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.
Treat Your Taste Buds with an innovative, chef-driven restaurant that serves up unique breakfast and dinner items in downtown Custer. Skogen blends flavors from around the world to deliver a Black Hills dining experience you can't find anywhere else. Make sure to call in advance, as you'll need a reservation to enjoy this culinary accomplishment.
The Canteen at Custer Beacon
Grab some gourmet grub while listening to some live music at this local hipster bodega.
A local favorite, the Custer Wolf always delivers awesome grub and a good time. The old west gets some new flavor at Custer Wolf Food & Drink. This gastropub serves some of the best South Dakota comfort food, beer, and wine in a welcoming, laid-back environment. Craft beer lovers will always find something new to fill their glass with eight rotating flavors on tap.
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
Restaurant and sports bar that serve up the best buffalo and elk burgers in the Black Hills! They offer a full menu with a large variety of dishes for the entire family. Everything on the menu is available to go, including beer and wine!
Black Hills Burger & Bun
Simply delicious food with fresh ingredients affordable enough for a family: that’s what you’ll find at Black Hills Burger & Bun in Custer, SD. Recipient of “Best Burger in Nation” by TripAdvisor members in 2014, this restaurant specializes in fresh ground buffalo burgers on house-baked buns.
Sage Creek Grille
Local produce gets taken to another level at this café with Western American dishes that incorporate elk, buffalo, and beef.
Begging Burro Bistro
Come for the gorgeous open décor and stay for the street tacos, enchiladas, and other mouth-watering Mexican dishes.
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
Bobkat's Purple Pie Place
The Purple Pie Place in Custer is a fixture for the summer and fall, offering the best homemade pies in the Black Hills. They serve hundreds of slices of pie a week. The homemade delights are also available in a take-home whole-pie version. It's not just pies that they serve, they also have fresh sandwiches, paninis, salads, soups, ice cream and a kids menu.
Baker’s Bakery & Café
Baker’s Bakery & Cafe in Custer is a modern-day “Hash House” that serves the #1 breakfast in South Dakota - according to Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine (March 2014 issue). We have a full breakfast and lunch menu as well as fresh pastries, donuts and espresso bar. Everything is served on or with homemade bread. Beer and wine are also available. There are three dining rooms that seat approximately 100 people. We are open daily, 6:30 am - 4 pm.
Custer County Candy Co.
The sweetest spot in the Black Hills specializes in childhood nostalgia, with homemade fudge, delectable chocolates, and ice cream.