Top 10 Restaurants at Yellowstone

Top 10 Yellowstone Restaurants

The Take-out, Eat-in, and Gourmet Meal Guide to America’s Favorite Park – After a long day of hiking and sightseeing, a delicious hot meal can be the perfect way to relax, unwind, and recharge before starting a new day and Yellowstone Park offers a number of options for every taste and price. While guests may find occasional slow service or other inconveniences common to popular vacationing areas, nothing can compare to the exceptional views and naturally-sourced meals that these Yellowstone Park restaurants offer. The following are the top 10 Yellowstone Restaurants.

Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room
Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7901

Star Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Price range: $10 – $30
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Families with children, Large Groups
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

With elk roaming outside of the restaurant and spectacular views of Mammoth Hot Springs, the Dining Room is a great choice for guests staying at the Mammoth Springs Hotel. The staff is friendly, the menu choices and prices are excellent, and the food is delicious. Food preparation and general service can be slow, but you’ll love the homemade salad dressing, fresh breads, and delicious entrees like prime rib, trout over wild rice with artichokes, and more.

Obsidian Dining Room, Old Faithful Snow Lodge
2305 Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7901

Star Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Price range: $0 – $20
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Local cuisine, Lounge outside Restaurant
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

The Obsidian Dining Room at Old Faithful Snow Lodge is an alternative to the traditional dining at the Old Faithful Lodge across the parking lot. The staff is friendly, the menu choices are excellent, the food is delicious, and the prices are somewhat high, but not extravagant. Food preparation and general service can be slow, and portions are somewhat small. Entrée choices are current and local like bison short rib with mashed potatoes and snow peas, wild boar sausage, and elk tenderloins. The restaurant also has a bar.

Lake Yellowstone Hotel
Lake Village Road, North side of lake, Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7901

Star Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Price range: $4 – $30
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Romance
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert

Guests can enjoy a great view of the lake from the dining room as they sample the creative dishes at Lake Yellowstone Hotel. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and can offer tips for sightseeing within the park. The menu choices are good, the portions are ample, and the buffets have a wide variety of choices. Despite its gourmet-styled offerings, the restaurant has something for everyone. The Breakfast Buffet is widely-recommended and includes salmon, fresh fruit and berries, scrambled eggs, pastries, French toast and more.

Roosevelt Lodge
Tower-Roosevelt, Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7902

Star Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Price range: $10 – $30
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Families with children, Local cuisine
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

When traveling between Lamar Valley and Yellowstone Lake, the Roosevelt Lodge is a great option for a meal. The restaurant is large, the staff is friendly, the menu choices are good and portions are ample. Food preparation and general service and seating can be slow, but the food is good and satisfying. There is wheelchair access is in the back of the restaurant.

Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria & Bakery
South end of Old Faithful Bypass Rd., Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7311

Star Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Price range: $4 – $30
Cuisine Style: American, Bakery
Good For: Cafeteria
Options: Lunch

You can’t beat the view overlooking Old Faithful at the Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria. The deli offers a number of take-out snacks and sandwiches, and the customer service is excellent. The cafeteria is in the lodge on the right side of the Visitor Center and is a great option if the park restaurants are full, and you’ll find a nice assortment of offerings like soup, Philly cheese steak, mac and cheese, pot roast, bison meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and more. Most items are pre-cooked and placed in a warming tray, but service is quick and the food is satisfying.

Old Faithful Inn Restaurant
Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7311

Star Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Price range: $5 – $20
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Reservations
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert

Imagine dining in a 110 year-old iconic hotel with locally-sourced wood, surrounded by geysers, and you’ll be dinning at the Old Faithful Inn restaurant. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the menu choices are good, and you’ll enjoy wonderfully-prepared entrees like Wild Game Sausage, Prime Rib, or Alaskan Salmon. The secret to enjoying Yellowstone and watching the wildlife is that you must arrive early to your favorite site before the crowds and traffic. If you want an early full-service breakfast, Old Faithful Inn is your best choice.

Old Faithful Basin Store
Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park

Star Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Price range: $4 – $30
Cuisine Style: American, Armenian
Good For: Yellowstone General Store
Options: Lunch

This is a little gem hiding between Old Faithful Lodge and the gas station where you’ll find a cute little restaurant, clean restrooms, and a souvenir shop. The staff here is friendly and nice, and they serve the best milkshakes, ice cream, French fries, and burgers in the park. The old name “Hamilton’s” still hangs on a sign above the porch, but it has been renamed the Old Faithful Basin Store.

Lake Lodge Cafeteria
Lake Village Rd., Yellowstone National Park
(307) 344-7311

Star Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Price range: $0 – $20
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

The dining room is beautiful, rustic with plenty of windows, the staff is friendly, and the views from the tables by the windows are stunning. The menu choices are good, the portions are ample, and the specials include pork loin with apples, stuffed shells with marinara sauce, pot roast, and more. Breakfast service is good, but all dishes are a la carte, so it can be pricey. The front porch is huge, and there are a lot of places where you can sit down, relax, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Lower Hamilton Store
Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park

Star Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Price range: $0 – $20
Cuisine Style: American

The Lower Hamilton Store restaurant is a retro-styled diner with good burgers, chicken sandwiches, and amazing fries. It has good breakfast offerings all at reasonable prices. The employees are genuinely friendly and engaging, and the food is very good. Since it is also a store, you will share the space with plenty of guests that are shopping for souvenirs.

Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Old Faithful Bypass Rd., Yellowstone National Park, WY
(307) 344-7901

Star Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Price range: $0 – $20
Cuisine Style: American
Good For: Families with children
Options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

With windows facing Old Faithful, you’ll enjoy a good meal at the Old Faithful Cabins. The staff is friendly, the menu choices are good and portions are ample. Food preparation and general service and seating can be slow, but the food is good and satisfying.

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