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“Good Food, Great View”

Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located inside historic Cedar Pass Lodge in Badlands National Park we are open seasonally serving visitors breakfast, lunch and dinner from April 15 until October 15. If you don't have time for a sit down meal, the store also sells "Grab N Go" sandwiches, salads and snacks. For years we have been known for serving visitors to the Badlands our authentic Sioux Indian Frybread - homemade. Diners also have a variety of options from fresh soup and salad bar to wraps, salads, chicken, Tatanka dogs, plus locally sourced buffalo and beef. Not only will you find healthy options, we also offer South Dakota made wine, beer and desserts, too, including the official dessert of South Dakota - Kuchen. We truck in SD State University ice cream from the school's dairy farm and creamery in Brookings, SD where they raise cattle and process their own ice cream. It is delicious! We are the only place in the western part of the state to be fortunate enough to have this scrumptious addition for your pleasure! Pleased to be serving our guests during the 2014 season during the following schedule: Apr. 15 - May 24: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm May 25 - Sept. 2: 7:00 Am - 9:00 pm Sept. 3 - Sept. 30: 7:00 Am - 8:00 pm Oct. 1 - Oct. 13: 8:00 Am - 6:00 pm Last seating in the restaurant is 30 minutes prior to Cedar Pass Store closing. Bus Tours Welcome - especially with advance notice!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Food, Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

The food here was pretty good but we were told that they were out of/ were unable to make two different menu items. The service was average but the servers were very nice. The view from some of the tables is great.

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Thank autumnpuppy
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Timonium, Maryland
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Restaurant in Badlands”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

People are friendly, but service is slow. Not enough help available. Food was only luke warm at best, but tasty.

Visited September 2012
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Average Diner Fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We ate there twice while hiking and camping in the park. This is your average diner style restaurant. The food won't knock your socks off, but it was not bad either. It was certainly was a welcome place to eat while camping in the Badlands, 'cause it was too windy for the Coleman stove. We would eat there again when in the area.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank heamars
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Ohio, USA
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food in the middle of nowhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Our family of four had a great meal here at a reasonable price and, I must say, visiting the west (Yellowstone, Rushmore, Badlands) is not exactly a culinary delight. We were grateful that the Cedar Pass Lodge had REAL sit-down meals--not just hamburgers--and it was fresh, hot and fixed right. A real treat!

Visited August 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Check in was great, restaurant food and service was great. We had a vegetarian
Indian sweet bread Taco!! AMAZING.
Our new cabin was full ( 2 beds) but charming. Back porch was just what we needed to unwind.
So want to come back here.

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Thank clscorz
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