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Crystal Lake Coffee Shop

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792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Food was good but not a great selection. Service excellent. Fair prices. Looked like a standard coffee shop on the inside. Not much else to say about breakfast.

Thank L B
North Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner and breakfast here. The menu is rather limited but the food is good. Make sure you have plenty of time because the service is very slow. The wait staff is very friendly though. If you order an entree at dinner you get delicious w/ jelly biscuits as well.

Thank NicGee73
Nyack, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great breakfast and right on the grounds of Mammoth Cave National Park. Grits were so good they eating them came close to being a religious experience, and the biscuits were profound.

Thank ErikSimon
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

My son and I went to the coffee shop on our last visit to Mammoth Cave three years ago, and we enjoyed their pizza as we sat at the bar. The menu was overhauled since, with burgers and grilled cheese ruling the roost, along with an overpriced salad. Somewhat disappointing. Still, it's diner food with sit-down service that didn't destroy... More 

Thank TheTravelingDad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here between cave tours. The waitress was friendly and our food arrived in a timely manner. Tip, go straight to the coffee hop upon completion of your tour as it fills up quickly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbiana, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

The young lady who seated us barely spoke to us, but fortunately the lovely waitress made up for it with very nice, friendly hospitality. I loved the portabella burger. The prices were reasonable.

Thank michelevermont
Tilghman, Maryland
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410 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

We did not want to leave the park since we had a second cave tour and only 2 hours in between, so we went to the hotel restaurant. I guess this is the coffee shop at least that is what is pictured above. We were surprised to find many selections for vegetarians, not just salads, but veggie burger, grilled cheese... More 

Thank Born_to_go61
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Ate here twice on our trip. Dinner was good, but with slow service (I think they were understaffed). Dinner prices a little high. Chopped steak and Country Fried steak both yummy. Breakfast was EXCELLENT. Not for the pretentious foodies out there, but good, solid food. Country ham (!) and eggs. For you city folk and Yankees, Country Ham -its official... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had the Mammoth Burger, it was delicious. My wife had the Cod Sandwich, and she says the same...delicious. Good food after a long trek in the cave.

Thank Redwolf_Journeys
Westland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Expensive and not fast. Servers not especially friendly. Long lines to get in. We got in after our tour, before the lines moved too slowly. So we were super hungry and the food tasted good by that time. Coleslaw was good. It was expensive for burgers.

Thank Connie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave

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