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Laughing Water Restaurant

Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
+1 605-673-4681
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“stew” (24 reviews)
“rye bread” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I ordered Tatanka Stew (like beef stew, but make with bison) that served over Indian fry bread. The stew could have been better as the it had very little meat and consisted mostly of very large sliced carrots. The fry bread was delicious. The server...More

Thank ofallon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the tatanka stew, served on fry bread--and then had the kuchen for dessert. Everything was fantastic and the service was great.

Thank agentredfox
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the salad and soup bar. Reasonably priced; friendly staff & good service. The coffee is free. Great views of the Memorial.

Thank UNCTraveler2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour took us to visit the ongoing Crazy Horse Memorial. Our group had lunch in the Laughing Waters restaurant. Had the buffet. It was excellent (especially the fried chicken,) Servers were polite and efficient. You'll enjoy it.

Thank Sidrasmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had the Buffet , it was very good. There was plenty to choose from , the service was excellent. This is really a great place to eat.

Thank CheleyCarpenter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laughing Water is part of the Crazy Horse Memorial and run by the family of the sculptor. The menu includes Native American dishes like Tatanka (buffalo) stew and Indian tacos. They also have a good salad bar, burgers and other dishes. the dining room looks...More

Thank JoW169
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really good. Some locally grown. The soup and salad was of good quality. Several desserts available on the buffet. Very clean and reasonably priced.

Thank stjoe14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fry bread taco is authentic, so that's good considering where this restraunt is located. This is definitely a great place to have lunch if your in the middle of your day in the area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for the laser show on a Sunday night but arrived early enough to have dinner before the show. Tried the tatanka/buffalo stew. Surprisingly large and filling portion with lots of meat, plus carrots, peas and potato. Overall a pretty tasty dish, particularly with the...More

Thank aristoLX
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had supper Here. We all had something different to eat. It was all very good. Service iwas very good and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Dwaine G
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Cathie M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that the other person's reply was so insulting. I am quite sure you would have to pay the entrance fee in order to eat at the restaurant. As well as being able to view the monument from a distance, there are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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