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Obsidian Dining Room

2305 Old Faithful, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, WY
307-344-7901
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a bad experience at this overpriced Xanterra restaurant. My husband ordered a spicy peanut pasta dish which he couldn't eat because it was so watery/soupy. They did end up not charging us for his meal. I ordered the rotisserie chicken. The first attempt that they brought out was a shriveled, dried up, over-done piece of chicken. When I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For all the rave reviews, we were really disappointed. The service was fine (actually a little intrusive) but the food just was not as advertised. I had bison short ribs that were dry and bland. My wife's salmon was overcooked and, again, bland. My daughter's prime rib was huge, but again, kind of without taste. Just not anything we got... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We ate here as a family the first night of a 3 night stay. Unlike the Old Faithful Inn restaurant, this was easier to get into and we found the food comparable (though, as we expected, a little overpriced for what it is). The menu and food are fairly pedestrian but keep in mind the volume of people from different... More

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Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The cafeteria at Lake Lodge was a better experience. This place was so overpriced for what you get in the entrees department it's ridiculous. The appetizers were good and the service was good. Though there is more selection I didn't feel the quality of the food was better than the cafeteria style places offered by Xanterra in the park. Perhaps... More

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Clovis, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I had my birthday dinner at the Obsidian Dining Room. We ate early so we did not have to make reservations. I ordered the spinach salad, bison short ribs and a glass of wine. The short ribs were delicious. We had great service from everyone. It's a little pricey for the food, but remember you're in Yellowstone!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were led to believe this is some of the best dining in the park. That might be true, but it's still overrated. The food was great, selections were plentiful, and it beat out other places in the park by a mile, but in the end it's still not all that great. It's still worth going to, but don't get... More

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NYC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I looked all over the park for something Bison that wasn't a plain old burger. They have Bison Short ribs here that are amazing. In fact, this had some of the most exotic game in all the restaurants in the whole park. I ate breakfast here twice, and dinner once. Breakfast was the standard fare, (I think Xanterra uses the... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food was really good and the server never let our glasses get half empty! Our son loved the chicken fingers (yes boring chicken fingers) but all the food we ate was great!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Ate here on our second night in Yellowstone Park, service was extremely fast, food was good and reasonable value for money. Was busy just after we arrived, so although it's a big place, booking may be advisable.

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Long Island, NY
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152 reviews 152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food isn't "to die for" nor will it kill you, but the best part of our dinner was a sundae my wife and I shared for dessert. Our server, Denise, was fantastic. Her smile never quits and her energy seems boundless. I started with a cup of their French Onion Soup. It takes "bland" to a new lower level.... More

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