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Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant

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20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD
+1 605-433-5460
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 would appreciate that advantage. Instead they seem to assume that they can get get away... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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382 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were lucky to arrive early enough to get dinner this time of year. We had a hamburger and the Indian taco, both very good. We took a piece of pie with ice cream back to our cabin. Opens in the morning at 8 AM, so if you are staying in the cabins you might want to pick up something... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't expect much from this cafe attached to the gift shop/grocery/lodge reception so we were pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was delightful and the meal was quite good. The Indian Fry Bread Taco was delicious. The blueberry blue cheese salad with huckleberry dressing was fresh and flavorful.

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New Jersey girl
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had finished our Badlands drive and saw this place. It looked crowded and convenient. We found out that the reason it was crowded was that no one could leave since it took so long to be served. It took over 45 minutes between the time we ordered and the time our food arrived. We had asked the waitress where... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

When at a National Park, there is often only one food choice, and this is true in the Badlands. We had dinner here, and I was happy with my meal. I had the Sioux Taco, and it was very good, and also very large. We also had a beer, which on a hot July day really hit the spot. Service... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were on a limited time tour and so we stopped to get food to go to compensate. The orders came out one at a time with a lot of time in between. Don't eat hear if you are in a hurry. The food was authentic and ok. Better to prepare ahead of time!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The food is good but the restaurant hours are very limited. The food is typical National Park concession food.

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is the only restaurant in the park, it is just ok. There is so much beauty in the park - pack lunch and eat with spectacular views. The salad bar sustained us - it was very unremarkable. There was no soup - something about the chef "burning" a batch and it takes an hour to get the next batch... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My Siouz taco was very good. The flat bread is great but too filling. The service was very good and friendly. We enjoyed the relaxation after driving through the park for tow hours. It may be the only place in the park to eat but it worthwhile.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Description
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!

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