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Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern
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Big Bend National Park, Basin Rural Station, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
+1 432-477-2291
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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinner with a spectacular view of the Chisos Basin and Window! The food and service matched the view.

1 Thank Ron S
Cedar Creek, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you're staying at the Lodge, you have to travel a distance to get to the restaurant, but it's worth the trip. Fabulous views and very good food.

Thank Gayle W
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is the only restaurant in Big Bend. We ate here almost every day of our stay. We realized quickly that the lunch menu was larger and a bit cheaper. So, we would try to hit it for a late lunch after a day of hiking. We had the cheeseburger, chicken parmesan, chicken quesadillas, the breakfast buffet( which was... More 

Thank Travelhound0317
Hautes Pyrenees
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At a peak time for bookings the Mountain Lodge and Campground appeared pretty full. My wife and I added our name to the table reservation list and adjoined to the bar to wait. After two excellent margaritas, only $7 each our table was ready. The large restaurant was full but immediately after being shown to the table our waiter introduced... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, we were a little disappointed eating off paper products but do understand they have water problems from time to time. The menu has changed but for us the changes will grow on us eventually. If it wasn't for the beautiful scenery of the park we mostly would not return to this restaurant for lunch. Packing a picnic lunch might... More 

Thank Larleme
Cave Creek
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So surprised a national park had such a nice restaurant. We ate at bar because the bartender was amazing and made our night so much fun. Wish I could remember her name. It was oct. 24th. The prices were so reasonable. Great black bean burger! Breakfast was so good also.

Thank maryo275
Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two meals here (dinner and lunch) and both were excellent. I had swordfish. It was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the vegetables were not too crispy - just right. The waitstaff was very attentive, too, making for very pleasant meals.

Thank oregongirl12
Fort Davis, Texas
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only place to eat in the Big Bend National Park, located in the Chisos Basin. Food is really good and service is good as well. Located on the side of a mountain with outstanding views, this is a most enjoyable place to eat. Nice gift shop adjacent. The road into the Basin has very sharp turns going downhill from... More 

Thank Bob79734
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197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here during our visit to the Park. A great view from the restaurant of the mountains. A nice menu of various selections so everyone should find something they like. They have a really great salad bar and I had their sausage gumbo which was awesome. The chicken Parmesan was very good too. The prices a little on the... More 

Thank Kevin M
Pasadena, California
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Prices are reasonable and quality is excellent -- especially considering its remote location, hundreds of miles away from suppliers.

Thank Waldorf2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Big Bend National Park, Basin Rural Station, Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Big Bend National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 432-477-2291

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