Places To Eat

There are many awesome places to eat in South Dakota's Black Hills region, but none quite like Grapes and Grinds, the Ponderosa Restaurant & Mountain Canyon Pub, Papa's Pancake Tent, and the Chuckwagon Diner. Looking for something sweet? Try Fiddlesticks or the Turtle Town Ice Cream Parlor for a tasty Black Hills SD treat!

Palmer Gulch Grapes and Grinds

Start your day out with an espresso or a Rushmore Roast specialty coffee brewed fresh from locally roasted coffee beans. Ask for special latte art prepared by our baristas for a unique sipping experience. In the evening, join us for wine-tastings of Black Hills SD specialty wines. Pair our wines with gourmet wine chocolates, wafers, or designer fudge made daily at the resort.
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Ponderosa Restaurant & Mountain Canyon Pub

605-574-9559 | Website

The Ponderosa Family Restaurant and Mountain Canyon Pub is one of many excellent places to eat in South Dakota's Black Hills region. It's conveniently located a few steps from the Lodge, and it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the Ponderosa, you can choose to dine in a rustic log building with a slate fireplace or in our cozy western pub. The menu boasts many regional favorites, including:

  • Salads
  • Fajitas
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Sirloins
  • Fried Tacos
  • Pastas
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Pizzas

Chuck Wagon Dinner


Compared to any other chuck wagon supper show, this open-air show take place in a remote mountain meadow. You'll ride to the show on a horse drawn covered wagon where you'll enjoy a Real Cowboy music show performed by local waddies and ranchers! Watch a real dough-boxer grill Dakota grown beef steaks over an aspen-wood campfire and taste Dutch-oven side dishes prepared right out of the chuck-box. This is Real-Western family-fun under a big South Dakota sky!

Pappa's Pancake Tent

The Cook's Tent serves all-you-can-eat pancakes for just $2.50*. For breakfast, this is one the season's (Memorial Day to Labor Day) best places to eat in South Dakota. Buffalo sausage, juice, milk, coffee, and pork sausage are available for an additional fee.

* Rate subject to change.
Resort Dining

Special Treats

Turtle Town Ice Cream Parlor

Famous for its low-fat sherbet, Turtle Town serves a variety of ice cream treats—don't forget to try a sample of the "flavor of the day!" This Black Hills SD ice cream parlor also features nachos, pizza, foot-long hot dogs, and chili cheese dogs.

Outpost Store

Located in the Fun Zone, the Outpost Store offers up all the gooey, chewy treats you'll need while taking a break from the jumping pillow, splash pad, mini-golf course, or swimming pool. Hot or cold snacks, nachos or snow-cones, sweet or salty, candy bars or Pucker decide just what will satisfy your munchies!