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Bat Cave Cafe

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Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stop in for a quick bite, you wont be disappointed! I had the Bat Cave Quesadilla and it was awesome!

Thank JmR-Marin
Port Moody, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This small cafe had tasty soups, sandwiches, quesadillas, hot dogs, pizza, etc...The quesadilla is my favorite with a tall glass of the prickly pear lemonade. Remember to eat something before going into the cave and drink water. You will be better on the tour. Most people who become ill are either hungry, claustrophobic or sick. Friendly service, reasonably priced.

Thank sydette2016
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our family was surprised to find a well-stocked little place, with a traditional US menu and pleasant staff. Dining outside with the flowers and wildlife adds to the experience. Conclusion: no need to bring your own lunch.

Thank YazdigerdIV
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

good food, good friendly staff. Limited menu, but fitting for the location. limited indoor seating, but a few tables outdoors.

Thank Connie R
Gilbert, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Food here is overpriced and not really worth what you get, however having an on-site dining option is nice, the staff is friendly, service is quick and the café is clean. It's a no frills place though.

Thank alwaysgoing4
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This cafe that is part of Kartchner Caverns has a lot to choose from. You can order healthy food, or not-so-healthy.

Thank Sondra H
San Jose, Ca
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128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is more like a serve-yourself deli with basic ready-made sandwiches, salads, chips, cookies and drinks. There are nice shaded outdoor tables nearby for eating and enjoying the desert gardens

Thank tlb91
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Try the quesadilla for a quick treat or the soup of the day. Delicious. And the staff are friendly and very helpful.

Thank brabbie2002

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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
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?