispy bacon, medium roast coffee, delicious orange juice, and a great assortment of fresh fruit. Your beverage is included. For the $12 price. We found it very enjoyable relaxing and great atmosphere

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My wife and I had an excellent dinner here. She had quail which was tasty and I had walleye which was delicious. Service was great and prompt. Even if you don't eat, it's worth it to stop in and tour the inside of the lodge.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed next door at the Creekside Lodge and have been on vacation for 8 days. There are no options for supper and we were told the State Game Dining Room was good Well that was not the case - it was excellent. During the summer months you need reservations. Service was excellent thanks to Katarzyna from Poland. She is... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stop here for the history of presidents Coolidge and Eisenhower. But make sure to try the buffalo stew! It is fantastic!

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Brierfield, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had a great meal here with family at a reunion. The service was good and the food was excellent...got my Bison 'fix' at the park. Seems to have been recently renovated and the facilities were great. Definitely recommend!

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La Crosse, WI
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate her with our 2 girls 18 years ago, and it has barely changed at all, although the magic music machine is no longer against the wall, and they have added a bar area. Even though they were down one server, they allowed us to move our reservation up on short notice and seated us promptly. No draft beer... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Family dinner with wife and kids. Meal was fantastic! Service was good, the host seemed slightly overwhelmed by a slight Friday rush, but did not impact our service. Meal was excellent; we had the rabbit/rattler sausage as an app which was great. Buffalo sirloin and boar bacon mashed was spectacular, and the trout and walleye were very good too. Would... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Outstanding buffet luncheon in a wonderful historic setting within Calvin Coolidge's former residence inside glorious Custer State Park. For only $13.50 per person, we indulged in a feast that included a salad bar, roasted pork loin, pot roast, pork ribs, buffalo stew, tortilla soup, and a smorgasbord of homemade deserts. The pot roast was delicious, one of the best I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605-255-4541

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

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