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Legion Lake Resort - Dockside Grill

12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730-8348
+1 605-255-4521
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730-8348
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went for fathers day noon meal ( dinner to me) was looking forward to the chicken fried steak, turns out it is only for breakfast or supper but we asked the waitress ( she was great) about it and she very kindly checked with the...More

Thank dakotatravler
Jesse S, Manager at Legion Lake Resort - Dockside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, dakotatravler! We are delighted you enjoyed you Father's Day lunch with us and are grateful you chose The Dockside Grill for your special meal. Chef was pleased to serve you from our dinner menu and would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family dined here 3 nights in a row while staying at Custer State Park. We found the location on the lake, meal choice and in particular the staff to be 5 star level. No problems at all with the time to wait, quality of...More

Thank Ian R
Jesse S, Manager at Legion Lake Resort - Dockside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your response! We are delighted you enjoyed your three nights with us over the course of your stay. I was sure to share your response with Jason and David and they both remembered their interactions with you and both hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped because of the beautiful view the dining room offered. It said Grill so I was under the wrong impression that it would be quick. I was seated and it took more then 10 minutes for wait staff to even acknowledge me. He was...More

Thank Jessica G
Jesse S, Manager at Legion Lake Resort - Dockside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations for meal service last night, yes we did have a large group last evening but that is no excuse for your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was completely redone since we were here 3 years ago. Fresh look with a modern vibe. Gorgeous view of the lake and landscapes. Very relaxing atmosphere. We loved that we were able to shop at the gift shop while we were waiting for...More

Thank Cliffy28
Jesse S, Manager at Legion Lake Resort - Dockside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Your review is appreciated! We are delighted to hear that you approve of our new menu and relished our crisp new salads and appetizers. I will be happy to pass on to our staff that your enjoyed our service as well. They are always elated...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice, once for dinner and another for ice cream. We ate out on the patio, which overlooks the beautiful lake. The menu is a little pricey, especially for treats/ice cream, but it was all good. We had burgers and they were good...More

Thank Jennifer H
Jesse S, Manager at Legion Lake Resort - Dockside Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our fries but more importantly we are happy you enjoyed the natural surroundings. Legion Lake truly is an amazing place to be!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lunch and service. We sat on the deck beautiful outdoor dining experience on Legend Lake. Would definitely come back.

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Thank God the fire spared this place. What a beautiful spot to visit, dine in or eat out on the patio, with a view of the lake within a stone's throw. The food's good, the service is not bad, the prices are pretty steep.

Thank R5834QWpatrickd
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very relaxing lunch sitting out by lake in Custer State Park. Order-at-the-counter type of place, but the setting is more important to me than the food. My husband and I were not very hungry, so we split a sandwich. Rather than being frustrated by English-not-a-first-language...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Wow, fairly nice, new facility. Beautiful location. Staff needs improvement, especially in English-speaking skills, which pretty much ruined the experience. Ordering was a very frustrating experience. Limited, cafeteria-style menu. Would eat at State Game Lodge instead.

Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't see a separate listing for the restaurant at this lodge property so I'm reviewing it here. It is not a wait staff restaurant. You order at the counter and they bring it to your table. Simple fare, like sandwiches, wraps and salads and...More

Thank MrsPickle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12967 US Highway 16A, Custer, SD 57730-8348
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-255-4521
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Featuring a new breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu for 2018, counter service is a thing of the past. Enjoy attentive table service while you relax in our dining room featuring a stunning view of Legion Lake or kick back on our waterside patio and enjoy one of our selections of locally brewed craft beer. If you're short on time, no problem, anything on our new menu is available for take out. Some of our staff favorites are our juicy St. Louis Ribs, bite-sized Buffalo Sliders, and the Two+Two+Two breakfast special and of course our desserts and specialty coffee! We hope to see you this summer!
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