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Pheasant Dining Room

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13389 Mount Rushmore Road, 13389 Us Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
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Newcastle, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This dining room serves gourmet meals in a recently redecorated historic lodge. Very good food and reasonably priced although higher than the other dining choices in the park. Probably best for adults and older children.

Thank Garyal7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

I miss the 'old' Pheasant Dining Room - yeah they tried to keep some of its original character - but so much is gone, its just sad. So...I usually decide to go somewhere else.

1 Thank blackhillslady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

We had the lunch buffet at the State Game Lodge while driving within the Custer State Park. The buffalo stew was quite tasty. The rest of the food was OK, not outstanding, but not bad for an all you can eat buffet. The price was within reason when you think of all you can eat buffets ($14 pp) and the... More 

Thank PAfamily07
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

After 14 years of dining in the Black Hills, we have finally found really good places to eat and did not have one bad meal this trip. The Pheasant Dining Room at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park has from day one, always served a very good meal. This year was no exception. We brought two couples with... More 

3 Thank mountainmama52
Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

I was tired of the blandness of grain-finished beef and bison, and wanted something that tasted like the West. After a full day of hiking in the beautiful state park, this was wonderful. I was concerned about being underdressed in the somewhat formal dining room, but the waiter was pleasant and unphased. He did not take the snobby attitude that... More 

Thank HappyScientist
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188 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

We had read reviews about how good the food was here and they serve a luncheon buffet untill about 3:30 in the afternoon. We decided to eat a late lunch early dinner around 2:30 to partake in the buffett. cannot say anything good about the meal as it was poorest dinner meal we had on the trip ad it was... More 

Thank RandyHodge
Billings, Montana
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86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2008

Dined here for lunch in June 2008. Good buffet, with the buffalo stew, carving station, and homemade desserts as my personal favorites. Atmosphere not terribly refined, which is a plus for me. Mounted pheasants adorn the lighting fixtures and walls. Price for the food is moderately high, but it's an all-you-can-eat buffet, so come with an appetite. The Game Lodge... More 

1 Thank im4cnw
Neshanic Station,NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2008

Stayed at the State Game Lodge and enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the Pheasant Dining Room. This is a state park operation served by seasonal students from many places on earth. One large undivided, darkly lit room on second level. The size and tourist crowd from bus tours makes this at times a busy and noisy place. Self serve hearty... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 13389 Mount Rushmore Road, 13389 Us Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605-255-4541

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?