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Powder House Lodge Restaurant

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USD 10 - USD 30
American, Steakhouse
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a great steakhouse that offers plenty of game options. Perfect for that real South Dakota experience! Try the bison and make sure you ask for their special salad vinaigrette!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has a 45 minute call before arriving as they don’t take reservations. There is a small bar area. We were seated in the roofed outdoor area but it was closed in with glass/plastic garage doors so it was fine for October. They open...them up in good weather. We tried the fish walleye and trout. Both cooked perfectly. Service was good. Asked if we needed anything but also left us to enjoy our meal. Had planned to go back the next night but snow came in and we headed southMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of 2 restaurants in Keystone open for dinner after Labor Day. Quite pricey for the lack of atmosphere, food quality and service. If the main part of the restaurant is full, patrons are seated in a shabby, add-on area that is partially outdoors (next...to a busy road) & furnished with very uncomfortable outdoor furniture. I was served a salad with brown, rotting lettuce underneath fresh lettuce on top...my entre, Chicken Carbonara, was a pile of lukewarm, sticky spaghetti mixed with fatty bits of flavorless bacon and pieces of unseasoned, flavorless chicken...the $18.95 dinner "special"...if you're charging premium prices, you should at least serve GOOD food CONSISTENTLY!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

3 generation meal for 8. Great variety of food. Excellent service and excellent food. glad we went. Will be on the must stop list the next time we are in the area

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very limited breakfast options in Keystone so decided to check out Powder House on the road to Rapid City - wow, what a wise move that was! Lovely setting in a log cabin type structure surrounded by pine trees. Seated immediately with drink order promptly...taken by Elizabeth, or efficient & friendly server. The stuffed French toast I chose, covered with fresh fruit & whipped cream, was delicious & filling but I ate every bite. I believe they will be closing mid-Oct for the season, but will definitely be dining there in 2022 while in the Black Hills areaMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked for recommendations, and they sent us to Powder House. Extensive menu with interesting options. We were told they do not take reservations but they have a call ahead wait list. We only had to wait about 5 minutes before we were taken to...a table. The food was really good--steak and salmon. The house wine was tasty and not too expensive. The creme brule was outstanding. Excellent service. Definitely a good place for dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arriving for dinner we were asked if we called ahead, our answer was no, so they lead us to an outside covered patio area. Which was quite delightful. I had the trout and I must say it was delicious. We enjoyed our dinner so...much, 2 nights later we returned. Bailey was our waitress abs she was terrific with a smile on her face at all times.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read numerous excellent reviews; they were all true! We had excellent service, and even in early Oct. they were still busy. (Call 45 minutes ahead to get your name on the wait list; they don't take reservations.) Margaritas were delicious, good amount of...alcohol, and under $6. The prime rib and pecan crusted salmon were excellently cooked and delicious. If you like your horseradish hot, request it, and you'll get the pure stuff :) The only negatives to the meal were green salads filled with the ends of romaine.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt so lucky to have found the Powder House Lodge Restaurant during our vacation stay in Custer State Park, South Dakota. We enjoyed this place so much that we found ourselves eating there for so many of our meals. The food was always fresh...and delicious. And they even had some vegan options, which I was thrilled about. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable. The service was so friendly and made you feel right at home. Loved the prices and the selection. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic filet mignon dinner! Very reasonably priced too! I was very impressed, especially with all the tourist traps in this part of the state.

Date of visit: October 2021
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19 August 2021|
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Response from RetiredAZtraveler | Reviewed this property |
They don't accept reservations BUT you can "call ahead" usually 1/2 to 3/4 hours before you plan arriving. They will tell you if they are needed and let you know how long the "wait" will be. Usually need to do this on... More
10 August 2020|
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Response from williamo126 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with every night until they run out, but would also add that should they be out that you will have an ample assortment of truly delicious alternatives to choose from. Good luck!
27 June 2018|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Powder House Lodge Restaurant

Yes, Powder House Lodge Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Powder House Lodge Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Powder House Lodge Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5