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State Game Lodge Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hamburgers, club sandwich and fries were delicious. Everything was fresh, tasty, big, and very filling! I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Kellie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal here so decided to return the next night. Different staff and it felt like a different chef as the meals were horrible the second night. pity...

Thank paripatetic
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388 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During a bus tour, we stopped for lunch at the State Game Lodge Dining Room in the State Game Lodge. Historically this property was visited by President's Coolidge and Eisenhower in years past. The dining room is well decorated and has the feel of a stately manor. There were only a few other partons present besides my tour group so... More 

Thank Bgreenard
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate three meals at the State Game Lodge while staying there last week. The wait staff was so welcoming and helpful with menu selection and what to see in the area. The elk osso buco was the best!

Thank Norma H
Greenfield, Indiana
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent place to dine. Wait staff is very good at clearing dishes and refilling glasses. Definitely chef prepares food. I had buffalo sirloin and friend had the elk

Thank Gay1944
Tigard, Oregon
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664 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here after our jeep tour, and it was a very pleasant experience. We were seated promptly. Atmosphere is like a hunting lodge with lots of wood. Good choices on the menu Had the cobb salad, and the soup and salad buffet, which included homemade buffalo stew. Everything was very good. Server, Alfredo, was very personable and checked... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon this lovely lodge at the end of a day of touring the area. What a perfect way to end a delightful day. The lodge is known for its famous presidential visitors (Coolidge and Eisenhower). The lodge was cozy and inviting on this fall day with a fire going in the lobby. The food was better than what... More 

Thank Joan L
Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The State Game Lodge Dining Room was a stop on our all-day sightseeing trip with Mount Rushmore Tours. Because of our limited time, our tour guide recommended that we choose the lunch buffet. The restaurant was clean, the servers handled the large crowds with ease and the buffet area was clean and well stocked. My husband enjoyed the buffalo stew... More 

Thank BeachGrandmax4
Williston, North Dakota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food, Great Location. Dinner room seems a little plan, could be more rustic for the location however. Buffalo Stew is the best anywhere, and I have tried most. Great people, Great service.

Thank roryforesman
Anaheim Hills
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been her a few times this season and the food is always very enjoyable. We have has the elk and Ribeye very tasty great sides and the deserts are worth trying....

Thank reddsuzann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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?