In the Southern Hills, you’ll find restaurants, delis and diners that have something to satisfy your hunger —enjoy homemade pies, chuckwagon suppers, buffalo burgers and local hospitality that will have you asking for seconds!


1881 Bank Coffee House

548 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD

Phone: 605-673-2497


Newly remodeled historic building.  Coffee shop with bistro flare. Patio w/fireplace.

Bakers Bakery & Cafe

541 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer

Phone: 605-673-2253


Baker's Bakery & Cafe is a full service restaurant with 3 dinig rooms (seating 100).  In addition to breakfast and lunch we have donuts, pastries, and espresso.  Featured in the Rachel Ray Magazine to represent South Dakota for the Best Breakfast.  
"You'll Love Our Buns!"

Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar

529 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD

Phone: 605-673-3300

The Begging Burro Bistro, a neighborhood Mexican bistro opened May 2015 in the heart of Custer. The menu features Mayan Mexican classics with a contemporary flair. Our Mayan chefs have passion and inspiration from street vendors and market stalls across Mexico. The menu is filled with Mexico’s most soul satisfying dishes. Snacky treats like chicharrón, ceviche, sopes, and choose-your-toppings guacamole, sets the table for tortas, tacos and caldos along with a host of classic plates.  The Burro’s festive spirit extends to the bar where local craft beer and wine is on tap and festive margaritas are always available!

Black Hills Burger & Bun Co.

441 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD

Phone: 605-673-3411

Full service or carryout. Premium beef and buffalo burgers. All meats are ground fresh daily from choice chuck, hand pattied and served on house baked buns.  Open year-round and locally owned.  Recipient of "Best Burger in Nation" by TripAdvisor members in 2014 and runner-up in 2015.  Voted "Best Sandwich in the Hills" by Rapid City Journal 2013 Starch Madness contest.

Blue Bell Lodge Dining Room

25453 SD Highway 87 Custer, SD 57730

Phone: 605-255-4531

Experience hearty ranch house dining in Blue Bell Lodge dining room and lounge, featuring steaks, buffalo and trout cooked to perfection. Located in Custer State Park.

Buglin’ Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

511 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer

Phone: 605-673-4477


Family-friendly restaurant featuring “The Best Buffalo Burgers in the Black Hills” and South Dakota wild game including buffalo, elk, pheasant, trout and walleye. Prime rib, steaks, salads, wraps, pasta & pizza available as well as a full bar with excellent microbrews and wines. Upper deck open seasonally (weather permitting).

Calamity Jane Winery & Mercantile

512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

Phone: 605-673-2269


Locally owned 26 years~Featuring a gourmet coffee bar, South Dakota wines (Prairie Berry, Firehouse & more).
Shop our elegant apparel & gift shop.

Captain’s Table

220 W Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer

Phone: 605-673-3195

Custer's choice for prime rib, steaks and seafood. Offering a variety of entrees from handmade burgers to king crab. Featuring SD buffalo, large kid's menu, full bar and wine list. Newly remodeled with patio seating. Join us in celebrating our 25th year serving you. Open 5:00 pm daily.

Carvers Cafe at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

13000 SD Hwy 244, Bldg. 81, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone

Phone: 605-574-2515


Carvers Cafe - Mount Rushmore Concessions/Xanterra operates the gift shop and food service at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. You can make your trip to Mount Rushmore a monumental experience by enjoying delicious American fare as you dine with the presidents in the Carvers Cafe or take home you own national treasure from the Mount Rushmore gift shop featuring "American made" items.

Circle B Chuckwagon

12138 Ray Smith, Hill City

Phone: 605-574-2129


Chuckwagon suppers, cowboy music shows, woodcarver, gunfights, gem panning, wax bullet pistol shooting & gift shop.

Custer Corral

140 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD

Phone: 605-673-5900

A big variety of high quality food selections.

Help yourself to a wide variety of choices for lunch and dinner and don't forget dessert!  Try something new and stick with your favorites, all in the same visit.  At the Custer Corral Buffet, there's always something delicious waiting for you.

Your Favorites

While there's always something new to discover and try at our restaurant, you'll always find a reliable lineup of our freshly prepared comfort foods.

-Fresh made Macaroni and Cheese

-Hand-Breaded Fried Chicken

-Fried Fish

-Baked Chicken

-Baked Fish

On the Side

You'll also find just the right side dishes made in small batches for every meal, like:

-Mashed Potatoes


-Fresh Vegetables

-French Fries

-Corn Bread Dressing

-Two Home-Style Soup Favorites

Healthy Options

We always feature a wide selection of fresh ingredients, so you can create the perfect salad.

Dessert Central

The most scruptious desserts are always included in our one low lunch or dinner price!  So try one of our money cakes and pies any time during your meal.  You can make your own sundae too!

Custer County Candy Company

506 Mt. Rushmore Rd #1, Custer

Phone: 605-673-3911

Your sweet retreat in the Black Hills. Handdipped chocolates and unique sweets, Black Hills coffee and South Dakota made products.

Dakota BBQ

437 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

Phone: 605-515-2132


Award-winning, quick service BBQ restaurant.  Brisket, pulled prok, ribs, and more!  All meats smoked fresh daily.  Homemade sides.  Call for business hours and meat availability.  Find us on Facebook for current specials: 

Dakota Cowboy Restaurant

216 W. Mt. Rushmore Road

Phone: 605-673-4613

Family Restaurant
Prime Rib served nightly
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Beer & wine
Open 7 days a week

Denial South Dakota

430 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

Phone: 605-673-2264


Denial South Dakota is a Black Hills Bistro featuring paninis, soups, mac & cheese, pastries, beer, wine and more.  A relaxing atmosphere with a great patio.  Denial also has fine art for sale by Mike Dewsbury.  Open 11am, closed Mondays, except holidays-April through October.

Frontier Grill

678 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD

Phone: 605-673-8870


Family friendly restaurant with the best burgers in town. Outside patio, full bar and daily specials. Great for parties or events.

Laughing Water Restaurant

12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse

Phone: 605-673-4681


Laughing Water Restaurant is open year round serving lunch and dinner in season and  lunch in the off-season. Unique and tasty menu items and a wonderful view of Crazy Horse Mountain Carving. Groups welcome for lunch meetings! A perfect place to have your family gathering, business meeting or holiday party. Separate meeting space also available.

Legion Lake Lodge Dining Room

12967 US Highway 16A Custer, SD 57730

Phone: 605-255-4521

The best deli, bakery and burgers in a casual lakeside setting.

Lintz Bros. Pizza

14287 Hwy 36, Hermosa

Phone: 605-255-4808


"World Famous Pizza!" Located on the corner of Hwy 36 and Hwy 79. Winter hours 4 pm - 9 pm and closed on Tuesdays. Summer hours open 11 am - 10 pm seven days a week. Voted "Best Pizza in the Black Hills" by the Rapid City Journal 2012 Starch Madness Contest.

Miner Brewing Company

23845 Hwy 385 Hill City, SD 57745

Phone: 877-226-9453


Miner Brewing Company is a craft brewery producing classically styled beers of traditional, european flavor profiles, influenced by regional characteristics and ingreadients of South Dakota and the Midwest.

Mount Rushmore-Xanterra Concessions

13000 Hwy 244 Blg. 81, Keystone

Phone: 605-574-2515


Xanterra Parks & Resorts is proud to operate retail and restaurant facilities at the memorial. We look forward to your visit and strive to make it as memorable as possible. Be sure to dine with the presidents for breakfast or stop by and have a special ice cream cone, crafted from Thomas Jefferson’s original 1870 recipe. 

Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company

140 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

Phone: 605-673-4200


Starting out as a labor of love in our kitchen, Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company is our dream come true. We love beers, and if you do, too, you've come to the right place! We brew, in-house, several varieties of our own hand-crafted seasonal ales, porters, and stouts. All of our beers are available on tap.  We also offer many tastes from other local breweries from around the Black Hills and across the country.

On the Rocks Charcoal Grill

855 N. 5th St., Custer

Phone: 605-673-5540


Featuring the regions only indoor charcoal grill, we specialize in steaks, chops, pastas, and signature cocktails. We offer a full kids menu and our 30+ item salad bar is included with all entree selections. We offer outdoor patio seating (as weather allows) and large parties are always welcome!

Pizza Hut

549 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer

Phone: 605-673-3330

Pizza, pasta and sandwiches

Pizza Mill

904 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD

Phone: 605-673-3306

Family-friendly restaurant serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. Indoor & outdoor patio seating.

Pizza Works

429 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer

Phone: 605-673-2020


Located in the historic Opera House. Watch us hand-toss your pizza while you enjoy family dining indoors or on the outdoor patio.

Prairie Berry Winery

23837 Hwy 385, Hill City

Phone: 605-574-3898 | 877-226-9453

Experience our award winning wines and seasonal menu in a fun and relaxed setting in the heart of the Black Hills.  Sandi Vojta, our 5th generation wine maker, handcrafts each wine just a few steps from our Tasting Room.  Open daily, year-round for free wine tasting.  Hours vary with seasons.

Purple Pie Place

19 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer

Phone: 605-673-4070


Home made pies like grandma used to make. Also known as BobKat’s Old Fashion Ice Cream. We are a restaurant, ice cream parlor, and bakery featuring light lunches of homemade soup, sandwiches and ice cream specialties. Our pies are all homemade and include fruit and cream pies. Visit our new online store and have a delicious pie shipped anywhere in the U.S.

Rocky Knolls Golf Course

12181 W. US-16, Custer, SD 57730

Phone: 605-673-4481 | 605-517-1107

The 9-hole, par 36 Rocky Knolls Golf Course offers 3,084 yards of precision golf from the longest tee. The natural landscape of the course is refreshing and offers scenic views of the Southern Black Hills. The fairways are lined with mature Ponderosa Pines and demand accuracy off the tee. The course rating is 35.9 and has a slope rating of 136 from the tips. Rocky Knolls Golf Course opened in 1965. Steve Price manages the clubhouse and, as the course superintendent, keeps the course in excellent condition.

Sage Creek Grille

611 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer

Phone: 605-673-2424

Flavor in the Black Hills, fresh food made to order, rustic breads, premier wine and beer menu, nightly dinner specials, smoke-free. Buffalo raised naturally and locally, as well as South Dakota Certified Beef.

Skogen Kitchen

29 N 5th St., Custer

Phone: 605-673-2241


An innovative, chef-driven restaurant featuring unique breakfast and dinner items.  We focus on making sure every guest leaves our establishment happy and satisfied.  Centrally located in the downtown Custer area and providing intimate seating for your pleasure.

State Game Lodge Dining Room

13389 US Highway 16A, Custer State Park

Phone: 605-255-4541 | 800-658-3530

Serves South Dakota specialties like buffalo, pheasant and trout.


926 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer

Phone: 605-673-2722

From six inches to six feet, we have the sandwich for you and your guests.

Sylvan Lake Lodge Dining Room

24572 Highway 87, Custer State Park

Phone: 605-574-2561

Fine dining among the rustic pines and scenic lakes of Custer State Park. Specializing in wild game dishes such as buffalo, fresh water trout and Wapiti (Elk) tenderloin. Reservations are recommended.

The Custer Wolf Food & Drink

607 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

Phone: 605-673-WOLF


Gastropub serving from scratch comfort food, craft beer and wine.  Come relax and enjoy eight rotating beers on tap in our laid-back environment.  Family friendly casual dining.

The Gold Pan Saloon

508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer

Phone: 605-673-8850


Come into the legendary Gold Pan Saloon for the old west experience! Full service bar and smoked meats menu items.  Featuring humidore cigars that can be smoked on our large back patio.  Live entertainment guitar players on weekends.  Ladies Night on Tuesday nights.  Daily Happy Hour from 4-6pm.  Open all year.

The Hot Springs Vault

329 N River St., Hot Springs

Phone: 605-745-3342


The Hot Springs Vault offers refreshing drinks and delicious grill creations in a friendly relaxing atmosphere.  Along with our full bar service we offer robust coffee creations, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  We are also the spot for NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN College Extra, NBA, NHL and UFC Fight Nights.  Unlock the fun and flavor at The Hot Springs Vault.

VFW Post 3442

721 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer

Phone: 605-673-4262


Restaurant and bar.

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