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Laughing Water Restaurant

Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
+1 605-673-4681
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fry bread” (27 reviews)
“indian taco” (15 reviews)
“buffalo stew” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When it started to hail during our visit, we ran over here to grab something quick to eat and ended up hanging out and eating lunch. We both enjoyed the food and the wait staff was very nice. It seemed like a popular place throughout...More

Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Conveniently located right at Crazy horse. Western/Native american themed. Food was ok. Great views of crazy horse. Waiter was very friendly.

Thank cicero79
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food, nothing special. Clean and great place to cool off. Burger was okay. Native American taco tastes like Taco Bell's chalupa.

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is located just inside the Crazy Horse Memorial, and is very relaxing. We had to wait a few minutes to be seated, as only one hostess was available, and a group of 11 had entered just before us, so... Anyway, after we were...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a Park Restaurant this place was surprisingly good. Big selection: Fresh salad bar with soup, Hot food bar plus many sandwiches on the menu. The desserts on the food bar were amazing, compliments to the pastry chef.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Laughing Waters Restaurant is located at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Although the service was okay, we kept overhearing the employees bickering with one another. The food was highly processed, very salty, and nothing special. It is convenient to eat here because there is not much...More

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Indian burrito buffet with lots of ground meat, beans, cheese and other fixings. Even included desert

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only was the memorial excellent; their restaurant was as well. The food was excellent and the price was great. The buffet was large and had salad, entree, and desert!

Thank colecrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped in for a glass of wine and a small bite to eat while at the Crazy Horse Memorial and we were treated to Native American Fry Bread (OMG Delicious) and Tatanka (Bison) Stew that was honestly the best stew of any kind...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of the Crazy Horse Memorial complex. It has huge windows overlooking the mountain for a great view of the memorial while you eat. We ordered the Tatanka (buffalo) stew which was very tasty and came with Indian Fry Bread. There are...More

Thank carols24
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Cathie M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that the other person's reply was so insulting. I am quite sure you would have to pay the entrance fee in order to eat at the restaurant. As well as being able to view the monument from a distance, there are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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