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State Game Lodge Dining Room

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13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4541
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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank unionmaid52
Custer, South Dakota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, bison,etc..) Each visit we have made to the State Game Lodge Restaurant has been memorable.... More 

Thank LouieJPosqueda
Boulder, Colorado
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 Custer area, but it was still relatively casual. The service was good.

Thank JaclynR30
Forest Hill, MD
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to vacuum while we were eating - coming by our table twice. This looks like... More 

Thank NPHiker
Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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271 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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419 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

During a bus tour, we stopped for lunch at the State Game Lodge Dining Room in the State Game Lodge. Historically this property was visited by President's Coolidge and Eisenhower in years past. The dining room is well decorated and has the feel of a stately manor. There were only a few other partons present besides my tour group so... More 

Thank Bgreenard
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate three meals at the State Game Lodge while staying there last week. The wait staff was so welcoming and helpful with menu selection and what to see in the area. The elk osso buco was the best!

Thank Norma H
Greenfield, Indiana
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is excellent place to dine. Wait staff is very good at clearing dishes and refilling glasses. Definitely chef prepares food. I had buffalo sirloin and friend had the elk

Thank Gay1944

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • This restaurant is at State Game Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?