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Bat Cave Cafe

Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We grabbed lunch there before our tour and I was pleasantly surprised by the variety, the salads, etc. Staff was friendly. You pay a bit for convenience but not outrageous.

Thank aimster71
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Cafe has specials of the day, plus usual help yourself packed meals and drinks. Nice and handy when visiting the caverns.

Thank shardguard
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Convenient for a quick lunch after the cavern tours. The sandwiches came out quickly. They were pretty standard sandwiches, not anything special but not bad at all.

Thank WorldDuo
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Outside the caverns. Very limited menu. No iced coffee other than prepackaged ones with sugar already added. Limited seating and high prices

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 17 January 2018

The staff seemed very disorganized and inefficient; it wasn't even busy, and we waited 25 minutes for a cold chicken sandwich. It was tasty, but if you're in a hurry... nah.

Thank 4dc18
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Staff was pleasant, but food WAY priced out of line. Wife had a Veggie wrap W/Chipotle sauce. Sauce nonexistent. Had a $7.99 pizza. Was the size of a Totinos/Tony's 99cent pizza. Microwave style. Our friends each got a chicken/cheese Quesadilla. They literally took apart the...More

Thank Marty M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Typical fast food - pizza, casadias, brats, sandwiches, - at a tourist attraction. The cook/server did a nice job - no complaints.

Thank CruisingCactus
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We weren't disappointed in the food...we were disappointed that they we're closed. It seems that the AC was on the fritz and, since it was 108 degrees inside, they closed up. Darn! I hope they're open when you visit.

Thank DeaconJack
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Just like how other things ran during our visit to Kartchner, their cafe was quick, easy, and very good as well. They had everything from salads to sandwiches, coffee, tea, water, and more. I'd stop here again on another visit to the caverns.

Thank rlepson
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

If you didn't bring enough food, this will work. It is the only food for 15 miles. The wrap was good. We were famished. It is a good backup choice.

Thank msgtstocks
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson
This is the restaurant in the Kartchner Caverns Discovery Center. You can eat at this cafe without paying to see the caverns.
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