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Bat Cave Cafe

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Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This cafe that is part of Kartchner Caverns has a lot to choose from. You can order healthy food, or not-so-healthy.

Thank Sondra H
San Jose, Ca
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is more like a serve-yourself deli with basic ready-made sandwiches, salads, chips, cookies and drinks. There are nice shaded outdoor tables nearby for eating and enjoying the desert gardens

Thank tlb91
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Try the quesadilla for a quick treat or the soup of the day. Delicious. And the staff are friendly and very helpful.

Thank brabbie2002
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Not bad for a quick bite while waiting for our next tour. It can get a little crowded at times but it is very convenient to eat here. From what we saw, most food was made to order with some items prepacked for take out.

Thank DonkArizona
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Well, this is an area where the State Park can definitely improve on. Food was ok, very high priced for people on a budget. Very limited inside seating.

Thank Busqueezo
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Small cafe at Kartchner Caverns. Very good and clean. Order inside and then eat outside, except for a few stools inside.

Thank ckcl3
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

As other reviewers have said, this is much better than most of your "state park" or "captive" cafes. Wraps and sandwiches are very good. Many of the park rangers and volunteers grab lunch here while on duty. As noted elsewhere, this is a small café with limited indoor and outdoor seating, and is mostly for "lunch" or snacks before or... More 

Thank Eagleeva
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

They had a good menu that offered wraps, sandwiches and salads. One of the people in our group even got them to make a special vegan wrap. The prices were acceptable. And they had a variety of places indoors and outdoors to eat...tables, benches, etc, with nearby water fountains and restrooms.

Thank John K
Greensboro, North Carolina
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

While visiting Kartchner Caverns, our group decided to catch a quick meal at this cafe. It offered good choices, well prepared, tasty food. We were glad we chose to eat there.

Thank mnhicks55
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We grabbed an early dinner here after our tour. It is a little expensive, but you are paying for some convenience here. The food was good. There was a vegetarian option. The employees were friendly.

Thank TammyPatterson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson
This is the restaurant in the Kartchner Caverns Discovery Center. You can eat at this cafe without paying to see the caverns.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?