We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
+1 605-574-2561
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“elk chop” (8 reviews)
“wedges” (3 reviews)
“tomato soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (227)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is by far one of the sweetest lakes we have ever seen. So pretty and quaint locality. the rocks that surround the one end of the lake are so cool we just hated to leave the area.

Thank rkidman
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were camping nearby and ate at this restaurant nightly for five nights with two families, including 3 children. We loved the burger, grilled cheese, and tomato soup. The server, Nick, was incredibly friendly, accommodating, and efficient. My son has food allergies and they also...More

Thank Lucy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a combinations grocery store, snack bar, souvenir store . There are tables to eat on outside on the deck. Choices were basically easy to handle and things to please. Bathrooms were clean and the service was great!

Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a buffalo burger and fries, burger was very good, maybe best i had all week, well cooked, wife had fish chips and was so, so. Would rate higher but service was very slow, every table katsup botthe was empty,

Thank wvbike_99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Sylvan Lake Lodge. The serving staff seemed marginally competent...not really interested in their jobs or their customers. I think this had a lot to do with being poorly trained. The food was bland and disappointing.

Thank Ken07960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quiet restaurant. Food was very good. Servers were pleasant and friendly. A bit pricey but worth it. Views were nice.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place but I was expecting a view of Sylvan Lake while I ate my steak. Staff was young and not very experienced with wine or food. They rushed the meal and it was the 4th of July so we really wanted to relax and...More

Thank Ford4sale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe I am biased because we had been camping, but this was a really quality and delicious meal! One of our favorites from vacation to be sure and reasonable prices too. Even if I am biased, you simply cannot beat the location. We received good...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at the Sylvan Lake Lodge dining room our first night there. My wife ordered Beef Stroganoff, and I went with the Surf and Turf (2 scallops and a porterhouse). My wife's dinner was very good. My scallops were good, but the porterhouse contained...More

Thank Tozzie11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't stay but did stop in for lunch in ptetty but dated dining room since outside patio was filled. Notice don't, lots of dust on window sill. Food was well prepared; waiter was a bit overwhelmed with two tables.

Thank Ray S
Nearby Restaurants
Silver Dollar Saloon
153 reviews
7.78 km away
KOA Palmer Gulch Chuck Wagon Dinner
27 reviews
6.75 km away
Laughing Water Restaurant
228 reviews
5.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Crazy Horse Memorial
3,801 reviews
5.53 km away
Needles Eye
1,228 reviews
1.73 km away
Sylvan Lake
1,336 reviews
.26 km away
Black Hills Aerial Adventures
134 reviews
5.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sylvan Lake Lodge staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing