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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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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (17 reviews)
“ice cream” (37 reviews)
“buffalo stew” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Fast food
$$ - $$$
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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11 - 20 of 215 reviews

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
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Ice cream was delicious and well worth it for the day we were there. Portions are huge with good pricing. You can even get the original recipe for vanilla ice cream here to eat!! Cool parts of history!

Thank Virginia W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We ate here when we visited the memorial. The food is excellent for cafeteria style food and there is something for everyone. I had the lentil vegan soup which was delicious and a kale salad. Even long lines moved quick. It was a good value....More

Thank mirraFlorida
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is almost like a food court, with various choices to be made. There are a variety of entrees to be had, along with a grill for the usual fare of burgers, pizza, etc. Adjacent is the ice cream parlor, where you can order just...More

Thank JamesHJr
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Enjoyed the bison cheeseburger, and the Thomas Jefferson formula ice cream cone. While there is lots of seating, there also are lots of tourists and it gets quite crowded mid-day so grab your table first and send someone to order for everyone.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I'm from Wisconsin so I'm an I'm an ice cream snob, The ic cream here is very good, especially Thomas Jefferson's vanilla recipe.

Thank BrendaLV
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Questions & Answers
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
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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