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State Game Lodge Dining Room

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13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
605-255-4541
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Woodward, Iowa
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our last night in South Dakota. The menu had interesting dishes (I had quail stuffed with rattlesnake and rabbit sausage) that were really good. The buffalo ravioli appetizer was amazing and I would highly recommend! It's a little on the pricier side and I felt like we (as 30-somethings) brought the average age of the clientele... More 

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The breakfast buffet was delicious and had a large selection to choose from. Everything was fresh and abundant.

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Thank Donna B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband went here for dinner while in Custer. I was disappointed in a very small menu. I ordered the chicken, my husband ordered the fish. Both were very dry. But I must report we are kind of foodies and didn't have a great meal the whole 5 days we spent in south dakota. Nice atmosphere and good service. There... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner on our first night at the Lodge was in the main dining room, as well as both buffet breakfasts. We were very pleased with our dinner, which we enjoyed while also doing a laundry.

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Carlsbad, California
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548 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a Saturday afternoon lunch at the State Game Lodge Dining Room. The waitress is friendly and courteous and suggests the buffet. We decide to give it a try. It’s okay with salads, pot roast, pork loin, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and veggies. They also have a huge table covered with all sorts of pastry desserts including pumpkin pie.... More 

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Thank Gordon C
Omaha, Nebraska
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had 45 minutes for a lunch stop on a bus tour of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. Quickly served in a nice environment. Buffet food was attractive and very tasty. Wish they were closer to where we live. The price was just a trifle high preventing a score of 5.

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Thank Mark G
Papillion, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is always a pleasure when you get to eat at such a historic place. Enjoyed a good breakfast and the service was excellent. The lodge has a large dining area and I believe they serve a large number of tour buses.

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Thank Eric K
Truro, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall food/service experience was very good, but having eaten in the old dinning room the new one lacked atmosphere and history

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Thank John from sunny Cornwall
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice staff and the food was good. We did the buffet. However, we were there about 12:30 PM and neither the hostess not our waitress bothered to warn us that multiple tour busses were arriving shortly. Head to wait in long lines for the buffet.

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Thank Ron A
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is outstanding and a decent price for the quality. My only issue was the rushed feeling of the service. The dishes were whisked away in seconds. One of our party had Osso Bucco. It comes with a small spoon for the marrow. She had finished everything, but had yet to try the marrow when the dish was taken.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605-255-4541
  • This restaurant is at State Game Lodge

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