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Summit House

33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, WA 98022
(360) 663-3085
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Snohomish, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

After riding the gondola up to the top and seeing the awesome views, we decided to have lunch at Summit House. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was super, and very accommodating. We asked to share an order of fish and chips and the waiter said absolutely. The fish was very flavorful and the tarter sauce was fresh made. The... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that this place is very hard to review. The view is breathtaking, so the restaurant already gets points for that. The food was good, the service was average at best. We went for a late lunch at the very beginning of Crystal Mountain's summer season, so it wasn't terribly busy. We were seated right near... More

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Seattle Washington
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146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

On the first day of summer Mt. Rainier showed from Seattle so a friend and I decided to absorb close-up that mountain's awesome wonder by taking the gondola at Crystal Mountain to have lunch at The Summit House, Washington's highest restaurant at 6,872 feet. Riding up the red gondola quietly reveals a picturesque view of the ski runs and resort... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's a warn and confortable place after spending hours in the cold outsider. The service is good and food is very good as well. I tought it would be more expensive, but it was fair price.

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We mad reservations as many reviews had suggested. We thought the food was excellent! Worth every penny. I'm not sure why some reviews were negative because we really enjoyed our lunch, the views and a nice break from the slopes! I would definitely recommend doing lunch here.

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Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Took a relative from the east coast here for lunch yesterday. It was a big deal getting there from where we were. They two gentleman operating the gondola were awesome and slowed the gondola for my guest. The table was reserved and ready at the Summit House and the waiter was most excellent but the food was not as expected.... More

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Seattle, WA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My cousins were here from Chicago and wanted to see Mt. Rainier. What better place than the top of Crystal? They loved the Gondola ride and were speechless when they saw the spectacular view of the mountain. They had never seen skiers/snowboarders before either. We hung out at the top in the relaxing chairs just staring at the scenery. I... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I went to ski at Crystal Mountain after several good feedbacks from my friends. The Ski Resort is amazing. The infrastructure is perfect, the equipments are new, the team has excellent knowledge and are very nice, the trails are perfect for beginners or experts and the lifts are in good shape. The difference is the Gondola. It's a closed lift... More

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Hooksett NH
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121 reviews 121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We celebrated our son in law's birthday with a ride up the gondola and lunch at the Summit House restaurant. The view from this location is spectacular ! 360 degree view of mts. In every direction. The weather was nice until later in the afternoon when were heading back to our daughter's home. Now for the restaurant: the food and... More

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Graham, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can't find a restaurant with a better view! On a clear day it's almost like you can reach out and touch Mt. Rainier

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