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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” (133 reviews)
“steak” (89 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 2 days ago

Wonderful experience! Setting was in a log building that was quaint and very clean; just what you would like in a mountain setting. Large selection. The food was excellent. Good service. We would highly recommend.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food and outside seating. The Buffalo Burger and the Salmon are excellent! I can't say anything bad about our experience.

Thank J B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is amazing... Very complete with buffalo, elk, etc. Steaks are simply wonderful. Soups are always good. My only complaint: They're not open all year long.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very quaint and clean. The service was great and very friendly. The host did a fantastic job. He was very nice and helped the servers. The buffalo prime rib was one of the best steaks I've had. It was done perfectly and...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a restaurant in the area that had an open air space that was not in the middle of the crowded town spots. I felt the photo was atmosphere deceiving (but I got over it quickly). The outdoor area was right on...More

Thank Catarina137
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate several meals at this restaurant because they were really good and wanted to keep trying all the different foods. The elk medallions were great as well as the trout. We ate breakfast there 4 times. The service was excellent and prices reasonable. Very comfortable...More

Thank Linda0806
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at the Powder House. Friendly and courteous staff, and good food. I was particularly impressed with my cocktail -I ordered the "Deathly Hallows Frozen Butterbeer -for the mature Harry Potter fan", and it was a fabulous concoction. Tasted like...More

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best breakfast out of all the places we went to. Very good food, reasonable.Big portions and a very friendly staff of Local people that were quite helpful telling us about different places to go and how to get there.Highly recommend!

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So yummy we visited 2 nights in a row! Highly recommend the buffalo meatloaf! Kid friendly and easy to get to!

Thank Momof3girlzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

food is average as is ambiance. supposed to be one of the best in the area but I'd find another next time!

Thank C1391OZclaudiah
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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
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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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