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Laughing Water Restaurant

Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer, SD
605 673-4681
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Ranked #20 of 35 Restaurants in Custer
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Sun Prairie, WI
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Actually it was the only real choice at Crazy Horse but a good one none the less. Good food, reasonable prices. Ask for the quiet dining room. Or at least just tell them that you prefer a quieter area. It was late July and there were plenty of kids around, some louder than others. We did get a table in... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant is located right in Crazy a horse memorial. By the time we got there, the rush was long gone. The server was very pleasant, but our order took forever. Not sure why since my sweet fries were cold. My husband ordered their bison stew and can tell it was sitting around for awhile. My daughter gad the chicken... More

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Levels, wv
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wonderful restaurant with large glass windows giving you a perfect view of the monument. I had the steak quesadilla, my son and mother had bison and we loved out lunches. However, my father got the buffet and he wasn't very satisfied, very little selection and it was dried out from sitting to long. Also we got the Indian bread for... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I couldn't come to South Dakota without having a buffalo burger and this was a good place to have one. Great view, average prices you'd expect.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We ate here prior to watching the laser light show. Our server was friendly even though it did take a little while to get our food. Prices are similar to other establishments in the area. My buffalo burger was good.

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New Paltz, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We'll worth eating there while at Crazy Horse especially since you will still be there for the Light Show. Very good food. Terrible service. They need to train their wait staff in the basics such as don't ask about dessert until all patrons have finished eating and they have cleared the dishes from meal.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Spearfish
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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