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Carvers Cafe

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
+1 605-574-2515
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Bengaluru, India
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Since it was October Keystone closes down for the season. This is the ONLY place open for breakfast. It was a treat! Buffet breakfast with a FABULOUS early morning view of Rushmore😊

2 Thank 2014vijaya
Seneca, South Carolina
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318 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I were part of a tour group visiting Mount Rushmore. All of my pre-travel research and tour books said the Thomas Jefferson ice cream at Carver's was a must do. We arrived early - made our trek to the mountain and headed to Carver's for our ice cream before we boarded the bus. To our dismay, we... More 

1 Thank BeachGrandmax4
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We tried the Carvers Cafe for lunch on our recent trip to Mt Rushmore. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My first impression was this that this is going to be another expensive cafeteria ripoff. Wrong. I did see your typical $10-$12 hamburgers, but I opted for the pot roast with carrots and gravy, mashed potatoes and rolls.... More 

3 Thank bnterry
Severna Park, Maryland
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394 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

A great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner when visiting Mt Rushmore. Seating inside or outside with a great view of the four presidents!

2 Thank dennis w
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472 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is one of the better National Park cafeterias I've been to, but there view (of the amazing Mount Rushmore carving) can't be beat! I had the "Abe Lincoln" buffalo burger ... not bad!

1 Thank MassCouple2
St. Louis
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had the cherry nut ice cream, it was wonderful. We also bought three different kinds of fudge, the maple nut was the best. Fun day!

Thank St_LouisKathy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The atmosphere in itself is worth the expense. Sitting and being able to view the presidents on Mt Rushmore is inspiring. I had a chicken sandwich and fries witch were good. Don't forget to get Jefferson's vanilla ice cream. It was devine.

1 Thank Beth H
Lahti, Finland
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

always had great breakfast here when visiting rushmore . don't pass it up its windows to the mountain are great talking points too

Thank finlander8888
Henrico, Virginia
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Bison stew and sugar cookie. But much more to chose from. Fast service nice selections.lots of room for a group

Thank Baileyh0
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This cafe is situation in the centre of the Mount Rushmore Memorial Site and provided a much needed air conditioned space to relax and eat lunch. There was a selction of foods and drinks offered. The seating area is well spaced out and comfortable.

Thank prowlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?