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Universal City, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went the day after Thanksgiving. It wasn't crowded at all. Checked out the Carvers Café and were surprised by the menu. A couple of us had buffalo burgers and the rest had the chicken with sides. My husband thought the burger was fine, but we all loved the chicken. Tender, juicy with great seasoning. We were shocked! The sides,... More 

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Shreveport
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We ordered the bison burger seemingly getting a somewhat healthy meal, but afterward, to our horror, we watched as the guy was putting on a new batch of meat (our patties were already cooked when we got there so we didn't see the cooking process. Not sure if this is common practice or not). He literally used a half can... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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206 reviews 206 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Now this is National Park food, so don't get crazy here. But for what I expected, this place far exceeded. Try the buffalo burger and a sample of Thomas Jefferson's own Ice Cream recipe.

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New Smyrna, FL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Decent food served with a smile from a multitude of cafeteria-style stations. Walk around to look at them all, or risk being disappointed by your first choice. Beer and wine is available for the grown-ups and there's a nice ice cream stand next door for the kids. There are some tables with some very nice views. The tables without the... More 

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Augusta, GA
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584 reviews 584 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You can find anything to eat here that you want, but we wished we had waited and just had a grilled hot dog outside. Not to take anything away from the cafe, but the lines were long, the food was very good but expensive and they were out of a few things by the time our group got there. The... More 

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Alma Center, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There is a very simple menu that includes burgers and fries. They also had BBQ sandwich special, a chicken sandwich, and hot dogs. The food was fine, no real complaints, just not a lot of variety.

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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Eat among all the flags of the 50 states, pictures of presidents, and some of the best buffalo stew I've ever tried, Grab an ice cream or even a personal bottle of wine! Seriously, this is a fun, funky cafe full of history, a dash of kitsch, and taste-bud worthy faire for a memorial cafe. I'd recommend, and have been... More 

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Firestone, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Mt. Rushmore has made an amazing national monument that everyone should go see. It's spectacular. They have a full service cafeteria on site which is very nice inside with huge glass windows that look upon Rushmore and an outdoor patio which is quite scenic. The food is so-so. Nothing great. If you could bring food and sit outside, you'd like... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a decent place to take a break and grab a bite to eat while visiting Mount Rushmore. This is a buffet style restaurant and most entrees cost under $10. The hamburger and hot dog station is located when you first walk into the restaurant. People may not realize other stations are located further back. We missed the buffalo... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Let's be honest, there are some better or more fun places to eat in the Keystone/Hill City area. But if you are spending a few hours at Mount Rushmore, Carvers has decent food to get you through. The buffalo burger is good.

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Address: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
Phone Number: 605.574.2515
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone

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