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The Bistro

214 Main Street, Cooke City, MT
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Ranked #6 of 9 Restaurants in Cooke City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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56% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

After flying into Billings and driving the Beartooth Highway, we spent the night in Cooke City and had dinner here. The food was terrible and terribly overpriced. The vegetables were from the freezer aisle. No attempt to serve fresh vegetables and the mashed potatoes tasted like they were from a box. The sautéed chicken was not bad but my husband's... More

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

All sandwiches come with fries, but they're greasy and the turkey sandwiches we ordered were very ordinary. Servings are small and atmosphere is lacking.

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There wasn't much else to choose from in this town, so we just stopped because we were wanting breakfast and coffee. Just general breakfast foods that you can cook at home. Nothing special. There was only one waitress for the whole restaurant so we got kinda crappy service, had to ask for coffee refills as she was walking away from... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good things - friendly waitress - chocolate desert was nice Less Good things - no ventilation inside (no open windows., it was cold outside with mosquitoes. Inside was too hot - maybe heat from kitchen). no a/c and no ventilation - inside looked dusty , window sills dirty - I killed 8 flies with my napkin on the window at... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our dinner for four with one beer cost $114. The ribeye steak was thin and tough. They did not have enough mashed potatoes for our orders so only one person got what they ordered potato-wise. The beer I ordered was also not available, so I had to pick an alternative. I did not find the cuisine quality nearly up to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First of all, there is absolutely NO reason to stop in Cooke City unless your gas gauge is on "E" or you need a paramedic. But, we were ignorant. Arriving at 11, we were a bit surprised to see that many of the restaurants were not open for lunch until 11:30 or noon. But, The Bistro was! Once inside, we... More

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Richmond, KY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After leaving Red Lodge and traveling east towards Yellowstone Park we had to travel the Beartooth Highway topping out at 10,947 feet before dropping down to the entrance to the park and Cooke City, MT. We wandered up and down the highway (really the only street in town) and found this log building with a sign saying, "THE BISTRO". Who... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very simple menu (mainly burgers and hot sandwiches) but everything was great. Very fast service and friendly staff.

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Medford, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We ate here for breakfast Thursday June 18th. The service was great, food was good. I wish we ate there this morning as well. Could be a bit more cozy.

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Palatine, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stopped here on our way into Yellowstone NP after driving through four different seasons on the Beartooth Hwy. Those who have made that drive will get what I meant. We had various soups, and sandwiches, and burgers. Everything was hot, fresh, and tasty. Service was friendly, even though they seemed a little understaffed, but hey, if you're in this... More

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