Situated at the northern end of Deadwood, The Lodge at Deadwood has something for people of all ages.
The Lodge is home to two on-site restaurants, over one hundred hotel rooms, a large casino floor, and a convention center for events. Check out what they have to offer.
Guests, tourists, and locals alike have access to two different dining experiences.
At Oggie’s Sports Bar & Emporium, get breakfast, lunch, or dinner for the whole family with classic bar foods and a few fun signature items.
Try Oggie’s Famous Wings, Chicken Tenders, pizza, or burgers. Or for something a little different, grab the Whiskey Sirloin, Mangkok Shrimp, or Boulder Canyon Walleye.
Deadwood Grille, on the other hand, has a menu with items better suited for the fine dining environment. Decked out with wooden furniture, the restaurant has warm lighting for a relaxing environment to dine.
This menu offers more ornate dishes like Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Tuscan Beef Gnocchi, Macadamia Halibut, Peppered Ribeye, Brown Butter Chicken, Tatanka Filet, or Shrimp Scampi.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Cheesy Grits
20 medium raw deveined shrimp
12 strips of bacon
½ cup diced red bell pepper
½ cup diced sweet onion
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 ½ cups evaporated milk
¾ cups quick cook grits
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cajun seasoning (be mindful of salt content)
Bring chicken broth and evaporated milk to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in grits and salt, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer grits until thick, stirring often for about five minutes. Stir in cheddar until melted. Set grits aside, and cover to keep warm.
Halve ten slices of bacon. Place shrimp in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and a dash of Cajun seasoning. Wrap shrimp with the bacon, securing with a toothpick and add to a medium-heat grill or lightly oiled pan. Cook on each side until the bacon is done, approximately three to four minutes per side.
When the shrimp is done add diced red bell pepper, sweet onion, and two slices of bacon. Cook until bacon is crisp enough to crumble and the onions are translucent.
Spread grits into a plate, top with two to three bacon-wrapped shrimp and the crispy bacon/bell pepper/sweet onion mixture. Garnish with additional cheese.
This year, The Lodge is working on the finishing touches of a building addition, adding 45 more rooms.
“With our expansion, we’ll be at 185 rooms,” said general manager Anthony Galbraith.
One of the most popular parts of the addition is a two-floor suite.
“It’s for high rollers who want to spend extra to have a great experience in the hills,” said Galbraith. “We get calls daily about it. The word is out there. The word of mouth is huge in South Dakota. Brides have talked to us about it. Meeting groups want it as a gathering spot.”
The room is equipped with a kitchen, two fireplaces, one and a half bathrooms, a king-sized bed, and a spacious balcony.
“It’s not done yet, but there’ll be nothing like it in the Black Hills,” said Galbraith. “There’s an amazing view.”
Other room options include queen deluxes, king rooms, suites, and standard double queens.
“King spa suites are a king-sized bed, a living area with a bar and refrigerator, fold out couch, and a jacuzzi. We’re adding decks onto those as well,” said Galbraith.
Wherever guests stay in the resort, they have access to a pool and a play area for children.
“We have a Water Playland in our pool area,” said Galbraith. “Kids love it, and families love it.”
Kids can play pirates on a pirate ship, brave the floating lily pads, take cover under the mushroom, and slide through the killer whale waterslide. Adults and older children can play a game of basketball from the pool or soak in the hot tub.
Attached to The Lodge is a large convention center.
“[We host] everything from weddings to meeting groups to food shows to exhibits to auctions. It’s the whole gambit,” said Galbraith.
The largest space is Pine Crest Ballroom, which can be divided into two to four different event spaces with access to screens, garage doors, and more.
There’s also options for smaller groups with the small conference rooms, the boardroom, and the Deadwood Grille.
“We’re busy year round with convention groups,” explained Galbraith.
For any event, keep in mind that there is on-site catering for anything from drinks to custom menus.
“We’ve had groups of over 1,000 in the convention center.”
Gaming + Sports
On the casino floor, there’s the BetLodge Sportsbook with nearly 50 chairs and over 30 counter stools to watch the game.
The seamless screen is 42 feet and can play up to 12 different streams at one time. Bet on baseball, basketball, fighting, football, golf, hockey, the Olympics, racing rodeo, soccer, or tennis.