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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 good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (31 reviews)
“buffalo stew” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244, Bldg. 81, Keystone, SD 57751
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Reviewed 5 days ago

good basic food. had a chicken burger - good chicken breast on a bun. no lettuce, tomato, nothing. but i added lots of mayo and it was good - i was hungry. fountain drinks were refillable - yeah! hubby's chili dog wasn't too hot, but...More

Thank dmc50
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go into a place at a tourist place you never know what you'll get. I ordered pot roast, and I'm pretty picky. It was GREAT! Tender and tasty. I had to beat my grandson off it with my buttered roll. Definitely wish I...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate breakfast here because I didn't want to take extra time to drive to Keystone after an early morning visit to Mt. Rushmore, and a hike of the Presidential trail. The service was quick, but I was there right when they opened so the...More

Thank texaskaren68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up stuck in this cafeteria for over an hour to wait out a hailstorm. The food is above average for cafeterias, but it is still a glorified cafeteria. The wait staff was efficient and the place was kept clean, so there are worse...More

Thank A C R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was absolutely famished when I arrived early at Mount Rushmore, but didn't even know they have a place to eat, so close to the monument. I went right to the Dakota Kitchen and the very friendly clerk gave me the best suggestion for breakfast,...More

Thank oatografia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was pretty good and prices are about what you'd expect for a tourist attraction. There are definitely lots of options for everyone.

Thank valiegurl
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited in the first half of May, and just about the only breakfast available in the immediate area is at Mt. Rushmore. Service is friendly and efficient, but offerings are limited. Food is adequate, coffee is great

Thank curioustraveler65
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Closed at 5. Gift shop is 1/3 normal size due to construction. Bookstore below viewing/seating area is totally separate so shop there while it's open (until 5).

1  Thank KarynJG
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

As described - the view was spectacular- right at the base of Mt Rushmore. The cafe itself is standard cafeteria- burgers, hot dogs and a chefs special. The staff is most accommodating- definitely no worries about taking children.

Thank cantrk58
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place has a nice view of the Memorial and a wide variety of items to choose from. We went for the Sloppy Joe special and it was very good. Seating indoors and outdoors.

Thank Yankee33
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How long does the monumental breakfast start and end
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.
Do you have gluten-free options?
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
View, Groups, 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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