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Powder House Lodge Restaurant

24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
+1 800-321-0692
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (140 reviews)
“elk medallions” (32 reviews)
“wild game” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is an easy stop off the main drag. The service we received was very good, even with a trainee in tow! Food also was exceptional. Nice stop away from the hustle and bustle of the area.

Thank Allison399
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There is not much choice in Keystone in October and the Powder House was recommended by our hotel. We were satisfied; the food was not spectacular, but very good, the service was friendly and fast and it had a nice atmosphere. What more do you...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Spending the night here at the lodge. At check in time we asked if we needed a reservation and was told probably not if we ate before 6 pm. Well we did get there before 6 pm and we should have had a reservation but...More

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Only ate there once as we were on the go so much but the food was very good! We stayed at the motel part of the lodge which was very nice. They have cabins as well. The room was impeccably clean and cleaned to that...More

Thank Ruth510
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Comfortable warm and inviting. The service was very good and the evening was quiet and the dinner was excellent.I would recommend The Powder House highly....a gem at the base of Rushmore.

1  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stopped for dinner at the recommendation of our B&B hostess. We shared the apple, blue cheese, walnut and cranberry salad and the Cajun pasta. They charge $5 for a shared plate, which is okay because they split the entrée and give you an extra...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening, and waited 15 min for our table on a lovely patio while getting our drinks. We both ordered elk medallion dinners. Great service, waitress very busy waiting on several tables but still noticed when we needed drink refills and...More

Thank shutterbug0879
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Besides seeing Mt. Rushmore, this, to us, was the highlight of Keystone. From the greeting at the door, to our wonderful waitress (we went 2 nights in a row) and the great food, this was truly a great find thanks to your previous reviews. No...More

Thank Vic_Polly011
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stopped in here for dinner after the buffalo round up, without reservations. We didn't have to wait long, and the wait was nice on the lovely patio with a glass of wine & the fire blazing. The service was very good & the food...More

Thank milltravel59
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Highly recommend -- enjoyed our dinner and breakfast. Service was outstanding as well. Waitress was very accommodating to get our orders in fast so we could make it in time to evening ceremony at Mt Rushmore

Thank lbo_tno
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Judy M
16 March 2017|
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Response from DavidMike | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open mid-May through mid-October. Their number is 800.321.0692. Good luck! The Dakota in Rapid City is fantastic and would be nicer than the Powder House and not that much of a drive from Keystone.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Cherstevens | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a special section on the menu that is Gluten free, as I recall. They seem to be very attentive to dietary needs for all of their guests.
8 September 2016|
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Response from Tia604 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, spent Labor Day weekend enjoying the surrounding areas.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: +1 800-321-0692
  • E-mail
Located only 4 miles (10 minutes) from Mt Rushmore the Powder House Lodge has a rich and storied history in the Black Hills. Specializing in Prime Rib, Buffalo, Fish, Wild Game and Pasta we offer a unique dining experience in a one of a kind atmosphere.

** The Powder House Lodge & Restaurant is a seasonal operation. We will be closed from October 15, 2017 and will re-open in May of 2018
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