South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore is one of the world’s best-known and most striking landmarks. Discover the 10 best restaurants in the Mount Rushmore area and in Keystone, a small town nearby that welcomes the monument’s many tourists.
Keystone is a very small, unevenful town, with a population of no more than 500 regular residents. All activities in town, restaurants included, are there mostly to welcome the tourists passing by on their trips to Mount Rushmore. You will not find fancy restaurants here, but down-to-earth, authentic venues serving genuine, local, lovingly made food, such as Peggy’s Place. This is one of the best spots in town to enjoy a hearty, traditional breakfast of eggs cooked to order, bacon, delicious hash browns or a tasty sandwich.
Peggy’s Place, 434 Hwy 16a, Keystone, SD, USA, +1 605 666 4445
Hawaiian shave ice in the middle of the Black Hills? As strange as it may sound, it’s all true: Island Oasis brings the most refreshing, delicious Hawaiian shave ice to the good people of Keystone and its visitors. Choose among the many eclectic combinations on offer, like the rainbow mix of strawberry, blue raspberry and banana; the mango, guava and orange in the Sunset Beach variation; or the Big Island, a tropical combination of papaya, mango and pineapple. Ask for a scoop of vanilla or macadamia nut ice cream to the bottom, and top it all off with your favourite syrup for a sensational dessert!