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Summit House Restaurant

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33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
+1 360-663-3085
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

As you'd expect, great views from the panoramic windows. The food is good, although some of our dishes had to go back to be reheated, and the portions are generous. Prices are quite high, but you are on top of a mountain and there is...More

Thank marlowbilly
Reviewed March 4, 2017

While the food is pretty good, and pretty expensive, we don't (at all) go for the food. Whether grabbing lunch and a beer during ski season - or simply taking visitors to the most easily attained and spectacular view in the state - this is...More

2  Thank DavetheNon-Texan
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Q: What are the elements of an epic restaurant? A: Location, Food, Service Summit House has the best location of any restaurant in Washington: perched on a steep ridge facing directly across from Mt. Rainier, with little birds outside that will fly right into your...More

2  Thank jchrishildebrand
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Ski lodge is typically overpriced, but you'd expect to have a cheeseburger patty that's thicker than the tomato slice on it. The Asian food stations looked like they'd be good- but they were closed on the weekdays I was there. Also, I'm all for reducing...More

Thank lapinagile1
trvlcpl, Manager at Summit House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

I appreciate your thoughts about Campbell Lodge, I believe this is what you were speaking of and not Summit House. Campbell Lodge has the Asian station and smaller burgers.

Reviewed January 1, 2017

Pros: Experience - The Gondola ride to the restaurant beats a valet drop anyday! Ambience - the interiors are tasteful and warm Setting - the outside has the best view of Mt Rainier, but may get too cold/ wet too; the tables inside have good...More

Thank mohnish j
Reviewed December 28, 2016

If you are ever looking to do something really enjoyable and enjoy an incredible view, go to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and take the gondola up to the Summit Restaurant. The ride up and the views of the Cascade Mountains (includes Mounts Rainier, Baker, St...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the highest restaurant in Washington, so you want clear skies, unless you are out riding the mountain, then it is about value for quality. The food is really good, slightly more expensive than you would expect for a mountaintop meal, but that is...More

Thank PilotDags
Reviewed October 30, 2016

It's more expensive but I'm not really surprised by that. The good was delicious and there was no way you could top the view. Also, the chipmunks up there are not afraid to approach or get close to you!

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed September 29, 2016

My husband and I have been here multiple times for lunch and dinner over the last 9 years. We have always had wonderful service and great experiences. My husband actually proposed at this restaurant 9 years ago at a winemakers dinner. So, it's safe to...More

Thank lindseypapac
Reviewed September 27, 2016

You eat here for the views! The food is good but pricey. Service was pleasant but a bit inattentive as the servers seemed quite busy. Would definitely come back though because.. THE VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank nrq78
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Ana R
April 7, 2018|
Response from Mrs H | Reviewed this property |
SORRY, the gondola will NOT be open on September 19, 2018 2018 Gondola Hours Peak-Summer Season June 22-September 3, 2018 Sunday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last ride down is at 5:30 p.m.) Saturdays 10:00... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $35
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Rainier National Park  >  Crystal Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 360-663-3085
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Washington State's highest elevation restaurant, featuring fresh American cuisine with breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range.
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