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Ponderosa Restaurant

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12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
+1 605-574-9559
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Westville, Indiana
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358 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were staying at the KOA & decided to take a chance. Definitely better than warmed up cans of soup! We had the buffalo meatloaf which was delicious & generously portioned. Service was swift & courteous. The price was high. $35 for 2 people!

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Thank ccindyk48
Hazelhurst, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were staying at the Lodge on the property, so eating here was very convenient as opposed to driving miles into town. The staff greeted us as we walked in and seated up immediately. Service for the balance of the meal was very good. The atmosphere is in keeping with the setting...rustic but quite well done. The restaurant was clean.... More 

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Thank UpNorth13
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333 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Arriving late to the lodge, we had to hurry for dinner before they closed at 9pm. could not locate easy access - had to walk a flight of stairs and restaurant is split level - not easy for limited mobility. Limited menu - ordered the chicken strips, salad and fries - frozen strips, bland salad. My husband wanted the chicken... More 

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Thank Sue S
Winnipeg
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The taco was greasy, rice was dry and crusty like it was old and reheated, and beans were dry and barely cooked. I thought I was having leftovers at home. They need to change the oil more often to make the taco shell less greasy. My husband had a burger which was very plain and tasted again like it was... More 

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Thank kelly42
Williamsburg, Virginia
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128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The service was great but the food needs some tweaking . Quality of the food needs some work I have had better food at Golden Corral. This could be a great venue but the menu is geared more towards parents traveling with kids. The service was great.

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Thank Rivers1150
Indio, California
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

the food is spectacular and the people are real nice and friendly just the best good portions such a great place

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Thank tonyespin
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The food was average, but having it located right in the camping/rv park was perfect for just walking to have a meal. We didn't eat there but we had some drinks. Staff was polite and helpful!

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Thank gretelv14
Rapid City, South Dakota
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We used this restaurant to cater our family reunion. The food was plentiful and quite good. We also ate breakfast at the restaurant while we were there, and thought the food and service was very good.

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palmyra
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126 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The location was nice except to get to the restaurant you had to go up alot of steps. Located on KOA campground ad right across from horse rides. Buffalo meatloaves were pretty good . Good sized portions. Good service.

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Thank pam d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

My family and I stopped in as we were camping at Palmer Gulch. There was no waiting, the service was good and the food was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-9559

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?