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Carvers Cafe

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-574-2515
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (17 reviews)
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“buffalo stew” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carvers offers basic National Park fare with a little of something for everyone. Basic food at reasonable park prices make it the perfect place to refuel your body.

Thank William O
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was an unexpected surprise. This is a very nice eatery with a fairly large selection considering it is just catering to Mt Rushmore visitors. We had a very decent lunch at a very good price. They had all sorts of goodies for sale plus...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a place that meets more of the convenience vs. quality scale. If you're hungry during your Mt. Rushmore viewing visit - grab a bite. The food seems mostly microwaveable and could use a touch of seasoning. The vegetarian eggroll "combo" (#6) - $9...More

Thank xcountry2017
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We just finished one of the best Thanksgiving dinner we have had! The staff is so friendly and helpful, the food was amazing and for $15 you can’t find a better deal! The view is one of my favorite views in the entire world. This...More

Thank Irishloper
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We had lunch at the Carver's Cafe at the time of visiting Mt. Rushmore. Food was good and reasonably priced. I had the Veggie Burger which was served with a bun and veggies.

Thank Bharat A
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We were surprised to see plenty of choices on their menu and vegetarians will surely find something to eat. My dad got buffalo stew and he loved it. My hubby, mom and brother got chicken fingers (strips) and they were surprised they liked their foods....More

Thank l3lessed
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Right at Mount Rushmore with great views of the Monument, reminds me of the Cary Grant Movie, North-by-Northwest where the movie starts and ends. There is numerous food types and lots of tables. They serve sandwiches, fast food and comfort food like mash potatoes and...More

3  Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nice little restaurant located at Mount Rushmore Memorial. Typical coffee shop fare as well as some Buffalo entree's. Good food but a but pricey.

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you're here on a nice day, get some food and sit on the patio. The food is uninteresting, but the view can't be beat. We had burgers and fries and they were just OK. Not bad, but nothing memorable -- just your basic concessions...More

Thank HowdyColo
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I can only speak regarding the Buffalo Chili and it was excellent and at $5.75 for a big bowl a relatively good value.

Thank Steven S
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14 July 2015|
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Response from DJH2010 | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch there. Didn't pay attention to times for breakfast. In looking at their Website they serve breakfast 8-10:30 a.m.
2 April 2015|
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Response from Marty7751 |
We do offer some gluten free menu items: Baked Chicken Buffalo Chili Hamburgers w/gluten free buns Instant mashed potatoes Vegetables Salad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 605-574-2515
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