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Bat Cave Cafe

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Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has ok coffee. We had to go here the first morning of our trip as I forgot to pack the coffee ! ARGH! Only bummer is that they don't open until 9:30 am !!!

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Thank Cpjules
Chilliwack, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here for a bite before our cave tour. It was cold and raining outside and there were only 6 seats inside, 5 of them were taken. We couldn't even get a cup of coffee as the only person working there was making food for the people ahead of us. Looked at the menu board and found the... More 

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Thank Leona C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food was fresh but very pricey. We spent $60 for a family of 4 to eat .. Small portions. I had a Cesar salad, sandwich soup and quesadillas. We had to order more food to fill everyone up!

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Thank Charlie196
Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I was really impressed with this little cafe - the quality was well above "fast food" and prices were fairly reasonable, especially compared to other state and national parks we have visited. The menu is quite varied - sandwiches and wraps, pizza and some hot entrees with a typical variety of soft drinks plus their special "prickly pear lemonade" (a... More 

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Thank fotobug
Ascot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not having been to Kartchner Caverns before we did not know what to expect food-wise but were well pleased with the Bat Cave. Good selection of food, pleasant staff, speedy service & good portions so all-in-all a good experience. Well recommended. Seating inside & out.

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Thank David E
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

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Thank Deborah S
Maple Valley, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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.

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Thank vacakelly
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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!

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Thank JmR-Marin
Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Seattle, Washington
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kartchner Caverns, Benson, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Benson
Description
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?