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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%
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“prime rib” (138 reviews)
“elk medallions” (32 reviews)
“wild game” (32 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had a good meal here and they had many gluten free options. They also had options for me that were vegan- no vegan menu but I was able to modify a few things.

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with another coup,e because we stayed at the cabins on the property and it was convenient. Plenty to choose from although prices were higher but not unreasonable due to this being right next to Mt. Rushmore and other attractions. Would recommend.

Thank bmusial
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stopped in once for dinner and twice for breakfast. The service, Kelly and Amy, was great for each visit. The food was very good and almost more than you could eat. Definitely recommend both dinner and breakfast.

Thank C J x
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I'm stuffed! Delicious artichoke dip, tasteful salads (w/ apples and asiago cheese), tender buffalo stew and my husband had the buffalo short ribs w/ a nice sauce. We do not get buffalo meat back home so this was a great treat. We also enjoyed the...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stopped in for dinner twice while spending a week in the area. Friendly staff with good food. Decent beer and wine selection. Recommend the Game Kabobs (Buffalo, Elk & Venison) and Prime Rib. My other half actually said the Prime Rib was better then Hugo's...More

Thank bjm1271
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great service. My husband's craving for prima rib was well satisfied. Pear asiago salad was delish and the wild game sampler was fun. Happy dining experience.

Thank karenbox
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Found it difficult to choose between Good and Very Good. There's lots to like about the atmosphere and the prompt and attentive service and much of the food. We ate here twice. The buffalo meatloaf and their bourbon braised salmon were delicious and the sides...More

Thank rittired1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Fifteen years ago we enjoyed our stay and meals immensely. We managed to visit for dinner on Sept 30. Meghan was an attentive waitress as we ordered an appetizer of bison, elk and venison skewers, and three entrees - bacon wrapped bison filet, walleye and...More

Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I love to eat and this place was great We ate there several times for breakfast and dinner. Food was always delicious. great selection we will definitely be back

Thank NicoleHurtt
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at this quaint restaurant. They have an extensive wine and liquor menu. Our mushroom appetizer was tasty and the prime rib was exceptional.

Thank MAOSyracuse_NY
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Judy M
16 March 2017|
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Response from 2014vijaya | Reviewed this property |
I think they will re- open in May ...'cos when we were there they said they shut down from Oct - Apr.
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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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