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Crystal Lake Coffee Shop

792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
+1 270-758-2225
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good28%
  • Average35%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
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792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Basic coffee shop / ice cream parlor with salads, snacks, sandwiches. Vegan burger was surprisingly good fast-food style burger. Not a widely known brand but simple organic ingredients. I was told the BBQ sandwich was good too.

1  Thank Jennifer30308
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Mid day cave tour led to quite an appetite ans as we wandered there it was - a cafe with a decent lunch menu and only slightly higher prices than expected. Glad it was there. Today, the place was essentially empty - mid January and...More

1  Thank Philip W
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Again, a surprising number of choices for a vegetarian; however, the fries were obviously fried in the same oil as the fish. Just a cautionary tale for fellow veg-heads. The hummus wrap I got was very tasty, and our server was very sweet.

Thank Chauntiel C
Reviewed 5 November 2016

As can be expected at a park in a remote location without competition, the prices were a bit above average. The food was good, but not exceptional. The staff was friendly but as they seemed to be short staffed, service was slow.

1  Thank AdventurerJim
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Old-school Americana restaurant that totally fits its location, right next to the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center (and strategically at the end of the tour) Ambience: An old school restaurant with a ton of black and white pictures of the restaurant and area back in its...More

1  Thank rbrychckn
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Food was good but not a great selection. Service excellent. Fair prices. Looked like a standard coffee shop on the inside. Not much else to say about breakfast.

Thank L B
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner and breakfast here. The menu is rather limited but the food is good. Make sure you have plenty of time because the service is very slow. The wait staff is very friendly though. If you order an entree at dinner you...More

1  Thank NicGee73
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great breakfast and right on the grounds of Mammoth Cave National Park. Grits were so good they eating them came close to being a religious experience, and the biscuits were profound.

Thank ErikSimon
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My son and I went to the coffee shop on our last visit to Mammoth Cave three years ago, and we enjoyed their pizza as we sat at the bar. The menu was overhauled since, with burgers and grilled cheese ruling the roost, along with...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here between cave tours. The waitress was friendly and our food arrived in a timely manner. Tip, go straight to the coffee hop upon completion of your tour as it fills up quickly.

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Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 792 Beaver Dam Chapel Rd, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Mammoth Cave
  • Phone Number: +1 270-758-2225
Spelunkers Café & Ice Cream Parlor is a Grab & Go style restaurant that allows visitors an option for quick service dining. We offer locally sourced food options, packaged made in-house sandwiches, wraps, and salad options, hand-dipped Chaney's Dairy Barn Ice Cream, soft serve ice cream, snacks and beverages for all ages.
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