November 21, 2002
The Timberline Cafe offers a wide variety of menu choices, from a light breakfast to a hearty dinner. A casual, family type atmosphere will greet you and you can relax and enjoy your meal in a smoke free environment. The Timberline Cafe is decorated in an eggshell and rose colored theme with huge, lightly stained lodgepole pine supports throughout the restaurant.
Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. (7 a.m. during winter) until 11:30 a.m. and some favorites are french toast, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and several varieties of omelettes prepared to your personal taste. All for under $8.00.
Lunch items are available from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with several different types of sandwiches available for eating in or take out. French Dips, Roast Beef, BLT's, or a Hot Reuben is on the menu along with their soup and salad bar. Burgers are also available at the Timberline and they even have buffalo burgers! Lunch items are $7.25 and under.
Dinner brings out the robust appetite after a long, hard day of sight seeing or hiking in Yellowstone. My husband wanted to try some buffalo or elk while we were there, so The Timberline Cafe was the perfect place to do so. He had the Buffalo Rib Eye Steak, with a one time visit to either the soup OR salad bar, vegetable, potato, and dinner roll for $20.95. Since he didn't know what to expect, he was a little disappointed as it was slightly tough and had a wild game taste. I had the grilled chicken breast which included the same one time visit to the soup OR salad bar, vegetable, potato, and dinner roll for $11.95. Mine was both delicious and filling.
We ate twice at The Timberline Cafe during our stay. This time my husband chose their daily special, which was pork chops with peach barbecue sauce (with garlic and allspice seasonings), your choice of potatoes, corn on the cob, one trip to the soup OR salad bar and a dinner roll for $12.95. It was absolutely delicious!! I also ordered the same thing, but as it was after 8 p.m., they only had one daily special remaining. Just my luck!!! I opted for the lasagna with garlic bread and the one time visit to the soup OR salad bar. It was extremely good and hit the spot!! My entree cost was $14.25. Winter hours for dinner are 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
When dining out, we usually do not do desserts, but there is something about being on vacation and desserts! The temptation is just too much! My husband chose the chocolate pie and of course the server brought two forks!! The crust was so light that it really did flake with the fork when touched. The chocolate filling was also extremely light and, of course, it was fat free!! We both would highly recommend this dessert!!
Both of our dining experiences were pleasant at the Timberline and it remains open all year.
From journal Enjoying Autumn In Yellowstone National Park