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Lighthouse Restaurant

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Steakhouse, International, Pasta
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752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-848-2138
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Lighthouse Restaurant is located in a large 6000 Square foot structure...
The Lighthouse Restaurant is located in a large 6000 Square foot structure that was built in the 1920's. The main dining rom is constructed with wood and logs and has a nice, warm and casual atmosphere.We are located 7 miles north of Gardiner off of highway 89 and the restaurant is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is located 1 mile away from the historic natural wonder (The Devil's Slide). We are open May 21 through September 30 each season.
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the drive for Yellowstone visitors

We were staying in Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot Springs and were getting tired of park food (and spotty service). We decided to venture into Gardner and found The Lighthouse just past town. Our server, Thunder, was AWESOME. Very attentive and knowledgeable, and just an all around friendly guy. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Juanita H
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Sorrento, Florida
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  • Large groups
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Sorrento, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot Springs and were getting tired of park food (and spotty service). We decided to venture into Gardner and found The Lighthouse just past town. Our server, Thunder, was AWESOME. Very attentive and knowledgeable, and just an all around friendly guy. The food was very good, something for every taste, and the desserts were... More 

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Arab, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here in June. After a long day of hiking, I had a big appetite, but I was tired of eating cafeteria type park fare. We decided to eat here based on a recommendation from a local. The food was very fresh and authentic. Our server was very attentive, but very careful about special requests. I would definitely eat... More 

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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Thunder was our waiter and he highly recommended we try the homemade desserts. The red velvet cake and the butterscotch cake were awesome; definitely worth trying. All desserts are made in house daily and are fresh and warm when served. The food was also great, especially the sandwiches and pasta. Prices were very reasonable compared to surrounding restaurants in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am gluten free and this restaurant was perfect because it has a full gluten free menu with lots of options! It was wonderful to feel like I was eating normal at a restaurant again because of all the delicious menu options. And our waiter Thunder answered all of our questions and had a lot of good recommendations and speedy... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The waitress was very friendly and service was good. The food was mixed. Burgers were good but why they would have Chinese , Indian, and some Thai food choices in Gardiner Mt is beyond me. The decor was all lighthouses! It just seemed strange. Not bad but not what most people want in Cowboy country. If you want something different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Would not have expected such a wonderful dining experience near Gardiner. Food presentation was exceptional and the cakes for dessert...YUM!!! Highly recommend you dine here if in the area.

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After a full day in Yellowstone NP This was a welcome relief. The steak was superb, also the deserts are worth leaving room for.

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San Fernando, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food was good; the prices were fair; the restroom clean; and the staff attentive The restaurant had a special arrangement with our Yellowstone Basin Inn for a free dessert.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Only ordered food to go, but it was decent for the price we paid. A little too outside the city, but that wasn't too bad.

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Watertown, South Dakota
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Tai Chicken, steaks and pasta... very good..our server, Thunder, took good care of us.. excellent desert..would recommend to others

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Additional Information about Lighthouse Restaurant

Address: 752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
Phone Number: +1 406-848-2138
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 406-848-2138

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, International, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Lighthouse Restaurant is located in a large 6000 Square foot structure that was built in the 1920's. The main dining rom is constructed with wood and logs and has a nice, warm and casual atmosphere.We are located 7 miles north of Gardiner off of highway 89 and the restaurant is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is located 1 mile away from the historic natural wonder (The Devil's Slide). We are open May 21 through September 30 each season.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?