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“Hot meals and even a soup & salad bar” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant

Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant
20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5460
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Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Description: Located inside historic Cedar Pass Lodge in Badlands National Park we are open seasonally serving visitors breakfast, lunch and dinner from April 15 until October 15. If you don't have time for a sit down meal, the store also sells "Grab N Go" sandwiches, salads and snacks. For years we have been known for serving visitors to the Badlands our authentic Sioux Indian Frybread - homemade. Diners also have a variety of options from fresh soup and salad bar to wraps, salads, chicken, Tatanka dogs, plus locally sourced buffalo and beef. Not only will you find healthy options, we also offer South Dakota made wine, beer and desserts, too, including the official dessert of South Dakota - Kuchen. We truck in SD State University ice cream from the school's dairy farm and creamery in Brookings, SD where they raise cattle and process their own ice cream. It is delicious! We are the only place in the western part of the state to be fortunate enough to have this scrumptious addition for your pleasure! Pleased to be serving our guests during the 2014 season during the following schedule: Apr. 15 - May 24: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm May 25 - Sept. 2: 7:00 Am - 9:00 pm Sept. 3 - Sept. 30: 7:00 Am - 8:00 pm Oct. 1 - Oct. 13: 8:00 Am - 6:00 pm Last seating in the restaurant is 30 minutes prior to Cedar Pass Store closing. Bus Tours Welcome - especially with advance notice!
Broomfield, Colorado
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41 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Hot meals and even a soup & salad bar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We had an early dinner here 2 days in a row. We were camping at the Cedar Pass Campground.
Hours were limited in the early season. You will want to check that. The burgers were pretty good and I enjoyed the soup and salad bar. Great option to not have to cook!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“If it wasn't for the magnificent view, it would be just like any other restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The view from just about any seat in the restaurant is incredible. But with that said, the atmosphere was meh...nothing special, pretty basic. There were maybe two other tables occupied, and service was slow. My husband had the Indian Taco and he enjoyed it. My son and I had the burger and it was quite bland (I cook a better burger at home). My other children had the chili dog off of the children's menu, and they enjoyed those as well. If you stop here, you can marvel at the view while you dine, (or wait for your food), and opt for the Indian Taco.

Visited May 2013
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Wisconsin
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“Van Galder Tour & Travel { South Dakota Gems }”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We were on A 6 day Bus tour of South Dakota and this is where they stopped for lunch [ It was included, with several pre orders options available ]
The meal [ Buffalo burger ] was vary good they served all 42 of us from the bus plus the other ones who stopped in to eat .
In A vary timely manner so we could move down the road.

Visited June 2013
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Hugo
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“Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Wonderful food and service. The wait staff is very good and friendly. I had the taco and it was wonderful

Visited May 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Service and Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very friendly and attentive staff. While the menu is limited, we were pleasantly surprised to find gluten-free options and well-prepared, tasty food at a reasonable price in the center of the park and within walking distance of our cabin. They also offer a good selection of local micro-beers, which we enjoyed. Considering the distance to anything of comparable quality, we were very pleased at the value of the Cedar Pass Restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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