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Gold Bison Grill, Rapid City, SD
Gold Bison Grill, Rapid City, SD
Gold Bison Grill, Rapid City, SD
Gold Bison Grill, Rapid City, SD
Gold Bison Grill, Rapid City, SD

Gold Bison Grill

4.1
4.1
82 Reviews
$30 and under
American
If you're looking for a great family restaurant in Rapid City, SD, our hotel's Gold Bison Grill offers casual American dining with regional flavors. Nestled amid our beautiful atrium, the Gold Bison Grill and Gold Bison Grill Lounge serves up breakfast (only available in the dining room), lunch and dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Rapid City
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

82 Reviews
  1. PatiF

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Gold Bison on a Saturday night after a South Dakota School of Mines basketball game. The game ran late and we were bringing members of the team and were late for our reservations. Not only did they accommodate us but the service was extremely pleasantly and friendly. Food was delicious!!
    Gold Bison GrillResponded 1 day ago
    We are very happy to hear this feedback. Hope to see you again in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  2. TeresaH

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the Thanksgiving Banquet. The food was excellent and though a bit spendy, well worth it when you consider that the staff worked on a holiday and entertainment was provided by Orion and Stacy Potter. We are grateful to have had this option for spending Thanksgiving with family.
    Gold Bison GrillResponded 1 day ago
    We love having Orion and Stacey at all of our large Holiday buffets and we are happy to hear that you do to. Don't be stranger, hope to see you again!.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy spending holidays at Gold Bison. Thank you to the staff for their willingness to cheerfully serve us on a holiday. The food was great as always and we enjoyed the Potter family. We always enjoy your photo props as well. Thanks so much.
    Gold Bison GrillResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for the kind words. We love to hear about all experiences as they allow us to build and grow from each and every one. We are happy to hear that your experience was what we had hoped. We are excited for you to come back!

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Thanksgiving feast !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. EricJ

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good for an inter holiday inn restaurant. Service was great

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the service, food, and atmosphere of Gold Bison Grill. The tables are set apart at a good distance for privacy and quiet conversation. The food was good but not exceptional. Service was outstanding, polite and non-intrusive. Really enjoyed the evening and will come back.
    Gold Bison GrillResponded on July 14, 2023
    Thank you for the review. Roland has worked at our restaurant for a number of years and as we appreciate each and every review we receive, we are excited to show him this review. We use every review good or bad to further train our staff. Thank you for dining with us.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. DaynaK

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I thought it was great for a Sunday Mothers Day brunch
    Gold Bison GrillResponded on July 14, 2023
    Thank you for the review. We apologize for the length in time between review and response. We can always be better, but this helps to assure us we are heading in the right direction. Thank you for dining with us. We hope to see you again.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. scottj

    South Dakota

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Mother’s Day buffet was great, I would do it again. The service was really good for how busy it was. And the live music set the tone for the day.
    Gold Bison GrillResponded on July 14, 2023
    Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business, and we want to thank you for dining with us. We are happy to hear that we could serve you on such a wonderful occasion. Hope to see you again.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and lively atmosphere. We went on Mother’s Day which was very special, they went all out. I will definitely be going back now knowing they do brunch every Sunday (something lacking in Rapid)!

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  10. scottj

    South Dakota

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The taco special did not look like the picture on the menu screen. That salad looked kinda wilted

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  11. JMec

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt it was a little expensive per person. Food was good.

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  12. anne

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, drinks even better. Service was perfect: friendly, helpful and no rush. Highly recommend.

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  13. CarlaS

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a the Sunday brunch and our server was amazing. Very attentive and nice. Most of the food was very good for a buffet.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went before a concert. The service was great. Food came in a reasonable amount of time with them being busy. Good food overall and accurate according to order.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at Gold Bison made my birthday lunch very enjoyable and even offered to take photos for us. The food was delicious as always. Thanks so much.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Prime rib was tough and overdone. Drink prices are INSANE. Rest of the meals were cold or lukewarm. Very expensive crappy meals.

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  18. WhitneyB

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely perfect! Staff is outstanding. This is a must for locals and tourists
    Gold Bison GrillResponded on November 26, 2022
    We appreciate the positive review. Our Chefs, Servers, Buffet Attendants and Hosts all work very hard to give such an experience. We will definitely share this with them. We hope to see you again!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. BrendaG

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    IT IS JUST A FABULOUS BUFFET EVERY TIME WE VIVIST!!
    Gold Bison GrillResponded on November 26, 2022
    Thank you for your review. We strive to provide the best experience with ambiance, food and service. We are very happy to see that you had a very positive experience. Hope to see you next time!

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  20. BobB

    South Dakota

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We didn't want to be seated in the ballroom right by the kitchen door where the staff keeps going in and out, but the person who led us to our table wasn't responsive to our dislike for the seating. The room temperature wasn't very comfortable either. It was cold enough that my wife had to put on her coat for the entire meal. My first helping, the turkey wasn't anywhere even near hot, the sage stuffing was cold, and the string bean casserole was just luke warm. Only the mashed potatoes were hot. Wife's meal too. Second helping, almost the same except this time the the turkey was hot. Very disappointing. We've been there before for the holiday buffet and it was much better. Sorry, but you didn't hit the bar this time.
    Gold Bison GrillResponded on November 26, 2022
    Thank you for the review. We definitely appreciate your circumstances, and we are sorry we did not deliver an experience that met your expectations. We strive and work really hard to deliver an exceptional experience for our guests. Thank you for letting us know as this gives us the feedback we need to coach and train our staff even further. We hope to see you again so that we can have another opportunity to make this up to you.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Hotel lobby dining is fair at best.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Raw steak was ordered medium. Asparagus was burnt.

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  23. CliffB

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was pretty nice, food was good. Beef seemed a little dry and overcooked but still good. It would be nice to have a coffee pot at your table. We enjoy a good hot cup of coffee and with small cups it seems that by the time we got back to the table the coffee was almost cold again! ha Waitress did a pretty good job. All in all we enjoyed it! Thank you

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  24. SodakJared

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was very slow, and we got several different things wrong. But, the waitress was kind and helped make it right. We waited over a half hour for our drinks alone. Which was a bummer because we were headed to an event. I am sure the restaurant is short staffed, but we can an hour and a half before our event started, had reservations, and were still late and rushed to get out.

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  25. Morgan

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Can't give any better or any worse. We weren't seated. Our Open Table reservation wasn't honored. They were under staffed and couldn't handle it. They were pleasant, and I understand nobody is working for crackers. Looked nice though.

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  26. PamelaD

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for Valentines Day ❤️ Food & service were great. The restaurant wasn’t crowded, so it made it even more enjoyable Try the Lavender Lemon Drop 🍸 This restaurant is located in the Holiday Inn Hotel (which is getting an outdoor renovation), don’t let that deter you from going there.

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  27. ValentinesTreat

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an unfortunately poor experience with service. I ordered a fillet and my partner ordered pasta. When we received our meal, I received a steak and she received pasta. When we started eating it, we realized that the steak was wrong and the pasta was not what she ordered. When we told our server that our food wasn’t what we ordered, he said we accidentally received the food that was intended for the people sitting beside us and asked us if we would keep the food. The pasta was too spicy for my partner and we said we would like to have the food we ordered. He then went to the people sitting beside us and told them what happened and asked them if they would be ok having the food we ordered. They declined the offer. Service wasn’t very friendly and not very organized. It also took a long time to get our drinks. The food we ordered was excellent and we would go back because of how great the food was, just had an unfortunate experience with service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very odd that we had to get our drinks from the bar ourselves!!

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  29. RCLocal

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting ideas with okay execution. Spendy. Good lime crema on a somewhat blah fish. Tender ribs with a lackluster mango sauce. Creme brulee had a height/depth ratio problem that overshadowed its other problems...

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good.

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  31. Joni

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to try the Gold Bison Grill for restaurant week..and we were so glad we did! The Walleye was absolutely fabulous..Rainey was a wonderful server, very attentive and if she didn’t know an answer to one of our many questions, she would find out and get right back to us..a definite return us coming!

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  32. Justin

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant week menu was phenomenal. Walleye was amazing and the ribs were excellent as well. Also had steaks at our table which were good. Service was excellent. It's not easy to find until you realize it's in the Holiday Inn lobby.

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  33. katierose

    South Dakota

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Gold Bison for restaurant week. Loved the choice of menu, the food was excellent, service was great. We really enjoyed the experience.

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  34. Ashley

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the thanksgiving buffet - it was lovely and the food was delicious. Staff were very attentive and you didn’t feel neglected even though they were extremely busy with number of holiday diners.

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  35. AngieO

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Last minute decision. Rapid City was insanely busy, made this last minute decision. Covid and overrun with events certainly affected the experience. Food was good, and fast. Service was very distracted. We were asked questions throughout, whatever we answered, we received the opposite. Giving them a break on that, the overall experience was good.

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  36. johnd

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Couldn’t eat in the dining g room, all rebels in the bar cluttered with dirty dishes , had to go to the bar for drinks. Very understaffed, service was terrible. Pic is the table next to us during most of our meal.

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  37. Edwards

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Only 6 people in the restaurant. Half of the orders came out Luke warm at best after waiting 35 minutes for our food to arrive at table. The steak was cooked medium rare as ordered but was very creepy and cold when it arrived. I would go to McDonald’s before eating here again

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter Brunch

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The cost vs the amount of options was very poor in comparison to past experiences. Some of the food was good, but overall the price paid far exceeded its worth. Very disappointed for out Easter brunch.

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  40. Charles

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Just OK restaurant. Next time in Rapid City, would likely not go back. No one else there. Service and food just OK. A lot of the menu items were not available. Pretending to be more upscale. No outside sign. It is inside the Holiday Inn hotel. There are better choices for restaurants.

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Gold Bison Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Gold Bison Grill

505 N 5th St, Rapid City, SD 57701

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Rapid City
  • Hours of operation
    Daily: 6:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Creative Western
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ben Venables
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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