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Sylvan Lake Lodge

) #9 of 28 Restaurants in Custer €€ - €€€ American
24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
+1 605-574-2561
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“elk chop” (7 reviews)
“wedges” (3 reviews)
“tomato soup” (3 reviews)
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24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here dinner after traveling up the Needles Parkway. It was one of the best meals we had while on our vacation. Excellent meals and service with picturesque dining on the patio. The experience was well worth the money!

Thank Susanne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sylvan Lodge and State Game Farm Restaurants in Custer State Park, SD. My wife and I had the good fortune to spend the 4th of July this year in the Black Hills of SD at Custer State Park. The Park is a must visit....More

Thank DrJohnTacoma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the very small rooms, the poor air conditioning/heat, even the view. One must drive down the highway to see the lake or surrounding mountains. No other place to eat except at the lodge and it was expensive and personally we didn't think...More

Thank peg k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay here, so I can't comment of the rooms. The building is very beautiful We has lunch in the dining room and thoroughly enjoyed it. The view from the dining room was spectacular.

Thank Marcosheller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a high quality lunch. Beautiful gourmet salad and a much above average burger. Lovely place for a relaxing lunch.

Thank orchiddoc
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I don't know if it's because I was dining alone, or if it was because the employees were fairly new, but I expected better service at a supposedly upscale restaurant. After being seated, it took a ridiculously long time for my order to be taken,...More

Thank texaskaren68
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely dining room in this Custer State Park lodge. We had a wonderful lunch of a combo of tasty tomato soup and half an Eisenhower club, an excellent, gigantic sandwich filled with meats and cheeses. Great setting and good price of $10.

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The lodge has a gift shop and sits at the side of Sylvan Lake...a very beautiful place. Must go here!

Thank skpperry
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and i visit Sylvan Lake Lodge yearly. We love the rooms at the end of the lodge with the balconies. The dining room has a wide assortment to choose from. You can eat to suit your tastes. Very friendly staff. Beautiful location.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Nice bar area complete with scenic views & a fireplace if needed. Bar service somewhat sketchy.....didn't know how to make a whiskey sour! No problem bringing in your own bottle of wine to enjoy. We sampled the seafood: walleye and trout and the meat: beef,...More

Thank Margaret W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-2561
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