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Carvers Cafe

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
605.574.2515
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Ranked #14 of 32 restaurants in Keystone
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- Aug 14, 2014
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Alma Center, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Mililani, Hawaii
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had the buffalo stew. It was okay, but I added some tabasco and salt/pepper to give it a little kick. I wanted to have a glass of South Dakota wine with it, but they only had the regular stuff in the small bottles. The South Dakota versions were only sold by the bottle. There was a terrific view of... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had dinner here the night of July 3. It is pricey, but the convenience more than made up for the price. We quickly figured out that travel in this area of the country is difficult when it comes to food, and having a restaurant on site like this was a welcome site. Lots of hot and cold offerings, and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was convenient since it was right there at Mt. Rushmore and we were hungry after walking the presidential trail. The food was ok, mostly hamburgers and hot dogs with a few hot offerings. Stew was ok. Would be better if they offered fresh sandwiches and salads.

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Fremont, California
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1,065 reviews 1,065 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
758 helpful votes 758 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food here was good and filling - I had buffalo stew which was quite tasty. The views from our outside patio table were very nice of Mount Rushmore. Its a good way to see the memorial when you want to relax and just enjoy lunch and looking at the details of the four presidents. It took less than 10... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Ate for lunch Lots to choose from. Buffalo stew was okay. Ice cream was wonderful. Great view of Mount Rushmore. Nice experience.

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