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Sylvan Lake Lodge

24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
+1 605-574-2561
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The Sylvan Lake Lodge has great views and a classic lodge interior. They have a resident artist, whose artwork is featured throughout the property. A great time to go is mid to late September, when the crowds have thinned and the fall colors are spectacular....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MN_travelers_18
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We are not strangers to the park and have had dinner at most of the lodges. We stopped by Sylvan lake during the roundup this fall expecting that they would be bringing their a-game for the folks who were there to enjoy the last big...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lyle221B
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Beautiful lodge near Sylvan Lake. Woodsy interior, very cozy and comfortable. Had lunch here, the menu is somewhat limited but some of the choices are a little unusual. I had the clubhouse with buffalo salami and turkey bacon. My wife had the chicken melt. They...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 3 October 2018

After the Buffalo Roundup and having lunch in the car because of cold, wet weather we stopped at the Sylvan lake lodge to get some hot chocolate or coffee. It was the middle of the afternoon, so they were not seating and we were not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Donna H
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Great food and amazing staff. Our waiter was 1st class. Love this place. This was a special dinner for my sweetheart, our waiter and the lodge made it a very memorable experience. One we will remember always.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Falcon20Driver
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Overall our stay was alright but our cabin was very tiny and not designed well. If you are a size L or larger the bathroom is very tight/uncomfortable. There was mold and a crack in the shower of our bathroom. The rest of the cabin...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We had spent the day driving through Custer Park and wanted a quick bite, It was mid afternoon and there were few people around. The service was good and the club sandwich was tasty. Cocktails were great. Not much of a view off the patio,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Overall, we enjoyed our meal here, but we were disappointed with the service. The appetizer did not come out until after the entrees, and when I reminded our server, she was just a bit short with her answer ("the buffalo meat balls take 15 minutes"...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Part of the State Park, the lodges and their restaurants are great oases of good support services, great scenery, wonderful food, fine service. Sylvan lake does not disappoint at all.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RichandStell H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views. Fantastic old dining room. Good food and reasonable prices and good service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shells5
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24572 Sd Highway 87, Custer State Park, Custer, SD 57730-5201
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-2561
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