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Powder House Lodge Restaurant

24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
+1 800-321-0692
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (133 reviews)
“steak” (93 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just had dinner there, while the actual entree was excellent (Bacon wrapped buffalo fillet and tempura shrimp) we thought the service was fair maybe a 2 had to ask for water twice, we were never offered a second drink and none of our plates...More

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tucked away on the hill two miles outside of Keystone, SD, is a little log cabin of a restaurant. And if you think the exterior of this eatery means you might have to rough it, your experience here will change your mind. The menu is...More

Thank Carole5453
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really wanted bison for dinner and we wanted to make the lighting ceremony at Mt Rushmore. This place is geographically convenient. It is also popular and they do take reservations. They were able to accommodate us and serve our food in a timely fashion...More

Thank MauiKDM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make a reservation. We arrived at 6:30 on a Sunday night in mid September and hide a 45 minute wait. Service was friendly an efficient. Menu includes wild game. The Buffalo bbq short ribs were faklif the bone tender, but somewhat overpowered hy the thick...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a large restaurant but the tables are broken into several rooms so it feels intimate. Plus, the wood decor is warm and pleasant. We had to wait so we hit a drink at the service bar. There is no actual lounge. It was...More

1  Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never had lunch or dinner at the Powder House, but every single time wexve gone there for breakfast it has been excellent. Fast and friendly service, food cooked to order, fresh and cooked 'just right', they allow substitutions, looking forward to next time...More

Thank 396ruby
Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived around 8 and told there were a 30 minutes wait, and when we were seated eventually, it took quite a while for our waitress to get our drink order, even though she made several attempts to inform us that she'll be right there....More

Thank tim n
phlodge, Manager at Powder House Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tim, Thanks for taking the time to share you thoughts and experience with us. I apologize, it took a while for your server to attend to your table. We try and stress that all guests be greeted, and have drinks delivered in a timely manner,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food friendly atmosphere good location nice place to eat, we have been coming here since 2010 always make it a stop when we were in the Black Hills.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere fit the area and the staff was friendly and professional. We had a special request for an item to go and it was no problem for the restaurant to fill that request. Excellent presentation of our food and generous portions.

Thank 464elaineh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tired of tourists? This is a wonderful restaurant. Great menu items, great service and just outside of town far enough to avoid the main bulk of tourists. Can still be busy here, but well worth it.

Thank S7499HWss
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Judy M
16 March 2017|
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Response from 2014vijaya | Reviewed this property |
I think they will re- open in May ...'cos when we were there they said they shut down from Oct - Apr.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Cherstevens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a special section on the menu that is Gluten free, as I recall. They seem to be very attentive to dietary needs for all of their guests.
8 September 2016|
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Response from Tia604 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, spent Labor Day weekend enjoying the surrounding areas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: +1 800-321-0692
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Located only 4 miles (10 minutes) from Mt Rushmore the Powder House Lodge has a rich and storied history in the Black Hills. Specializing in Prime Rib, Buffalo, Fish, Wild Game and Pasta we offer a unique dining experience in a one of a kind atmosphere.
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