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State Game Lodge Dining Room

13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD
605-255-4541
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English first
Central Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Houston, Texas
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162 reviews 162 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This lodge was Calvin Coolidge's summer white house. Very nicely done. The food was outstanding, the wife had buffalo and i had elk. Price is on the high side but well worth the plurge.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate lunch here before getting ready for a wedding that was held in the State Game Lodge Pavillion. We shared a burger and the empanadas. The empanadas were okay, but the burger was great! I would definitely recommend the burger as it was one of the more normal things on the menu and was not overpriced.... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Service was slow, food was only acceptable. Not a place I would eat again. Instead, either Sylvan Lake Lodge Dining or a restaurant in Custer would be my selection depending on if you're looking for something less formal/expensive or more.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The service was great at the hotel. The empanadas on the appetizer menu were tasty. The buffalo tenderloin was the best of our trip. Several thought the fish was over seasoned though.

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Six of us had dinner here a few evenings ago. All reported excellent food. I had a buffalo sirloin which was typical buffalo, tasty but a bit tough. Another of us had buffalo tenderloin which was remarkably tender and also quite tasty. Others had a variety of offerings, all of which seemed to be standouts. There was some discussion about... More 

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Additional Information about State Game Lodge Dining Room

Address: 13389 US Hwy 16A, Custer, SD
Phone Number: 605-255-4541
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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