Mount Rainier National Park Restaurants

  • D enjoys some hot chocolate with The Mountain
    D enjoys some hot chocolate with The...
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  • Wild Berry is Busy Restaurant at Ashford
    Wild Berry is Busy Restaurant at Ashford
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  • Vegetable Momo + Slaw for $14 at Wild Berry
    Vegetable Momo + Slaw for $14 at Wild...
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    Reflection Lake Cafe: hot chocolate with The Mountain

    by richiecdisc Written Nov 4, 2009

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    Mount Rainer National Park is only a couple hours from two major cities but right in the vicinity there isn't much. The gateway towns are very limited and a bit of the drive from the interior of the park. For that reason, it makes sense to bring all supplies with you. While the campgrounds were great places to hang out and eat, we found it more convenient to often eat some of our meals on the fly. When you are getting up early to get the best photos, you don't have time to make up a pancake breakfast. One of the best spots was at Reflection Lake.

    Favorite Dish: We had eaten a couple cereal bars on our way but after taking some photos we were in the mood for something warm to drink and a little more food. It was easy to pull out the stove and make up hot chocolate. With Rainier in a mirror before us, it would be tough to find a restaurant with a better view at any price.

    D enjoys some hot chocolate with The Mountain
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    Copper Creek Inn (Ashford): A Vastly Popular Place for Good Reason

    by glabah Written Aug 17, 2014

    Actually located in Ashford (just outside the Nisqually Entrance) this is one of the most popular places to go for food and drink after a visit to the southern or western edge of the park. The only two complaints likely with this place is that during peak season it may be hard to find a place to park (people make do with several wide spots in the road that really aren't intended parking places) and the fact there is only one restroom for the restaurant (people sometimes also make do with various wide spots in the road rather than wait).

    However, the food is quite good. It is somewhat expensive, but a better deal than might be expected on a major route to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.

    You will not find that there are hundreds of items on the menu, but there is a nice variety of a few dishes of various types, including fish and pasta as well as a few burgers.

    Copper Creek In is Very Popular Post-Rainier Spot Large Mural on North Side of Dining Room
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    Wild Berry (Ashford): Himalayan Themed Restaurant at Ashford

    by glabah Written Aug 23, 2014

    During the summer months, this is another popular restaurant at the Ashford area / Nisqually entrance. The general theme is Himalayan cuisine, but there is also American fare offered as well. Generally this is a more expensive restaurant for the serving size than the Copper Creek Inn. There are more economical items offered, but not very many of them. There is a large outdoor eating area that is popular in the summer months.

    Wild Berry is Busy Restaurant at Ashford Vegetable Momo + Slaw for $14 at Wild Berry
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    National Park Inn: Rustic Dining

    by Chinacat1969 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The feel of the lodge was totally Northwest. We settled in the rustic dining room and ordered basic dishes such as beer battered fish sandwiches and chile. While we waited for our meals, we read the placemat and learned what to do if we saw a bear or mountain lion. Tip - make yourself look big.

    Favorite Dish: Lunch is family friendly and afterwards, you can get take out icecream.

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    Paradise Visitor Center: Paradise Visitor Center

    by goingsolo Written Jul 7, 2004

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    Food is available at the Paradise Visitor's Center. There is a small restaurant serving burgers and other sandwiches. It was actually pretty good.

    Paradise Visitor Center

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    Various: Where to Eat

    by Basaic Written Jul 9, 2011

    Restaurant or snack bar service is available at the Paradise Inn, National Park Inn, and Sunrise Day Lodge. There are also a variety of dining options in nearby towns.

    Paradise Visitors Center Snackbar
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