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Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant

20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD 57750
+1 605-433-5460
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good31%
  • Average36%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“indian taco” (158 reviews)
“fry bread” (56 reviews)
“buffalo burger” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD 57750
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes! This is the restaurant that we ate at after visiting Badlands National Park. I had the dish featured on the image. I think it was a taco salad on top of a fluffy bread thing. It was delicious. They also have an awesome gift...More

Thank acsims
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The burger was good, but the Indian taco was amazing! Also, you can get delicious sweet potato fries for the same price as regular fries! The coffee is also good and strong! As the restaurant is right beside the information centre, this is a nice...More

Thank Tombow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us stopped here for lunch prior to exploring some of the Badlands trails. The restaurant was clean, the staff friendly, and even though it was quite busy, we were seated immediately. Food and drinks came out in a timely manner, everything tasted good...More

Thank TheSimpleTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sioux indian taco was fantastic and the mac & cheese bites were great too. Service was terrific. Location, prices & food were excellent.

Thank JohnCummings1
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is your only option while in the Badlands---it is also a better option than any choices in Wall. The Sioux fry bread was great---the service was very good.

Thank ballhawg
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My family and I were visiting Badlands National Park and stopped at Cedar Pass Lodge Restaurant for lunch. The Sioux tacos we had were very good and the Kuchen for dessert was great. If you are looking for a great place for lunch make sure...More

Thank Allen I
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I'm a picky eater....VERY picky. I hardly ever give a full five "stars" on Trip Advisor. In order for me to do so, something had to be amazing. The Sioux Indian Taco fits that description. This was something that easily lived up to the hype....More

Thank Sally1382
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Just stopped to get the fry bread with honey before continuing on out of park. Very good fry bread but I prefer the Navajo fry bread. The store was a typical park store but had a lot of interesting Indian pottery etc..

Thank James and Sandr... B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We liked the restaurant. Service was very timely, staff was extremely attentive and friendly, food was good especially my Sioux Indian Taco. My wife had a BLT which is a good sandwich no matter where you get it. Our server was Sioux and a native...More

Thank lazyj2
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Face it in Interior, SD you are not going to find fine dining or many options. We had 2 evening meals here. Both were served with a smile & in a timely fashion. The salad bar was very ample & the soup option was good.

Thank Jeanette D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20861 SD Hwy 240, Badlands National Park, SD 57750
  • 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!
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