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!
548 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD
Newly remodeled historic building. Coffee shop with bistro flare. Patio w/fireplace.
541 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
Baker's Bakery & Cafe is a full service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch-donuts, pastries and espresso. Featured in Rachel Ray Magazine in 2014 to represent South Dakota as Best Breakfast. Almost everything served on homemade bread.
"You'll Love Our Buns"
529 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD
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!
441 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD
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.
25453 SD Highway 87 Custer, SD 57730
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.
511 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
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. New upper deck open in 2012!
512 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer
Locally owned & operated. Wine-tastings daily and available for private parties. Featuring elegant shopping, souvenirs and Dakota-made products. Gourmet foods, such as jams, salsa, sauces and South Dakota wines. And much more.
220 W Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer
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.
13000 SD Hwy 244, Bldg. 81, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone
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.
12138 Ray Smith, Hill City
Chuckwagon suppers, cowboy music shows, woodcarver, gunfights, gem panning, wax bullet pistol shooting & gift shop.
140 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD
Opening May 2016
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.
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
On the Side
You'll also find just the right side dishes made in small batches for every meal, like:
-Corn Bread Dressing
-Two Home-Style Soup Favorites
We always feature a wide selection of fresh ingredients, so you can create the perfect salad.
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!
506 Mt. Rushmore Rd #1, Custer
Your sweet retreat in the Black Hills. Handdipped chocolates and unique sweets, Black Hills coffee and South Dakota made products.
216 W. Mt. Rushmore Road
Prime Rib served nightly
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Beer & wine
Open 7 days a week
678 W Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD
Family friendly restaurant with the best burgers in town. Outside patio, full bar and daily specials. Great for parties or events.
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse
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.
12967 US Highway 16A Custer, SD 57730
The best deli, bakery and burgers in a casual lakeside setting.
14287 Hwy 36, Hermosa
"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.
23845 Hwy 385 Hill City, SD 57745
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.
13000 Hwy 244 Blg. 81, Keystone
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.
855 N. 5th St., Custer
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!
549 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
Pizza, pasta and sandwiches
904 Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer SD
Family-friendly restaurant serving pizza, wings, sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. Indoor & outdoor patio seating.
429 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer
Located in the historic Opera House. Watch us hand-toss your pizza while you enjoy family dining indoors or on the outdoor patio.
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.
19 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
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.
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.
611 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
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.
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
From six inches to six feet, we have the sandwich for you and your guests.
24572 Highway 87, Custer State Park
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.
607 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer
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.
508 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer
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.
329 N River St., Hot Springs
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.
721 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer
Restaurant and bar.