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Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Dining options: Lunch
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food but it's really a snack shop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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APACHE JUNCTION
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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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Dallas, Texas
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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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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Arizona
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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