Road food: Seattle to Yellowstone
Please share your favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots that:
1. Aren't too much of a detour off the highway,
2. Are ok places to take two smallish kids,
3. Won't break the bank, and
4. Taste good!
Any cuisine. We'll be going in a couple of months.
It's likely that in the park itself, we'll be dining to survive and not for pleasure. But if there are particularly great or horrible eateries there, feel free to chime in too. It's our first trip out that way.
Tacos Chalitos in Ellensburg.
DeLeon's Mexican Deli in Spokane.
Hudson's Hamburgers in Coeur d'Alene.
Biga Pizza in Missoula.
Matt's Drive-In or Pork Chop John's in Butte.
Wheat Montana at the Helena exit (only for coffee & pastry).
Cafe Zydeco or La Tinga in Bozeman.
Allegro or Pinky's Cafe in Livingston.
Helen's Corral Drive-In in Gardiner.
Montana and Idaho folks, I could really use your help!!!! We are leaving in less than a week, and finally have our drive down. We're just taking the 90 there from Seattle down to Bozeman. But we're going back a longer route to hit up some of the other parks on the way, so Yellowstone to Teton, 20 to Idaho Falls, I 86/84 for Craters Park, Hells Canyon, Hood River Valley to Portland OR then up the 5 with a stop at Mt St Helens.
So where should we eat????
Lots of construction on HWY 191. If your staying in Bozeman I think I would either go over to Livingston and up the Yellowstone Drainage or leave Bozeman and head to Ennis, Madison Valley, Quake Lake to Hebgen Lake the to West Yellowstone. Both are dramatic in there own way. Kids would love Chico Hot Springs in Paradise Valley off the East River road. You can do a lunch and a soak there. Do Montana for the scenery and less for the food. Picnics with scenery are the best.