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Crystal Lake Coffee Shop
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792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
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792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
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  • 13
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, good food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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Marietta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Seymour
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Sewanee, Tennessee
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148 reviews 148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For being a "captive" audience in this remote place, the food was good, the prices fair and the service friendly and responsive. Be sure to try the cole slaw.

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High Point, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Let's just say that if this restaurant were not located in convenient location, and not operated by the Park Service it would not exist.The service was slow but to be fair, it was very busy. Our server was kind, but obviously they overworked. The food was not all that great but our choices are limited to 3 restaurants 1 of... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were a captive audience and didn't have high hopes based on our meal from the night before at the other restaurant here at Mammoth Caves. (Teddy's). We felt the food was of average quality but a definite step up from the inedible food from the night before. The server was friendly and we left full and content. Nothing spectacular... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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251 reviews 251 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We ate a quick lunch here between cave tours. Our server wasn't the speediest person around, but she was sweet. The food was good - better than expected! - and reasonably priced.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

On the way back from Tennessee, we had to stop at Mammoth Cave Hotel for the delicious, best-ever fried chicken. We stayed at the hotel a few years ago, did the hiking through the caves. The fried chicken was so good, whenever we go through any where near that part of Kentucky, we stop for a chicken dinner. Don't forget... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We got to Mammoth Cave an hour early as we forgot about the different time zone. We stopped in the coffee shop for some coffee and tea as we waited for the Cave tours to open. The wait staff were very friendly and did not make us uncomfortable about not ordering food. We took our tour and decided to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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