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33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, WA 98022
+1 360-663-3085
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Price range: $20 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Come dine in Washington state's highest elevation restaurant, featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine with a high alpine flair.
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Bellmore, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We tried our luck and came out here while on vacation in January. The weather was terrific and in the 40's at the 5,000 ft level and after taking the gondola up to the summit at 7,000 ft the temp was actually 51 degrees on January 4th. Incredible. The views can't be matched Mt. Ranier right out the window at... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Dined at Summit House in September on the way to Mt. Rainier. What a View! We rode the gondola up the mountain and witnessed a spectacular view of the Cascade Mountain range skyline. Mt. Rainer, Mt. Baker, Mt. St Helens, and even Mt. Hood were visible with binoculars. The food was average, but the view more than made a trip... More 

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Dining at Summit House restaurant in the middle of the summer is a big treat. If you're a hiker, enjoy an excellent hike with gorgeous views and then treat yourself to a scrumptious meal and cold, frosty brew. It doesn't get any better than that. Even if you're not a hiker, you can take the gondola to the same destination.... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Love the view.One of the best al fresco lunch site. Food is average-presentation is awesome,service is average too ,there is a long waiting. We made our reservations from the gondola station and were luck not to wait. Eat here for experience -gazing at snow clad mountain with wine will make your day.

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Springfield, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We made reservations for 1:15 however we arrived early and were thrilled they could accommodate our earlier arrival. Seated on the ski slope side of the dining room, it was a beautiful setting. Food is amazingly good, we had steamed clams and the Hiker Wrap, very filling and very tasty. If at all possible, make the reservations to have a... More 

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Seattle
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Love the view, like the service but the food is average. For that special view I would prefer better food and presentation and way better coffee :) Please work on it, owners of the restaurant!! I bring my out of town/country guests cause the views are amazing and gondola provides a great experience as well but would prefer better food/presentation... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's a great place to view the mountain but I found it overpriced and not worth it! The outside sitting area is nice on a sunny day but you can sit in the chairs for free outside of the Summit House.

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Seattle area
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The main point of taking the gondola up Crystal Mountain is for the view. It is not for high-end dining. This is the case for most ski area mountainside restaurants. You can't beat the view here; the people who built the restaurants wisely made two sides of the restaurants all glass. Few mountainside ski restaurants have great food; the point... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Memorable lunch at the summit house. Friendly folks and view of Rainier and the complete cascade of mountains and valleys. What better food than to have "the mountain"! Recommend? Ofcourse yes. A hike up to the summit before lunch would be a complete trip!

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Seattle
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886 reviews 886 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The views at a restaurant don't get much better than this, spectacular. Restaurant itself is basic and fairly small. Menu is also basic American, although well made. Food is not gourmet. You come here for the ambiance.

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Additional Information about Summit House

Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, WA 98022
Phone Number: +1 360-663-3085
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Crystal Mountain
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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