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The Bistro

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214 Main Street, Cooke City, MT
406-838-2160
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great burger, friendly service

Stopped by and decided check out The Bistro for a quick lunch. Server was prompt and friendly. We had a hamburger and Mushroom Swiss burger. Both were well cooked and seasoned. Loved the MSB! French fries were very tasty as well. Friendly conversation with the owner as well. Would go back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boston
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped by and decided check out The Bistro for a quick lunch. Server was prompt and friendly. We had a hamburger and Mushroom Swiss burger. Both were well cooked and seasoned. Loved the MSB! French fries were very tasty as well. Friendly conversation with the owner as well. Would go back again.

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Thank KWT-traveler
Port de Pollenca, Spain
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Good food. Good value. Service was more businesslike than friendly. Its quite small so in high season you may have to wait for a table.

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Thank deanscroft
Berkeley Springs, WV
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We stumbled on this little restaurant in the middle of a Yellowstone/Mammoth trip at about 7:00 in the morning. The prices were fair, but the breakfast was A+. Just about anything you wanted, from dinnerplate-size, melt-in-your-mouth pancakes to perfect omletes; it was just a cozy local place where you can't go wrong if you stop to eat.

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Thank Paul M
Reardan,Wa.
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181 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Ate here on a Sunday A.M. Not open til 0800. Good food and service. Appeared to be only one open that a.m.,so became busy. Did not have times posted.

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Thank joanck
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a bacon cheeseburger. Asked for salad as a side. Waitress said that she did not have greens for salads. I asked for my burger to be well done. Waitress explained that they do all of their burgers well done. When it arrived it was not well done at all! Pink throughout. Service was poor, food was worse.

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Thank Sue F
Cumming, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There are but 3-5 options to eat in Cooke City/Silver Gate and The Bistro is one of them. They are a foreign owned establishment. My waiter was solid. This place is very casual and low key...they even have a dog, though he is very friendly and does not jump on your table or beg for your steak. Speaking of the... More 

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Thank Joe M
Boise, Idaho, United States
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We came into Cooke City from Yellowstone in early evening, 5:30. We'd heard this place was good and it was only one of two places open. Big mistake. It started out by the waitress insisting we sit next to the door when it was pouring rain outside and there was only ONE table filled. She was upset that we wanted... More 

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Thank Conda D
DeBary, Florida
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This restaurant has an excellent menu beyond what you would expect in Cooke. They do also have a lite menu if you're only looking for a burger fries and a salad. The ambiance is typical Cooke City ie rustic. The service is good.

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Thank irishbob03
Helena, Montana, United States
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I had the three egg omelet with ham and cheese and home fries. The coffee was good and the water was cloudy. I don't know why but all the tap water is like that here.

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Thank Bob D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stopped in Cooke city for lunch en route to Yellowstone, quaint little town with a few shops and cafes. Had a club sandwich and fries which was enough for 2 to share, very good food, and helpful pleasant staff. Around 20 dollars for lunch and cold drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 Main Street, Cooke City, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Cooke City
  • Phone Number: 406-838-2160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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