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Helen's Corral Drive-In

711 Scott Street,, U.S. Hwy. 89 at the corner of Yellowstone Street, Gardiner, MT 59030
406 848-7627
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Ranked #6 of 27 restaurants in Gardiner
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Garland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had buffalo burgers and fries. The burgers, which were hand formed, were well done with a nice crispy edge. The flavor was good and we really enjoyed the meal.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Avoid if you can for the following reasons: 1) bad burger: They DONT ask you if you want medium rare, medium well, it's all well done! When I asked, the associate told me:" it's fast food, HAS to be well done!" 2) bad service: I asked to go and catch up on the side. When I picked up the food,... More

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Thousand Oaks
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Love a good burger, and this was a pleasant surprise for a little hole in the wall drive-in. Looked like mom and the kids running the place, and they did a great job. Go!

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Newman Lake, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This Hamburger place was right across the street from Super 8 in Gardiner, where we stayed.. Best Hamburgers we ate in Gardiner!!! Great French Fries, Onion Rings and Huckleberry Milk Shakes!! Mmmmmm

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Our burgers were just ok and didn't taste fresh. Kids were happy. Expensive for what you got. We ordered 3 burgers and a grilled cheese and a few fries and drinks and it was close to $50.

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Gardiner, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I thought I'd give it a try this season and was completely disappointed. I ordered a bacon cheese burger and chicken nuggets. The burger I received wasn't even big enough to cover the regular sized bun. It had one and a half slices of bacon which for the size of the burger was about right. My kid had chicken nuggets... More

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Columbus, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It was after 9 when we got to Gardiner and we were starving. We wanted something quick cuz we were heading back to Columbus. It was fast, really good food and very friendly staff. Will stop here again

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Billings, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant is under new ownership in 2013. It is now called Wild West Corral Drive-In. The owners of the Wild West Rafting company bought it and have taken on this small restaurant with vigor and dedication. Some food items have changed, but the food is still fantastic and the crew take extra care to make it "your way." Good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We make a point to eat here every time we travel out to Yellowstone. Their buffalo burgers are the best! You also must try the Huckleberry Shake! A little expensive but it's worth it!

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Appearing to be under new ownership/management, the burger joint that once was Helen’s Corral no longer displays Helen’s picture on the wall nor offers elk burgers on the menu. Beef was a poor substitute, but OK as beef burgers go. Their presentation style has slipped a notch. Where burger was previous laid in basket assembled (tall and impressive when photographed),... More

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