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Lighthouse Restaurant

752 Hwy 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Gardiner
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $14
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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).
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

To have received the reviews that I have seen, and a recommendation from someone we liked, we were disappointed. The pasta was over cooked, as was the fish. For a restaurant that prides itself on fresh, this smacked of pre- cooked to us. Service was too sharp, moving us on in 30 minutes when the restaurant was half full, making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

As a whitewater guide on the Yellowstone River I spend my summers in Gardiner. The Lighthouse is my go to!!! They are by far the best in town! The service is amazing and the food is better! Everyone from the Victor the chef to the servers are friendly and welcoming! Hopefully you get Dennis as your server he is funny... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant! As a summer gardiner local this is where I recommend anyone and everyone! Food is great my personal favorite being the Thai chicken! Dennis, katia, Tanya are always wonderful and are amazing with customer service! Love the food and love the people definitely top choice of food in the area!

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Gardiner, MT is in the Montana "outback" and to have a restaurant of this quality available is almost unheard of. Interesting menu that gives choices from around the world, but one thing to remember; The Steaks! Aged, organic Montana beef that is awesome. The sauce really sets the steak apart from your run of the mill steak house. Going to... More

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Winnie, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. My husband had the shrimp fettuccine which was good and I had a side salad and bacon mashed potatoes. Menu is limited. We found out after we were there that is was BYOB and we could have brought our wine into the restaurant. We each ordered a dessert which was really unique - banana... More

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Crestview, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Deserves to be #1. Out the middle of nowhere the Lighthouse delights with choice and quality of food. Spent three nights in Gardiner and ate here twice. You have to try the "Hot Butterfinger Butterscotch Better Batter Butter Cake" for dessert, if you can say this tongue twister. Very tasty.

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Bozeman, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Have no idea how this place is getting positive ratings. I am a frequent travel and this was one of the worst meals my husband and I have ever experienced. From the dust-covered fake flowers on the table to soup straight out of a Campbell's can. Perhaps it has changed hands recently? The clam chowder literally had the lumps of... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a great meal at the Lighthouse. The ambience was friendly and casual. Dining was comfortable. The food was delectable. I broke down and had a fabulous steak. The kids loved their meals, as well.

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Clearwater, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband I ate here on two consecutive nights when we were staying in Gardiner; the owner of our hotel highly recommended the place. She also told us we could bring our own bottle of wine (which we did), and that there would be no fee for uncorking it (there wasn't). The first night we had one clam chowder, one... More

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Midland, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There is no reason to ding this place. The food was good, as well as the ambience. The desserts were a little disappointing. The pop price of $2 for a can is a little high.

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