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“Pleasant meal, excellent service, genuine national park ambience”

Two Dog Flats Grill at Rising Sun Motor Inn
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 24 August 2014

It isn't fair to compare Two Dog Flats Grill to trendy urban restaurants or high-falutin' resorts. Keep in mind that this place is open only three months a year, that the help is seasonal (mostly college students) and that the location is within a national park (far removed from most supply lines). Given all this, Two Dog Flats really delivers a very good dining experience for hungry hikers and nature lovers.

The ambience really is quite unique and pleasant. Every table gets to take advantage of the huge picture windows, which afford fine views of the surrounding mountains. There is also interesting artwork: three paintings of mountain and Western scenes (one of which is very, very large) plus five tapestry hangings featuring sketches of Western figures (cowpuncher, Indians, gold panner, etc.) by Montana's famed cowboy painter Charles M. Russell. Taken together, this provides a very genuine Montana park experience.

We found service to be very good. The host was attentive and courteous. Our servers (on each of the three times we ate there) were unusually friendly, courteous and efficient. In fact, one of them stopped by and greeted us warmly when she saw us on a return visit.

The menu offers a variety of options, some of them Montana sourced (bison, huckleberry, etc), some organic, some gluten free and some whole grained. I live in Montana, and I can tell you that very, very few restaurants here do that. Everything we ordered (once for breakfast and twice for dinner) was well prepared and tasty. We received our orders within a reasonable time. Particularly good was the chocolate cake (a huge slice), the side salad (a good mix of various greens and vegetables), the bison burger, the trout and the vegan vegetable soup.

Because the Rising Sun facility (where Two Dog Flats is located) is somewhat off the tourist track and doesn't get tour buses, the location is quieter and more relaxed than other Glacier park locales such as Lake McDonald, Many Glacier or East Glacier. The restaurant is just off the historic and scenic Going to the Sun Highway, and is the closest eatery to Logan Pass and the many trails in that area. It is an easy three minute walk from the Rising Sun cabins, campground and motel units. It's right next to the stop for the free hiker's shuttle. The clientele is a fun mix of hikers, campers, sightseers, retirees and families from all over the world.

No, this is not Vegas, Rodeo Drive or SoHo. It's Montana, and Two Dog Flats offers a genuine national park experience at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We ate at four different places while visiting Glacier NP and this was our favorite place. If you want vegetable s their Farmer's Market salad was the best. The small is plenty big unless you are extremely hungry. We ate several dishes over 3 days and found everything at least fair to very good. We looked at places outside the park and found the prices were just as high or higher and the two meals we had in West Glacier were only fair. The chocolate cake was good and big enough for two people to share. We also liked the cherry pie too.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The black bean burger was mushy and uneventful and tofu taco gave tofu a bad name. The service was adequate but not overly attentive. Thankfully the views of the majestic mountains out the window diminished the shortcomings of the food. My suggestion is to eat up the scenery and pass by this restaurant.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Bethany was the best server I have ever ever had and I travel extensively!

View is stunning, food is just very fine, especially the trout. Ate there at least 5 times during this stay and loved everything about Two Dog!

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We ate two dinners and three breakfasts here and also did the pack lunch.
This place is good for two meals and then it get's old. The menu is a very strange international/ vegetarian selection. My wife and I chose not to eat here again on our third night because of the limited menu. We really didn't want to have to resort to tofu. They never could get their breakfast potatoes right, every morning they were super hard and inedible. I would recommend getting a slice of their chocolate cake for dessert. Large enough to share. The staff were all really great, but I'm sure that changes every season. The wi-fi is for hotel guests and is dreadfully slow. The sack lunches aren't available until 8am and are $10 for about $5 worth of food. I'd suggest driving 10 minutes down the road to the grocery store or even getting sandwiches from the camp store on-site.

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