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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
605.574.2515
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Bowbells, North Dakota
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After viewing the president's, we decided to eat at the café. I had a chili bison hot dog and French fries and I would recommend trying this. They also had other food that sounded good to eat.

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Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very convenient to eat here. Food was OK and we did enjoy the view of Mt. Rushmore while we had lunch.

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Thank Stephysue76
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very eco friendly restaurant in Mount Rushmore. The food was priced good considering it was at Mount Rushmore. We had the bision chili and buffalo stew and both were amazing. My kids had the bufallo hot dogs and those according to my kids were real good. Its nice to know that you to dont have to spend... More 

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views, of course, are beautiful. The food is ok. The dining room is huge with plenty of seating both inside and out. I had a hot dog which was decent. Husband's veggie burger was overcooked. Kids liked their chicken nuggets. Healthy choices are available, which is nice. They also have a water bottle filler so you can bring your... More 

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Thank Jenn S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the monument early, finished the Presidential Trail and stopped in for breakfast. It was a great value and tasted pretty darn good. Get the biscuits and gravy.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking the Presidential Trail, we headed in here to explore and wait for the light show. The ice cream here is quite good, the dining room is massive, and the views from here and superb.

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Claymont, Delaware
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a quick dinner of a bison burger and chicken sandwich. Both were tasty. They had large pieces of bacon and a fresh bulky roll. Condiments could be added. We especially enjoyed eating outside on the patio with the Mt. Rushmore Monument looking over us. Pricing was reasonable given that they are the only restaurant there!

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Thank Splanky
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food at very reasonable prices, and very familly oriented. Great location right on the grounds of Mount Rushmore with a serve yourself style.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4th of July. It was (obviously) swamped. I was very impressed at how quickly they moved people through. We didn't wait more than 5 minutes, even at noon. Very impressive. The food was ok, nothing special, but acceptable for national park food under the circumstances. We had salad and chicken noodle soup. The menu was very... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had ice cream while experiencing the Evening Lighting Ceremony. It was very good ice cream - a little expensive but the quality was good.

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
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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