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Carvers Cafe

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-574-2515
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We tried the Carvers Cafe for lunch on our recent trip to Mt Rushmore. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My first impression was this that this is going to be another expensive cafeteria ripoff. Wrong. I did see your typical $10-$12 hamburgers, but I opted for the pot roast with carrots and gravy, mashed potatoes and rolls.... More 

3 Thank bnterry
Severna Park, Maryland
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner when visiting Mt Rushmore. Seating inside or outside with a great view of the four presidents!

2 Thank dennis w
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is one of the better National Park cafeterias I've been to, but there view (of the amazing Mount Rushmore carving) can't be beat! I had the "Abe Lincoln" buffalo burger ... not bad!

1 Thank MassCouple2
St. Louis
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had the cherry nut ice cream, it was wonderful. We also bought three different kinds of fudge, the maple nut was the best. Fun day!

Thank St_LouisKathy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The atmosphere in itself is worth the expense. Sitting and being able to view the presidents on Mt Rushmore is inspiring. I had a chicken sandwich and fries witch were good. Don't forget to get Jefferson's vanilla ice cream. It was devine.

1 Thank Beth H
Lahti, Finland
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

always had great breakfast here when visiting rushmore . don't pass it up its windows to the mountain are great talking points too

Thank finlander8888
Henrico, Virginia
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Bison stew and sugar cookie. But much more to chose from. Fast service nice selections.lots of room for a group

Thank Baileyh0
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This cafe is situation in the centre of the Mount Rushmore Memorial Site and provided a much needed air conditioned space to relax and eat lunch. There was a selction of foods and drinks offered. The seating area is well spaced out and comfortable.

Thank prowlin
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had actually hiked to Mount Rushmore on a 2 hour and 45 minute trek from Horsethief Lake and we were hungry. I had to go into the cafeteria and get food to go because we had our dog with us and dogs are not allowed at the monument. No one in this place had ever heard of a to-go... More 

Thank Linfa101
Woodland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had the monumental breakfast combo at 10:30, just before they started switching to lunch. Our plates were full of scrambled eggs, potatoes, biscuit and gravy, and bacon or sausage. The biscuit was fresh, the gravy creamy with some sausage pieces. A great breakfast to keep you on the go.

Thank juanita_v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?