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Indian Lodge, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 432-426-3254
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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136 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within Davis Mountains State Park, the Black Bear Restaurant is part of Indian Lodge and has excellent breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with a great Sunday buffet. The staff is very friendly and the food is really good. Prices are moderate and service is quick.

Thank rwmoreau
Green Valley, Arizona
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465 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I stayed at Indian Lodge and planned to eat here for breakfast before taking the scenic drive to watch the sunrise. In past years I have enjoyed eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner here. This year they will not be open for dinner and only open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday-Sunday. So that I would be able to see the sunrise... More 

Thank Joan W
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Before leaving camp site, we stopped for breakfast. Food was good but service was a little slow due to a little early for the busy season. A beautiful lodge built By CCC in the 30's.

Thank Waxah
Midland, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We've eaten here several times and it's kind of hit and miss. Sometimes good, sometimes okay. This past week we went for breakfast. There were six of us, and two were small children. It was spring break, so I was expecting they would be busy, and they were. The server was fairly prompt with taking our order and bringing drinks,... More 

Thank PaulaB_TX
Fort Davis, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food is nothing to write home about, it's basically cafeteria food. But, one thing I will say is that it's the only place to get a meal near Fort Davis on a Saturday night, that isn't going to cost you 30 to 40 bucks a head. Business hours of operation are very hit-or-miss out here. The black bear surely... More 

2 Thank peaceseeker X
Houston, Texas
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512 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are staying in the Davis Mountains State Park at Indian Lodge, this restaurant is convenient since there is nothing close by. We ate here almost at closing one night so there wasn't much left of the buffet food. We did however like the tortilla soup and the fried catfish. We had breakfast here one morning and it was... More 

1 Thank houstonnative47
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Indian Lodge is a quaint historic gem in the Davis Mountains. Sadly, the meal at the Black Bear restaurant ranks as one of the worst we've had in years. I visited the Lodge and restaurant in the early 1990s and loved it. I recall a simple (but solid wholesome) breakfast and lunch menu daily. The meal in January 2017 was... More 

1 Thank AnnaWD5
South Texas
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The restaurant is located at the Indian Lodge Hotel in the Davis Mountain State Park. We stopped for a late lunch on our way back to Alpine after visiting the McDonald Observatory. You do not have to pay the park entry fee to dine at the restaurant. Our party ordered the patty melt, cheese burger, veggie burger, and the soup... More 

1 Thank TexasPuma
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had read bad reviews on Trip Advisor, so almost didn't stop in while at Davis Mts. Park. Had friendly, good service and tasty, generous, freshly made sandwiches for lunch. Only bad part was having to make a choice of one item.

1 Thank Janis W
Watauga, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The convenience of the restaurant to the Indian Lodge is why we ate here several times on our trip. The service is slow as they are clearly under staffed. Many times the tables were not cleared of dirty dishes from the previous diner. Breakfast is your best option and even then it is just okay. Dinner was usually like warm... More 

Thank April G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Indian Lodge, Fort Davis, TX 79734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 432-426-3254

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?