Leave your sack lunch at home this ski season, because the restaurant scene is heating up in Glacier. If you haven’t gone east lately, here’s the scoop:
There are two new phenomenal spots to eat. Both are just steps off the highway, both have menus that will leave your mouth watering.
Gunners Tex Mex BBQ touts a selection of barbecue and southern comfort food. Smoked meats are the star of the plate but the side dishes like elote and mac and cheese do make a solid attempt at stealing the show. Gunners is located in the former Heliotrope restaurant.
Across the highway, Grahams Restaurant & Bar is back in business in a big way.
Tenured locals bring a creative NW flair to the table with an eclectic pub-inspired menu, highlighting local, seasonal ingredients. Sockeye salmon, Pasta Fresca and grilled flank steak are just a few of the choices available to hungry skiers and snowboarders.
This beloved and historic space is once again hosting live music since their late summer grand opening. Make no doubt, ski season will bring out many more stomping boots to its dance floor.
Tried and true eats are going strong.
No trip is complete without, at the very least, grabbing a roadside hot drink from Mt. Baker Highway’s legendary coffee shop, the Wake N’ Bakery. Maybe add 10 Magic Bars to your order, for good measure.
Graham’s Store is serving up the best bagels in east Whatcom County, a local secret no more, which seems to be a lesser-known local treasure.
Looking for a place to unwind and shoot some pool on the highway? The only place is Chair 9, home of the infamous last and first cocktail on Hwy 542, which also boasts karaoke, and delicious pizza. X