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Summit House Restaurant


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The Summit House sits near the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola at 6,872 feet and offers beautiful mountain views out every window as well as from our outdoor patio.  The friendly staff serves Northwest cuisine in an 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.

Making A Reservation

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 at least 15 minutes before your reservation with a scenic gondola ticket in hand. Reservations can be placed online (for up to 12 people) or by calling (360) 663-3085.  Groups of 13+ are welcome anytime Mon-Thurs, and before noon on Fridays.  Group reservations must be placed with a live person over the phone.  Reservations do not include a gondola ticket.  We do not accept reservations for the patio, that is available on a first come basis only and is weather permitting.

Outdoor Dining

Summit House outdoor diningThe outdoor patio is surrounded by colorful flowers and stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Range. Enjoy the 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.

Summer Hours

Open Daily June 27- September 20, 2015
Late Summer Hours: September 5- 20th, 2015
Monday- Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Helpful Tips

  • Please do not feed the wildlife, it is harmful to their health
  • Bring a warm layer. It can get cold at night, even on the hot days
  • 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
  • Bring your camera!

Group Reservations

We are happy to accommodate large groups with advance reservations Monday thru Friday. Groups of 13+ must contact Summit House for reservations, email us or call (360) 663-3085.  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.  We cannot split checks for groups larger than 8.  There is a 48 hour cancellation policy for groups. No-shows and last minute cancellations will be charged $25.

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 wind or lightening 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

Gift Cards are available at Guest Services or by calling (360) 663-3050 – we will ship!