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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, 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
  • 24
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  • 18
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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
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We ate at the lighthouse and our server, Thunder, and the rest of the wait staff was excellent. I had the tea latte (a wonderful chai-like beverage that is homemade and not too sweet), the truffle macaroni cheese, and chocolate cake. All of which are value packed, served with a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Heidi A
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Gardiner, Montana
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New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

For the record, the restaurant is not in Gardiner and not in Yellowstone National Park. It is about 7 miles north of Gardiner, on US 89, in Corwin Springs, MT. The restaurant was recommended by the owner of the place I was staying in Gardiner. I had dinner there on June 18th or 19th. After quickly being seated by one... More 

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Gardiner, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at the lighthouse and our server, Thunder, and the rest of the wait staff was excellent. I had the tea latte (a wonderful chai-like beverage that is homemade and not too sweet), the truffle macaroni cheese, and chocolate cake. All of which are value packed, served with a beautiful presentation and very tasty. In the past I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dinning next to the Yellowstone river, with a wonderful view of the mountain, perhaps with some wildness sights and enjoying a nautic athmosphere decor, delighful dishes and service...priceless!! By the way, the cost is not an issue: totally abordable. Thanks Thunder for serving us!

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Powell, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Service was great, very kind staff, but food was just okay. Not worth the price at all, the only thing I would advise ordering is the Buffalo Burger.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A nice place to eat with the whole family and some friends. You will def have a nice time eating at this restaurant!

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We got to this restuaurant because it was recommended by the staff of Super 8. But well I do not get all the fuss. And the geat reviews. The food was ok, but for sure not the best I have had. "Come by for incredible world class food from our 5 star chef and great value. This is a destination... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I was skeptical about a place where the reviews centered around one waiter named Thunder because the quality of food was rarely discussed and now I know why! After 2 weeks in the road at National Parks, we were hungry for more than sandwiches and burgers. I always count on trip advisor, but this #1 eatery let us down! First,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Check out restaurant menu - its menu selection is more varied and the food is very tasty. Enjoyed drive to restaurant on gravel road from Gardiner watching the elk in the high school football field.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our family of six ate here and enjoyed the meal very much. The food was hot, fresh, and very good, but the service was stellar. The whole wait staff was wonderful --much like you would expect from a much higher priced restaurant. Thanks!

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West Plains, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

My wife, daughter and I stopped at the Lighthouse Restaurant for dinner after touring Yellowstone for a full day. We were tired, thirsty and hungry! We were seated and served by a lovely lady named Tanya who happened to be married to the owner and main Chef for the Lighthouse. The food was outstanding as was the service. We will... More 

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Address: 752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
Phone Number: +1 406-848-2138
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
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 - 15
  • 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.

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