Glacier National Park Restaurants

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    Russell's Fireside Dining Room: On the shores of Lake McDonald

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Aug 30, 2006

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    Landing on the Pacific side of the continental divide for the second time in our trip, this time to spend a night at the Lake McDonald Lodge, we had a chance to sample the fare at its Russell's Fireside Dining Room. With its wood beam construction, large windows fronting onto the lake and various stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls, the decor of the large room evokes images of the early days of the Park. We had some phone calls to make after an early evening arrival at the Lodge, so when we finally made it down to dinner around 8 PM on a Sunday night the place was really hopping. However, after only a short wait next door in the adjoining overflow bar area, we soon had a window seat.

    Favorite Dish: Once again, neither of us was famished, so we decided to keep our order down to a dull roar. Sue had Crab Cakes sauteed with a spicy remoulade and topped with fried leeks (US$7.50) and a side Caesar Salad (US$5). I like my bright colours, so ordered Baby Tomatos and fresh Mozzarella balls with a relish of basil, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar served with grilled baguettes (US$7). The total dinner cost was US$28. We both enjoyed this meal but were not quite so lucky with breakfast in the morning. I had one egg with ham, hash brown potatos, whole grain toast and coffee (US$5.25). However, the potatos were very soggy and the toast was so slow in coming that we had our meals almost finished (rather than let them go cold) before it arrived. The waitress said that their toaster was backed up with orders, but that is the first time I have ever seen a bottleneck for something as simple as that - the place was nowhere near full of people.

    Directions: Beside the Going-to-the-Sun Road near the northeastern end of Lake McDonald

    Phone: (406) 862-8190

    Website: http://www.nationalparkreservations.com

    Russell's Fireside Dining Room Tomato & Mozzarella Baguettes/Sauteed Crab Cakes
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    Two Sisters Cafe: Don't Miss this Place!

    by Camping_Girl Written Mar 6, 2006

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    This eclectic restaurant has a laid-back ambience that is very welcoming. It has been featured in several well-known publications, including the New York Times. The food is awesome and the margaritas are to die for!

    This is a seasonal operation, open May 25 - Sept 15, from 8:00am - 10:00pm daily.

    Reservations, while not required, are recommended for larger groups.

    I'm told that they also have a year-round restaurant in Missoula, although I have never been there.

    Favorite Dish: I love their burgers.

    Address: 4 miles north of St. Mary's

    Directions: On US Highway 89, 4 miles north of St. Mary's and the eastern end of Going to the Sun Highway, or 4 miles south of the Many Glacier turn off.

    Phone: (406) 732-5535

    Website: http://twosistersofmontana.com

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    Serrano's Mexican Restaurant: Great Mexican Food!

    by Camping_Girl Written Mar 6, 2006

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    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.

    Address: East Glacier

    Directions: Across from the train depot in East Glacier

    Phone: (406)-226-9392

    Website: http://www.serranosmexican.com/

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    Babb Press: Best Chili Ever!

    by Hopkid Updated Aug 10, 2005

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    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

    Address: Highway 89, Babb, MT

    Directions: Across the street from Thronson's General Store

    Don't let the plain storefront fool you!
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    Ptarmigan Dining Room, Many Glacier Hotel: Lodge Dining with a View

    by Hopkid Written Aug 10, 2005

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    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!

    Address: Many Glacier Hotel

    Directions: Take the Many Glacier park entrance off of U.S. Highway 89 and after 12 miles or so take the left turn to the hotel. The dining room is towards the left down a hallway after entering the main lobby.

    Phone: (406) 732-4411

    Website: http://www.manyglacierhotel.com/

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    Park Cafe: Pie, pie, pie!

    by Hopkid Written Aug 10, 2005

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    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!

    Address: U.S. Highway 89, St. Mary, MT

    Directions: North of the turnoff to the St. Mary entrance to the park on the west side of the highway.

    Phone: (406) 732-4482

    Do not miss getting pie here!
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    Not much to see here!

    by lennywoods Written Sep 9, 2004

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    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.

    may I recommend the barbecued anything?!!?
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    Italian Ristorante: A Taste of Old Italy

    by mrclay2000 Updated May 9, 2003

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    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

    Directions: Many Glacier area (hiking hub)

    Phone: (406) 888-7800

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

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    Charlie's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria: You can't miss it!

    by lauriejeanne Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    ..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!

    Directions: Lake MacDonald

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    MiniGlacier Lodge Restaurant: Eat In All of the Lodges

    by bdbrewer Written Aug 29, 2002

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    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

    Address: MiniGlacier Lodge

    Directions: It's on your tourist map

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