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Blue Bell Lodge - Tantanka Dining

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25453 Sd Highway 87, Custer, SD 57730-8326
+1 605-255-4531
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little treasure. After driving through Custer Park, we stopped at the first place we could find . . . and what a find! Real lodge feel to it, rustic furniture and surroundings, even a cowboy in chaps. Had to have the Wranglers Pulled Buffalo (with great sauce). Yum.

Thank Don L
Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. The big fireplace in the dining area was very warming and cozy. The western decor was very fun. Half of the bar stools in the separate bar area are made of saddles. The breakfast skillet I had was delicious and filling. The service was very friendly and attentive.

Thank JaclynR30
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

What a marvellous lodge, eating with pronghorns and other creatures watching from the walls. The food was great too. There was even a real cowboy, his horse tied up outside. What a Wild West experience!

Thank northernfells
Chanhassen, MN
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Good food in a great authentic lodge atmosphere. I just had a burger which was quite good. My wife tried the buffalo stew and enjoyed it.

Thank Mike S
Spencer, Iowa
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We are empty nesters and caught this place at the end of the season. But you would have not known that. Victor was our fine waiter giving good service, the Stadtführer was friendly.. my wife had the cheeseburger and I had the buffalo stew with the best sweet cornbread I have ever tasted, except for my Grandmother. Lol. Prices were... More 

Thank Mike M
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic spot in Custer for great food and old west charm. The food and service was exceptional and so was the drive through Custer just to get there. Food is Americana West with lots of beef and Buffalo however my wife had a salad with chicken which she enjoyed aswell. If you are around Custer this is definitely worth the... More 

Thank James P
Orlando, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a great atmosphere. You feel like you are dining inside of a log cabin. The food was great and the prices were reasonable. I would go there again when I am in Custer state park.

Thank Apowell1189
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We came here after a morning at Wind Cave National Park on the recommendation of one of the rangers. I chose the COB on the server's description: cheddar, caramelized onions and bacon topped buffalo burger. It was cooked to perfection. A wonderful ambience with Western art and decor.

Thank JanisB757
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We ate here one afternoon after horseback riding. The inside of the restaurant was comfy and cozy (just what you'd want in a lodge). I had an open roast beef sandwich, and hubby had bison meatloaf over mashed potatoes (which he raved about.) Both of our lunches were delicious. My roast beef was thick, and so tender. The cornbread was... More 

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Went late for a s ack, had quesadilla 's no taste. Went for dinner 6 of us, our server was GREAT, Victor! Food was,was than great. I had bourbon steak, tough, pretty tasteless, maybe they are catering g to people whose taste buds have died, not sure but if you like bland food, not terrible just not good. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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: +1 605-255-4531

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