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“Good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim

The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim
2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
254 897 2960
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Ranked #10 of 32 Restaurants in Glen Rose
Cuisines: American
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plano tx
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

Yes, a sandwich here is about $8. This is a tourist destination. But this is not your typical 'theme park food'. It was all VERY good. We had the hamburgers, chicken, rueben and waffle fries. We did have to wait about 40 minutes, but we visited the gift shop so it was fine. We hovered around and grabbed an outdoor table as soon as one became available and enjoyed the view.

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“Nice little lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2006

A nice little lunch spot at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. It has a rather limited menu made up mostly of sandwiches and burgers, but the ones we had (grilled chicken sandwich, reuben sandwich and veggie burger), were very tasty and well above the type of fare you'd expect at your average "tourist trap"-type eatery. I've had grilled chicken sandwiches and reubens at standard sit-down restaurants that weren't even half as good.

As the name implies, the Overlook Cafe has a spectacular view of part of the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (it overlooks a valley around the giraffe barn where I noticed a lot of zebras and fallow deer hanging around; it's a ways off, though, so it might be worthwhile to bring your binoculars). Also has several hummingbird feeders and other bird feeders, so lots of birds flitting around to watch.

And you don't have to be visiting Fossil Rim to eat at the Overlook. Drive a ways past the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center's main entrance and watch for signs to the Overlook Cafe (you'll end up taking a couple of right turns to get to the cafe's parking lot).

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