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The Dining Car

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916-9708
+1 406-888-5700
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (11 reviews)
“wedge salad” (2 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916-9708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay at the Inn - we only ate at the restaurant. The Inn was historic and interesting but looking at other reviews of those who stayed there I would not do so. When we sat down and looked at the menu we...More

Thank cpoole003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast twice and dinner once. I actually prefer breakfast. Their biscuits and gravy are phenomenal! I highly recommend them. The huckleberry french toast is good but super thick (almost too much so) and the huckleberries were a little tart. For dinner,...More

Thank VSchutte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Izaak Walton for 2 nights last weekend and ate at the Dining Car for Breakfast twice and dinner once. Loved everything I had! Servers were kind and attentive. French toast was delicious! Would absolutely visit here again.

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed recently at the Isaak Walton Inn and truly enjoyed our visit! The food was delicious (I had the salmon for dinner/my husband had the trout). The food was outstanding and we told the chef so! If you get a chance to eat there,...More

Thank marinastarbuck1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have not dined here since a rather poor Valentine's Dinner years ago. In the interim, the Dining Car has cleaned up, the menu has been refreshed and our experience was great. We stayed for lunch. If you do not care for freight or passenger...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. We stayed at the Halfway Hotel, so we ate a late lunch the day we got there since our room was not ready. It was good also Then we went for dinner one night. I recommend the trout for dinner.

Thank Cheri Valentine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late breakfast when driving from West Glacier to Two Medicine of Glacier National Park. The restaurant is located within the Izack Walton Inn. Had a nice breakfast on the patio with a view of train tracks and many beautiful flowers. The...More

Thank Kamy16
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our dessert was sooo good, and the it was huckleberry tea. The waitress was very friendly and helpful sharing some of the history of the place. Just as exciting is the décor in and around the restaurant - everything railroad. Although we did not have...More

Thank mnlee
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Located just outside Glacier National Park, the Dining Car at the Izaak Walton Inn is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Menu selections include local favorites such as elk, trout, huckleberry ice cream and local brews such as Moose Drool. For those of...More

1  Thank BadgerBarbara
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Sitting on a beautiful old porch,anticipating a great meal,but the sound of freight trains idling with air brake releases dominated the view. I quickly realized we were the only non train buffs. Oh well dinner will be out soon, but it was mediocre at best,...More

Thank marlin53
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Questions & Answers
11 April 2016|
Response from SL262 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I would suggest calling and asking.
15 May 2015|
Response from IzaakWaltonInnEssex | Property representative |
Hi Wnatasha1, The Dining Car Restaurant is kid-friendly. We have a children's menu available. We also have high-chairs and booster seats available if needed. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916-9708
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 406-888-5700
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