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By Word of Mouth Restaurant & Catering

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American, Eclectic, International
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77 Aspen Leaf Drive #3, Big Sky, MT 59716
406-995-2992
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal menus, a casual atmosphere, and gourmet...
Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal menus, a casual atmosphere, and gourmet flavors - this is the list of ingredients that makes By Word of Mouth (By WOM for those in the know!) a cherished local favorite in Big Sky, Montana. Your dining experience will be topped off by our welcoming, attentive staff and our lively bar with handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good enough to go again

We have our traditions: on ski vacations, I pick the mountain, and Leslie makes dinner reservations. Last night, she turned the world upside down and made the rest of us choose. After the panic subsided, and an agonized search process, we simply decided to go back to BYWOM by unanimous vote... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Dennis L
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Northborough, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Northborough, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We have our traditions: on ski vacations, I pick the mountain, and Leslie makes dinner reservations. Last night, she turned the world upside down and made the rest of us choose. After the panic subsided, and an agonized search process, we simply decided to go back to BYWOM by unanimous vote (democratic process can get ugly). We had so enjoyed... More 

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Holbrook, New York
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Many locals recommended this restaurant but I wasn't so impressed by what we ordered. The menu seemed creative and ambitious but I don't think any of the plates we had were that successful nor did they pair well with each other. The ginger meatballs and poutine were both just ok and had strangely conceived flavors that did not pay any... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

BWOM Restaurant in Big Sky MT has a very nice menu. One needs to make a reservation especially during sky season! We had a great time!!

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Anaheim, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

By Word of Mouth Bistro + Catering is a great place for a casual and relaxed dinner. Their seasonal fare features locally raised, sustainable meats and produce made from scratch in their kitchen. Great Plains Bison T-Bone grilled to a perfect rare, topped with an herbed butter, and served with sautéed spinach and roasted tri-colored potatoes. The herbed butter accentuates... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Let's just say that whoever wrote the review saying "do not arrive hungry" was correct. It took the waiter an hour to admit that he forgot to place our order, and he then forced us to eat his complimentary dessert when we really just wanted to go home and sleep. It was nice that he did admit his mistake, but... More 

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Orinda, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I previously wrote a bad review of this restaurant. We decided to give it a second chance and were so glad we did. The service was so much better than our visit. We were there on a busy night at the peak ofvski season last visit and felt like the locals were the only people that mattered. This visit mid_September... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Definitely a good go-to restaurant in the area. Everyone was very friendly. They have a wonderfully diverse menu and a good beverage selection. My boyfriend loved the bison steak (it was huge, I tried it, it was awesome) and I had the duck and loved it as well. Prices are worth the quality of food. Would recommend to a friend!

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Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Ordered their 'Flat Iron steak & entree size ceasar salad. 6 small strips of meat (flat iron? couldn't tell, seemed to be sirloin) weighing maybe 2 oz on a bed of romaine in a dinner salad size salad on a large plate that was beautiful to look at. The only reason I KNOW how much protein is I've been measuring... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was the numero uno restaurant in Big Sky, and it has slipped since it first opened, but it remains the second or third best restaurant in the area. The food is well prepared and the menu covers many tastes, the wine list is more than adequate and the prices are reasonable. Buffalo steaks, trout, and a good variety of... More 

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Boston
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This is my third time at ByWOM and will likely be my last. First time, OK service was overcome by great food. The last two times the service has gotten worse. The food is still good but when so many other restaurants in Big Sky seem so appreciative of your business I don't know why I would go back. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Aspen Leaf Drive #3, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
  • Phone Number: 406-995-2992

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal menus, a casual atmosphere, and gourmet flavors - this is the list of ingredients that makes By Word of Mouth (By WOM for those in the know!) a cherished local favorite in Big Sky, Montana. Your dining experience will be topped off by our welcoming, attentive staff and our lively bar with handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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