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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%
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“bison meatloaf” (26 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Going-To-The-Sun Road, Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Lunch here for four of us with drinks was $75. Not a cheap place, but then again nothing is cheap in the park. But at least it was very good and our waiter Dana was efficient.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RHoward2014
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We love going to national parks and old lodges, but we haven’t always been impressed with the food in the restaurants there. This restaurant was surprisingly good! Some of the things we ordered were the charcuterie plate, bison burgers, and bison (I think) meatloaf. Even...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank alyeska13
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Whether you chose the continental breakfast buffet part or the full buffet this is a great & quick spot to drop in for a light or heavy breakfast pre or post hike! Open early & family friendly:)

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 15, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IdahoDiver
Reviewed August 13, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank scooze2014
Reviewed August 13, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mmerola22
Reviewed August 12, 2018 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
Reviewed August 11, 2018 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 August 6, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kcr457
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Karen D
August 15, 2018|
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Response from RB_Advisor | Reviewed this property |
There's currently a serious fire situation near the lodge and was closed recently. It may open by October but be sure to check with the lodge.
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
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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