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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)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

How long do you have to cook vegetables to make them disintegrate! The veggies were pure mush, the "chicken fingers" were pressed together dry chicken with no dipping sauce to save the day, the pot roast was meh. It's just a really pricey place to...More

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Can't say that we were in here for much more than a bottle of water. Cafeteria style layout. Menu looked appetizing and the people seemed to be enjoying there meals.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Breakfast was great, especially on the patio early morning with a great view. We just had breakfast but it was better than what the hotel was offering...well a pop tart would have been better than what the hotel was offering.

Thank smreeves99
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Decent breakfast and coffee while looking over at Mount Rushmore. Fun place to grab a bite while visiting the monument.

Thank 466luker
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While at MT. Rushmore we had plenty of time after seeing the momument, and the walk of the state flags that we decided to get a bite to eat. We saw Carvers Cafe and didn't see any other so instead of waiting to get back...More

Thank Paula J
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had an included breakfast here. Not much help from staff on ordering or finding hot beverages. It was okay but wouldn't rush back.

Thank mollyham4
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We ate here rather than driving all the way back to Custer because we wanted to see the night lighting program. The food choices here were not bad at all.

1  Thank Perry G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Ate here a few times, had a bagel for breakfast, buffalo chili for lunch and Thomas Jefferson ice cream for dessert! All were great! the bowl of chili was plenty and tasty! Ice cream -fantastic and I don't even usually like vanilla! You can't beat...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is kind of cafeteria style that I am not really crazy about but over all it was good and they had plenty of seating and it was cool inside,

Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We ended up at Mt. Rushmore at about 6:30. We walked around the monument and let the kids play for about an hour. We didn't think we had time to go somewhere and grab dinner and make it back to the nighttime program, so we...More

Thank Go2theZoo
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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