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Big Bend National Park, Basin Rural Station, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
432-477-2291
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 63
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food in the mountains

The food was better than we expected. We stayed a night in one of the lodges and decided to eat at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The dinner was fantastic, hot and delivered quickly with excellent service. The buffet in the morning, not so good, as most buffets have the same issue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Barry N
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Algonquin, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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Algonquin, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food was better than we expected. We stayed a night in one of the lodges and decided to eat at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. The dinner was fantastic, hot and delivered quickly with excellent service. The buffet in the morning, not so good, as most buffets have the same issue, cold food, and cold eggs, are not... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the Chisos Mountain Lodge during a trip around Texas. We have taken Dinner and Breakfast twice. The dinner was very delicious, much better than in some of the other restaurants in US National Parks. Also the Breakfast was good and overall the prices are very fair.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ate at this restaurant each night we stayed at the Chisos Mountain Lodge. The food is good, and the menu is very diverse. They have a very good soup and salad bar, and nightly buffets that differ each night. I thought the BBQ buffet was very good. No matter where you sit in the restaurant you get a great... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ate breakfast and dinner at the lodge over 5 days. The breakfast buffet is ample and very well priced. The dinner menu is varied and the dishes were adequate thought not inspired. The service was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ate two dinners and two breakfasts. Attractive, diverse dinner menu, including some healthy choices. Busy dinner location and res are not taken. Friendly attentive, positive waiters for both dinners. Fair pricing. Breakfast hard to mess up because it's buffet style. Food average ok, however when I politely asked our server if I should use my plate for a small helping... More 

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Washougal
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The selection was good, and I enjoyed the salad bar. I had the pasta special special, and it was fine too, but it just didn't agree with me the next day. Could have been just me though. Nice view of the valley thru

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Fantastic views from the HUGE window in the dining room. The meal was quite good and reasonable, too. I had the all you can eat soup and salad bar and it was really good. My friend had the club sandwich and it was huge! The service was friendly, too. I think if you go to the park, you should really... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a nice lunch here between hikes. Nice views from the dining room. Would recommend. Good sandwiches and very nice staff.

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Puerto Rico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Windows look out over Chisos Basin, toward The Window--I'm sure sunset here would be awesome. Food and service were both very good, even though it was somewhat busy.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We do a lot of national park traveling and given the location, this is an excellent restaurant. Choices are a little limited but the food was always very good. We didn't try the steaks (since the cook all red meats to medium well) but the fish (trout and salmon) were very good. The cobblers for desert are also very tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Big Bend National Park, Basin Rural Station, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park
  • Phone Number: 432-477-2291

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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