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Carvers Cafe

) #7 of 23 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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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (15 reviews)
“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“buffalo stew” (24 reviews)
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American, Cafe
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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11 - 20 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 30 May 2017

The food was pretty good and prices are about what you'd expect for a tourist attraction. There are definitely lots of options for everyone.

Thank valiegurl
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited in the first half of May, and just about the only breakfast available in the immediate area is at Mt. Rushmore. Service is friendly and efficient, but offerings are limited. Food is adequate, coffee is great

Thank curioustraveler65
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Closed at 5. Gift shop is 1/3 normal size due to construction. Bookstore below viewing/seating area is totally separate so shop there while it's open (until 5).

1  Thank KarynJG
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

As described - the view was spectacular- right at the base of Mt Rushmore. The cafe itself is standard cafeteria- burgers, hot dogs and a chefs special. The staff is most accommodating- definitely no worries about taking children.

Thank cantrk58
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place has a nice view of the Memorial and a wide variety of items to choose from. We went for the Sloppy Joe special and it was very good. Seating indoors and outdoors.

Thank Yankee33
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The cafe is the only place offering food at the Memorial. The is a big selection of different types of eats and drinks. The Memorial Team Ice Cream Shop was our favorite with limited choices of product.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Tasty and filling meals for an unbelievable non-touristy price. We love that this restaurant has an excellent ambiance for eating in.

Thank EmmylouS
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had breakfast here. The offering was very limited and why must they cremate bacon. The staff were friendly and helpful though.

Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 16 October 2016

No visit to Mount Rushmore is complete without a dining experience at the Carvers Café. Great view of the monument while sitting close to the fireplace is a must do! Cafeteria style with something for everyone!

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were at Mount Rushmore during the late afternoon and wanted to stay for the evening program so we decided to stay on property for dinner. Not a bad choice - although, expect to pay tourist prices. Two of us opted for the bison burgers...More

Thank stormitraveler
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14 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.
2 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
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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