Glacier National Park

The developed areas within the park, such as Lake McDonald, Apgar, Many Glacier, and Rising Sun, provide lodging and dining options for visitors. However, it is advisable to pack food and drinks as these amenities may not be easily accessible from the park’s roads and trails. It is important to note that restaurants are only open during the peak season from late June through Labor Day.

Eddie’s Café & Mercantile at Apgar offers a diverse menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, along with an ice cream shop and gift shop that stocks camp supplies and souvenirs. The menu features a range of classics like sandwiches and salads, as well as regional favorites such as bison burgers. The patio area of the café overlooks Lake McDonald, providing a picturesque dining experience.

The Lake McDonald Lodge offers three dining options. Russell’s Fireside Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Lucke’s Lounge and Jammer Joe’s Grill & Pizzeria offer lunch and dinner options. The elk burger at Russell’s is a must-try, accompanied by a Montana craft brew. Lucke’s Lounge offers a traditional menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches, while Jammer Joe’s is a favorite among kids, serving pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads, and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.

The Ptarmigan Dining Room at Many Glacier Hotel is a fine dining establishment that sources its ingredients locally. Although reservations are not accepted, the wait to dine on the continental-style menu, set off by the panoramic lake views, is well worth it. The menu features seared duck breast and grilled salmon, as well as classics like Cobb salad and burgers. The Swiss Lounge at the hotel offers light fare from lunch to late night, serving Montana-style bar food such as bison chili and sausage platters with pretzel chips.

At the Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins, Two Dog Flats Grill serves American comfort food. Visitors can indulge in a range of dishes that are sure to satisfy their taste buds.