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Legion Lake Lodge

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12967 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8348
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From my perspective the lodge is still trying to find its way in the dark. Recently built...I was disappointed they did not have a complete line of frozen fast food items to service the 27 cabins located on the hill behind them. 3 visits here to use the Wi-Fi and I only saw one couple buying food. Souvenirs. The hot... More 

Thank Gwedo S
Kankakee, Illinois
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138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

While driving around Custer State Park, we did not want to invest the time or money on a big lunch, so we visited the counter service option here at Legion Lake. It is not a huge menu and it is priced for the tourist market, but it certainly fit the bill. After eating we enjoyed walking around the beautiful lake... More 

Thank KmomChicago
Chancellor SD
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great view and average service, but we both had the chicken and it was really greasy and salty. The fries were pretty good. Were there late in the season and there was not much of a selection.

Thank Sheryl M
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455 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good parking. Friendly staff. Good food. We consumed burgers, chicken and salads and all were good. The IPA on draft was excellent too. The cafe is well located and the attraction shop next to it well stocked and good. The toilets were fine and we enjoyed a nice lunch.

Thank nickmBedford
Watertown, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We ate here several times on our recent trip. It's counter service and has indoor seating as well as an outdoor deck overlooking the lake which is where we sat. An excellent place to have a good meal between hikes in Custer State Park. I had the broasted chicken with mashed potatoes and biscuit twice and another time a hamburger... More 

1 Thank jackie60363
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon Lake Lodge after leaving Mt. Rushmore and driving Needle Hwy. and we're so glad we did! It sits right on a beautiful glistening lake, with water sports to rent. You order inside at the counter and they bring it out to you. We sat outside on the deck, so picturesque, great Cobb salad. We wish we'd been... More 

1 Thank Shannon B
Front Royal, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

When doing the tour through Custer State Park, it was time for a break and lunch. We had Buffalo burgers which were incredible and we highly recommend. A beautiful spot to relax a bit before continuing on our ride.

Thank djshipe227
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Burgers were good, service was friendly although no one we spoke with was fluent in English. The view of the small lake was Excellent and several beers on tap were cold.

Thank Robert B
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed at the lodge, so we were hoping to eat there too. Food was very basic, not a lot of choices. The salads are big and good, everything else was ok. The coffee and muffins are really good. Service was average at best. Mostly young kids working there that do not know much about food or service

Thank Stephanie W
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Came here for lunch while in Custer State Park. Got a burger while my husband got a buffalo burger. The burger was the best I've had in a while. Really delicious and juicy. Scenery is nice as well - the restaurant looks out onto the lake, and you can also sit outside if you would like (the outside area has... More 

Thank Maureen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12967 US Highway 16a, Custer, SD 57730-8348
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer

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