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The Overlook Cafe at Fossil Rim

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2155 County Road 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043-6117
+1 254-897-2960
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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!

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Thank missygood
North Richland Hills, Texas
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475 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We took the grandkids... what a great center... the overlook Cafe reminded me of a west Texas short-order drive-in, but the burgers were fresh and cooked perfectly. And, the fries were crispy and served with the burgers. The best thing, the prices were not as high as expected. This isn't just a Jack-in-the-Box want-a-be joint.

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Thank Ron R
Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great idea to have a cafe at the halfway point. Only thing that would make it better would be gluten free buns for a burger :)

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Thank ShotsFromTheRoad
Texas
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Incredible view! Food was decent too, but the view is definitely what you want to stop for. Make sure you get a table outside to watch all the animals in the valley below and watch the birds of prey circling on the thermals.

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Thank texasmm
Texas Heart of
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I don't recommend this spot for eating unless there was no time to pack a picnic and you just have to have a hot meal. The staff is very friendly and work well with what they have to manage. if you have a season pass you will receive a small discount.

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Thank LoneStarRuby
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered burgers that were hot. The view from the porch is great. The price is good for fit a restaurant in a park. We had a very positive experience.

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Thank Anthony H
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Over priced fast food. The selection was very limited. was very disappointed in the lack of food choices

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Thank Elaine B
Bergamo, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Very low service and the quality of the food questionable for the price that you pay. The view is beatiful.

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Thank Paola M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Excellent food, a very relaxing stop along the animal feeding excursion at Fossil Rim. We were starving by the top and enjoyed it!

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Thank Liesa J
Andrews, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We ate at the cafe for convenience and expected to pay for said convenience. We were pleasantly surprised at the very reasonable prices, and the quantity of food we received. The chicken wrap had more chicken than most restaurant wraps have. Counter service was quick and friendly, and we enjoyed the view of the park from our table. It seemed... More 

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Thank Donna W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2155 County Road 2008, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, TX 76043-6117
  • 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?