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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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  • 47
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 34
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  • 17
    Terrible
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
Easy dinner and breakfast

Well it is conveninet and reasonably priced. We had breakfast buffet style though a la carte was available. I also (wife did not join me) spent 90minutes at the bar drinking. Prices were very reasonable with good beer selection. For dinner, we though the food was OK - it was the convenience for us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
GRALISTAIR
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Well it is conveninet and reasonably priced. We had breakfast buffet style though a la carte was available. I also (wife did not join me) spent 90minutes at the bar drinking. Prices were very reasonable with good beer selection. For dinner, we though the food was OK - it was the convenience for us that we liked.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The menu changed often and was really innovative. Even the Bison Chili had a unique taste. The staff is attentive, but not intrusive

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SeaTac, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Every one in the place was in training. The breakfast was poor buffet was small and done poorly. About 10 groups sitting down and I don't think anyone was having good service. Not sure how to describe the eggs but bad enough not to eat, ordered a single pancake that fell apart as you picked it up, then charged $6.95... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were in west Yellowstone the 17 and 18 we ate in three different places. The branch was the worst hands down I order the flat iron stake medium rare it come out medium well and very small for the price the forgot the bread and the lack of service was even worse. The waitress spent more time holding down... More 

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Goleta, California
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91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Usually I am not a fan of hotel restaurants and avoid them. But after a stressful drive thru major rain and hail, we didn't feel like going in search of food. After reading other TA reviews I agreed to give this place a try. Other comments are on point, limited menu but something can be found for everyone. Nice selection... More 

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Charing, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On arrival at our hotel we found it had no restaurant so chose The Branch based on Trip advisor reviews. First impressions from the outside were not favourable, looked rather dated and unloved. The decor needs a little tweaking on the inside but they are getting there. Impressed with the 1903 railway carriage set up in the foyer. Took a... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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90 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Located at the Holiday Inn made this very convenient for dinner. The food was very good. The menu is not extensive, but a little eclectic. The wine list was adequate. My wife had the flatiron steak which she thoroughly enjoyed. I has the pork osso buco. This was also excellent.

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very reasonably priced. 5 to 7 happy hour. Limited menu tho. Service was excellent. Happy to accommodate special requests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When we first arrived the place did not have many customers and it took us about ten minutes to get a waiters attention. The water guy spilled water on our table and used synthetic napkins to wipe it up which just smeared it around. We were about 10 seconds from leaving when our beers arrived so we decided to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent and dinner and dessert was amazing. Highly recommend the lettuce wraps and the bread pudding. Will definitely be coming back!

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Restaurant Details

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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