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Crystal Lake Coffee Shop

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792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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    3 of 5 stars
Good burgers

I had the Mammoth Burger, it was delicious. My wife had the Cod Sandwich, and she says the same...delicious. Good food after a long trek in the cave.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had the Mammoth Burger, it was delicious. My wife had the Cod Sandwich, and she says the same...delicious. Good food after a long trek in the cave.

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Westland, Michigan
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Expensive and not fast. Servers not especially friendly. Long lines to get in. We got in after our tour, before the lines moved too slowly. So we were super hungry and the food tasted good by that time. Coleslaw was good. It was expensive for burgers.

Thank Connie S
Kingston, NY
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate here after our cave tour (which was awesome!) First, we waited in line for some time before being acknowledged and by that time, there were about ten couples waiting for tables, with plenty of empty ones available. The hostess greeted us with no smile and a "how many?" There are lots of nice photos and information plaques hanging... More 

Thank Trishmary37
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a great experience here while staying at the hotel. Lunch and Breakfast were fine, but dinner was the star! We were all seriously impressed with the food- one person had trout and I had chicken fried steak. We were amazed at how good the food was- we came in with low expectations and ended up with a great... More 

Thank parkbench28
Eaton Rapids, Michigan, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had 2 breakfasts and coffee and it cost us $26. It was a breakfast buffet and was limited on options. The food was okay but nothing great. They were supposed to open by 7am but we joined a line waiting at 7:15 and they were just opening. The convenience of being right next to the hotel and visitor center... More 

Thank Rachel L
Ashland, WI
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Sorry.. On the phone so have to keep it short. I give a one star rating once every ten years and you earned it today on easter Sunday. Went there after a cave tour. 20 minutes to order....50 minutes to get food... Another five minutes for the drinks (hot tip: those usually come first). Most food was barely OK... Reminded... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ate breakfast here and loved it. Our server was incredibly nice and accommodated all of our requests, even for things that weren't on the menu! The pricing was very reasonable, and we left full and happy as we headed out for our cave tour.

Thank M H
Marietta, Georgia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had lunch here between tours. The food and service were good (I loved the pimento cheese sandwich), and the cost was doable.

Thank beth4652
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This little diner was perfect for lunch for our family with small kids, but make sure you have plenty of time before your tour is scheduled. All of the tables were full when we ate there and it took a long time for our (very nice) waitress to keep up with all of her tables. Food was good though with... More 

Thank baker30905
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Restaurants at national parks that I have been to are not something to rave about. However, I felt compelled to give this place a review because I actually liked it. Visiting Mammoth Cave on Labor Day weekend, this cafe right over the bridge from the main visitor center was packed for the lunch time crowd. We were in a line... More 

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  • Address: 792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave


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