Yellowstone Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Yellowstone

Although there are several snack shops within the borders of Yellowstone National Park, consider bringing along a cooler with lunch items and snacks so you don't have to worry about staying near one of the park's more developed areas. Should you decide to opt for a quick bite to eat at one of the park's grab-and-go venues, recent visitors recommend checking out Mammoth General Store.

Yellowstone is also home to several sit-down restaurants located by popular attractions, such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. Many of these eateries are managed by Xanterra Parks & Resorts. In-park cafeterias serve casual fare like burgers and sandwiches, while high-end restaurants like the Lake Hotel Dining Room and the Mammoth Hotel Dining Room provide selections of game meats (including bison, elk and trout). To enjoy dinner at most of the park's upscale restaurants, you'll need to make reservations far in advance. But remember, some dining venues do not accept reservations during the peak summer season.

Other eateries can be found in the small towns surrounding the park. In Cody, Wyoming, previous visitors suggested dining at The Local and The Cody Cattle Company, while past travelers who visited West Yellowstone, Montana, raved about the dishes served at Wild West Pizzeria, Madriz and Running Bear Pancake House.

Find the Best Restaurants in Yellowstone

  • #1
    Old Faithful Basin Store
    #1 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 220 reviewsTripAdvisor (220)
    $ | American, Diner
    1 Old Faithful Loop Road Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #2
    Mammoth General Store
    #2 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 184 reviewsTripAdvisor (184)
    $ | American, Grill
    Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #3
    Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room
    #3 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1181 reviewsTripAdvisor (1181)
    $$ | American
    Lake Village Road North side of lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #4
    Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room
    #4 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 565 reviewsTripAdvisor (565)
    $ - $$ | American
    Tower-Roosevelt, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #5
    Bear Pit Lounge
    #5 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 189 reviewsTripAdvisor (189)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #6
    Fishing Bridge General Store
    #6 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $ | American, Diner
    1 East Entrance Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #7
    Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room
    #7 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1063 reviewsTripAdvisor (1063)
    $ - $$ | American
    at Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #8
    Old Faithful General Store
    #8 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 99 reviewsTripAdvisor (99)
    $ | American
    2 Old Faithful Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #9
    Obsidian Dining Room
    #9 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 641 reviewsTripAdvisor (641)
    $ - $$ | American
    2305 Old Faithful Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #10
    Lake Hotel Deli
    #10 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 169 reviewsTripAdvisor (169)
    $ - $$ | American, Deli
    Lake Village Road North side of lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #11
    Canyon Fountain and Grill
    #11 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 202 reviewsTripAdvisor (202)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    2 Canyon Village Loop Road General Store, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #12
    Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli
    #12 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Deli
    Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #13
    Canyon General Store
    #13 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 79 reviewsTripAdvisor (79)
    $ | American
    2 Canyon Village Loop Road Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #14
    Old Faithful Inn Dining Room
    #14 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2344 reviewsTripAdvisor (2344)
    $ - $$ | American
    Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #15
    Canyon Soda Fountain
    #15 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 39 reviewsTripAdvisor (39)
    $ | American, Diner
    1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #16
    Lake Village General Store
    #16 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 35 reviewsTripAdvisor (35)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1 Lake Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #17
    Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria & Bake Shop
    #17 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 626 reviewsTripAdvisor (626)
    $ - $$ | American, Asian
    South end of Old Faithful Bypass Rd., Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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  • #18
    Lake Lodge Cafeteria
    #18 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 610 reviewsTripAdvisor (610)
    $ - $$ | American
    Lake Village Rd., Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #19
    Grant Village Dining Room
    #19 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 449 reviewsTripAdvisor (449)
    $ - $$ | American
    Grand Loop Drive, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • #20
    Canyon Lodge Cafeteria
    #20 of 29 Places to Eat in Yellowstone National Park
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3 based on 638 reviewsTripAdvisor (638)
    $ - $$ | American, Asian
    Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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