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Carvers Cafe

) #8 of 27 Restaurants in Keystone €€ - €€€ American, Cafe
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-574-2515
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (16 reviews)
“ice cream” (36 reviews)
“buffalo stew” (24 reviews)
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American, Cafe
€€ - €€€
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here rather than driving all the way back to Custer because we wanted to see the night lighting program. The food choices here were not bad at all.

Thank Perry G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate here a few times, had a bagel for breakfast, buffalo chili for lunch and Thomas Jefferson ice cream for dessert! All were great! the bowl of chili was plenty and tasty! Ice cream -fantastic and I don't even usually like vanilla! You can't beat...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is kind of cafeteria style that I am not really crazy about but over all it was good and they had plenty of seating and it was cool inside,

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up at Mt. Rushmore at about 6:30. We walked around the monument and let the kids play for about an hour. We didn't think we had time to go somewhere and grab dinner and make it back to the nighttime program, so we...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ice cream was delicious and well worth it for the day we were there. Portions are huge with good pricing. You can even get the original recipe for vanilla ice cream here to eat!! Cool parts of history!

Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here when we visited the memorial. The food is excellent for cafeteria style food and there is something for everyone. I had the lentil vegan soup which was delicious and a kale salad. Even long lines moved quick. It was a good value....More

Thank mirraFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is almost like a food court, with various choices to be made. There are a variety of entrees to be had, along with a grill for the usual fare of burgers, pizza, etc. Adjacent is the ice cream parlor, where you can order just...More

Thank JamesHJr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the bison cheeseburger, and the Thomas Jefferson formula ice cream cone. While there is lots of seating, there also are lots of tourists and it gets quite crowded mid-day so grab your table first and send someone to order for everyone.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from Wisconsin so I'm an I'm an ice cream snob, The ic cream here is very good, especially Thomas Jefferson's vanilla recipe.

Thank BrendaLV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pot roast meal we had was good but pricey, just like it would be at any attraction where there isn't any competition. The ice cream, however, is a great deal because they give you so much for $5! And it was so good!

Thank Kaye N
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Questions & Answers
13 July 2015|
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Response from DJH2010 | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch there. Didn't pay attention to times for breakfast. In looking at their Website they serve breakfast 8-10:30 a.m.
1 April 2015|
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Response from Marty7751 |
We do offer some gluten free menu items: Baked Chicken Buffalo Chili Hamburgers w/gluten free buns Instant mashed potatoes Vegetables Salad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: +1 605-574-2515
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