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Russell's Fireside Dining Room at Lake McDonald Lodge

Going-To-The-Sun Road, Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
+1 855-733-4522
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“bison meatloaf” (25 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Going-To-The-Sun Road, Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On our recent trip to Glacier park my husband and I had lunch here one day, then returned the following day for breakfast. We loved the ambiance, the service was very good and the food was excellent. My lunch was a turkey "burger" with a...More

Thank IdahoDiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the restaurant and the service was excellent too. I had the Trout and my husband had the meatloaf and we both were very satisfied with our delicious dinner. We originally tried to get a table for 8 and were told it would be...More

Thank scooze2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying in West Glacier, this is certainly a place to stop and eat. The breakfast is expensive, so go here for dinner instead. The elk and bison burgers are delicious and highly recommended. We stayed at Lake McDonal Lodge which makes it easy to...More

Thank Mmerola22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dining room is in the lobby of Lake McDonald Lodge. We put our name in about 11:30am and had a half hour wait. The prices were on the high side, but I found the food to be good and the portions adequate. I had...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Buffalo burger. It was quite good; not dry like I've experienced at other places. The service was excellent. And the ambience was everything I expected from a national park lodge. Good experience and I'd eat there again if I ever get back...More

Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined @ Russell's Dining Room on 08/09/18. The food was delicious! We shared the Large Farmer's Salad & the Bison Meatloaf Sandwich. Food was tasty & fresh. We had plenty to eat! The lodge is historic & lovely! There is a superb view of the...More

Thank ABQJean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been less than impressed with the food options at National Park Lodges in years past, we were really delighted to see that Xanterra has upped their game. We were here for breakfast and dinner as part of a National Geographic Expedition, so our meals...More

Thank KC R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting all three of the parks major dinning rooms, Russell's Fireside Dinning Room best held to the park's past and present in terms of a dining experience. The dining room was consistent with the lodge, and the wait staff cohesive and looking to please....More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate her with a group and friends and everyone was generally pleased. Good selection and there were options that allow a vegetarian to get a good meal even though the focus is more on the carnivore. Nice atmosphere and service was on par with other...More

Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've wanted to have dinner at Russel's and we were finally able to. We did have to wait almost an hour to be seated, but we had a nice table, and the waiter was wonderful. I had the elk burger (for $15) and we also...More

Thank mrliterature
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Karen D
August 15, 2018|
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Response from scooze2014 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but I would call to make sure. Usually Lake Mc Donald is open longer than Many Glacier area .
May 18, 2018|
Response from scooze2014 | Reviewed this property |
We had a group of 8 so for this restaurant we did not but for activities such as boat tours, horseback riding& red bus tour yes. We also made reservations for a restaurant in the Canadian side but that was because we had a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Going-To-The-Sun Road, Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 855-733-4522
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