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Laughing Water Restaurant
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Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer, SD
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Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer, SD
605 673-4681
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tatanka Stew

The view of the monument outside the restaurant is spectacular. As you await the arrival of your food, you glare out the window and find yourself dreaming of the completion of the monument and it's final likeness to the drawings and miniature sculptures that line the campus. I ordered the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Michelle G
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Foothill Ranch, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Foothill Ranch, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The view of the monument outside the restaurant is spectacular. As you await the arrival of your food, you glare out the window and find yourself dreaming of the completion of the monument and it's final likeness to the drawings and miniature sculptures that line the campus. I ordered the Tatanka stew which is made from prime cuts of tender... More 

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Hudson,NH
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103 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We ate here when we went to Crazy Horse. Save your money and aggravation by not eating here. They ran out of hot dogs, can you believe that one. The wait to sit in the dining area, to be waited on by staff, was a half hour. They were short of help. Good One!!!! Where is the Manager, pitch in... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If one wants to experience the Native American culture, why not have the tantanka stew? I did. It was very tasty and is served with fry bread. The amount served was just right. I would recommend it and choose it again myself. The view from the window of the Crazy Horse sculpture was a bonus. And coffee is always free.... More 

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New york
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stop here for lunch. The food is good and the service is good. You are in a tourist trap so it will cost a little more than usual, but you are on vacation.

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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

very nice restaurant inside the Indian museum. We had the Tatanka stew and it was delicious. Have a very good menu and they offer a buffet if you like. Good service and very good food

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good food, I had the Taco salad which was very tasty. Great desserts too, prices were reasonable. Table near the window provide a view of the Crazy Horse monument.

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Madera, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very friendly staff, with a nice view of the monument while you dine. The hamburger was ok, but the buffet was mostly poor. The vegetables were mushy, and the Beef seemed rehashed one too many times. The only part that was delicious and fresh were the pies. Great flaky crust. I regret that I did not order the Indian Fry... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant is located right in the Crazy Horse gift shop complex. We were here around lunch time. We were seated immediately. I had a philly chicken and I really liked it

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This restaurant is located right in the Crazy Horse gift shop complex. We were here on Saturday, Sept. 13. We were seated immediately. I had a chicken salad, and it was one of the best I have ever had. It had lots of chicken, walnuts, and crasins. Delicious. My husbad had the shrimp. He is a picky eater and he... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This stop was a last minute evening visit. We had no sea when the light show would go on so got there an hour too early. The gate attendant indicated food was available. When we entered the museum and gave the lady our ticket, she mediate my advised the restaurant was closing at 8 PM and we would need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue of the Chiefs, Custer, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605 673-4681

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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