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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, 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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  • 348
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Unexpected Treasure

Didn't expect much, but was I ever wrong. Outstanding food with a variety of house specials. Large portions, resonably priced, but plated with carnation petals. Wow! Our waitress was ultra friendly, helpful, and was knowledgeable about food allergens and what my gluten and dairy sensitive wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
FlooringBeast
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Grafton, Illinois
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  • Large groups
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  • German first
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Because of the ratings on TripAdvisor, we visited this restaurant in early August. We went for an early dinner, and were seated promptly. There were not very many diners there when we arrived. We ordered appetizers, a salad, entrees, and desserts. The appetizers were OK but the crab cakes had very little crab in them. Salad was good but not... More 

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Grafton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Didn't expect much, but was I ever wrong. Outstanding food with a variety of house specials. Large portions, resonably priced, but plated with carnation petals. Wow! Our waitress was ultra friendly, helpful, and was knowledgeable about food allergens and what my gluten and dairy sensitive wife could choose from. I only wish we were staying another night in the area,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Bad Service, fair food. I visited during the first week that they reopened after the winter season. The kid that waited on us was one of the worst waiters that I have ever encountered. The food was fair to average.

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Waco, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Oh man what a killer spot!! The food was absolutely amazing! Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and even though they fancy up the food a little bit the place is actually very casual I will definitely be trying this place again

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Four city folk visiting Yellowstone wander into a restaurant called "The Lighthouse" in the proverbial middle of nowhere; the only water in sight was the Yellowstone River. And that was across the road. Once inside the large, closed in porch we learned the chef's Dad had passed on a lifetime of lighthouse paraphernalia. Lots of locals, always a good sign,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We picked this place because of the great reviews and it wasn't what we expected. The menu wasn't very large and it was an interesting mixture of dishes. My son decided to try the Alligator but they were out which was disappointing. The complimentary meatballs were good. Most of us liked our meals, but nothing to rave about. Service was... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very pleased with our dinner here. The service was excellent and the food wonderful! They even gave us a free dessert for paying cash. Can't go wrong with going here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

After a long day in the park I was hoping for a good meal, we decided on the Lighthouse. First off service was excellent, but the food was a little to weird for my taste. The menu is not very large and is a hodgepodge of items from around the world. Overall not really impressed. You do get a complimentary... More 

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Valatie, New York
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Different menu, the food is ok, but I looked at yelp and it got great reviews, why?? Ordered a penne with suppose to be marinara I think it was more of a creamy vodka sauce! Meatballs came out as compliments of the chef, very good! But they won't sell them with pasta meals!! Lol keep driving another 10 miles into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Before you enter you are greeted by the cutest little lighthouse on the top of the restaurant. The service was quick and friendly. The menu has an amazing amount of variety. You can order from Chinese to typical American. I recommend the NY-steak,it was the best steak I've eaten on my trip to America and that's saying something. Overall you... 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: 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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