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Ponderosa Restaurant

12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
+1 605-574-9559
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good41%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (8 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“palmer gulch” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

We decided to try the restaurant on the last night of our stay at Palmer Gulch. My pulled pork sandwich was alright. Once the pieces with BBQ sauce on them were eaten it was just a hoagie roll full of flavorless meat. My mom ordered...More

1  Thank Monica T
Reviewed 13 August 2015

The food was decent (nothing earth shattering) and not too expensive. The biggest thing is location! We stopped to check out the campground for a future stay and had lunch. We had the Black and Bleu burger which was good, not great and I had...More

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The first time we ate there our service was great. the food was average We returned two nights later, the service was poor, our bill was wrong and our waitress wanted to argue about it. The manager corrected the bill. Wait staff really makes a...More

Thank SonjaOcala
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We were staying at the KOA Campground so this place was very convenient. The food was ok, nothing remarkable. The salad was fresh and the chicken fingers were hot and crispy.

Thank nanb820
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on the way between the above mentioned sights. The food was tasty and the waitress very attentive. Unfortunately there were no tables left in the shade but they kept the cold drinks coming. This was good value considering where it is...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We had the best (and most talkative) server of our entire trip here, but she made sure everything was perfect and then some. Menu prices very reasonable given the setting. Only complaint is the inside menu isn't available outside.

Thank lesuerg
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Reasonable food, pleasant service. Only restaurant on site at Palmer Gulch. Nice catering folks to work with for our family reunion, and decent value, price-wise, on group meals.

Thank ardentadventurer
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Had drinks in the bar one day then ate in the restaurant the following day, Staff were all friendly and helpful. Prices were reasonable and food was good. It avoided a drive into Hill City or Keystone so it was an asset to the park.

Thank WeeLuv2Travel2
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My wife and I took some guests to the Ponderosa Restaurant on the site of the KOA/Palmer Gulch Lodge. This is not a typical restaurant you may expect at a campground/lodge. It is basically a separate establishment on the premises. It also has a bar/lounge...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at KOA and decided we would eat here one evening. It was about 7:45 and was not busy. I had a burger, which was decent. Fries were good. Hubby had the fried taco, which is ginormous and good according to him. Kids had...More

Thank amerriott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12320 Hwy 244, Mt. Rushmore/Hill City KOA Resort, Hill City, SD 57745
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Hill City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-9559
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