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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 good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pot roast” (17 reviews)
“ice cream” (38 reviews)
“bison burger” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed September 27, 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 September 25, 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 September 19, 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 September 10, 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 September 9, 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 September 5, 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 August 28, 2017

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

Thank 466luker
Reviewed August 24, 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 August 16, 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 August 10, 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
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Questions & Answers
March 24, 2018|
Response from Marty7751 | Property representative |
Pets on a leash (no longer than six feet) are permitted only in the parking garages and the areas adjacent to them. Service dogs, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, are permitted to accompany... More
July 13, 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.
April 1, 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
Child-friendly, View, 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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