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The Black Hills are full of outdoor attractions and national monuments, but the food adventures in South Dakota are a vibe all their own. 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!

A wildly good ‘ol time, the Gold Pan Saloon is the oldest bar in Custer—probably dating 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.

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Treat your taste buds with an innovative, chef-driven restaurant that serves up unique breakfast and dinner items in downtown Custer at Skogen Kitchen. 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.

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Custer Beacon

Grab some gourmet grub at The Canteen at Custer Beacon while listening to some live music at this local hipster bodega.

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Custer Wolf

Eat. Sip. Gather. Groove  A local favorite, the Custer Wolf always delivers great grub and good times.

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Pounding Fathers

Pounding Fathers is an easy going taproom / brewpub offering house and guest craft beers, elevated atmosphere, and deck seating. Their award-winning menu is diverse and unique, but still offers classics.

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Buggin Burro

Come soak up the sun on our outdoor patio and enjoy a margarita with our street tacos, enchiladas, and other mouth-watering Mexican dishes at Begging Burro Bistro.

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Rushmore Brewing

Locally brewed in-house, the Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company offers a variety of hand-crafted seasonal ales, porters, and stouts. Their beers are “sessionable” beers built on balance and drinkability that are full of flavor.

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