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When traveling in Yellowstone it's always a good idea to bring along a cooler—that way you can carry some snacks and lunch items for a picnic or break and not have to worry about making it to one of the more developed areas of the park, where all restaurants and cafeterias are managed by two competing companies (Xanterra and Delaware North). Generally you'll find burgers and sandwiches at cafeterias and full me
and full meals (as well as a kid's menu) at restaurants. There is a good selection of entrées such as beef and chicken, game meats such as elk and bison, fish like salmon and trout, plus other sustainably produced foods. At the several delis and general stores in the park you can purchase picnic items, snacks, sandwiches, and desserts like fudge and ice cream. Considering you are in one of the most remote outposts of the United States, selection and quality are above average—but expect to pay more as well. Note that reservations are needed for dinner at the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, and Grant Village dining rooms during the summer season.
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