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1. Posted by grhi (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y


Can anyone give me any recommendations on places to eat in and around Yellowstone Park? Any "romantic" places for 2? Any inexpensive, but good, places for a group of 10??

Any other "must see" attractions??


2. Posted by Kayaker (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y


We were in Yellowstone in July and loved it. We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn for 3 nights. We also had our 30th anniversary dinner there. Its pretty nice.

The park is huge. There are areas around such as Canyon, Lake, Mannoth, etc. Each has places to stay and places to eat. None are special. We used the cafeterias for breakfast.

We put a lot of our planning information on our family website. Also a lot of pictures. There's also links to other sources of info. If you're interested, its

Click on the bison.

You don't say anything about when you are going. Getting reservations in the park can be an issue so don't wait.

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3. Posted by grhi (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y


Very nice web site!

4. Posted by UK (Budding Member 33 posts) 10y

Ypou might consider Jackson Lake Lodge between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park for the dinner for two. There is a restaurant there with a view to die for over Jackson Lake looking at the Grand Tetons.

For the larger party, there are plenty of places in Cody, Gardiner, West Yellowstone and Jackson around the park

5. Posted by grhi (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y


We stayed in the Canyon area and ate mostly at the facilities there. (There is a cafeteria, dinning room and a diner.) The food was good, but obviously not 5-star.

We did also take one night to eat at the main lodge over by Old Faithful. Most of us had the buffet which included bison. The meat was very much like roast beef, but leaner and maybe a little tougher. Again, it was good, but not quite what I had expected for the prices and with the difficulty involved in getting a reservation. (The one person who ordered off the menu said her meal was excellent.)

Overall, the park is fantastic with much to see. The weather could not have been better, (upper 70's & low 80's) and we saw a multitude of animals. Watch out for the bear-jams! (Traffic jams that occur when a bear (or other animal) is sighted and everyone stops to take a picture.) The park is huge, about 50 by 60 miles and "attractions" can be miles apart from each other. Three to four days is probably enough to see the majority of sites, but plan on staying longer if you want to experience some of the hiking trails or want to do much fishing.

Next time we will incorporate the Grand Teton National Park since it borders Yellowstone. (And the Jackson Lake Lodge!)