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Blue Bell Lodge - Tantanka Dining

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25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
605.255.4531
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast and Lunch Place to Be

We had a breakfast here that was first class. The "skillets" were our favorites and the service was efficient and friendly. The had a buffalo brisket BBQ for lunch there, too, that was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
dthomas34
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Huron, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Huron, South Dakota
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We had a breakfast here that was first class. The "skillets" were our favorites and the service was efficient and friendly. The had a buffalo brisket BBQ for lunch there, too, that was delicious.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, I cannot share the positive experience reflected in some of the dinner related reviews....our breakfast service was slow (there were only tow other couples in the dining room), the staff was bored and the food served was cold and the eggs benedict were literally spoiled through a failed attempt of sauce bernaise....disappointing in every respect. Seems like this place... More 

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Minnesota
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Chuckwagon Dinner at Blue Bell was the highlight of our trip to the Black Hills, and we will recommend it to all our friends! Like the brochure booklets says, this is an old-fashion hayride on a vehicle-drawn wagon that takes you on scenic back roads to a mountain meadow canyon for an authentic Chuckwagon feast. Live sing-along folk entertainment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I stopped for a quick lunch while riding the park. The food was good and we never ate bison burgers before and we thought the burgers tasted no different than beef. The waitress never asked how our meal was and we had to ask for a soda refill. Other than that we would of given 5 stars.

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Cold Spring, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What a nice experience! We made reservations and I would recommend making them. We were seated outside on the patio, which was beautiful. The service was great and the food even better. Excellent taste! We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend. The dinning area inside was very unique and great western decor.

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Coon Rapids, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped for lunch--but found our meal was more than we expected! Our meal began with delicous fresh corn bread. Two in our party enjoyed buffalo burgers which were delicous. One in the party had a salad with grilled chicken, fruit and nuts which was also delicous. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted to feel like we were in... More 

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great food. We all had great meals! Buffalo Burger, Buffalo Tips and a Salmon Salad. The corn bread is amazing. Really good onion rings too. The wait staff was super friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stop here after a nice two hour Trailride from the Bluebell stables. Enjoyed a quiet snack with a good beer. Family enjoyed the meal as well, would definitely come back in. I highly recommend this place.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My family enjoyed our dinner at the Blue Bell Lodge. Decor is warm and like eating in a log cabin. A little too much taxidermy on the walls for my taste though. Family friendly with a kids menu available. There are a wide variety of dishes on the regular menu. Everything we ordered was tasty and the serving sizes were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed at another lodge but went here for breakfast. The breakfast was really good and the decor of the restaurant was quite appealing

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Address: 25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605.255.4531
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605.255.4531

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic

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