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315 Yellowstone Avenue, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7365
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Westward expansion brought rail travel and ranches to the Continental...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice place with good food

We recently ate dinner at the Branch and enjoyed it very much. The food was good and they use fresh ingredients. Lots of healthy things on the menu. The servers were friendly and prompt. Prices were good. The restaurant is quiet compared to other places in West Yellowstone. Would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Patti B
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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a bison stroganoff and the market fish special. The stroganoff was just perfect, the flavor was so rich, but not overwhelming, the bison meat was delicate and I love the caramelized onions cream sauce on fettucini. And we were very satisfied with our server Tomas, who was very attentative, friendly and pleasant. And dont forget to save a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

They give you complimentary homemade chips in bar area and have some big screens for sports. Food was good, we were glad we ventured off busy main street to check it out - Illinois

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Richmond, VA, USA
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136 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Four of us ate there for a breakfast and they something for all of us from gluten free to Kosher to no restrictions. My wife and I had the buffet and thought everything we had was good. The two others also liked what they had. We had a short wait and enjoyed the train exhibit while we waited.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We recently ate dinner at the Branch and enjoyed it very much. The food was good and they use fresh ingredients. Lots of healthy things on the menu. The servers were friendly and prompt. Prices were good. The restaurant is quiet compared to other places in West Yellowstone. Would go back again.

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was very impressed by our server Nina, she was very nice and spent some extra time with us, because we had some issues with the discount we wanted to have. The food was amazing, it was served within a few minutes, the plates were hot and the styling was very nice. I had a beef steak, the meat was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had received a coupon from The Explorer Cabins for the Branch Restaurant. We really enjoyed the place and ate there several times. We thought the food was good, the place was clean, and our service was great!

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Kansas City
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78 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After a long road trip our family stopped in for dinner fairly late 8pm. My daughter ordered a grilled cheese with fried green tomatoes on it and she hated it and wouldn't eat it, so my son ate part of it and said it was just OK. My husband ate the other half and liked it but didn't love it.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hostess and server were charming and attentive. Food was not so good, sorry. Pancetta in the roasted beet salad was tough and a bit rancid, I think. Dressing was grainy. Grandson wouldn't eat pizza and when I took a bite, I realized why.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They seem to be poorly training employees, they didn't know they had a promoted special, our wait staff changed a few times and the service was extremely slow (over an hour). We saw many people get seated, wait and then leave. They did have gluten free options at least, and some of our meals were pretty good.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in West Yellowstone. More expensive than others but worth it. Good, casual cowboy dishes, good wine, good beer.

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Address: 315 Yellowstone Avenue, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: +1 406-646-7365
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Yellowstone Avenue, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
  • Phone Number: +1 406-646-7365

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

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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