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Summit House Restaurant

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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (14 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
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33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola, Crystal Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98022-7938
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Me and Wife came here on a date/weekend getaway. Ride a gondola up! don't be afraid of heights. You pay for a ride up $$ but the restaurant has reasonable prices. Good burgers!

Thank jisthebest
Reviewed 1 April 2017

When the Summit House Restaurant was redone (I forget how many years ago) it was fantastic. The food was on par with a very good restaurant in Seattle. The chef who ran the kitchen and the dining room was incredible. Those days are long gone....More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 27 March 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 4 March 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

1  Thank DavetheNon-Texan
Reviewed 22 February 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

1  Thank jchrishildebrand
Reviewed 1 February 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 3 April 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 2 January 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 28 December 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 7 December 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 31 October 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
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Nearby Attractions
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Mount Rainier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
22:30 - 14:45
22:30 - 14:45
22:30 - 14:45
22:30 - 14:45
22:30 - 14:45
22:30 - 14:45
22:30 - 14:45
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
  • E-mail
Come dine in Washington state's highest elevation restaurant, featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine with a high alpine flair.
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