This restaurant is located in East Glacier. It's in a renovated historic house, and the food is great! The cervezas are ice cold, with plenty of choices. And the margaritas are out of this world!
They have a good selection of vegan dishes. The menu is posted on their website, if you want to check it out before you go.
Try to get there early for dinner (5:00 pm) as this place really fills up fast.
Favorite Dish: The Indian Taco and the Carne Asada.
For an alternative to the two restaurants in the Many Glacier area of the park, head out to Highway 89 and the small town of Babb. The Babb Press is so named for the pressed sandwiches on their menu. We went there for dinner and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. The interior is very much 50s diner with perhaps 4-5 booths and a counter with stools. Service was very friendly and we felt like locals.
The food here is very good and for the prices you really can't complain too much. Be sure to ask about what specials they have that day as well. And if nothing else, get a bowl or cup of the buffalo meat chili...seriously it is out of this world! The best chili I have EVER had!
Favorite Dish: Buffalo meat chili, pork BBQ
There are only two choices for restaurants in the Many Glacier area of the park, both of which are at the two lodging facilities: the Many Glacier Hotel and the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. The Ptarmigan Dining room is in the wonderful old (1913) lodge and has a high ceiling with flags of old Swiss coats of arms. The big attraction are the tables next to the big windows that look out onto Swiftcurrent Lake and the magnificent peaks beyond.
We had breakfast there nearly every morning and if you get there before 7:00am you're pretty much guaranteed to get a coveted window table. Breakfast is a buffet with fresh fruits, homemade oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, french toast, and waffles. I always snagged an apple to go for the hike to come that day. Cost: $8.95
The one time we had dinner there I had the bison beef stroganoff which was a bit disappointing in the small quantity of meat and overally blandness. The fish dishes were much better and are highly recommended.
Serivce is by the multinational college-age staffers employed by Glacier Park Inc., who supplies many of the seasonal employees throughout the park.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast buffet; nice selection of local brewed beers; Red Jammer root beer...yummy!
The Park Cafe is an institution to visitors to Glacier National Park. The small cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner but the star here are the homemade pies! We ate here twice during our trip...once for lunch and another time for breakfast. Both meals were served with smiles and friendly service. Food is outstanding cafe fare. I had a wonderful grilled ham and cheese sandwich with fries for lunch and for breakfast had the pancakes which are huge that I challenge anyone to eat more than three!
The strawberry-rhubarb pie is to die for! Had a piece at lunch and then got a piece to go and had it as a reward after doing the hike to Piegan Pass. And anything that is made with fresh fruit in season is especially good. And the fresh strawberry pie is just about the best you'll ever eat!
Favorite Dish: Pie, pie, pie! Oh and that grilled ham and cheese? Mmmmmmmmm!
Aside from a few restaurants at the park entrance campsites and the lodges littered throughout the park, there isn't much to choose from. If you want a nice meal, find one of the lodges, if you just want to fill up you can try the Apgar campground.
Quiet ambiance, views of the surrounding mountains (but actually more viewing of those outside viewing the surrounding mountains), friendly service from kids across America working part-time, pizza served to your table and great lasagna and desserts.
Favorite Dish: Lasagna
..at the end of the road, you come to Lake MacDonald. There's a great restaurant there where you can order your food to take out and enjoy on the picnic tables in front. You can't miss it.
Favorite Dish: A nice hot calzone hit the spot! It wasn't cheap though!
This lodge dates back to the 1915s. The food is designed to fill you up and delight your palatte.
Favorite Dish: Trout. Caught fresh and cooked to your taste