Mammoth Cave National Park Restaurants

  • Sampler platter
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  • Pulled pork
    Pulled pork
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  • Mammoth Cave Hotel
    Mammoth Cave Hotel
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  • Travertine Restaurant: Eat before you Cave!

    by CoAir13 Written Apr 4, 2005

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    We got to the Visitor Center at 8 am to buy our tour tickets and had an hour and a half to kill before our tour started. The Travertine restaurant had a wonderful breakfast buffet and is just what we needed before our trek.

    Dry cereal, oatmeal (with several different toppings to choose from), scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, waffles, biscuits, gravy, juices, milk, coffee, and tea.

    All you can eat!
    $5.95 - Adults
    $3.95 - Children

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    Mammoth Cave Hotel: Mammoth Cave Hotel

    by goingsolo Written Sep 26, 2005

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    The hotel runs a restaurant which you'll find right near the gift shop. This is your only option for eating while in the park. The nearby towns of Park City and Cave City have a host of fast food restaurants, but they are a good 20 minutes away. If you're looking for a quick bite before or after a cave tour, this is the place to go.

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    Tavertine Restaurant: Breakfast Buffet

    by staindesign Written Oct 9, 2007

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    This is a nice way to start a long day of cave touring!

    This buffet offers: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage patties,
    french toast, potatoes, biscuts & gravy, oatmeal, dry cereal,
    yogart, fresh fruit, & toast.

    You can also ask for their great Black Cherry Preserves.
    The buffet is $7.95 for Adults & $4.95 for Kids
    And the drink isn't included.

    Quick note: the waitresses in the Travertine Restaurant & Coffee Shop are not very friendly. They do a good job, but don't expect too much!

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    Mammoth Cave Coffee Shop: A cheap Lunch

    by staindesign Written Oct 8, 2007

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    There really isn't much to choose from, but of the 8 or so choices. The food is pretty good and each meal is $5 or less. They are open 10.30pm - 4pm. The only sort of negative thing I could say is that the waitresses are not very friendly, but the food is really really fast. So what else really matters?!

    Favorite Dish: The tuna on rye is quite good!

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    Mama Lou's: BBQ just north of the National Park

    by Dabs Updated Sep 24, 2014

    After eating a rather stale tasting sandwich from the National Park restaurant, we were glad to get an insider tip from the man working the information booth for a BBQ place just up the road from the National Park. He showed us a photo on his phone of a sampler platter stating that his son had said he could eat this entire plate of food but that in this man vs. food challenge that the food had won! And all for $13.75!

    Favorite Dish: David couldn't pass up that sampler plate, four different kinds of meat-ribs, pulled pork, shoulder and brisket and as if that wasn't enough, 2 sides of baked beans and potato salad, and as if that wasn't enough, a side of cornbread that was fried and about the size of a frisbee. And it really did only cost $13.75! I got a more modest meal of pulled pork sandwich and a side of onion rings and because we were both stuffed, we got a piece of chess pie to go.

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    Mammoth Cave Hotel: Decent Food in Historic Hotel

    by Basaic Written Dec 27, 2011

    The only food service option inside the park is at the Mammoth Cave Hotel. There are also options in nearby towns.

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