11 Best Places to Eat When Visiting Mt. Hood:

bar and drink on Mt. Hood
Bar and drink on Mt. Hood

Whether you are finishing a day on the slopes on Mt. Hood or reemerging into civilization after a week on the Pacific Crest Trail, you will find some great options for grub in the area. There is something for everyone’s taste from fine dining with a view to a cozy spot at a pub table enjoying your favorite game.

The Ratskeller

Website: Ratskeller Pizzeria

Address: 88335 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, Oregon 97028

Cuisine: American Pub – Pizza

Known for: Apres-ski hangout

A local’s favorite meeting place this chalet-style restaurant and bar offers a great spot to hang out after a day of adventuring or for an après ski warm-up. Along with great food, they offer craft beers and cocktails. This is an ideal spot for large groups both in the winter and summer months with ample seating inside and out. You will be able to watch your favorites games on the big screen, play some old-fashioned bar games, or even corn hole in the summer on the deck. Good food and the best pizza in Government Camp (okay, it’s the only pizza in Government Camp, but it’s still the best).

Cascade Dining Room

Website: Timberline Lodge

Address: 27500 E Timberline Road, Government Camp, OR 97028

Cuisine: Pacific Northwest

Known for: Sustainable farm-to-table menu

The Cascade Dining Room offers a special experience to anyone who visits and it’s as upscale as you will find on Mt Hood. Located in the historic Timberline Lodge at 6000 feet on the slopes of Mt. Hood with expansive views of the Cascade Mountains. Their culinary program focuses on sourcing fresh, local, and organic ingredients from the state of Oregon. Don’t miss the breakfast and lunch buffets if you visit during the winter season.

Mt. Hood Brewing Co

Website: Mt. Hood Brewing

Address: 87304 E Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Cuisine: Pub Fare

Known for: small batch brewery

You can’t miss Mt. Hood Brewing Co. which sits as a gatekeeper to enter Government Camp and is an institution for beer lovers visiting the area. Like the beer, Mt. Hood Brewing Co. is equally committed to serving fresh, hearty, and delicious menu options.   Their menu changes seasonally often with a beer pairing recommendation. Enjoy delicious starters, vegetarian options, and entrees all made with local northwest ingredients to support your active mountain lifestyle.

Huckleberry Inn

Website: Huckleberry Inn

Address: 88611 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Cuisine: American

Known for: Best Maple Bars Ever!

Family-owned and operated the Huckleberry Inn is a landmark in Government Camp. This rustic alpine lodge offers family-friendly diner-style fare with all your favorite breakfast classics. Whether you are stopping in for a hearty meal before heading to the trail or stopping by for an après ski huckleberry pie you won’t be disappointed. Huckleberry Inn is known for fresh daily donuts and the maple bars are delicious, big enough to share, and second to none.

The Taco Shoppe

Website: The Taco Shoppe

Address: 88786 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Cuisine: Mexican

Known for: Chile con Queso

This cozy Mexican restaurant is open seasonally and is easy to miss tucked in at the lower level of a chalet in the heart of Government Camp. They offer unique menu items you won’t see at your local Mexican restaurant along with vegetarian options and a wide variety of tequila options to please the margarita aficionado in your group.

Glacier Public House

Website: Glacier Public House

Address: 88817 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Cuisine: Gastropub

Known for: Après ski drinks and grub

Finish your visit to Mount Hood at the Glacier Public House with a bite and enjoy one of 14+ tap beers or cider on tap. They have you covered with burgers, wings, and other apres-ski bites to tame even the hungriest.

High Mountain Café

Website: High Mountain Cafe

Address: 88335 Government Camp Loop, Government Camp, OR 97028

Cuisine: American Deli

Known for: Delicious Sandwiches

Stop by the High Mountain Café before you hit the slopes for a quick and delicious bite. Choose from fresh-baked pastries, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, daily soups, and coffee. If you have time and the appetite the biscuits and gravy do not disappoint.

Wraptitude

Website: Wraptitude

Address: 67441 Sunset Hwy, Welches, OR 97067

Cuisine: American

Known for: Wraps and Besos Calientes

Wraptitude brings the laid-back vibes of an island surf shake to the mountains. Serving up all types of gourmet wraps, burgers, and fries you are sure to leave satisfied. Can’t decide between a burger or a wrap they have you covered with a burger wrap complete with your favorite sauces and fries. If you like some heat, be sure to try out the besos calientes (hot kisses) a bacon-wrapped jalapeno that with some added spice.  

Skyway Bar and Grill

Website: Skyway Bar and Grill

Address: 71545 E US-26, Zigzag, OR 97049

Cuisine: Northwest BBQ

Known for: Mac-n- Cheese and Live Music

The ever-popular Skyway Bar and Grill draws will draw you in with the smell of their delicious northwest BBQ which holds up to their claim “lick your plate clean”. This year-round meeting place has a vintage eclectic atmosphere with warm friendly service, great food, and cocktails crafted with their infused liquors. Weather permitting kick back by the fire pit and enjoy the forest setting or play a game. Live music nearly every weekend. 

Chicali Cantina

Website: Chicali Cantina

Address: 68256 US-26, Welches, OR 97067

Cuisine: Mexican

Known for: Tacos and Tequila

Located in Welches as you head up or down the mountain is the Chicali Cantina – the latest addition to the Hoodland Shopping Center. Everything is made from scratch creative Mexican food with locally sourced fresh ingredients. You can’t get much fresher than tableside guac! Dogs are so welcome on their patio that they even have a doggie menu complete with entrees and dessert options. Don’t have time to dine in grab a burrito or take n’ bake enchilada to go.

Zigzag Mountain Café

Website: Zigzag Mountain Cafe

Address: 70171 US-26 #9790, Rhododendron, OR 97049

Cuisine: American

Known for: Breakfast

Easily missed at 60 mph the Zigzag Mountain Café is just off down the hill from Government Camp but so worth the trip. This rustic cabin style restaurant offers some of the best breakfasts plates. Popular favorites include salmon benedicts, Marionberry waffles, and chicken fried steak.

Other Useful Information

If you are going to be visiting the Mt. Hood area and are looking for activities to do before enjoying one or more of the wonderful restaurants above, then head over to check out the following blog posts:

Timberline Lodge a Legendary National Historic Landmark

Mt. Hoods 4 Ski Resorts

10 Unforgettable Snowsports and Winter Activities

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing

7 Awesome Snowshoe Trips on Mt. Hood

Beginner’s Guide to Downhill Skiing

Beginner’s Guide to Alpine Touring

5 Beginner Alpine Touring Routes on Mt. Hood

10 Essentials for Hiking

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  • Christy

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