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Laughing Water Restaurant

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Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
+1 605-673-4681
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a hard time choosing between the Indian taco or the tatanka stew. Both looked great. And as it turned out, both taste great as well. There are other choices as well. It is all good.

Thank William O
Denver, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

OMG. You have GOT to try the Tatanka Stew. It is so yummy and you also get four pieces of the Indian bread. Simply amazing!

Thank A C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a late lunch following the hike onto Crazy Horse monument and it was tasty, filling and unique. Sitting near the huge windows, we ate with a wonderful view of those continuing to hike up the mountain. We were back to enjoy the buffalo stew again while celebrating Native American Day. Thank you Custer State Park for contributing to... More 

Thank Belva C
Surprise, Arizona
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We decided last minute to stay and eat there rather than find a place down the road and we were really glad we did. They had a complete menu and our dinner was great and the prices were very reasonable. It is large and roomy, eat indoors or out. Great view of the ongoing sculpture.

Thank Mike O
Spencer, Iowa
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Empty nesters who travel off season.. food was good, prices fair, service was average, but they were very busy when we were there and they were short staff.. we recommend saving room for desert the Frey bread was awesome

Thank Mike M
Tigard, Oregon
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469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Located in the Crazy Horse Memorial, this was a good choice for lunch. We were seated with a wonderful view of Crazy Horse. Server was very personable. Had the taco and the Tatanka (buffalo) stew, and both were excellent. Server, Gail, checked on us regularly. Pacing was very relaxing.

Chicago, IL
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice sit down place. Friendly and speedy service. The place was clean. Food is good for a tourist site.

Thank JLG72
Williston, North Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food and buffet s good. The décor is plan, no view of Crazy Horse, least in the buffet area. Good people, good service, the bread pudding is my favorite, no complaints.

Thank roryforesman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I had the Tatanka stew and it was excellent. Looking around, it seemed that most other people enjoyed their meal. It also had a great view of the memorial and surrounding hills. Prices were reasonable considering it was part of a 'tourist' site.

Thank grandmatana
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We decided to stay at the Crazy Horse Memorial until the light show and eat at the Crazy Horse higher end restaurant, the Laughing Water. Our experience was good. Great service, above average food and a great view of the Crazy Horse menorial

Thank cgm9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681

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