Food & Dining On The East Side Of Glacier National Park

Just in case your ideal vacation doesn't involve cooking, we've rounded up a list of dining options near the Park Cabin Company. Be prepared for wait times during peak season at these popular eateries. Most of the restaurants are seasonal unless otherwise noted.

Dining Near St. Mary, Montana

Johnson's of St. Mary - Their slogan, "homemade everything," says it all. Famous for their "good soup", homemade bread, and fried chicken, this family-owned cafe has been serving up delicious food since 1950. Our Favorites: French Toast, Cinnamon Rolls, BLT

Rising Sun Pizza - It's hard to beat pizza, wings and beer after a big hike. Good To Know: This popular pizza joint is open later than most other dining options in the area.

St. Mary Lodge & Resort - Featuring the Snowgoose Grille, Curly Bear Cafe and Glacier Perk, the resort has convenient options to suit a variety of palates. Our Favorite: Sipping a Montana-made beer or cocktail on their deck overlooking the St. Mary valley.

Dining Near Babb, Montana

Two Sister's Cafe - This colorful cafe has been making tourists happy since 1993. Don't miss their famous Red Burger, Twisted Sistas and huckleberry desserts. Our Favorites: Their delectable dinner specials accompanied by a piece of blackberry-peach pie. 

Duck Lake Lodge - Open year-round, this sportman's lodge has delicious food and friendly service. Chat with the locals about the best places to fish while enjoying a burger on their patio. Our Favorite: Margarita Monday

Leaning Tree Cafe - Serving up breakfast, lunch & dinner year-round, this cafe has a classic menu for the hungry tourist.

Glacier's Edge Cafe - Located in the heart of downtown Babb, this family-owned diner serves delicious sandwiches, burritos and salads. Their rotating selection of soups and desserts are a great accompaniment to their hearty meals. Our Favorites: Cattle Guard Burrito and Turkey Reuben Sandwich

Cattle Baron Super Club - A true Montana dining experience, this family-owned bar and restaurant is famous of their sizzling steaks and seafood accompanied by homemade side dishes. Our Favorites: Char's Baroness Filet and Bob's Specialty Rib Eye

Many Glacier Hotel - This historic hotel features the Ptarmigan Dinning Room, Swiss Lounge and Heidi's Snack Shop. Our Favorite: Enjoy a beverage or snack on their magnificent porch!

Nell's at Swiftcurrent - Featuring new takes on old classics, this restaurant is named for George Bird Grinnell.

Grocery Options

As a remote and seasonal tourist destination, the grocery selection can be limited and come at a premium. We recommend stocking up on necessities before heading our way, especially if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences. Make sure to stop in at the family-owned Thronson's General Store in Babb for any items you may have missed on your list. There is also a small grocery and convenience store located in St. Mary where you can get food items, diesel and propane.

Looking for more east side travel tips? Visit our previous blog post here.




Claire Stone