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State Game Lodge Dining Room

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13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a breakfast and lunch here, both very good and would recommend. Ample breakfast buffet and great salads at lunch. Nicly decorated and attentive wait staff.

Thank Cynthia V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are staying at the State Game Lodge you have to eat dinner in the dining room at least once. Look, the food here is awesome! We enjoyed our courses with suggested wine parings and it was a culinary delight. The buffalo ravioli and the buffalo empanadas were spectacular and not to be missed. The warm fresh bread is... More 

Thank Fjorz
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stop and rest, get a drink, check it all out. Restaurant, bar, dining room. Have added rooms and more to this site. We really preferred it the original way, but it's progress for those that need that. We ALWAYS stop here. ALWAYS!

Thank Rdqueen
Twin Cities
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food, good service, all of the staff in the dining room (we ate there several times as we stayed there) were wonderful

Thank Steve Freedomhi... C
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734 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a beautiful setting with perfect ambience! Buffets are offered as well as menu selections. Nestled deep in the park, this is a great place for any meal.

Thank Gran7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the years we have made at least 6 visits to the State Game Lodge dining room. But this week's meal was the very best. We whiled away time in the bar under the attentive eye of Juliet, the barkeep, until our reservation time. Then we were seated in the dining room, elegant as always, even though the diners are... More 

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the lunch buffet, and the rustic setting. Close to the visitor center. My boys enjoyed the buffalo burgers!

Thank 4VKZ
Huntingdon Valley, PA
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had both breakfast and dinner here and they were very good. Breakfast buffet had a variety of choices and the bacon, sausage and cherry blintzes were delicious! Had a wonderful pork chop for dinner, and the service was excellent. The lodge is charming and it was a treat to be here.

Thank Trixie1953
Saint Charles, Illinois
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the brunch that was pretty limited. Breakfast bacon, sausage was well prepared. scrambled eggs were ok, nothing great. There were waffle machines and some fresh fruit. An omelette station, carved roast beef and some fish would have been welcome. They must have copied the major hotel breakfasts. Service was generally good. One waitress had a little attitude to... More 

Thank Eric M
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four stopped here because we knew the lodges in the park had a restaurant and it was time for us to eat. I was thinking this would be more like a cafeteria style but not the case. It's a very nice restaurant. They had a lunch buffet going and we also looked at the items on the... More 

Thank redbird71

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Restaurant Details

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