Best Places to Eat in Glacier National Park
We can't eat from anywhere we can get at home.
That was our family rule growing up on vacation. That being said, let me guide you where to eat in Glacier National Park to fuel you while you’re exploring. With these one-of-a-kind places, you are guaranteed not to go somewhere you have at home. So get ready to belly up and dive into the real Glacier Montana classics!
Places to Eat in Glacier National Park: Our Favorites
1. Tower Grill
Maybe zipling near Glacier National Park or swinging like Tarzan on the high ropes course has you famished — try the Tower Grill! They have plenty of goods to keep ya going. My personal favorite is our pulled pork nachos. There’s a wide variety of snacks to share like nachos, fried pickles or cheese curds. Or maybe a good ol’ burger will be just what you need. But let me tell ya what makes anything better from the Tower Grill…HUCKLEBERRY LEMONADE SLUSHIE! That’s a perfect way to top anything the grill has to offer. Don’t want the brain freeze? They can also serve up a wonderful huckleberry ice tea. This is our favorite restaurant near Glacier National Park!
Summer 2021 Hours – Open Daily
- Cocktails 12 – 8 pm
- Tapas 2 – 8 pm
Josephine’s Bar and Kitchen right up the road behind Glacier Distilling’s Red Barn is a must as well! They not only have killer food but they are also servin’ up great drinks as well. This menu is always changing but has a constant Montana flair. My favorites are the Bison Gyro and Prime Rib sandwich, but you can’t go wrong with anything here. I mean you can even start out your meal with some fried green tomatoes – how often can ya do that?!
Before you leave the area, do stop in for a drink at the craft distillery and tasting room at Glacier Distilling! From amazing whiskeys to cherry bourbon, they have everything you could want at their Whiskey Barn – from tasting flights to cocktails to bottle sales!
3. La Casita
Summer 2021 Hours:
- Open Monday – Saturday from 12 – 7 pm
A little too close to the Northern border? Feel ya need a little taste from farther south? Try La Casita!! Talk about the BEST Mexican food around! Everything is fresh and homemade even right down to the tortillas. I haven’t had one bad thing from here but my go-to is the carne asada quesadilla. Portions will give you plenty to share or save for later. They are located right inside the Discovery Center in West Glacier. It’s easy to grab and go or stop to have a bite. Either way, you can grab a few souvenirs inside the gift shop while you wait for your meal. Talk about 2 birds with one stone!
4. Eddie’s Cafe
Summer 2021 Hours
- Open Daily from 8 am – 8 pm
Right inside Apgar Village in Glacier, you will find Eddie’s Cafe. Maybe you just want a quick scoop of ice cream? They have ya covered. Want to have a meal before your next must-do in Glacier? They have ya covered. Either have a seat in their dining room or grab to go and eat along the shores of Lake McDonald. The Farm to Table Burger is my favorite – that huckleberry BBQ sauce makes it!
Don’t wanna stay up to enjoy the Northern Lights in Montana? You can still enjoy the Northern Lights Saloon up in Polebridge! Enjoy the scenic drive up to Polebridge and the views while you grab a bite of lunch or dinner. Live music is a pretty common thing up here too so maybe you can even score dinner and a show! The Polebridge Mercantile is also right next door and they have baked goods that you need in your life….especially that huckleberry bear claw.
Summer 2022 Hours – Open Every Day
- Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Lunch/Dinner: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Dinner Selections: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
‘Nell’s at Swiftcurrent Restaurant is also another great dining option and could become your one of your favorite places to eat Glacier National Park! They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and not one time of day is better than another to enjoy some great grub here! My favorites are either the turkey, apple, and bacon wrap or the Mediterranean wrap with falafel. I haven’t tried it but they even have an Emu burger for the adventurous ones of your group.