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Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor

5 Park Entrance Road, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-8432
+1 270-758-2225
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good30%
  • Average36%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
“hummus wrap” (2 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Healthy
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5 Park Entrance Road, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-8432
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grabbed a quick bite here. It has a limited food menu, but the food was pretty good. The ice cream was excellent!More

Thank Paul S
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in and treating yourself to one of our rich, almost decadent ice cream flavors! With quick and friendly service, Spelunkers offer the perfect spot for a quick snack beofore or after enjoying a Cave Tour. We hope your travels return you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The café offers burgers, sandwiches and ice cream. We grabbed a pre-packaged sandwich and found it to be quite tasty. A good choice of ice cream is available.

Thank Thomas S
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your recent visit! We appreciate the opportunity to feed you during your explorations in Mammoth Cave National Park! With so many delicious options, it's hard to decide whether to eat your ice cream before or after lunch!

Reviewed 20 March 2018

I usually don't complain about service and this time it was really no fault of any one person that I could tell. it just took about 15 minutes to get two hot dogs and one cheeseburger. If it was of the gourmet variety I would...More

Thank khebert2016
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your recent visit and feedback! We certainly understand that after explorations of the Mammoth Caves, visitors build up quite an appetite and no one likes to wait when they are hungry! We apologize for the extended wait but are glad...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

We were pleased that when we placed the order for French Toast, we were advised that there were six pieces. So we only ordered one and an extra plate. That was plenty! Although the machine said "Cappuccino" it was really hot chocolate. The cute ice...More

Thank Deborah B
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello and thank you for your recent visit! Spelunkers offers so many sweet treats, its hard to choose and just when you start to think that maybe ice cream for breakfast isn't such a bad idea after all, you get a whiff of our freshly...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

Not much choice in the area if you want some ice cream but it is very convenient when you are at the park. Tasty but expensive- Friendly wait staffMore

Thank Linda P
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hello and thank you for stopping in during your Mammoth Cave National Park explorations! Our friendly staff is proud to offer rich, hand-scooped ice cream in flavors to please every palate as well as variety of other treats to Park visitors before or after their...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Homemade scrumptious ice-cream. They have every flavor your heart could desire. I recommend you get the mammoth cave cone; chocolate dipped waffle with 2 scoops of ice-cream and 2 candy toppings....too good to pass.More

Thank HikerNova
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hello and thank you for your recent vist and feedback! Who would have thought that buried within the gorgeous surroundings of Mammoth Cave National Park you would find some of the best ice cream you've ever had? Served up by friendly staff, we are proud...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

We stopped in for lunch before a cave tour. The food was below average and tables were not clean. Hamburgers would probably have been the best choice. The pulled pork sandwich and vegetable soup were disappointing.More

Thank KSarahGH
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hello and thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We are disappointed to learn that your dining experience with us was not delicious and satisfying. We want each visitor to enjoy freshly prepared, hot meals and we apologize that your meal with us did...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We had two waters and two cheeseburgers and it was more than $18. And the burgers were plain, cold, and bland. Highly recommend packing a picnic if going to Mammoth Cave. No other restaurant was open so this was our only option.More

Thank Sarah M
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hello and thank you for your feedback! We are disappointed to learn that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We strive to provide fresh and delicious meals for our visitors and what you describe does not meet our quality standards. We apologize...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

sad all across the board but no surprise as all national park café, etc seem to be this way. Stale food, stale, service, stale environmentMore

Thank Kimberley L
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello and thank you for your recent visit and feedback. We apologize for your unsatisfactory experience and assure you that it is atypical of our customer service and meal quality standards. Your observations are important to our quality improvement process and will be shared with...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

1130am, stale cinnamon role, weak coffee, outrageously expensive, cold atmosphere, cold staff person, and over-ratedMore

Thank Kimberley L
Mak K, Guest Relations Manager at Spelunkers Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello and thank you for your recent stay and feedback. We are disappointed to learn about your experience and apologize for your dissatisfaction. Our expectation for each guest is gracious customer service and quality menu selections. We will share your concerns with our management team...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Park Entrance Road, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-8432 (Formerly Crystal Lake Coffee Shop)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave
  • Phone Number: +1 270-758-2225
Description
Spelunkers Café & Ice Cream Parlor is a Grab & Go style restaurant that allows visitors an option for quick service dining. We offer locally sourced food options, packaged made in-house sandwiches, wraps, and salad options, hand-dipped Chaney's Dairy Barn Ice Cream, soft serve ice cream, snacks and beverages for all ages.
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