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20 Dining Spots Around Yellowstone National Park

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Finding dining options within Yellowstone can be challenging because the restaurants are not as numerous as you might expect, and they are often far apart. There are only a few dining spots inside the park, and they tend to be pricier.

However, there are also great options outside the park's boundaries, especially at the park's West entrance, where you can find many choices.

To help you plan your meals, here are 20 restaurants around the park to consider if you get hungry during your Yellowstone journey.

North

1. Mammoth Terrace Grill

The Terrance Grill, a restaurant inside of an historic building in Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone

Located on Grand Loop Road, Mammoth Terrace Grill is a quick-service restaurant perfect for those on the go. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, value meals, and hand-dipped ice cream.

You can also grab breakfast sandwiches, cereals, juice, and coffee in the morning. The grill operates from April 26 to October 14, with varying breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours. No reservations are needed, and the dress code is casual.

  • Location: 305B Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

NORTHEAST

2. Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room

 One section of the Roosevelt Dining Room at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge located in the Olympic National Forest is this glassed in porch.

Built near Theodore Roosevelt's favorite spot, this rustic lodge offers a family-style restaurant with a lobby bar and a front porch for relaxing.

The menu features hearty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The lodge is open from June 7 to September 2. Like Mammoth Terrace Grill, it operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Location: 101 Roosevelt Lodge Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

3. Tower General Store

People mingle outside of the Yellowstone Tower Falls General Store in Yellowstone National Park

Situated at the trailhead to Tower Fall, this store offers groceries, ice cream, souvenirs, and a restaurant with burgers and sandwiches. It is open daily from May 24 to September 29 and is wheelchair accessible.

  • Location: 1 Dunraven Pass Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7786

East

4. Canyon Fountain and Grill

Known as "The Soda Fountain," this diner is attached to a general store. The menu includes grilled sandwiches, bacon cheeseburgers, pancakes, ice cream, and French toast.

The diner also offers root beer, lemonade, milkshakes, and coffee. Food delivery is available for convenience. It is open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM.

  • Location: 3 N Rim Dr, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

5. Canyon Eatery

This eatery is located in Canyon Village and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast options include combo plates and grab-and-go items. For lunch, try the Asian-inspired rice or noodle bowls. Dinner features homestyle favorites.

The eatery is open from May 17 to October 27, with different hours for each meal.

  • Location: Yellowstone National Park, 83B Lupine Ct, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

6. Canyon Village - General Store

This store offers groceries, ice cream, souvenirs, apparel, and a sit-down restaurant. It is open daily from May 10 to October 13.

  • Location: Grand Loop Rd #2, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-242-7377

7. Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge

Enjoy meals with a view of Yellowstone Lake. The canteen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is famous for its local ranch beef burger. It operates from June 10 to October 6.

  • Location: 460 Lake Village Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

South

8. Grant Village Dining Room

This dining room offers family favorites and house specialties. Before or after dinner, visit the Seven Stool Saloon.

The dining room is open from May 31 to October 6, with different breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours. Reservations are required for dinner.

  • Location: 550 Sculpin Ln, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

9. Old Faithful General Store Grill

Built in 1897, this historic store offers groceries, ice cream, souvenirs, and a sit-down restaurant. It is open daily from May 31 to September 15.

  • Location: 2 Old Faithful Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

10. Old Faithful Snow Lodge Geyser Grill

The Old Faithful Snow Lodge gift shop and Geyser Grill building, in summer

Perfect for a quick bite, the Geyser Grill serves American fare and cheesesteaks for lunch and dinner. It is open from April 26 to October 31 and from December 15 to March 15.

  • Location: 1000 Old Faithful Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

11. Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli

This deli offers coffee, sandwiches, snacks, and ice cream. It operates from May 3 to October 14, with varying breakfast, lunch, and snack hours.

  • Location: 1001 Old Faithful Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
  • Contact Number: +1-307-344-7311

West

12. The Falafel Spot

This stand in West Yellowstone offers vegan falafel wraps, tacos, and hummus plates. It is open daily from 4 PM to 10 PM.

  • Location: 3 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-954-980-9238

13. Outpost Restaurant

This family-friendly restaurant serves home-cooked comfort food, including blueberry pancakes, chili burgers, and biscuits with gravy. It is open seasonally from April 22 to October 13, from 6:30 AM to 10 PM.

  • Location: 115 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-640-3240

14. The Branch Restaurant & Bar

Offering hearty breakfasts and a variety of lunch and dinner options, The Branch also features a bar with six 60-inch TVs and a game room. It is open daily for breakfast and dinner.

  • Location: 315 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-646-7365

15. Wild West Pizzeria & Saloon

This pizzeria is a local favorite. It is known for its pizza and live entertainment. It is open daily from 11 AM to 11 PM.

  • Location: 14 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-646-4400

16. La Jungla

This Mexican restaurant offers steak tacos, carnitas, and garlic shrimp. It is open daily with varying hours.

  • Location: 21 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-208-760-8174

17. Beartooth Barbecue

Established in 1999, this BBQ joint serves St. Louis-style ribs, Montana sausage, and brisket. It is open daily from 11 AM to 10 PM.

  • Location: 111 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-646-0227

18. Bullwinkles Saloon & Eatery

Bullwinkle's Saloon and Eatery. One of the tourist streets in West Yellowstone, Montana.

This family-owned restaurant offers hand-cut steaks, prime rib, pasta, and more. It also has a full bar with craft cocktails and is open daily from 11 AM to 2 AM.

  • Location: 115 N Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-646-7630

19. Firehole Bar-B-Que Co.

Specializing in fresh, smoked meats, this BBQ joint is open daily from 12 PM until sold out.

  • Location: 120 Firehole Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-641-0020

20. The Buffalo Bar

Sunny exterior view of the Buffalo restaurant

Known for its Western-themed ambiance, The Buffalo Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is open daily from 9 AM to 2 AM, with the kitchen closing at 10 PM.

  • Location: 335 US-20, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Contact Number: +1-406-646-1176

For more tips on making the most of your visit, check out How To Enjoy Yellowstone In One Day.

Plan Ahead for a Satisfying Yellowstone Experience

While Yellowstone National Park offers various dining options, bringing your own snacks or meals can save time and money.

Packing your own food in a cooler or container that will keep it fresh allows you to focus on the park's breathtaking views and wildlife without the hassle of finding where to eat.

Whether you dine at one of the recommended restaurants or enjoy a picnic with your own provisions, planning ahead ensures a more enjoyable and seamless adventure in Yellowstone.

 
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