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Bat Cave Cafe

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Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Norwalk, United States
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While at Katchner Caverns State Park in Arizona we took the opportunity to sample some of the food in this place. I would call it a restaurant, but it is so small to call it a restaurant is generous. However, the food was good but with the small staff it took some time to get our order ( because it... More 

Thank Gary I
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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12 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I had a quesadilla on a burrito-size flour tortilla. It had chicken, tomato, onion and cheese for $8.99. It did not come with a side or a beverage. Of course, most tourist attractions are overpriced. I would recommend eating before you arrive, bringing your own food, or stopping at one of the eating places at the exit off I-10.

Thank lorirQ355GE
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This cafe is on the property of Kartchner Caverns State Park. They have good food especially their casadias and prickly pear lemonade. The lemonade is the best and the staff is very accommodating. I enjoyed their menu.

Thank Marge S
Seattle, Washington
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232 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

It has ok coffee. We had to go here the first morning of our trip as I forgot to pack the coffee ! ARGH! Only bummer is that they don't open until 9:30 am !!!

Thank Cpjules
Chilliwack, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for a bite before our cave tour. It was cold and raining outside and there were only 6 seats inside, 5 of them were taken. We couldn't even get a cup of coffee as the only person working there was making food for the people ahead of us. Looked at the menu board and found the... More 

Thank Leona C
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food was fresh but very pricey. We spent $60 for a family of 4 to eat .. Small portions. I had a Cesar salad, sandwich soup and quesadillas. We had to order more food to fill everyone up!

Thank Charlie196
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248 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I was really impressed with this little cafe - the quality was well above "fast food" and prices were fairly reasonable, especially compared to other state and national parks we have visited. The menu is quite varied - sandwiches and wraps, pizza and some hot entrees with a typical variety of soft drinks plus their special "prickly pear lemonade" (a... More 

Thank fotobug
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142 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not having been to Kartchner Caverns before we did not know what to expect food-wise but were well pleased with the Bat Cave. Good selection of food, pleasant staff, speedy service & good portions so all-in-all a good experience. Well recommended. Seating inside & out.

Thank David E
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was rather surprised that the special was gone before noon. We settled on sharing a sandwich instead of the corn chowder special. It was tasty, better than expected for a park concession. The outdoor seating was nice.

Thank Deborah S
Maple Valley, Washington
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

You need to arrive early at Kartchner Caverns, we were running a little short on time and decided to eat here on site. It was actually really good. The people who worked there were great.

Thank vacakelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?