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The Branch Restaurant & Bar

315 Yellowstone Ave, Suite B, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, 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.
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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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Willowick
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate there two nights in a row. They were very attentive to our grandson's food allergies. The chef even came to the table and spoke with him. The food was excellent as was the service. We all enjoyed touring the railroad car before dinner. They were able to accommodate our large group with no problem.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After experiencing a wonderful meal and atmosphere at this charming restaurant, I was appalled after reading some of the negative reviews posted on this website. I guess you can relegate those complainers to the category of malcontents who can't be pleased anytime no matter what! Really! Bad food and service? On the contrary, both were outstanding. But less I digress... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Went with my parents and a family friend. Almost every waitress/waiter had a very heavy accent which made them hard to understand. It took us awhile to be seated in a practically empty resturaunt. Our waitress was very nice and did a wonderful job. My parents ordered a flat steak and it was extremely chewy. My dad ha his sent... More

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Costa Mesa, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The first night we arrived in West Yellowstone, we had dinner at the Branch Restaurant. We went on the recommendation of the hotel employee who checked us into our room at the Explorer Cabins. We arrived for dinner at about 7:30pm and found the place pretty crowded. The decor was contemporary and the waitress was friendly. We ordered the assorted... More

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Monroeville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

they place was nice and had a train car there that you can tour. they kids who all work there are all on a work internship for other countries..We had a waiter that was from Jamaica...strange to see several kids from another countries all under the same roof working in a very small town in Montana..The food was ok to... More

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We order take out from this restaurant. The food did not look like they cared at all for our patronage. The woman who took our order was very confused. The food was terrible.

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Evan_Tennant, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Paige, We thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your food nor our service. We have noted your comments for discussion and apologize for the poor experience. Guest feedback is our main avenue for making improvements to our service and food. We hope that you can consider this a one time... More

Levittown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went at with friends from our tour. Cute place, loved the vintage train car. The rest of the place nicely decorated and clean, but the train car was especially nice. Everyones meal was enjoyed. I had the trout BLT, that was delish. One of my better meals on this 10 day trip. The staff was good too!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The best deal is Breakfast, with option for a buffet or order off the menu. The pancakes are very good.

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Lehi, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Prices insane for food not up to par with McDonald's. Service was slow as well. Waited so long to get a water refill that I went out to the hall and used the drinking fountain.

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River Forest, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We thought the food and service were great and very much enjoyed our visit through the antique train car

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