With tree-drenched valleys and Mount Rainier lumbering nearby, the charming town of Packwood is an outdoor adventurer’s dream. A day of exploring this hide-a-way in the mountains is sure to leave you hungry. You won’t find fast food places in Packwood, but you will discover a selection of locally-owned restaurants with delicious food, cold brews, and more to fill famished bellies after a day of adventure.
13028 US-12, Packwood
With pizza, burgers and more, Cruisers Pizza offers something for everyone. Grab a pizza to-go for the perfect adventure meal. Try one of their gourmet pizzas like the Packwood Special with pepperoni, cashews, onion, and green peppers. They even have gluten-free pizza crust. On the grill at Cruisers, find mouthwatering burgers, including the sourdough bacon burger with Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a grilled bun or try the chicken or veggie burger. On the menu, find chicken fried steak for both dinner and breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, try the corned beef hash — you won’t be disappointed!
Packwood Brewing Co.
12298 US-12, Packwood
Bring the whole family to Packwood Brewing Co., where minors are welcome in the taproom, or sit in the beer garden and on the front porch with your dogs. With a seasonally rotating menu, find paninis, soups, chili, smoked brats, and more. Try one of the Snake River Hotdogs made with 100% American Wagyu beef, smoked and beer-soaked. Or bring your own food and enjoy one of their excellent beers. The Packwood Brewing Co.’s original brews include Cowlitz Kölsch, Alpine Alt, This Way Haze-y IPA, Tree Line IPA, White Pass Pale, Butter Peak Porter, and other rotating seasonal beers.
12968 US-12, Packwood
After a day of adventures, Cliff Droppers features hearty hamburgers to fill the hungriest of bellies. Find hand-crafted beef burgers like the Sasquash with double beef, Canadian bacon, and all the fixings, or the Rainier with double beef, double Canadian bacon, and twice the cheese. Not in the mood for a beef burger? Order an Elk, Salmon, Chicken or Veggie Burger with a side of french fries or tots. Don’t forget the sauce!
White Pass Taqueria + Taproom
13807 US-12, Packwood
Just a little further up scenic Highway 12, find White Pass Taqueria + Taproom. Serving tasty TexMex dishes, the menu features tacos, burritos, and more. Plus, the taproom is pouring some of the best craft beer in the PNW. White Pass Taqueria + Taproom invites all to “Come hang out in the beer garden while you enjoy a view of the mountains and refuel for your next adventure!”
Blue Spruce Saloon and Diner
13019 US-12, Packwood
Eat like a local at Blue Spruce Saloon and Diner, where the friendly staff serves sandwiches, baskets, burgers, salads, wraps, and more with a smile. Extra hungry? Blue Spruce offers appetizers galore to hold you off until your homemade meal is ready. Save room for dessert like one of their yummy pies!
Nachos Mexican Restaurant
13016 US-12, Packwood
New to Packwood is Nachos Mexican Restaurant. Find all your authentic favorites paired with a Cerveza for a hearty meal after outdoor adventures. The Nachos Mexican favorites include tacos el carbon, chorizo con huevos, and tacos rancheros.
The Mountain Goat Coffee Company
105 Main St. E #791, Packwood
Need a pick me up? Don’t miss Packwood’s The Mountain Goat Coffee Company. Get your caffeine fix with one of their house-roasted coffees, or grab a fresh-baked goodie. With Wi-Fi and a gift shop, this is a cozy quick stop for a break with a snack.
Packwood is the perfect mountain getaway with crisp alpine air, and breathtaking scenery of dense forests and towering peaks. There are adventures galore nearby, so it’s a wonderful place to fill up after a long day spent swooshing down powdery slopes or hiking among the trees. With restaurants offering pizza, brews, burgers, Mexican dishes and more, there’s a place to eat in Packwood perfect for everyone.