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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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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great meal. Customer service at the hotel, restaurant, and gift shop were outstanding. Just wonderful folks. Very helpful with ideas and directions. Food-very good. Rattlesnake-rabbit sausage-yes, do eat with all the trimmings; yes, otherwise a bit bland, but what an experience. Food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Dave was our waiter for dinner and breakfast. He was so sweet and so nice to visit with. We truly enjoyed our meals at the Lodge. Very tasty, and amazing Martini's too.

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Ames, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the State Game Lodge and decided to have dinner at their dining room. We were there in April at the beginning of the season so the place was not crowded at all, although reservations are recommended. I gad the elk and my husband had the New York strip. The smoked Gouda risotto that came... More 

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Custer, South Dakota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We normally don't like buffets but their buffet had a great variety of good fresh food. Went their with a group of 11 and everyone enjoyed their food. It was a brunch so included breakfast and lunch food that included roasted salmon, pork loin, 3 types of salads, chocolate covered strawberries, fresh fruit.... Cost was $20 with senior price of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Breakfasts are pretty good, and they do have a breakfast buffet. Dinners are fabulous, but a little pricey. They have their own label wines, which are pretty good

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Dinner here, was faster and easy. The food was ok and the child enjoy of the dinner. We have good food the service was ok.

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Central Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great meal. Customer service at the hotel, restaurant, and gift shop were outstanding. Just wonderful folks. Very helpful with ideas and directions. Food-very good. Rattlesnake-rabbit sausage-yes, do eat with all the trimmings; yes, otherwise a bit bland, but what an experience. Food is attractively placed on the plates too.

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Santa Clarita, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent almost two weeks all over South Dakota, from the Black Hills cities to Eastern towns like Brookings, and this was the one restaurant where we thought we hit a great restaurant. When visiting a region like this, you'd like to get some interesting fine dining selections like Elk, Bison, etc., but oddly were hard to find. The State... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After spending several hours driving the Needles Highway and photographing the beautiful scenery, my husband & I arrived at the State Game Lodge where we planned to book a Jeep "safari" of the park. With just 30 minutes until the jeep ride left, we decided to eat lunch. The dining room was empty, until we arrived -- 3 more tables... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped for breakfast after watching the big horn sheep from the front porch of the lodge. Tourist season was winding down so the summer breakfast Buffett was not available, but the menu options offered a variety for our tastes. Shared the traveler breakfast and blueberry pancakes...and left with full stomachs and only slightly lighter wallets. If traveling in season...HIGHLY... More 

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texarkana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The dining room was not crowded during our fall visit. Their buffet was not available as I have enjoyed during the summer months. The food is very good quality and a reasonable number of choices. The atmosphere is very pleasant.

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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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