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All 28 Gardiner Restaurants

Helen's Corral Drive-In - CLOSED

711 Scott Street,, U.S. Hwy. 89 at the corner of Yellowstone Street, Gardiner, MT 59030
406 848-7627
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Price range: $3 - $15
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night

136 reviews from our community

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English first
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The original owner passed away a couple of years ago, and "Helen's" is now called Wild West Corral. Burgers are still hand-made and juicy, with real lettuce, tomato & raw onion. The main change is the price: a simple burger is $6.75, with addition toppings available: cheese (75c), bacon ($1), grilled onions or mushrooms (75c). Add fries and you're adding... More

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Absarokee, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great burger. Really, really great burger. That's it. A couple of tips: You will wait. The burgers are prepared fresh, they are thick, and they rest before serving as they should, it takes a bit. Do not wait in your car. Come on out. It will take a while, and you're in Gardiner. Enjoy. Sometimes you don't get what... More

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Hammond, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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