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Lower Hamilton Store

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Total tourist trap - but so much fun!!! Give the kiddos $20 and let them go crazy!!. That arrowhead or leather belt will live for years as reminders of their trip.

Thank ITRockstar
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Best Diner in the Geyser Basin............The only diner in the Geyser Basin. Thoroughly hacked off with the poor food offering at the Old Faithful Inn Dining Room, we though we'd try this diner for breakfast. So glad we did, we ate here twice. Standard breakfast fare is on offer, cooked fast and fresh. All complimented by prompt, friendly and welcoming... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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622 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Do You realize this is the same as the lower basin store? We went to the upper store aka the old faithful general store seeking grilled cheese sandwiches. Formerly I praised that location for its frozen healthy sweet earth brand burritos but could not find them in the case anymore. In the grill, the items seemed limited and high priced.... More 

1 Thank jesse o
Saint Anthony, Idaho
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to stop in to get some lunch while we waited for Old Faithful to erupt. It is the perfect waiting spot. The history on the walls was interesting to read while our food was being prepared. A monitor keeps you updated on the eruption time so you won't miss it. The food was delicious. We enjoyed our hamburgers... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

When visiting the Old Faithful area, breakfast at the Lower Store is a must for the best breakfast in Yellowstone! Many choices, including great flapjacks.

1 Thank tjeffb3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Evening meal and breakfast. The menu has a nice choice of fountain foods, a tasty chicken, buffalo type sandwich with fresh fries and a heaping dose of blue cheese dressing on the side. Breakfast menu was what most would seek. Service was fast, very cordial, with light banter. The staff in the upper store recommended this gem. They were right.... More 

Thank robert m
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We did a walk thru of the place to avoid getting caught in the rain. It is a very nice store with great souvenirs, a little on the expensive side like everything at Yellowstone. It also features an old fashioned dinette with spinning stools mounted to the floor. It was a nice place to visit. Didn't cost anything to look.

Thank PoconoSummitJohn570
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped at all the stores in the park the selection changes from store to store. So got to stop at them all.

Thank Brad B
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had breakfast here on our way to gaze geysers and determined it was the best breakfast food for us. The pancakes are good, excellent sausage, good service, fast, friendly and attentive servers.

Thank LaDonna S
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Lunch, Aug 3, 2016 & Breakfast, Aug 4, 2016 Glad we discovered this eatery. Best place to eat in the Old Faithful area. Located in Hamilton's General Store just down hill from the Old Faithful Inn (easy walk). Yummy food -- burgers, grilled chicken, etc,. Good variety on menu. Fast service. Joe was a hustling, entertaining server at lunch. We... More 

Thank leftypicker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful area, Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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