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The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim

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2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-2960
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great people - down home type feel. You can eat outside on wooden tables and chairs. Views are great. Good food. Great spot for families.

Thank Christina V
Vernon, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nice place for stretching your legs after (for us) about a 1 1/2 hour slow drive thru safari. This is the half way point in the safari tour. Typical burgers, hot dogs, french fries, ice cream etc. but take them out on the patio which overlooks the whole park far below. Excellent view, great for the whole family. Highly recommend.

Thank Joe G
Plano, Texas
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

Thank Mimioochie
Aledo, Texas
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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.

1 Thank Chuck M
Lubbock, Texas
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190 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

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 18 October 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 

Thank Tiffany04r
Mesquite, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

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

Thank Carolyn F
Glen Rose, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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 

Thank Stephanie L
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149 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank buddymusic
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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!

Thank missygood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2155 CR 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043
  • 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?