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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 #10 of 27 Restaurants in Gardiner
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hammond, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for dinner after a long day in Yellowstone due to the positive reviews. I found it overrated, expensive, and disappointing. It is not a drive-in. It is a walk-up. You would be waiting a long time for service if you stayed in your car. I ordered a corn dog - just one corn dog with nothing else... More

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Louisiana
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I've passed through Gardiner three times and always stop for a burger at this place. It doesn't look like much but the burgers and sweet potatoe fries are just delicious. Great ice cream as well! The name of this place has changed to the "Wild West Corral" and it is on the left as you exit town toward Livingston.

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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place may have had a different name when we were there - Wild WEst Corral perhaps? - but I see from the Trip Advisor site it is the same place. Regardless, this is a must stop for a great burger. We tried the beef, buffalo and elk burgers. Very tasty - and I am a burger connoisseur. Ironically it... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped here for evening ice cream. The service was a little slow, and the ice cream was okay. Nothing special. There aren't very many ice cream flavors to choose from, but if you love ice cream, check this place out!

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Garland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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