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Bat Cave Cafe

Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Ranked #9 of 35 restaurants in Benson
Cuisines: American
Description: 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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Description: 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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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stopped at Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, Arizona on July 2 on our way to Santa Fe to research World War 2 spies. It was a very hot, humid day, and we thought it would be great to have something cold to drink. A sign for the Bat Cave Cafe appeared above us. We stepped inside and felt... More

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California, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I guess it was closing time after our tour as we were informed only what was in the case was available. Fruits, sandwiches, ice cream and a salad. The salad and sandwiches looked as if they might have been there for a couple of days. We decided to try a sandwich. It was not too amazing at $8, but in... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

When my boyfriend and I arrived at kartchner caverns we had nearly two hours before our tour started. We figured we'd go hang out in the cafe and buy some over priced hot dogs and chips or something. We were pleasantly surprised to find that they had a lot more than that! I had the chicken quesadilla and my boyfriend... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Okay, granted this was the only place to eat while visiting Kartchner Caverns that wasn't 12 miles down the road in the other direction. I had about 45 minutes between tours at the caverns so I wanted a quick, but healthy bite to eat. I ordered a turkey sandwich with Provolone cheese and the sides were carrots and celery. Love... More

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Northridge, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

While my wife and I were at Kartchner Caverns we got hungry. Being a captive audience made me nervous, but when your stomach growls you listen. We had lunch, the food was surprisingly good, the prices were very fair, and the employees were very friendly and professional. The Prickly Pear Lemonade is a definite must try! Between tours we also... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

There aren't a ton of options here, but you can find a quick bite to eat. We stopped here on our way to Tucson after a tour of the caves. Both my friend and I had wraps which were delicious. Mine was a strawberry, chicken spinach wrap with a balsamic dressing. It also came with some celery and carrot sticks.... More

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Whetstone, Az.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Variety of sandwich and salad creations as well as snacks and drinks.. Designer desserts not expected in a small cafe.. Indoor and outdoor eating.. Try the prickly pear cactus lemonade.

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Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Cute little cafe offers reasonably priced coffee and other drinks. The prickly pear lemonade is quite good. Friendly staff. Nice place to stop after the cavern tour.

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Sandy, Utah
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The menu was basic, inexpensive fare consisting of prepared sandwiches, soups and salads. Their tortilla soup was good and felt warm on the exceptionally cold day of our visit in February. It's the only food around for miles and they could have gouged us on the price, but didn't. W appreciated that.

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Southern California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The lady in the gift shop recommended that we order a slice of Shirlene's homemade pie from the Bat Cave Cafe in between our tours at Kartchner Caverns. Boy, am I glad we listened to her! The food at the Bat Cave Cafe was really fresh, and delicious. The cafe has a set menu of food they serve every day,... More

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