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Blue Bell Lodge - Tantanka Dining

25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
605.255.4531
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Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Springdale
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I stopped at this lodge to eat because of the attractive exterior. We both had Bison (buffalo) prepared in different ways. Each meal had lots of meat and the taste was great. The staff was friendly and service was great. The interior was unique and very attractive. Very well worth the stop.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The buffalo was great, the staff were amazing and staying at blue bell lodge MADE our trip! Make sure you saddle up at the bar and order that drink. There are 4 saddles that serve as barstools. Brilliant!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took our family of six on the chuck wagon cookout offered by the lodge. The steaks were tasty, the sides very good... but the experience was the best. A neat ride to a quiet valley in a wagon, with singing and chatting along the way. The kids enjoyed the views of wildlife along the way, and a male bison... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our family stopped here for lunch and we had a great experience. We tried buffalo for the first time. I ordered the pulled buffalo quesadillas and my other family members ordered the buffalo burgers. The buffalo was really good, moist and not dry at all. The prices are a bit expensive, but it was a real treat to try something... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had some time between Bedrock City and Grand Magic Show. Instead of just going downtown, we decided to drive out to this place. Very nice restaurant, exceptional food. Worth the drive.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved the rustic exterior and the fun, cool decorating on the interior of this cabin/lodge. It had a separate dining room in the bar area, where we sat, which was great because our kids loved trying out the saddle stools at the bar. Our server (Jose) was very friendly and made the kids feel very welcome. They had a great... More

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Moorhead, IA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

All the food was excellent but definitely try the buffalo sirloin. Those tips along with onions mushrooms and garlic green beans and potatoes were excellent. I will be back for more!

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Perhaps we had been eating too many meals around the campfire, but the Blue Bell lodge was an absolute oasis of excellent food. We ate lunch the first day and I had an excellent brisket sandwich. The next day we returned to celebrate our anniversary dinner with our children because the dinner menu had looked so good. Again, Blue Bell... More

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Vancouver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was so much fun! Everyone was given a straw cowboy hat and neckerchief before getting into the wagon. Each wagon had a person playing a guitar or banjo, who led us in songs. Along the road were animals, the wagon stopping to let us look. At the destination a dinner was provided, with choice of main dish made ahead... More

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a very nice quiet dinner here. The server was excellent and the food was better than average. I had the Buffalo stew and my wife had the Salmon. Both were very good. The server went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed and more.

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