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Mt. Rainier Region | Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining in the Mt. Rainier Area

From upscale dining in the highest elevation restaurant in all of Washington State to humble roadside bar and grills, here’s a list of outdoor dining options on and around Mount Rainier.

Ashford

  • Copper Creek Inn – Have your choice of two outdoor seating options, sidewalk café style dining out front, our beautiful garden seating area behind the Inn
  • Rainier Basecamp Bar and Grill – Located just six miles outside of the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Grab a picnic lunch to go, or stay awhile and enjoy a hearty meal from the grill, and a refreshing drink from the tap. The park-like atmosphere has tenting, firepits, and sometimes live music.
  • Trailhead Bar and Grill – Order inside and carry out to the back patio behind the restaurant. The back patio has a few tables with umbrellas. 
  • Wildberry Restaurant – The Taste of Two Worlds – traditional American mountain menu with authentic Sherpa Himalayan cuisine of Nepal. Dine outside in a relaxing covered space with views of a grassy lawn, trees, and Tibetan prayer flags. 

Crystal Mountain

  • Alpine Inn Restaurant is elegance with a view of evergreen trees and Bavarian themed inn. Located at Crystal Mountain, this charming restaurant serves gourmet pasta, seafood and steak (vegetarian entrées too). There’s a wide selection of fine wines and hand-crafted northwest brews in an old-world atmosphere. Free WIFI.
  • Fireside Cantina is situated adjacent the Chinook Express quad and East Peak Plaza, the Fireside features multiple open flame fire pits, a giant patio umbrella and a new pick-up window on the side of the sundeck.
  • Summit House combines incredible backdrop of Mount Rainier and surrounding Cascade mountains with locally sourced and Northwest inspired cuisine. Envisioned by Executive Chef Christian Adams.

Enumclaw

  • Headworks Brewery offers craft brews and meals served up by a rotating schedule featuring popular local food trucks. 
  • Il Siciliano – Authentic Italian cuisine. Italian food. Family-owned. Appetizers. Soups. Salads. Pasta. Wood-fired pizza. Entrees. Desserts. House wine.
  • Jackson’s Restaurant – Jackson’s is different.  Really different.  A truly “local” placemaking gourmet artisan pizzas, pasta, and mouthwatering specialty sandwiches, served with style, warmth, and a commitment to great service.  In a world dominated by mediocre restaurant chains, fast food, and gloppy, greasy pizza pies, we are different. Try our “Grinders” – specialty sandwiches that are designed to be filling, and flavorful.  Gluten-free menu items are available.
  • Rainier Bar & Grill – two tables, four chairs in downtown historic Enumclaw. Serves wraps, burgers, steak and “pub-grub.”
  • The Historic Mint – 28 Beers on Tap, fantastic food and family-friendly. Share game day with friends or a quiet evening with your bestie. Appetizers, desserts or the whole meal deal.

Eatonville

  • Bruno’s has both a covered patio and seating near the parking lot adjacent a large mural.
  • Chopstix has a few picnic tables outside of the restaurant on the porch across the street from the Shell gas station.
  • Cruiser Cafe has a few picnic tables outside of the restaurant. On a clear day there is a view of Rainier from the picnic tables. 
  • Mill Haus Cider Co.  is the hot destination restaurant in Eatonville. The largest outdoor dining area in town with firepits, a waterwheel, cider press, stage, and plenty of seating. 

Elbe

  • Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Company – is a train themed diner with bistro tables, a bar car and outdoor seasonal beer garden.
  • Pizza Express is located in a 1910 refurbished train car. This locally owned and operated restaurant offers covered outdoor seating and pizza by the slice or by the pie.

Greenwater

  • Greenwater Outfitters – serves wraps, burritos, chips, sandwiches and has several picnic tables. Order at the window and carry to your tables. 
  • Naches Tavern – has a large outdoor dining area. Order inside and carry out.
  • Wapiti Outdoors – has a small outdoor dining area. Order inside and carry out.

Mount Rainier National Park

  • National Park Inn at Longmire has a covered porch. Place your order at the front desk and carry your meal out to the porch. Tables available on a first-come-first-served basis. On a clear day there’s a view of Mount Rainier from the porch. 
  • Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise has a small deli inside the visitor center with grab and go style items. Place your order at the register and carry it out to the picnic tables by the visitor center. 
  • Paradise Inn while the dining room at the historic lodge offers only indoor seating there is a small patio by the Tatoosh Cafe. Tables are first-come-first-served. Order inside at the café and carry out to a table.
  • Sunrise Day Lodge (estimated to open July 8, 2022). The gift shop offers a variety of prepackaged meals, snacks, and beverages. Shop for your items, pay for them at the gift shop. Walk 2 minutes outside to the picnic area by the visitor center. 

Packwood

  • Blue Spruce Saloon And Diner – has a few tables outdoors on a covered porch adjacent the main road 
  • Cliffdroppers – has a few picnic tables adjacent the main road 
  • Packwood Brewing Co – has a large outdoor dining area with string lights, a grassy area, big fire pit, occasional live music. Serves street style tacos, chips and guacamole with beer and cider.
  • The Mountain Goat coffee house has outdoor seating to enjoy scones, pastries, and cookies with your drinks.
  • White Pass Taqueria + Taproom  serves TexMex style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has half a dozen picnic tables outside with two covered areas.

Wilkeson

  • Simple Goodness Sisters Soda Shop – family-friendly large outdoor dining space with firepits and string lights. Serves a variety of paninis, cocktails, mocktails, handcrafted sodas, and ice cream treats.