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The Branch Restaurant & Bar

315 Yellowstone Ave, at Holiday Inn SunSpree Resor, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7365
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Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Westward expansion brought rail travel and ranches to the Continental Divide, where cowboys (and today’s national park visitors) could live the dream of a horizon-free lifestyle. Inspired by the natural beauty of Yellowstone, the Branch Restaurant celebrates “Open Range Cuisine” where beef and game dishes are infused with local flavor and enjoyed with a selection of regional microbrews and hand-crafted premium cocktails. A selection of tasty vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.The restaurant boasts casual attire, seats on a first-come-first-served basis and does not accept reservations. Children's menus and box lunches are available. The Branch Restaurant & Bar is the ideal locale to enjoy a delicious dinner while recounting the day's exploration of Yellowstone National Park.Open daily, year-round.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Westward expansion brought rail travel and ranches to the Continental Divide, where cowboys (and today’s national park visitors) could live the dream of a horizon-free lifestyle. Inspired by the natural beauty of Yellowstone, the Branch Restaurant celebrates “Open Range Cuisine” where beef and game dishes are infused with local flavor and enjoyed with a selection of regional microbrews and hand-crafted premium cocktails. A selection of tasty vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.The restaurant boasts casual attire, seats on a first-come-first-served basis and does not accept reservations. Children's menus and box lunches are available. The Branch Restaurant & Bar is the ideal locale to enjoy a delicious dinner while recounting the day's exploration of Yellowstone National Park.Open daily, year-round.
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English first
West Yellowstone, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had two very good meals here recently. There have been some bad reviews in the past, but there is a lot of turnover in the kitchen of this place. The current chef is doing a great job.

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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The special was stir fried fresh veggies with rice and a choice of shrimp or chicken. Very well priced food, good local beer and wine choices for happy hour and friendly service. Excellent value

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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Our group stayed here at the Holiday Inn and we opted to eat here after an exciting but tiring day of adventure. How fortunate! We had great meals that bordered on outstanding. Our server was excellent and helped us explore the menu and select two entrees of elk & bison that were out of this world! HINT: ask to dine... More

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Lafayette
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120 reviews 120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We arrived late in West Yellowstone and even the places that were open in the winter were closed due to the late hour. The front desk fellow recommended it. Seating area is fairly small. There were large oak doors leading to the bar and pounding music coming through. The emphasis of this establishment seems to be the bar and revenue... More

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Alicia O, Director of Sales at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to respond but you are rating to a different restaurant in town, the Wild West Pizzeria. We do not serve pizza or have thumping music. We would be very grateful if you would log in and delete this post from the Branch Restaurant and Bar. More

Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I'm happy to report that I did not experience any of the negatives that others have reported. The service was outstanding. I found the menu to be creative and localized. Not your typical pizza, burger and fries! The restaurant was very clean and a fun décor. I went back twice because I enjoyed it so much ..and ate the same... More

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Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Food and service was outstanding. Best dinner in West Yellowstone and Bozeman. Bozeman restaurants should take notice of there menu, it's what Bozeman is lacking... Game! My family and I had the fried Quail with homemade mac and cheese with collards, elk shank osco busco and bison stroganoff. Beautifully done, would drive from Bozeman to eat there again. This is... More

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Sandpoint
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Before I start any analysis on the restaurant, I would like to give you a quick heads up. Half Caesar vs full Caesar? Same thing, different bowl. When pointed out to the manager, she immediately agreed and brought out extra lettuce, followed by sincere apologies. The first indicator of a bad stay was the wait, which was from 6:42 (time... More

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Hines, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our first visit to the Branch(Oct 24)...had lunch. My husband had the 3 wild game sausages(pheasant, elk, & buffalo) with a plum dipping sauce. They were so delicious with the seasonal beer the server recommended! I had the BLT with smoked trout -spread with a horseradish mayo -so good I aimed to come back for dinner and order a smoked... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The restaurant was a great find. They had excellent food at a reasonable price. The waiter was exceptional in that he was very intuitive. He brought refills on drinks without prompting, kept our kids entertained, offered suggestions on the menu and engaged our group. There is also a set of neat refurbished train cars built into the restaurant.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We love Barbecue and were surprised by the variety of the sauces at the Branch. The Huckleberry sauce was very good, but I was surprised by the Golden sauce. It's a mustard based sauce. We had wings, pulled pork and sweet potato fries. It was all very good. We were grateful they were open as most of the places to... More

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