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State Game Lodge Dining Room

13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
+1 605-255-4541
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“buffalo stew” (55 reviews)
“quail” (12 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I have taken the buffet at lunch here five times during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally . It is reasonably priced, excellent in fare and worth the trip. I am a big fan of the buffalo stew with large chunks of meat in the stew. Also,...More

Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The servers were pleasant, but they were so inattentive and slow it was unbelievable. I asked a man who looked to have some authority if they were short staffed (despite the fact that very few tables were occupied). He said no. So that wasn't it....More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had made reservations months ahead, so the Restaurant staff seated us in a quiet room off the main dining room. The variety of main dishes offered was quite amazing, with many local specialities highlighted. The walleye and elk were popular choices, and diners were...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This iconic lodge dining room offers a variety of local specialities including elk, bison, trout, walleye as well as steaks and other dishes. The cashew crusted walleye was so good we went back for it twice. Companions enjoyed elk tenderloin and trout. Well prepared and...More

Thank GreatLakeNomads
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a dinning experience I will never forget. The atmosphere is what a lodge should be, homey with rustic charm. The service is slower than you will find at a other restaurants, however it felt more relaxing and not so rushed. They offer a...More

Thank Kerri C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We ate dinner and breakfast in this dining room. At both meals, the food was very good but the service was absolutely horrible. If you needed something, you literally had to flag down a server. Then, they acted like they were going to take care...More

Thank 1aCruise4wks
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stayed in cabins and made our own breakfast every morning of our 15 day trip except this one. Based on reviews, I had looked forward to breakfast here for several days. What a let down! We came in around 9 after the Buffalo Jeep...More

Thank dduck62
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had spent the day sight seeing and came back for our 6:30 reservation in the Presidential room. We had a lovely booth with wonderful service through out our dinner. We both had tasty cocktails off the menu and the best fresh warm bread. This...More

Thank BackHomeOH
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The state game lodge is not a place I would stay at again. It is very old and never refurbished. Flies in your room. Once a reservation is made you can't cancel it, they will still charge you. The food there is very expensive, 6...More

Thank Lyle Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Not only was the food good but this historic building is wonderful. Take a look at the bar fireplace. Love it.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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  • This restaurant is at State Game Lodge
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