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Bat Cave Cafe

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Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: This is the restaurant in the Kartchner Caverns Discovery Center. You can...
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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So good that many who live and work at the caverns eat here

As other reviewers have said, this is much better than most of your "state park" or "captive" cafes. Wraps and sandwiches are very good. Many of the park rangers and volunteers grab lunch here while on duty. As noted elsewhere, this is a small café with limited indoor and outdoor seating, and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Eagleeva
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviewers have said, this is much better than most of your "state park" or "captive" cafes. Wraps and sandwiches are very good. Many of the park rangers and volunteers grab lunch here while on duty. As noted elsewhere, this is a small café with limited indoor and outdoor seating, and is mostly for "lunch" or snacks before or... More 

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Thank Eagleeva
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had a good menu that offered wraps, sandwiches and salads. One of the people in our group even got them to make a special vegan wrap. The prices were acceptable. And they had a variety of places indoors and outdoors to eat...tables, benches, etc, with nearby water fountains and restrooms.

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Thank John K
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

While visiting Kartchner Caverns, our group decided to catch a quick meal at this cafe. It offered good choices, well prepared, tasty food. We were glad we chose to eat there.

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Thank MartaNHicks
Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We grabbed an early dinner here after our tour. It is a little expensive, but you are paying for some convenience here. The food was good. There was a vegetarian option. The employees were friendly.

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Thank tammy6617
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Small cafe at kartchner caverns. Very clean, choices of sandwiches and wraps, soda and coffee. Outside picnic area.

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Thank maggie121333
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food was good had a sandwich and chips. Typical prices for tourist attractions about 8-10 dollars per person to eat. I really wanted to eat at Wild dogs in Benson but is closed on Sunday's.

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Thank HOLLY H
Dallas, Texas
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on the advice of the reviews and the food was really good. But if you are looking for a meal you better be a really light eater because it's really a snack shop. A bratwurst (batwusrt)and a side salad, coffee and tea was $16.95. It's great for what it is, but probably you are not... More 

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Thank cherlyn_burton
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I read reviews about the bat cave, they were very good. Our tour was at 1:45, we decided to leave early and eat at the Bat Cave Cafe, because of the reviews. We walked into the cafe, there were six seats at a very small bar area, 4 were taken. There was a small seating area outside, it was cold... More 

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Thank Dave T
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I loved the salad made with locally grow salad greens. The jalapeño chocolate ice cream Sunday was so unusually good!

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Thank Diane L
Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Hi had the specialty pizza and it was excellent. My husband keeps raving about the strawberry rhubarb pie. The prickly pear lemon-ade is a special treat too!

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Thank laurelrn92

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?