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Town Cafe & Gift Shop

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120 Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast

Have eaten breakfast here over the years and a few times have stopped in for lunch. Good food and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
richard b
Chicago, Illinois
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The only reason I gave this "terrible" is because it is no longer there. I found that to be the terrible part. It was so good while it was in business. It had the hometown charm and food. It is now the Raven Grill. Pricey and fancy food. I just traveled to Gardiner and was so disappointed to find out... More 

Thank teresa b
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten breakfast here over the years and a few times have stopped in for lunch. Good food and service.

Thank richard b
Phoenix, Arizona
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347 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is your basic seat yourself cafe. The waitstaff is friendly but very busy. We each ordered two-egg ham and cheese omelets, one with wheat toast, one with rye. For some reason rye toast is $.50 extra. With hash browns and coffee the bill came to $18.40 without tip. The omelets can be ordered with three eggs but the two... More 

Thank Davis K
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92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The waiter was obviously tired and just wanted to shut up shop. He made it clear to us that he wished we were not there. We had to ask twice for drinks and when the “food” came it was cold and unappetising. We paid for just our drinks and eat elsewhere.

2 Thank Thisisus
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Just filthy, greasy and honestly not at all tasty food. I made a mistake by trying this place again and to be honest, I should give them an extra star just for not making me sick. I am so sorry but how do you mess up a stack of pancakes?

Thank ms1104777
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The cafe reminds me of a store front that was quickly converted (not remodeled) to house a cafe. I don't know if we caught the waitress on a bad or overly busy day, but her attitude and attention didn't win any points with us. We stopped there for breakfast. I guess they are known for their large breakfasts, but we... More 

Thank pcsdpo
Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Folks are friendly. Basic breakfast options, but there are far worse places to eat in town -- like the Yellowstone Grill. My request for decaf coffee was honored (Yellowstone Grill did not have any decaff).

Thank Eaglelady2012
Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place may not look like much, but the breakfast here was very good. Large portions; friendly service and a great place to start your day before entering Yellowstone.

1 Thank Phil G
Mill City, Oregon, Usa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Located in Gardiner. Montana, just outside of the NW park entrance, only 5 miles north of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Had breakfast here and enjoy it very much. Loved the think cut bacon cooked just right.

1 Thank Sandra C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate dinner here during our one-night stay in Gardiner. Two of us had a buffalo burger which tasted great - but if you're after a different taste - it wasn't particularly distinctive. Two of my friends had their chicken fried steak which did not match up to their expectations at all. Service was friendly, prices were reasonable, only the... More 

1 Thank Basilio_10

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: 406.848.7322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?