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The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim

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2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
254 897 2960
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than expected.

One would think that this is just your typical burger / hot dog type place, being as where it is located. In actuality, the food there is really quite good, and they had lots of options on the menu. For those that are watching what they eat, or have dietary restrictions, they probably have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
toballou
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Houston, Texas
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Bergamo, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very low service and the quality of the food questionable for the price that you pay. The view is beatiful.

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Thank Paola M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, a very relaxing stop along the animal feeding excursion at Fossil Rim. We were starving by the top and enjoyed it!

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Thank Liesa J
Andrews, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We ate at the cafe for convenience and expected to pay for said convenience. We were pleasantly surprised at the very reasonable prices, and the quantity of food we received. The chicken wrap had more chicken than most restaurant wraps have. Counter service was quick and friendly, and we enjoyed the view of the park from our table. It seemed... More 

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Thank Donna W
Azle, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Fast food. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches. French Fries. Sodas. Tasteless, but convenient.

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Thank Goldie B
San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife had the chicken wrap, my daughter had the burger and I had the grilled chicken sandwich. The prices averaged about $8.50 each and included either fries or chips. I did think the price was a bit high for what we got. The food tasted okay and what I would expect for this kind of place in the middle... More 

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Thank Tim133
Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The Overlook Cafe is a small building with a simple menu. The prices are a little on the high side in my opinion, but not outrageous. It's a place to grab a bite to eat. The overlook is very pretty!

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Thank Teresa_Marion_OH
Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One would think that this is just your typical burger / hot dog type place, being as where it is located. In actuality, the food there is really quite good, and they had lots of options on the menu. For those that are watching what they eat, or have dietary restrictions, they probably have something for you.

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Thank toballou
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich was dry and unappetizing. French fries were the side dish for most of the orders. I didn't feel like the food offerings were very healthy. But the volunteers work very hard to accommodate everyone.

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Thank Susan H
Woodway, Texas
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice rest half way thru circle drive. Good selection. Nice view. Prices not bad. A welcome place to stop.

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Thank terry m
Corinth, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The cafe is approximately half way through the park. The newly rebuilt Visitor Center is also a must for souvenirs.

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Thank KCHRIST2

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Glen Rose
  • Phone Number: 254 897 2960

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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