Summit House Restaurant



The Summit House Restaurant sits near the top of the Mt. Rainier Gondola at 6,872 feet.  The friendly staff serves great food in an alpine setting with unbelievable views that are both unique and breathtaking. On a clear day take in the best views of the Northwest’s most famous volcanic peaks such at Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak.  Open daily for lunch and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays during peak season. Relax, and soak it all in. 


2019 lunch menu coming soon.

Enjoy lunch in a relaxed setting with indoor and outdoor seating.  Lunch is served daily from 10AM to 4:30PM.  No reservations needed, walk-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first-come basis.  Groups of 15 or more should make prior arrangements with our Group Sales coordinator.  Learn more about Group Dining


2019 dinner menu coming soon – will vary with seasonal changes. 

We welcome you to wine and dine with us this summer in a unique and special mountain setting.  The Summit House is a great place to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays or just get together with family and friends.  Dinner is served from 5PM to 7PM Fridays and Saturdays.  The dinner menu will feature 3-courses including your choice of a starter, entree and dessert.  Reservations are strongly recommended.  

Price: $49 Fridays & $59 Saturdays 
Reservations will open June 1st.

Mark your calendar for these special events.

Father’s Day  – June 16
Featuring lunch specials all day! 

Seafood Extravaganza – July 12-13
Seating Times: 5PM & 7PM
Price: $99
Menu coming soon!

Elysian Brewmaster Dinner – July 26-27
Seating Time: 6PM
Price: $69
Menu coming soon!

Full Moon Wine Dinner – August 16-17
Seating Time: 6PM
Price: $99
Menu coming soon!

Fungi Dinner – August 30-31
Seating Time: 6PM
Price: $99
Menu coming soon!


Outdoor Dining

The 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.  We do not accept dinner reservations for the patio since it’s weather permitting but will be available on a first come basis is you choose to sit outside.  Please be aware it does get cool in the evenings.  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 2019 Schedule

Early-Summer Season 
May 24-27, May 31-June 2, June 7-9, June 14-16, 2019

Lunch Daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peak-Summer Season 
June 21-September 2, 2019

Lunch Daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dinner Fridays & Saturdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Late-Summer Season 
September 3-15, 2019

Lunch Daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dinner Saturdays Only 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Reservations & Helpful Info

Reservations are only accepted for dinner.  Due to a high volume of walk-ins, reservations are not accepted for lunch.  Availability will be first come, first serve.  The restaurant is busiest after 1:00 p.m.  If you have a dinner reservation please arrive at the base of the gondola at least 30 minutes before your reservation with a scenic gondola ticket in hand. Reservations do not include a gondola ticket.  Price does not include gondola ticket.  Get 50% off your gondola tickets with dinner reservations made at least 24-hours in advance.  Simply stop by the ticket booth to purchase.  Ikon Pass holders get free tickets.

  • 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!
  • We cannot split checks for groups larger than 8 people.

Cancellations & Severe Weather Notice

Please 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 and in this case access to the Summit House would not be available. Please check the website 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!