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“Best food in the Old Faithful area” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Obsidian Dining Room

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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner
Sarasota Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Best food in the Old Faithful area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

The Obsidian Dining Room is the best sit down dining in the Old Faithful Area. Yhe food and service are a cut above the Old Faithful Inn. They do not take reservations which is a plus for small groups.

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Boston, MA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
“Best service in Yellowstone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

Had it not been for a later meal at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel dining room, the meal we had at the Obsidian Dining Room in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge would have received five stars. As it was, the service there was the best in the park--friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is not as grand as the Old Faithful Inn dining room, but it was sunny and pleasant. The menu had some interesting choices not found elsewhere. It was also great to walk right in without reservations. I would definitely recommend dining at the Obsidian Dining Room if you are staying in the Old Faithful area, and want a nice, relaxed dining experience with good food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, service a little slow but not bad.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

I expected Yellowstone to have typical overpriced low quality food. I was wrong. Maybe the idea that lots and lots of international travelers coming here has helped them to step up the quality a bit. We were there in early June, 2010 and the tourist season was just getting a full head of steam so it wasn't very crowded yet. With that in mind, I think they didn't have all of their summer help yet. Several restaurants had very slow service, BUT the food quality was always high. Obsidian Room in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge was the highlight for me. I love the Salmon and I love the work they are doing at Yellowstone to use sustainable food sources. I ate Breakfast and Dinner here and enjoyed both.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
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30 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Decent food - much better than Old Faithful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

Food here is good and warm (the food at Old Faithful not so good and not overly warm).

I had the buffalo ribs which I thoroughly enjoyed.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philomath, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“We just ordered several appetizers and ate them in the lobby while playing cards, it was really nice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

We ordered several appetizers for dinner and ate them in the lobby while playing cards with the kids. It was really fun and much more low key and economical.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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