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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“buffalo stew” (50 reviews)
“quail” (12 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13389 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8351
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never got jam for toast. Ordered over hard eggs and got runny ones. Had to ask for more coffee and the bill. Only breakfast we ate out and was very disappointed.

Thank Rene D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming to this awesome restaurant. First, the food is not your run of the mill Sysco products but genuine home cooked. Be sure to try the Buffalo Stew! Second, the ambiance is romantic yet casual within a formal setting. We prefer evening rather...More

Thank MrsLKF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here three times, two lunches and one breakfast and enjoyed all of them. My husband loves to try exotic food so he had the buffalo stew, and a buffalo burger and he really liked them both. The breakfast buffet has lots of choices...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the State Game Lodge Dining Room on a Monday evening, after driving throughout the State Park. The atmosphere is beautiful...the food pretty good. My steak, which was grass fed local beef, was just OK. I expected more. I've had better steaks in the...More

Thank mozartMinneapolis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to go up to Custer to hike the trails and always find time to stop at the Game Lodge to enjoy a snack out on the deck. Outstanding setting, good food, and a great team of very pleasant people. I usually interact with...More

Thank O8428UXdougm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I passed by this lodge as we toured the Custer State Park. She wanted us to return during our visit to the Black Hills to have dinner. She lives lodge environments. On our last day and a long tour of the Black...More

Thank Ronald E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here while waiting for my room to get ready. I was not expecting it to be so good based on a few reviews I read. The asparagus soup was wonderful. A nice selection of fruits and salad fixings. I had the be chicken...More

Thank Bobbi48128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch to the buffet after a volunteer highly recommended it. The salad bar was ok since it was not iceberg. However the pork loin was dry and overcooked. The rice tasted like a mix. It is hard to believe any chef would...More

Thank Junebugs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband thoroughly enjoyed his buffalo tenderloin. My chicken with prickly pear BBQ sauce was over cooked. The service was slow but good. They were quite busy and may or may not have been understaffed. We ate here and Sylvan Lake Lodge and preferred State...More

Thank PeanutPopcorn1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was nothing special. Coffee was weak and food was just okay. Dinner was quite good (elk osso bucco) and the wine selection was decent. Service was attentive and friendly. The actual building was very cool.

Thank kadct
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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