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Sylvan Lake Lodge

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24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
+1 605-574-2561
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Dayton, Ohio
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had two breakfasts and 1 dinner in the restaurant. Everything was first class. The servers were very helpful and the food was great! The dinner menu seems a cut above most lodge type restaurants.

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Thank Doug B
Spanish Fort, Alabama
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice dinner here. I had the bison strip steak with asiago mashed potatoes - it was very good! My husband had the beef tenderloin and asiago mashed potatoes. He said the burgundy sauce was a little overpowering. I had a glass of the Custer Cabernet and it was really good for a house wine.... More 

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Thank mariannemjones
Joliet, Montana
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several days staying in a cabin at Sylvan Lake. It was nice a quiet in the pines up behind the lodge. The cabin was spartan but clean and had everything we needed. We walked from the cabin down to the lake, enjoyed the ducks & geese and people watching. There's a 'general store' there for drinks, snacks, souvenirs... More 

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Thank Susan W
Yankton, SD
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere at the Lodge is excellent, and the dining room was nice. Our waiter was pleasant but the service was very, very slow. I love walleye, and ordered it. 2 very large pieces of fish arrived with a heavy coating of something. The fish was not the usual tasty flaky experience I expected. Taste was very disappointing. and the... More 

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Thank dakidoc
Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a difficult review to write. I absolutely loved the location. It was by far the most scenic and enjoyable areas of our South Dakota trip. Take time to hike around the lake and if you can Sunday Gulch. Very beautiful. Drive needles eye highway for incredible views. We stayed one night in the older cabins and I must... More 

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Thank K M
Ogden, Utah
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We got there at the end of the season so they were putting away all merchandise but the staff was friendly

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Thank 811karen3
Ottawa, Kansas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed during Stugis Bike week. The cabin we had was brand new and had a few things still in the process of being completed. It was very nice at the top of a mountain. Laundry was at the bottom of the hill. Nice little general store. The lodge restaurant was expensive and not really worth the price. View and... More 

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Thank Kathy S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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299 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant has very good dinner and breakfast menus. The dining room is spacious and the servers friendly and attended to our needs timely. The dinner is a little pricey, but very good quality.

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Thank DNvisitors
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped for lunch and were able to sit out on the patio. The wait staff was very good and we included buffalo in our entrees.

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Thank E M
Custer, South Dakota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My sister and I visited this restaurant at this beautiful location hoping for some excellent food for our lunch. We ordered toasted sandwiches which were barely toasted, and the "homemade" potato salad had the taste and texture of any deli potato salad I could purchase in a grocery store. We had to be on the lookout for all the flies... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-2561

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?