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Blue Bell Lodge - Tantanka Dining

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25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-8326
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Star Prairie, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been a bartender/waitress my whole life and I have never had as bad of an experience as I did in this restaurant in my whole life. It was so bad I don't even know where to start. To put it simple the waitress (shavon) didn't even greet us, she had a terrible attitude no smile nothing verbatim she... More 

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois, USA
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's unusual to have both good atmosphere and good food. Blue Bell lodge, Tantanka Dining room does have both. The charm of the log cabin was perfect. Our server Lotty Could not have been nicer! We had the buffalo meat loaf. Have with the mushroom gravy on the side. We felt it did not need it. The mashed potatoes and... More 

Thank autumnfoods
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party- two adults, two young children, and a teen-aged girl-ate lunch at the Blue Bell Lodge-Tantanka Dining after completing a one hour trail ride (Blue Bell Stables). Excellent service and excellent food. I would highly recommend the buffalo stew!

Thank Jodeene F
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and the atmosphere was very relaxing outside. It was convenient to walk to dinner after a long day of exploring!

Thank ChicagoGal64
Saint Charles, Illinois
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had drinks and dinner one night camping. Go for the Bloody Mary, one of the house specialties. The bartender was friendly. Food and service were extraordinary. Try the meatloaf, top notch. Also good for breakfast.

Thank Eric M
Woodbury, Minnesota
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the worst service I've ever received in any dining establishment. Upon arrival we were seated at a table. The restaurant had 2-3 other groups in it, so they were by no means busy. It took our waitress 10 minutes to visit our table to take our drink order - and she was less than pleased to... More 

Thank Jen A
Cookson, OK
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were vacationing and seeing the sights around Rapid City and eating out at least once a day. We chose this restaurant from brochures we received and was not disappointed. Wonderful food and we all had different things. The service was great. We would highly recommend it!

Thank Norman O
Fallbrook, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Blue Bell Lodge. The warm log-house and fireplace decor, the incredibly nice wait staff, the food is great and plentiful. Best of all, we ride our horses there and tie up outside on high-ties that the place provides. That makes it my go-to place everytime I'm in town.

Thank Tammy R
Sun City, Arizona
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the hayride cookout at the Blue Bell Lodge. The cookout was great way to spend an evening. There was the ride out on a haywagon with Keith a cowboy singer, he was great. The food was either a burger with all the fixings or a steak and beans, potato salad, coleslaw, cornbread, and a cookie. The food was... More 

Thank SK M
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch! We had the bison pulled bbq and bison stew. Tender and delicious! The prices were a little high but worth it. Restaurant has a very old west feel and loved the saddle bar stools. Teens enjoyed the meal and atmosphere.

Thank StringsMama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-8326
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: 605.255.4531

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