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Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant

20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5460
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good29%
  • Average34%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
5 days ago
“Breakfast/Lunch spot”
1 week ago
“Nice lunch”
Restaurant Hours
American, Healthy
$$ - $$$
20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth stopping here good service and good food. In the morning breakfast was help yourself all you can eat.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Convenient spot to stop before your Badlands visit if you are traveling East to West. Food is decent and has a nice gift shop and visitor center as well

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so happy to find a restaurant in the Badlands park after hiking. It is attached to a gift shop and next to the cabins. We were there about 2pm so the restaurant was only about 20% full. We were quickly seated and asked...More

Thank travel4lifeMinnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had hamburgers here and enjoyed the visit. We were just happy to find food in The Badlands! We were seated right away and had a burger with side salads, which was good and hot. Dont hesitate to stop here. Good food, clean place!

Thank cherrychipc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was awesome! The personnel were so friendly! The buffalo Native American fry tacos were so authentic and delicious!

1  Thank Peter/Cathrine Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped on way into badlands loop road and had lunch. Great treat as we both had the Sioux taco on indian fry bread with ground bison meat and refried beans open face that was just delicious. Good decaf and service.

1  Thank john B
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Look forward to a Sioux Taco every time we are anywhere near this area. The wait staff is wonderful and friendly and the tacos are unbelievable. Don't be afraid of the ground bison, it is similar to beef but leaner and tastier. Only regrets are...More

1  Thank unionmaid52
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch on our second day in the Badlands. It was kind of your typical NPS diner food. The food was decent, service was a little slow, but I looked around in the gift shop while waiting. We got typical sandwiches and...More

1  Thank karenS0322
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Cedar Lodge cabins are amazing (see separate review) but their restaurant is very poor. I would recommend you avoid it all costs but there aren't too many (if any) alternatives. As it is pretty much the only place to eat, you would hope they...More

2  Thank Zolarpowered
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had burgers and they were very good, service was good and fast for a tourist attraction. This place is busy in the summer, so sometimes things might get a little hectic.

Thank bjstews
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Is there only a buffet option for breakfast there, or can you order off a menu. Among the reviews, I have seen it stated buffet only, other reviewers mention ordering, perhaps they recently changed to a buffet? thanks
22 August 2015|
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What's the average price for a lunch here for 2 adults?
8 August 2015|
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Around $50.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Badlands National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 605-433-5460
  • E-mail
Located inside historic Cedar Pass Lodge in Badlands National Park we are open seasonally serving visitors breakfast, lunch and dinner from April 15 until October 15. If you don't have time for a sit down meal, the store also sells "Grab N Go" sandwiches, salads and snacks.

For years we have been known for serving visitors to the Badlands our authentic Sioux Indian Frybread - homemade. Diners also have a variety of options from fresh soup and salad bar to wraps, salads, chicken, Tatanka dogs, plus locally sourced buffalo and beef.

Not only will you find healthy options, we also offer South Dakota made wine, beer and desserts, too, including the official dessert of South Dakota - Kuchen. We truck in SD State University ice cream from the school's dairy farm and creamery in Brookings, SD where they raise cattle and process their own ice cream. It is delicious! We are the only place in the western part of the state to be fortunate enough to have this scrumptious addition for your pleasure!

Pleased to be serving our guests during the 2014 season during the following schedule:

Apr. 15 - May 24: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
May 25 - Sept. 2: 7:00 Am - 9:00 pm
Sept. 3 - Sept. 30: 7:00 Am - 8:00 pm
Oct. 1 - Oct. 13: 8:00 Am - 6:00 pm

Last seating in the restaurant is 30 minutes prior to Cedar Pass Store closing. Bus Tours Welcome - especially with advance notice!