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Dining

There are several delicious dining options spread throughout our resort. Come ready to explore, and don't plan on going hungry.

Places to Eat at Custer State Park

We have four restaurants throughout the resort to choose from—each with its own flavors and specialties. From elegant meals to hearty ranch fare and family-friendly homestyle cooking, you’re sure to find something to please you. If you’re hosting an event, we also have catering options.

And don't miss out on the Chuckwagon Cookout, a true western dining experience. For lighter fare, you'll find general stores around the park for groceries, snacks, or picnics.

State Game Lodge

The State Game Lodge offers casual yet elegant breakfast and lunch dining with a more formal ambiance for dinner. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the State Game Lodge.

Call: 605-255-4541

Restaurant Hours

Open seasonally from May 1 through mid-October, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Summer Hours:

  • 7am-9pm
  • Lounge: 12pm-11pm (lounge hours may vary based on demand)

May & October:

  • 7am-8pm (Breakfast Buffet, Lunch Buffet, limited Dinner Menu)
  • Lounge: 12 pm–9pm (lounge hours may vary based on demand)

Easter Brunch:
The Game Lodge Restaurant is open for Easter Sunday Brunch each year.

Reservations

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the State Game Lodge at 605-255-4541.

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Coolidge Store

Located a leisurely 1/2 mile walk from the historic Game Lodge, Coolidge General Store offers ready-made grab-n-go meal items as well as made-to-order pizzas, ice cream, groceries, beer & wine and more.


Special Events

Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate with Mom by taking her to Brunch with all of the baby animals.

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Easter Brunch at the State Game Lodge

Join us for brunch every year.

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Open House & Free Fishing Weekend

Come celebrate with us as we kick off each season with stay specials, free fishing & more.

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Sturgis Rally

Custer State Park and its scenic drives are crowd-drawing experiences over the Rally.

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Blue Bell Lodge

Experience hearty ranch house dining in Blue Bell Lodge dining room and lounge. We’re serving up true Western flavor, with cattle-drive classics featuring bison, beef, chicken, and fish. Come early and enjoy the patio that overlooks French Creek.

And don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an old-fashioned hayride with sing-along entertainment to a chuck wagon cookout in a secluded valley

Call: 605-255-4531

Hours

Open seasonally from May 1 through mid-October, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Summer Hours

  • 7am–8pm

May, September, October

  • 8am–8pm

Reservations

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Blue Bell Lodge at 605-255-4531.

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Sylvan Lake Lodge

Fresh, locally-sourced ingredients grace the dinner table at Sylvan Lake Lodge. The double-peaked wooden ceiling, hardwood floors, and stone fireplace lend an air of luxury that complements the view. Make reservations on the stone veranda (dogs welcome) for al fresco dining with fabulous vistas of the Hills.

Call: 605-574-2561

Hours

Open seasonally from May 1 through mid-October:

  • Breakfast: 7am-10am
  • Lunch & Lounge: 11am-3pm
  • Dinner: 4pm-8pm (Lounge open til 9pm)

Reservations

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Sylvan Lake Lodge at 605-574-2561.

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Sylvan Store

Located next to the lake, Sylvan Store offers fast-casual counter food, snacks, groceries, and of course ice cream.

Legion Lake

There’s nothing fussy about eating at Legion Lake, but it is pretty breathtaking. We rebuilt the lodge from the ground up so that the restaurant now features some of the only Black Hills lakeside dining.

Our Dockside Grill menu offers quality family-friendly entrees with full tableside service both inside and on the Deck. If you prefer to stay cool indoors, floor-to-ceiling windows await at every seat.

Taking it back to your cabin or down to the beach? Order from our Picnic Menu and get it to go.

Call: 605-255-4521

Dockside Grill

Hours

Open seasonally from May through the end of September, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hours may vary slightly; inquire for details.

Summer Hours

  • 8am-8pm

May & September:

  • 8am-5pm

October:

  • Dining Room Closed. Store open with limited grab-n-go.

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