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Laughing Water Restaurant

Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer, SD
605 673-4681
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Ranked #18 of 34 restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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74 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice . The first was a group of 8 people , ordering off the menu. Our food came in a timely manner, and the everyone was satisfied with their food and the service. The second night was a part of a large group buffet. The kitchen had made up a special buffalo stew, indian fry bread and... More

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Brighton, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Excellent service, good food, nice people. Unexpected stop that turned out to be a wonderful experience. I highly recommend the buffalo stew.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Plenty warm and tired after walking around the many displays at Crazy Horse. We were given a table for 6.....we were 2...told the server we did not mind sharing space , but she assured us it was alright. View of the mountain was wonderful , food very good. We sat and lingered a bit , and did not feel like... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were at Crazy Horse rather late in the afternoon and, based on the recommendations we'd been given in Hill City, decided to eat at The Laughing Waters. The view of the mountain was great. Our server was friendly and efficient; beverages were refilled as needed. As it was late afternoon, the place was not crowded, we were only one... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

...and you won't go wrong. A little piece of deliciousness and worth the visit. Our server was fine, so I'm guessing we got one of the good ones. A nice accompaniment to our visit to Crazy Horse.

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rhode island
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Too much beef and chiocken, needed a solid chef salad and got one. Reasonable priced AND free coffee.

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Elyria, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited in the off-season, so not too many people there. We were able to sit near a window overlooking the monument which was nice. The place was clean and the food ok. The Native American Taco was good as were the sweet potato fries. Patty Melt was just ok. Cost about $10/person for lunch. Avoid the coffee. I couldn't put... More

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Dodge Center, Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Crazy Horse Memorial is just amazing. My boyfriend and I loved everything about it (even the more expensive than normal fees as its government free), everything except Laughing Water Restaurant. The food as pretty good, no complaints there. We had the fry bread taco and a burger with fries. Our server though, she was a piece of work. She walked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

My father and sister and I were visiting from Massachusetts and we thought this restaurant was so great. I loved the food-the sweet potato fries are to DIE for, and the buffalo burger was amazing. I loved the atmosphere and the nice waitresses. overall, I loved it here.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I had the Native American Taco which was good and just enough for me for lunch. A little pricey for what you get. A male friend ordered the Buffalo Stew and would have liked a larger serving. Coffee is always free and is good.

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