Within the national park, your first choice for meals should be the dining room at the Paradise Inn. There’s also a dining room in Longmire at the National Park Inn. For quick meals, there are snack bars at the Jackson Visitor Center, at Paradise Inn, and at Sunrise Lodge. In Ashford, the Copper Creek Restaurant, 35707 Wash. 706 E., Ashford (www.coppercreekinn.com; tel. 360/569-2326), makes good berry pies, and breakfast and espresso are served at Whittaker’s Bunkhouse Café, 30205 Wash. 706 E. (www.whittakersbunkhouse.com; tel. 360/569-2439). In summer, you can get pizza, burgers, and beer at Rainier Basecamp Bar & Grill, 30027 Wash. 706 E. (www.basecampgrill.com; tel. 360/569-2727), next door to Whittaker’s. In Elbe, you can get big, juicy burgers from a little white log cabin called Scale Burgers, 54109 Mountain Hwy. E. (tel. 360/569-2247). If you’re heading up to the mountain from Seattle, be sure to stop in Eatonville at Truly Scrumptious Bakery & Café, 212 Washington Ave. (www.trulyscrumptiousbakery.com; tel. 360/832-2233), where you can get a slice of pie, some bread for a picnic, or a sandwich to go.
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