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Laughing Water Restaurant

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Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
+1 605-673-4681
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Papillion, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I ate at the restaurant at Crazy Horse Memorial on evening over Christmas vacation and really enjoyed it. It was after dark and the mountain was lite up so the view was great. There weren't a lot of people there that evening so the staff was very attentive and I appreciated that. I had the buffalo stew with fry bread... More 

Thank Eric K
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I loved our visit to Crazy Horse Monument and the Laughing Water Restaurant. The museum and gift shop in the visitor center were beautiful and interesting. The restaurant was spectacular. My husband had the Tantanka Stew (Buffalo) with fry bread and I had a huge breakfast with eggs, bacon, the most delicious biscuits and gravy I have ever eaten and... More 

Thank harrisy919
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had a hard time choosing between the Indian taco or the tatanka stew. Both looked great. And as it turned out, both taste great as well. There are other choices as well. It is all good.

Thank William O
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

OMG. You have GOT to try the Tatanka Stew. It is so yummy and you also get four pieces of the Indian bread. Simply amazing!

Thank A C
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a late lunch following the hike onto Crazy Horse monument and it was tasty, filling and unique. Sitting near the huge windows, we ate with a wonderful view of those continuing to hike up the mountain. We were back to enjoy the buffalo stew again while celebrating Native American Day. Thank you Custer State Park for contributing to... More 

Thank Belva C
Surprise, Arizona
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided last minute to stay and eat there rather than find a place down the road and we were really glad we did. They had a complete menu and our dinner was great and the prices were very reasonable. It is large and roomy, eat indoors or out. Great view of the ongoing sculpture.

Thank Mike O
Spencer, Iowa
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173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Empty nesters who travel off season.. food was good, prices fair, service was average, but they were very busy when we were there and they were short staff.. we recommend saving room for desert the Frey bread was awesome

Thank Mike M
Tigard, Oregon
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681 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Located in the Crazy Horse Memorial, this was a good choice for lunch. We were seated with a wonderful view of Crazy Horse. Server was very personable. Had the taco and the Tatanka (buffalo) stew, and both were excellent. Server, Gail, checked on us regularly. Pacing was very relaxing.

Chicago, IL
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nice sit down place. Friendly and speedy service. The place was clean. Food is good for a tourist site.

Thank JLG72
Williston, North Dakota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food and buffet s good. The décor is plan, no view of Crazy Horse, least in the buffet area. Good people, good service, the bread pudding is my favorite, no complaints.

Thank roryforesman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-673-4681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?