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State Game Lodge Dining Room

) #4 of 26 Restaurants in Custer ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“buffalo stew” (45 reviews)
“quail” (11 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
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13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
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Reviews (389)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many difference wild game food! On salad dressing try the house truffle vingarette! Awesome! Elk was very good! My husband had the smoke salmon pasta.

Thank Mj C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large dining room. Extensive menu with several wild game options. Good wine list. Attentive staff. Nice setting.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is the most upscale in Custer State Park. The food is outstanding but pricey. Good wine list also. I had bison ribs and my wife had steak. Salads also very good at lunch and bison burgers good. Did not eat breakfast here.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great place to eat. If you're lucky enough to be there when they serve the buffet, YOU MUST have it. The buffalo stew alone is worth it

1  Thank unionmaid52
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent service and very good food! Just what you would expect to pay for quality.Not to high but not cheap. Nice clean and friendly establishment!

Thank Teresa P
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here a couple times during our annual ride to Sturgis. The facility has a wonderful feeling to it and has some very interesting history. The service is attentive, knowledgeable and good. Food is great, with a number of wild game selections (elk,...More

1  Thank LouieJPosqueda
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had a delicious dinner. There was a good wine list. I greatly enjoyed the Cabernet that I chose. I had the Elk, which was perfectly cooked and tender. The atmosphere was more fine dining than the other restaurants we looked into when visiting the...More

Thank JaclynR30
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Arrived here mid-afternoon but lunch was still available. Very nice dining room in an classic lodge that looks like a smaller National Park facility. We had bison burgers, prepared medium rare as requested. Very good service. The only downside was the custodial worker who decided...More

1  Thank NPHiker
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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
Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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chris p
Sir, This is Christoher Parton, Dinning Room Manager, State Game Lodge, Custer State Park, South Dakota. In response to your post on TripAdvisor yesterday, thank you for bringing all the issue you experienced during your dinner here to our attention. Please contact me here at the Game Lodge at your earliest convenience so I might learn more about your visit. 605.255.4541 Thank you in advance.
6 July 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-255-4541
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at State Game Lodge