Eat, Drink and be Merry
Gather at some of the most delicious restaurants in the Black Hills and eat, drink and be merry with the locals. Every community has its own story and traditional dishes, so be sure to try as many different foods as possible. The Black Hills are full of outdoor attractions and national monuments, but food adventures in South Dakota are attracting even more tourists to the area. Whether you’re looking to indulge in the foodie scene, enjoy a laid-back meal with loved ones, or sip a taste of South Dakota, there’s a restaurant in Custer for you!
GOLD PAN SALOON
The oldest bar in Custer is a wildly good ‘ol time. The Gold Pan Saloon probably dates back to the 1880s-1890s, so it’s inevitable that you’ll feel uber authentic western vibes when you walk through the infamous swinging doors. Now the classic establishment has a cabin feel, with cowhide barstools and plaid upholstered chairs. Along with drinks are limited delicious bar food items. Live music on the first and third Saturday of the month.
A chef-driven concept, Skogen Kitchen offers innovative breakfast and dinner options. The owners have worked and learned from some of the best companies in the food service industry, like Disney and the Patina Restaurant group.Skogen means “the forest” in Norwegian, and is a nod to their heritage and surroundings. Their menu is influenced from other cultures, as well. Items include must-haves like the Suckling Pig with toasted buckwheat, peach, watermelon, and balsamic buttermilk jus.The quaint eatery, which seats a small crowd, so be sure to make a reservation.
This BBQ joint is open until they sell out so come for the best pork BBQ sandwiches in the state and a laid-back atmosphere.
Enjoy simple comfort foods such as chili and mac and cheese in sourdough bread bowls, and relax at the back patio with live music.
Buglin’ Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar
The sports bar and grill offers American pub grub and a relaxing place to watch the game.
Black Hills Burger & Bun Co.
Try a delicious remix of an old favorite with creative burgers, all homemade, at one of the best restaurants in Custer, South Dakota.
Sage Creek Grille
Local produce gets taken to another level at this café with Western American dishes that incorporate elk, buffalo, and beef.
Custer Corral Family Buffet
Try some of everything for lunch and dinner at this homestyle restaurant, where everyone’s a member of the family.
Begging Burro Bistro
Come for the gorgeous open décor and stay for the street tacos, enchiladas, and other mouth-watering Mexican dishes.
Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company
Local brewed in-house, they offer several varieties of hand-crafted seasonal ales, porters, and stouts. Our beers are full-flavored, “sessionable” beers built on balance and drinkability.
CAFES & BAKERIES
Purple Pie Place
The seasonal bakery if hard to miss and serves up the best homemade pies in the Black Hills. The iconic bakery has a more extensive menu since then, and offers soup, sandwiches, pies (of course), and ice cream.
Baker’s Bakery & Café
This quaint café serves up scrumptious donuts, caramel rolls, and assorted pastries, all under the promise, ‘You’ll Love Our Buns!’
Custer County Candy Co.
The sweetest spot in the Black Hills specializes in childhood nostalgia, with homemade fudge, delectable chocolates, and ice cream.