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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” (137 reviews)
“elk medallions” (32 reviews)
“wild game” (31 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24125 Highway 16a, Keystone, SD 57751-6641
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Powder House is a comfortable little restaurant just outside of Keystone SD. It has a rustic charm, with classic food. I was quite impressed, one of the best places I ate while in South Dakota.

Thank Kerri C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
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Judy M
17 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.
10 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
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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.
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