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Ponderosa Restaurant

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12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
+1 605-574-9559
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good42%
  • Average35%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (7 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
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11 - 20 of 69 reviews

Reviewed July 8, 2016

My family and I stopped in as we were camping at Palmer Gulch. There was no waiting, the service was good and the food was great.

Thank Jbrewka
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We are staying in the campground with our horses and did not feel like traveling out for dinner. The menu is very casual - burgers, wraps etc., but if that is what you are in the mood for, it is very good. We had the...More

Thank Jeannie J
Reviewed June 14, 2016

I had the bourbon chicken which was delicious! Good prices, good food, great views! Just don't make the mistake of leaving your ID at the campsite, they card everyone!

Thank Whitney M
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The fried taco was HUGE and delicious. My daughter and I split it upon the waiter's recommendation (much appreciated.) They may have other really great things on the menu, but the rest of my family tried the basics like chicken strips and fries and they...More

Thank adiscgolfer
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Cute restaurant, great view but mediocre food, small menu too. Could be so much more. The buffalo meatloaf was good.

Thank JCW2003
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The food here is just average. Nothing to write home about, but it's not bad either. It was convenient, as we were staying at the KOA. The service was fast and friendly, and if we were ever camping here again, we'd probably eat there just...More

Thank 1blessedmomma
Reviewed August 14, 2015

We decided to try the restaurant on the last night of our stay at Palmer Gulch. My pulled pork sandwich was alright. Once the pieces with BBQ sauce on them were eaten it was just a hoagie roll full of flavorless meat. My mom ordered...More

1  Thank Monica T
Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food was decent (nothing earth shattering) and not too expensive. The biggest thing is location! We stopped to check out the campground for a future stay and had lunch. We had the Black and Bleu burger which was good, not great and I had...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed August 12, 2015

The first time we ate there our service was great. the food was average We returned two nights later, the service was poor, our bill was wrong and our waitress wanted to argue about it. The manager corrected the bill. Wait staff really makes a...More

Thank SonjaOcala
Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were staying at the KOA Campground so this place was very convenient. The food was ok, nothing remarkable. The salad was fresh and the chicken fingers were hot and crispy.

Thank nanb820
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-9559
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