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Lighthouse Restaurant

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752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-848-2138
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 354
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
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
Amazing food and absolutely 3*** Michelin!!!!

This place is really something!! You'll find amazing recipes in a restaurant with a deep soul and lots of creativity: everything we are looking for in a restaurant for sure... Definitely the best in Gardiner and one of the best in and around Yellowstone. Do not miss it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Seattle, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Horrible service, horrible food. We had no service, no one even came to our table. No one would make eye contact. We stayed only because no other place was open. I know for a fact that these great reviews aren't truthful reviews as we heard our server offer free desserts for 5 star reviews to multiple tables. He even asked... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This place is really something!! You'll find amazing recipes in a restaurant with a deep soul and lots of creativity: everything we are looking for in a restaurant for sure... Definitely the best in Gardiner and one of the best in and around Yellowstone. Do not miss it!!

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1 Thank A G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Lighthouse is one of my favorite restaurants. The chef Victor Kauffman has really developed the menu and quality of the ingredients used. I love the osaka rolls, deep fried sushi, lamb burgers and curries although i wouldn't call them authentic they are tasty. There's also bison burgers and pasta dishes. It's great to have seafood options, even catch your... More 

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Thank gemineye5
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Hands down one of the best meals we experienced during our travels. One of our guides on zipline recommended it and we were thrilled we doubled back to enjoy the meal. Amazing food, affordable pricing and perfect sized desserts!

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Thank Denise P
Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is the best food in/near Gardiner. Nicely prepared meat, veggies, carbs, and not just fried things or hamburgers. Best: free appetizer of meatballs in red sauce with a slice of toast - delish! Not so good: No alcohol available when we went, but they were working on it. Great service. Odd decor. Food was very good.

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Thank Cindy G
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had an OK experience. Maybe I expected something more bieng that it was top ranked in the area at the time. The food, the service and the ambience were all OK.

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1 Thank Claudio S
Flemington, New Jersey
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Stopped in for dinner one evening in September while vacationing in Yellowstone, based on good TripAdvisor reviews. We arrived when they opened at 5:30 and were seated promptly along with six other parties who were also waiting. Parking is onsite and was not a problem at the time. The restaurant was about to close for the season. They reopen in... More 

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Thank Route31
Paso Robles, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We love this restaurant. It's 7 miles north of Gardiner in Corwin Springs. It's the best. Top rated restaurant on Trip Advisor 2012, 2013, 2014. Top restaurant by "Talk of the Town, 2012, 2013, 2014 and a few other accolades. The New York steak with a wonderful sauce, and creamed spinach is excellent. If you're lucky, you may get to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was my first trip to the Lighthouse and I'm definitely going to be going back! Great relaxed atmosphere and quick delivery of food. Had the Szechuan Shrimp which was just amazing! Fresh, crunchy vegetables, loads of shrimp and a beautiful sauce. Made a change from all the burgers etc you seem to get around Gardiner.

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Thank 1804Ems
New Market, Maryland
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We drove out of Gardner (its some miles out of town) for dinner at the lighthouse because it was highly rated. We we arrived we found a large party had just vacated and the staff (three wait staff) were working very hard to recover. Some guests were a bit cranky about the wait and some people got up and left,... More 

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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: International, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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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