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Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar

511 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Custer  South Dakota  57730
United States
(605) 673-4477
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Midwest Living Review

Lisa Meyers McClintick
This historical South Dakota eatery showcases rock walls that sparkle, exposed brick and vintage tin ceilings.

The Buglin' Bull offers fresh, tasty lunch and dinner fare with a South Dakota spin. The 1890s building that houses the combo restaurant-sports bar was gutted and renovated in 2010. The establishment now takes in two buildings: the old-timey sports bar side showcases a high tin ceiling and charcoal gray rock walls that sparkle, and the dining area is airy yet cozy with brick walls and wood booths and tables.

The menu highlights local bison and pheasant, both tender, flavorful and well-prepared. For lunch, burgers, wraps and sandwiches run a reasonable $7 to $11 with side choices including yummy sweet potato tots, kettle-style potato chips, sweet potato casserole and fries. The local meats dress up for dinner with choices like grass-fed bison tenderloin wrapped in bacon ($28.99), wild boar osso buco ($21.95), and grilled smoked pheasant with mushrooms and peppers on fettuccine ($19.99). Slightly less adventurous eaters will be relieved to hear there are also plenty of traditional meat-and-potatoes entrees to consider (along the lines of garlic ribeye and barbecue ribs) as well as pizzas, salads and soups.

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