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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” (34 reviews)
“buffalo steak” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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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
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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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