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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
605.574.2515
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cafe is conveniently located at the Mt Rushmore Memorial. We had a late breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes and bacon or sausage. It was pretty standard cafeteria quality food.

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Grand Forks
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Burgers were sitting around a while. Dry and rubbery, lots of fries. For a location like this prices weren't bad, food not great. Ice cream section next door seemed much better than restaurant.

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lunch at the Carvers was included in our tour which was really nice because the cafe was a little pricey. They were busy but it didn't take long at all and the food was tasty. You could get a regular home cooked dinner entree or a sandwich or burger. They have a veggie burger or you could have vegetables... More 

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Vancouver
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very busy cafe with high traffic. We tried the buffalo burgers which were drier than beef, it was ok but pricy. Nothing to write home about . It did have the option to add condiments and lettuce which was after going thru the cashiers, which made the burgers better. I didn't like the youth servers, they were... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After we had finished the trail walk we visited here for lunch. Service, food and cleanliness was excellent.

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is on the Mount Rushmore premises. They have a buffet and a sandwich station. I had baked chicken and vegetables from the buffet line, which was very good.

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Thank Beverly M
Rapid City, South Dakota
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finished sightseeing around Mount Rushmore and decided to come in for lunch. They were really busy and securing a table took a little while. The food set is cafeteria style. You go through and you have choices such burgers (Buffalo meat patties too), pre packaged sandwiches pre-packaged salads, pre- packaged desserts and so on. They also had what I... More 

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Thank J H
valley city, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not expecting much from the café but it ended up being a pretty good bison burger. It was obviously close to Mt Rushmore and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend for those dining alone or families

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raleigh nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast and between the 6.50 for a good breakfast and the VIEW, it was great. We got a kick out of being the dining room where North By Northwest was filmed too, but in all reality, floor to ceiling windows, good food and ice cream...happy experience

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Thank lauren624
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the monument, we decided to share an ice cream. Couldn't resist the Thomas Jefferson recipe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Keystone
  • Phone Number: 605.574.2515

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