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The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim

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2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
254 897 2960
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Granbury
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121 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fair place to get some food while you are at Fossil Rim. It isn't Sardi's so just expect fast food and you'll be OK.

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Thank buddymusic
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers and sandwiches and a few good kid friendly options (PB&J, Grilled Cheese). Or you can bring your own food and eat on the patio overlooking a huge vista. We did the 10 am tour and were hungry afterwards, the cafe definitely filled us up. Oh and the gift shop had plenty of reasonably priced items!

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Thank missygood
North Richland Hills, Texas
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381 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the grandkids... what a great center... the overlook Cafe reminded me of a west Texas short-order drive-in, but the burgers were fresh and cooked perfectly. And, the fries were crispy and served with the burgers. The best thing, the prices were not as high as expected. This isn't just a Jack-in-the-Box want-a-be joint.

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Thank Ron R
Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great idea to have a cafe at the halfway point. Only thing that would make it better would be gluten free buns for a burger :)

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Thank ShotsFromTheRoad
Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Incredible view! Food was decent too, but the view is definitely what you want to stop for. Make sure you get a table outside to watch all the animals in the valley below and watch the birds of prey circling on the thermals.

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Thank texasmm
Texas Heart of
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I don't recommend this spot for eating unless there was no time to pack a picnic and you just have to have a hot meal. The staff is very friendly and work well with what they have to manage. if you have a season pass you will receive a small discount.

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Thank LoneStarRuby
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered burgers that were hot. The view from the porch is great. The price is good for fit a restaurant in a park. We had a very positive experience.

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Thank Anthony H
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Over priced fast food. The selection was very limited. was very disappointed in the lack of food choices

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Thank Elaine B
Bergamo, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Very low service and the quality of the food questionable for the price that you pay. The view is beatiful.

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Thank Paola M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Excellent food, a very relaxing stop along the animal feeding excursion at Fossil Rim. We were starving by the top and enjoyed it!

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Thank Liesa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Glen Rose
  • Phone Number: 254 897 2960

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?