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Gold Bison Grill

3.9
3.9
62 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


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 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Hotel lobby dining is fair at best.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Raw steak was ordered medium. Asparagus was burnt.
  3. CB

    CliffB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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
  4. SJ

    SodakJared

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    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.
  5. M

    Morgan

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  7. VT

    ValentinesTreat

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very odd that we had to get our drinks from the bar ourselves!!
  9. RC

    RCLocal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    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...
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good.
  11. J

    Joni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  12. J

    Justin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  13. k

    katierose

    South Dakota

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  14. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  15. AO

    AngieO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    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.
  16. j

    johnd

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  17. E

    Edwards

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    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
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Brunch
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    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.
  20. C

    Charles

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The server was very rude throughout the whole dinner. They were obviously very under staffed. We were handed a menu of items they were out of. Which uncles about 15 items. The “vegetables” that came with my overcooked salmon were 2 pieces of asparagus. The potatoes must have been cooked the day before and reheated. Overall terrible experience.
  22. j

    jacs55

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately they were out of most of the entrées; and Soups of the Day; and many sides. That said, the food they were able to prepare and serve was cooked nicely and flavorful.
  23. 5

    5avesisters

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    First we didn’t realize this was in a hotel, should have read a bit more. Place was packed and there was only one server( he was amazing). They had a laminated list of things they were out of, mashed potatoes was on the list????? Food was below average. Very disappointed!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Valentine day had a very nice meal and everyone was very friendly
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was excellent. Even when we were not expecting one, someone would smile and wish us a good day or happy Thanksgiving. Our tables were routinely cleaned and drinks were always offered. We did not lack service. We were seated almost immediately and had access to the extensive buffet line. The food was not worth the $20-25.00 price tag. The ham was salty, the prime rib tough and once cooled tasted greasy, and the turkey very dry. The salads and side dishes were adequate. The mashed potatoes and candied yams were good. Butternut squash soup was better than Wolfgang Puck! Desserts were delicious I’m pleased I didn’t have to cook and wash dishes. We were looking forward to a better experience.
  26. KO

    KevinO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Hotel needs to put a windbreak at the front door. Cold winds blast into the lobby and dining area.
  27. TT

    TimT

    South Dakota

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    All of the food on my plate was cold by the time I got back to my table.
  28. M

    Mrkb

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, highly organized. Great food and amazing music!
  29. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ha e enjoyed many visits to the Gold Bison Grill. The holiday buffets are always amazing, and the staff is so friendly. It’s a little more expensive than average for our area, but worth it!
  30. JB

    JacquelynB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great selections too. The staff was a bit inattentive but quick to fix anything brought to their attention. The waitress never took our drink order but it wasn't a big deal. If we had really wanted something other than the coffee at the table, we would have been taken care of though. It's a good price for what you get and the menu changes weekly so there's always something new to try.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I made reservations at 6:00 on Open Table to eat a nice dinner here before the Bob Seger concert. It was a surprise for my sister for her birthday! Because I’ve had trouble with reservations at The Grille before, I even called the restaurant to confirm and they said, yes, we have you down for table of 4 at 6:00! When we got there at 5:55, we were not greeted and staff was acting like they were annoyed there was a crowd. When we finally were greeted, I said we had reservations at 6:00. The girl looked at the list for my name and after she found it, she told us it would be at least an hour wait! I asked how this worked when I had a reservation. She said that we shouldn’t have been able to get a reservation on a concert night and it was waitlist only. Either make reservations or don’t... it’s a little late to go eat somewhere else and get back for 7:30 concert. This is such a nice restaurant, with a great menu and ambiance. They need to greet people as if they want us there and also, reservations on a special event night would clear up confusion for patrons and staff on how busy it’s going to be.
  32. AS

    AndreaS

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Its the best of what is available close by - very busy - wines not very good - but good food and friendly staff
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Chislic was shoe leather... wine by the glass was turned... salmon was alright but somewhat boring especially for the price... was in the lobby of the Holiday Inn with an indoor pool... overwhelming odor of Chlorine... server asked if everything was ok 7x in 15mins... made me question if maybe it should not have been... avoid unless you are staying there and don’t feel like driving
  34. KP

    KimP

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    French Dip dish had crunchy, overcooked meat. Butterscotch pudding tasted like a vanilla pudding with the pudding smothered in whipped cream which constituted the majority of the dessert. There was only one other table of guests but it took forever for the waitress to visit our table to ask if all was okay, to fill water glasses, and to bring the check. The experience was a dud overall.
  35. CY

    CYNTHIAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a grand way to celebrate Mother's Day! Every food item on the buffet was perfectly prepared and tasty. Pasta bar, a kids buffet complete with frost their own cookie station, omelets made fresh, desserts that must have been made in heaven, rolls of every kind, and muffins are just a few items. There was no ordinary foods everything was "over the top". Not just Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, they served Biscuits and Chorizo gravy! The perfect mimosa was made. Our server was the best- friendly, helpful, and an eye for details. I know where I'm going for Mother's Day 2020.
  36. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 12 people and everything was wonderful. Food was fantastic and the people were very friendly.
  37. SV

    SteveV

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were very impressed with the level of organization and overall layout of the venue. Check in staff was friendly and we were even offered a mimosa while waiting in a small line! Our table staff was friendly; however we needed to ask for drink refills. Pet peeve of mine, especially when I noticed server seemed to be texting on the phone. Outside of that small inconvenience it was Brilliant!
  38. o

    orangecounty52

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My # 1 place to take my family. Great food and excellent service. Thank you
  39. o

    orangecounty52

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was excellent. Very friendly and the food was great. Favorite place in rapid city
  40. DD

    DanD

    South Dakota

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Visited during restaurant week so value of the meal was great ($20 each). The walleye cake was very good, chicken with mango salsa was delicious and cooked perfect. A few issues, side item of broccoli was cold and well past its usage time - the core was turning brown (did point out to the waitress but requested no exchange) and the dessert was good, seemed like a pudding snack pack with melted sugar on top. My suggestion is to have your staff taste everything you serve - the only item she had tried was dessert.

FAQs

Gold Bison Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 62 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


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

  • 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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