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Sylvan Lake Lodge

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24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730
605.574.2561
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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lodges in Custer State Park are immensely popular and fill to capacity during the summer season. Book early, if you can. You might get lucky, like we did, however, and get a cancellation at the last minute--so check in regularly. The original Sylvan Lake Lodge burned years ago. The original lodge was replaced by the current, modern structure. We... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of flies bugging me at lunch. Average but overpriced food. Wouldn't return. Had to return food due to not being warm.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food unfortunately was not so good. Our waiter was outstanding. Lodge is nice looking and a pleasant place to dine. Hopefully their food will improve during the summer

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Loveland, Colorado
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was overlooking Sylvan Lake....which we love...but apparently only from the lodge...don't expect it from the Restaurant....but that didn't detract from our visit! The restaurant is excellent. they start you off with bread but it's 4 little 2" pieces and out of this world..the Buffalo Clhislic was tough but good flavor..shrimp and scallops OUT of this WORLD!!... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your family and friends to Custer Park. And find this awesome place to swim, kayak etc. The hiking around the place is so perfect as well as the facilities to have a picnic, party and even a wedding. The lodge has a ton of things on top of this great outdoor oasis.

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Abingdon, Illinois
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant. Service was good. Food was very good. Definately would recommend. Prices are reasonable given the atmosphere. Fantastic views from the deck seating!!

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Thank David C
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the great reviews we decided to check out the restaurant at the Sylvan Lake Lodge. From the minute we sat down I believe our waiter judged us. He paid NO attention to us. Didn't bring us the drinks we ordered. I had to get up and ask someone to refill our water. Didn't check on us after we... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to see the lake and take in a break on our first drive around Custer SP. We notice that the food in this lodge is pizza or fried chicken. We ordered burgers and BBQ chicken. The food was over cooked and too salty to eat, even the iced tea was iced coffee and not tea. Our lesson... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic lake. Rent a canoe, watch a wedding and have a BBQ. This place is so perfect it has to be on everyones Black Hills stop. Add it to your stop, it is a great stop.

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Thank John N
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is great! Clean and clear and just breath taking. The kids really had a good time. Everyone was very nice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605.574.2561

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?