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Powder House Lodge Restaurant

24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
+1 800-321-0692
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (123 reviews)
“steak” (84 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a little pricey but it was worth it. Excellent food, excellent customer service and great ambience. We wanted to try buffalo and they did not disappoint. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly as well. One of the best restaurants we've ever been to.

1  Thank lettucendfrosting
Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked the Powder House Lodge later in the day due to an 8 hr drive so just decided to eat there and we were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food and service! Sweet Potato fries were awesome! Thanks staff for a wonderful stay and...More

1  Thank kimbessac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're passing through Keystone, you owe it to yourself to have dinner here. Got take out and was taken care of by Ben, very nice and friendly. Began with "Starters"- have the "Game Kabobs", you get three with large chunks of buffalo, elk,...More

Thank Monsaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really hit the spot. We ordered the chicken cordon bleu, powder house chicken and spaghetti. Plus salads with sweet Italian dressing. All in all, a bit pricey but I thought worth it. We had to wait 30 minutes or so on a Sunday night but...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose this restaurant for dinner based on other Tripadvisor reviews. So glad it met our expectations based on other's comments. The restaurant is located just a short drive out of downtown Keystone. Made a reservation for 6:30 pm, arrived a bit...More

1  Thank STM0041
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a wide selection on the menu, daily specials, and absolutely the best food. Selections include wild game, steaks, chicken, pasta, seafood. We dined here a couple of nights - rib eye with gargonzola sauce & prime rib the second night. Rolls were served...More

Thank Jules V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the Buffalo and the Elk Burgers. It was not our favorite but the service was fast and friendly. The fries were excellent. My wife had a regular burger and it was good.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live nearby so this is a favorite spot to eat. We had breakfast with neighbors one day and lunch the following week with our company. Kelly was our wait staff both times and she is simply top notch. Everyone's food was cooked as ordered...More

Thank modon2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in Keystone for several days and we have eaten dinner there 3 times and each time was fantastic!!! Do not miss eating here if you are visiting the Hills!

Thank Rennaisance_Man
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at an area bed and breakfast when the host suggested The Powder House for dinner. We arrive to a full parking lot but were escorted to a table with little waiting. We both chose the prime rib and weeks later are still...More

Thank Johnnie N
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Judy M
We are in the area on April 11th, 2017... Are you open that day and, if so, how late? It will be our 42nd anniversary!
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.
Do you have any items that are gluten free?
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.
Are you open the weekend after Labor Day
7 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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