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Legion Lake Lodge

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12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
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Chancellor SD
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Great view and average service, but we both had the chicken and it was really greasy and salty. The fries were pretty good. Were there late in the season and there was not much of a selection.

Thank Sheryl M
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Good parking. Friendly staff. Good food. We consumed burgers, chicken and salads and all were good. The IPA on draft was excellent too. The cafe is well located and the attraction shop next to it well stocked and good. The toilets were fine and we enjoyed a nice lunch.

Thank nickmBedford
Watertown, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We ate here several times on our recent trip. It's counter service and has indoor seating as well as an outdoor deck overlooking the lake which is where we sat. An excellent place to have a good meal between hikes in Custer State Park. I had the broasted chicken with mashed potatoes and biscuit twice and another time a hamburger... More 

Thank jackie60363
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon Lake Lodge after leaving Mt. Rushmore and driving Needle Hwy. and we're so glad we did! It sits right on a beautiful glistening lake, with water sports to rent. You order inside at the counter and they bring it out to you. We sat outside on the deck, so picturesque, great Cobb salad. We wish we'd been... More 

Thank Shannon B
Front Royal, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

When doing the tour through Custer State Park, it was time for a break and lunch. We had Buffalo burgers which were incredible and we highly recommend. A beautiful spot to relax a bit before continuing on our ride.

Thank djshipe227
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Burgers were good, service was friendly although no one we spoke with was fluent in English. The view of the small lake was Excellent and several beers on tap were cold.

Thank Robert B
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We stayed at the lodge, so we were hoping to eat there too. Food was very basic, not a lot of choices. The salads are big and good, everything else was ok. The coffee and muffins are really good. Service was average at best. Mostly young kids working there that do not know much about food or service

Thank Stephanie W
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Came here for lunch while in Custer State Park. Got a burger while my husband got a buffalo burger. The burger was the best I've had in a while. Really delicious and juicy. Scenery is nice as well - the restaurant looks out onto the lake, and you can also sit outside if you would like (the outside area has... More 

Thank Maureen S
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stayed in the Legion Lake cabins and so the lodge was a great place to stop and grab breakfast quickly. Service was solid. We also had planned to stock our cooler with ice but 4 days straight they were out of bagged ice.

Thank Dale M
Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

We stayed 5 nights in a cabin at Legion Lake and ate from the Lodge numerous breakfasts, lunches & dinners. The setting is casual "counter service", you can sit inside or outside on the lovely patio or lake deck, or get your order to go. Although the menu is not as large as a "sit-down" restaurant, everything we had was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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