Summit House InteriorSummit House Restaurant


The Summit House sits at 6,872’ and offers beautiful mountain views out of every window as well as our outdoor patio.  The friendly staff serves Northwest cuisine in an elegant alpine setting with unbelievable views that are both unique and breathtaking. Executive Chef uses locally sourced ingredients, prepared fresh daily just for you. Enjoy a glass of wine, specialty cocktail or cold beer as you dine. Relax, and soak it all in. On a clear day take in views of the Northwest’s most famous volcanic peaks such at Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak.


Our new summer menu will be introduced June 27th. The Executive Chef is working on the finishing touches and it will be posted for your viewing pleasure soon.  In the meantime a limited menu will be offered and posted inside the restaurant during weekend operations, starting May 23rd.

Wine Paired Prix-Fixe Dinners

Save the date for these three special dining events.  More details and menu coming soon!
Price: $75 / $60 without wine (includes tax and gratuity)
Friday, July 17th at 6:00 p.m. – TBD
Friday, August 14th at 6:00 p.m. – TBD
Friday, September 11th at 6:00 p.m. – “What the Fungi” featuring Northwest mushroom inspired dishes


Open Weekends May 23-25, June 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2015; 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open Daily June 27- September 20, 2015; Sunday- Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The restaurant close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17th, August 14th & September 11th for our special Wine Paired Dinners.  Reservations and walk-ins accepted at 6:00 p.m.

The Summit House will close at 5:00 p.m. September 7 -20, 2015.  As of September 21st the restaurant will be closed until ski season – TBD.

summer 11'  4799 (1)Reservations

Reservations are accepted anytime Monday thru Friday, and after 4pm on Saturdays.  Due to a high volume of walk-ins, reservations will no longer be accepted Saturdays (before 4pm) or Sundays.  Availability will be first come, first serve.  Please arrive at the base of the gondola 15 minutes before your reservation with a scenic gondola ticket in hand. Reservations can be placed online or by calling (360) 663-3085.  Reservations do not include a gondola ticket. Tickets can be purchased from the kiosk at the base of the gondola.

PatioOutdoor Dining

The outdoor patio is surrounded by colorful flowers and stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. Enjoy fresh mountain air as you dine. The patio also includes a “paw-tio” section for those dining with their 4-legged friends. Paw-tio seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.

Helpful Tips

  • Bring a warm layer. It can get cold at night, even on the hottest day.
  • Wear comfortable footwear with good traction.
  • We recommend that you use the restroom at the bottom of the gondola before you head up. Restrooms are available at the top, however outdoor stairs are required.
  • Wear sunscreen. Remember, you’re at a much higher elevation and the reflection of the snow can intensify the affects.
  • Bring your camera!

Group Reservations

We are happy to accommodate large groups with advance reservations Monday thru Friday. Groups of 17+ must contact Summit House for reservations, email us or call (360) 663-3098.  A credit card is required at the time of booking, and one check will be presented to the group with a single form of payment required. There is a 48 hour cancellations policy for groups. No-shows and last minute cancellations will be charged $30/pp.

Cancellations & Severe Weather Notice

Please cancel online or call 360-663-3085 at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule your reservation. The gondola may close without notice due to severe weather, such as strong winds, and thus access to the Summit House would not be available. Please check the website or call us at (360) 663-3085 before you depart for your reservation. This only happens on rare occasions but it’s better to be aware.

Gift Cards

Would you like to purchase a Gift Card for someone special? They can be purchased online and used at the Summit House or any of our other facilities anytime. Purchase in-person at Guest Services or Online for an instant certificate that can be printed from home. Gift Cards are available in $25 increments from $25 to $200. If you would like a different amount please call Guest Services at (360) 663-3050 and we’d be happy to mail one to you.