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Laughing Water Restaurant

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Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
+1 605-673-4681
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fry bread” (32 reviews)
“stew” (26 reviews)
“indian taco” (17 reviews)
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Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We decided to eat lunch at Laughing Water Restaurant while visiting the Crazy Horse Memorial. It was a little after mid day and even though the restaurant was busy, we were seated promptly. Our service was good, the food was prepared to our satisfaction and...More

Thank TheSimpleTraveler
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The salads are huge and quite delicious. I liked that the waitress seats everyone so that they are viewing the memorial.

Thank SHC5015
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stopped for lunch and it was delicious. The staff were very friendly, The service was prompt and the price was quite reasonable. The Tatanka Stew was delicious, Made with Bison and served with Fry Bread, it was perfect for the rainy day. When you...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My selection was the taco buffet. The vegetables were very fresh and the cookies were excellent. Service was good. I was very impressed with Laughing Waters.

Thank Sweetie51
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had lunch here while visiting the memorial. Based on the good reviews below for the Native American tacos and how much we enjoyed the ones at Cheyenne Crossing, we each ordered them but here they were just OK. There is a buffet and reasonable...More

Thank seek-scenic
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We stopped in here for a light lunch and ordered the Tatanka stew....it was made with bison and served with Indian fry bread. The stew was not bad but could have been meatier. Prices were a bit high too. Server was okay....

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I ordered Tatanka Stew (like beef stew, but make with bison) that served over Indian fry bread. The stew could have been better as the it had very little meat and consisted mostly of very large sliced carrots. The fry bread was delicious. The server...More

Thank ofallon
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I had the tatanka stew, served on fry bread--and then had the kuchen for dessert. Everything was fantastic and the service was great.

Thank agentredfox
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had the salad and soup bar. Reasonably priced; friendly staff & good service. The coffee is free. Great views of the Memorial.

Thank UNCTraveler2019
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Our tour took us to visit the ongoing Crazy Horse Memorial. Our group had lunch in the Laughing Waters restaurant. Had the buffet. It was excellent (especially the fried chicken,) Servers were polite and efficient. You'll enjoy it.

Thank Sidrasmom
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Cathie M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that the other person's reply was so insulting. I am quite sure you would have to pay the entrance fee in order to eat at the restaurant. As well as being able to view the monument from a distance, there are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681
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