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Carvers Cafe

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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Ranked #14 of 32 restaurants in Keystone
Most recent review
- Apr 22, 2014
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63% Recommend
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The food was good, reasonably priced for a tourist attraction. The flow of the hot meal counter was a little confusing, but fortunately we were there in the off season so not very busy. I think if it were crowded, it might be a little more awkward to go through the line. Cool dining room with views of the monument,... More

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Newton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The selections are nice and not overly priced. They also have ice cream which is very good especially on a warm sunny day! The cafe is clean and the staff friendly. The atmosphere is Great as you can sit, relax, and enjoy your meal while looking at the Monument.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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139 reviews 139 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We only ate here because we were on a senior tour and this was our attraction/lunch stop. My husband and I ate here last year and the food was just as bad then. This time my husband ordered the Yankee pot roast which was just mediocre but the potatoes tasted like canned potatoes. He said he would not order it... More

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Midlothian, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The food was good, but the view was great. There was a good selection of food at this cafeteria-style restaurant and it was dished-up quickly by pleasant staffers. For an on-site restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised by how good it tasted and that is was not terribly over-priced (except, perhaps, for the ice cream). The only down-side were the dirty... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Scenery made the meal. Good, not great, cafeteria style restaurant. I had the Buffalo stew--large portion, served very hot. My wife had parmesan trout which was tasty. Ice Cream store was a bit pricy, but I thought that the Carver's menu had reasonable prices. Good selection of food.

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Nebraska, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

For concessionaire food, this was actually very tasty. We both had the Buffalo Stew and found it very good. Even the rolls were good. The service was excellent and very friendly. And the dining room attendants were doing their job to clean up after guests.

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Benton, Arkansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We visited Mount Rushmore early one morning, and after exploring for a while we decided it was a time to get breakfast. We chose Carvers, and I really didn't expect much from an on-site restaurant (except high prices), but I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was good and not any more expensive than a fast food breakfast. The staff... More

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Cape Girardeau, MO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were visiting Mount Rushmore Monument so we arrived in the early evening. We had plans to stay for the special lighting ceremony so we were there during the dinner hour. We had reservations at Carver's restaurant for dinner. The restaurant was immaculate and the food was served cafeteria style. There were several options. I chose the Yankee Pot Roast... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Visiting "the men on the mountain" for 3 hours and decided to have lunch. A non-busy Thursday afternoon. The food was fresh, plentiful, and great variety of full meals, soup, chili, or grilled sandwiches. The tables are large and while there were only 2 of us we were joined by 2 others and had nice time chatting about travels. Prices... More

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Need a late snack while at Mt Rushmore. The grab a bit because once back into Keystone places shut down by 9PM. A bit pricey if you ask me but while waiting for the lightning ceremony it's ok. The food is good and the facility very clean. The is more then enough seating area so that you wont feel like... More

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