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Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best location for gifts

Only had ice cream (tasty Mountain Berry) at the store - but very good and quite large for the price. The prices for T shirts and gifts are clearly the best in the park. There are General Stores at numerous locations in the park (e.g., Fishing Bridge, Lake) and all are run by the same company (not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Only had ice cream (tasty Mountain Berry) at the store - but very good and quite large for the price. The prices for T shirts and gifts are clearly the best in the park. There are General Stores at numerous locations in the park (e.g., Fishing Bridge, Lake) and all are run by the same company (not Xanterra) and offer... More 

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Charlton, MA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You have to look to see this store and diner but it is well worth it. As previously stated by many other reviewers the place is not owned by Xanterra and was privately owned for almost 100 years until Delaware North bought it. The old fashioned soda fountain counter and stools take you back to a time gone by where... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Kids loved the "old" malt shop look to the counter. Was nice to sit at counter & visit with the servers & cooks. Food was okay & kids loved the ice cream we ordered after dinner.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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232 reviews 232 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Enjoyed our breakfast here. Easy walk over from Old faithful lodge. Great price for inside the park. Think similar to a Waffle House. His breakfast for a good price. And great service. I would not hesitate to return.

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New York State
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were lucky to grab a table next to the lunch counter. Incredibly busy and chaotic. Our waiter was great, the food was average, and the price as expected. Unfortunately, they have products for purchase displayed behind the tables, so while you're eating, someone is standing next to you browsing the goods ... Awkward!

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Colorado
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131 reviews 131 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

WOW! The food here was so much better than the Xanterra food found in the rest of the park, we wished we would have found the restaurant in the back of this gift shop sooner! It is run by an independent company and the only competitor to Xanterra. The Hamilton Store serves great burgers, chicken sandwiches, and amazing fries. They... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Better than other options in OF area, but nothing that great. We weren't able to get reservations at OF dining room earlier than 9:45 pm so we opted for this. Relatively quick service. Had a old fashioned soda fountain bar you could eat at. It is in the middle of gift shop/grocery so there is a lot of foot traffic.... More 

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Medford Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I originally found this "store" on Yelp while looking for places to eat in Yellowstone. True, the building does house a store, but it also contains a diner and gift shop. This facility is not noted in most travel guides and even once you arrive in the Old Faithful area, you will not find reference to it. From the main... More 

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KC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The building is very rustic looking, and there is even an old fashioned soda fountain inside. You will find many souvenirs here with a wide selection of shirts. Most other gift shops are run by Xanterra and feature the same merchandise at every shop. This one was different from Xanterra and offered a few more items of interest. Prices were... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I wasn't prepared that they had counter service; that it was called a Grill because they offered hamburgers; and that otherwise it was only sandwiches.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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  • Cuisine: American

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