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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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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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Houston, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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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Texas
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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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Houston, Texas
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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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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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Woodway, Texas
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Corinth, Texas
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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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Arlington, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food is reasonably priced and relatively good quality. However, every time I've eaten there, and that's a lot of times, it takes a very long time for the food to be served. That's fine, if you're not too hungry and enjoy the view of the vista, and your kids aren't too squirrely. Otherwise, pack a picnic in a cooler... More 

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Fremont, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Decent prices for the food, not like others that are similar hat was nice. Service was friendly and fairly quick. The area was clean and relaxing. You could eat inside or out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a party of 8 and it was a reasonable limited menu with fast service. I think that a picnic would be perfect for this experience on a beautiful day!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The lines were pretty long because of spring break and the lunch rush but we got to the front of the line in no time. The Fossil Rim burgers were delicious.

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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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