Skogen means “The Forest” in Norwegian. This name is a nod to our heritage and our surroundings. However, you will see influences on our menu from other cultures. We look forward to seeing you soon!
For the summer, Skogen Kitchen is not accepting dinner reservations through OpenTable. Please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for reservations.
Amazing food, amazing wine and amazing service! What a wonderful Mother’s Night Dinner!! Can’t wait to go back again! Thanks!!
Food is amazing! Best restaurant in the Black Hills. Great wine selection. Staff are awesome. That creme brûlée though 🤤 new favorite dessert! Well worth the drive to Custer.
Eliza, Joseph and their team of talented servers knocked it out of the park again. As usual. Delicious. Cozy. Friendly.
We had a great meal and a fantastic time at Skogen Kitchen. We were lucky enough to be seated at the bar watching the kitchen and it was fascinating. The deviled eggs were amazing and the steaks were perfect. Five stars
What an incredible surprise this little gem was. Friendly from the start, our waiter Curtis was among the best we have ever had, anywhere. He was so knowledgeable about the food & wine, as well as the history of how this little establishment came to be in Custer. The food was incredible as well, innovative, fresh, and beautifully presented. Cudos to the chef for that foie gras/rhubarb appetizer. Not enough ooooooo’s to describe it. This will be a must do for us regularly.
Best restaurant in the area, well worth the one hour trip!
These native Southern California culinary and hospitality experts bring high-end creative food at a good price point to South Dakota. When I’m back in SD we will plan or vacation on going back to have breakfast at Skogen.
Wonderful food and gracious service.
Always Outstanding, food, service, love this place
Skogen Kitchen is by far one of the best restaurants in the Black Hills area. Eliza is a fabulous hostess and Joseph’s chef skills compare to none. The food is unique, but yet hearty. The staff is always willing to accommodate and turn a normal meal into a culinary experience. We are lucky to have Skogen as part of our Black Hills community!!
Our favorite place to eat hands down 🙌🏻. Everything we try we LOVE!
Super personable! Brought my father there for the first time and they did not disappoint. Made him feel like he’s been a regular since the restaurant opened. Thank you guys!
Perfection! Everyone is always super nice as well
I dare you to find a place with better lingonberry pancakes. This place will beat it hands down!
Whether a table for one or more Skogen Kitchen always shines through. I enjoy dining there as a treat to myself sometimes and often with hubs and friends. For small town rural SD Skogen Kitchen has a lovely menu, the best staff and there is no place like it anywhere else. Love it, a very special and delightful dining experience.
Another fablious brunch with bottomless mimosas and Bellini’s And the new cappuccino machine .. heaven.. no matter what you choose on the menu the cusine will awaken your taste buds ...
It was altogether an enjoyable experience. Staff was welcoming and knowledgeable, the food choices were both unusual and usual for the area—you could be adventurous if you wished. Food was served quickly but not rushed, well prepared and delicious, it was attractive on the plate. Portions were just right—not too big! Thank you! It’s a small place, but you didn’t feel packed in; people were enjoying themselves and you seem to have solved the noise issue that was so prevalent in the previous restaurant.
This is such a cool place to eat! We love their unique menu and excellent service. Wonderful!
It was the start of Restaurant Week in Custer South Dakota and was very excited about the three courses menu that Chef Joseph prepared... he absolutely outdid himself again.… Everything was just mouthwatering scrumptious. The front of the house with Eliza at the helm ran with perfection. Another memorable evening and dining experience at this unique eatery.
How did this little town of Custer get so privileged to have this Chef Driven Restaurant to call our own!? Breakfast with Chef Joseph always bring a unique dinning experience.. Also, bottomless mimosas and Bellini‘s it’s such a win-win..
Have been there twice now and food is amazing! The best food in the black hills!
Best restaurant in Western South Dakota. Great that it is open all year.
Skogen is always amazing and has never disappointed!
Simply.... everything was fabulous!
We had a great breakfast. My boyfriend who said he would never go there due to it being to expensive ( I had A coupon for two breakfast so he went) he loved it and we will come again. He has told everyone what a great breakfast it was and how the hostess took time to come over to chat and ask how everyone was doing. This is a great place to din. Thank you for your hospitality.
Service and food were amazing as always! First time having the breakfast walleye and it was fantastic. Thank you!
Nothing better than a restaurant that has the ambience and the outstanding staffing and the cuisine to make you want to come back again and again… Chef Joseph imaginative cuisine is a pleasure to the eye and even more to the pallet
We are always so impressed with the exotic dishes and variety on the menu. The food quality is superb. Service is excellent with friendly staff that are eager to please.
Fun meal! Great service! Fantastic food!
Hands down best restaurant in SD!!
I love Skogen! Great food and great service ❤️ I love Sunday brunch. They have amazing bottomless mimosas and the best breakfast food.
My husband and I consider ourselves “foodies.” We love to travel in and outside the US. We also enjoy dining at Michelin Star restaurants. I make a point of reserving a spot at those locations when we are traveling to a city that boost a nationally recognized restaurant.
Tonight was the 5th time we have dined at Skogen Kitchen. We live one hour from Custer. I must admit we asked ourselves on our way home why we spend what we do to travel across the country to experience what we experience an hour away.
The food exceeds our expectations. The wine exceeds our expectations. The service more than exceeds our expectations. If you are in the Black Hills area, you must experience Skogen Kitchen.
Best food in the entire area. Always fabulous food and service.
Skogen has the formula down for a no fail perfect evening.
Awesome as always. Breakfast menu is outstanding and unique
If you have taste buds, this is the place to take them. Best restaurant between Chicago and Las Vegas. Including Chicago and Las Vegas. No seriously. That good
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. So nice to have a local eatery with class.
Fabulous comfort food! The service was second to none.
Skogen never disappoints!
The menu is creative and changes to provide new options frequently.
Our favorite place for dinner!
Very tiny restaurant, reservations a must but so worth it. The seating is snug but the food is top notch and unexpected in a small town like Custer. Everything we had was spot on and well done.