Glacier National Park Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Glacier National Park

The developed areas of the park – Lake McDonald, Apgar, Many Glacier and Rising Sun – offer lodging and dining options, but visitors should always pack a cooler with food and drinks, as these are not necessarily accessible from many of the park's roads and trails. Also note that restaurants are only open during peak season from late June through Labor Day. 

Eddie's Café & Mercantile at Apgar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an ice cream shop and a gift shop with camp supplies and souvenirs. The menu features American classics like fried chicken, alongside some regional favorites including buffalo burgers, and the patio overlooks Lake McDonald. The Lake McDonald Lodge features three dining options: Russell's Fireside Dining Room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and both Lucke's Lounge and Jammer Joe's Grill & Pizzeria serve lunch and dinner. If you want to eat like a local, try the bison meatloaf at Russell's accompanied by a Montana craft brew. Lucke's also offers a bison burger, in addition to a traditional menu of soups, salads and sandwiches, while Jammer Joe's is a kid favorite, serving up pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. 

The Ptarmigan Dining Room at Many Glacier Hotel doesn't take reservations, but it's worth the wait to dine on locally sourced ingredients served in a continental fine dining style, set off by the panoramic lake views. The menu features bison tenderloin and Montana smoked trout, as well as classics like seared duck breast and grass-fed beef. The hotel's Swiss Lounge offers light fare from lunch to late night: think Montana-style bar food from bison chili to elk sandwiches. At the Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins, Two Dog Flats Grill dishes out American comfort food.

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  • #1
    Russell's Fireside Dining Room at Lake McDonald Lodge
    #1 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
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    Going-To-The-Sun Road Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
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  • #2
    Many Glacier Hotel
    #2 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
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    Many Glaciers Hotel, Glacier National Park, MT 59411
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  • #3
    Ptarmigan Dining Room
    #3 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
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    Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park, MT
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  • #4
    'Nell’s
    #4 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 347 reviewsTripAdvisor (347)
    $ - $$ | Diner, American, Pizza
    Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, MT
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  • #5
    Two Dog Flats Grill at Rising Sun Motor Inn
    #5 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
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    1380 Wisconsin Ave About 5 Mi Inside East Entrance Of The Park, Glacier National Park, MT
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  • #6
    Lucke's Lounge
    #6 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
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    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    288 Lake Mcdonald Lodge Loop Road Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
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  • #7
    Glacier Village Restaurant
    #7 of 7 Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 39 reviewsTripAdvisor (39)
    $ - $$ | American
    304-308 Highway 2 East, Glacier National Park, MT 59434
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