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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good, service slow

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Joshua, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

During our drive through at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, we stopped around lunch time at the Overlook area. After a visit to the new restrooms and gift shop, we decide to have lunch at the café before continuing our tour. We ordered a couple of burgers with fries. Service was a little slow but we were in no particular... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We wanted to eat in the Wildlife Center to facilitate a continuing tour in the afternoon. The food was excellent and the view alone was worth the stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The view is worth it by itself. But, if you are hungry, the Phila cheese steak is pretty darn close to the original.

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

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  • 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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