Where to Eat Near Each Park
Feed your appetite at stellar restaurants near each of the parks.
Thanks to a geothermal greenhouse, you can count on plenty of fresh produce year-round at the Chico Hot Springs Dining Room in Pray, Montana, 30 miles away from Yellowstone's north entrance. That includes the lettuce in the house salad and the chopped veggies that are served alongside the apple wood– smoked rainbow trout. The flaming chocolate orange dessert stops the show.
The star of the Zion dining scene just might be Porter's Smokehouse and Grill, a Springdale, Utah, spot where the big burgers, big steaks, and baby-back ribs satisfy the heftiest of appetites.
Family favorites get a foodie upgrade outside Olympic at The 929 Wood Fired Grill in Port Angeles, Washington, where top choices include Dungeness crab mac and cheese, and the cedar-plank platter of Alaskan halibut, salmon, scallops, prawns, and clams in a buttery lemon–white wine sauce.