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The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim

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2155 County Road 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043-6117
+1 254-897-2960
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Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to fossil rim, yesterday, me and my friend wanted to have since it was very cold outside, so first i bought a coffee and requested the girl to give me one extra...tiny pack of creamer, girl like anywhere else handed over the creamer. then my friend bought her coffee in 5 mins gap, an old man came to... More 

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Aledo, Texas
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu is what you would expect, but tastes even better when taking in the dramatic views of the park. Perfect place to enjoy a break and feed yourself after feeding all of the animals.

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Thank Chuck M
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is just what you would expect from a small place like this. Nothing exciting. The views, however, are great. We sat outside to eat so we could enjoy the view. Gives a great look at the overall layout.

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Thank Sonja M
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This view at this cafe cannot be beat! Food, not so great, however, I am very grateful they offer veggie patty burgers and an avocado wrap for us vegetarians! Service is poor and quality of food is mediocre, but I rate this place 4 stars because of the incredible view. The blonde girl who takes orders at the counter definitely... More 

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Thank Tiffany04r
Mesquite, Texas
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

It was a go to counter and order cafe and staff were not friendly. Burger was okay and enjoyed the view

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Thank Carolyn F
Glen Rose, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

After your safari and tour of Fossil Rim, stop and rest and eat in the Overlook café. You can either eat indoors or out on the overlook deck that looks down on the Giraffe pasture where you can see 7 or more giraffes roaming free among many other endangered animals. Perfect photo spot. Nice menu includes healthy items as well... More 

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Thank Stephanie L
Granbury
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2155 County Road 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043-6117
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Glen Rose
  • Phone Number: +1 254-897-2960

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