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All 55 West Yellowstone Restaurants

The Branch Restaurant & Bar

315 Yellowstone Avenue, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7365
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Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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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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Bozeman, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The food and service were fairly normal. I give them a very good rating because they had vegan and gluten free options. Kudos for staying in tune with the trends. Make sure you call and check their hours. What is says online doesn't always apply in seasonal towns like Yellowstone. I ordered the steak with green beans and mashed potatoes... More 

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Aargh...It took half an hour to get our drinks, then another half an hour to get our appetizers, which I had to ask twice for. Of course the appetizers were cold when they arrived and not very appetizing. Then it was another half hour for the entrees to arrive. The steaks were way undercooked and had to be sent back... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Part of the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone. We were there during Ski Festival, so it seemed crowded, but not overly. Bar has happy hour every day with good variety of beers. We stayed for dinner, and were surprised at the variety of choices. I have the bison stroganoff and my wife had the sausage platter. Both were good. Staff... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

On the day after thanksgiving my family and I were looking for a nice breakfast. It was 9:45 am and we knew the branch closed at 10 so we walked into the branch and saw plenty of room for us yet they sailed they just closed. The sign was on yet the closed 25 minutes early and was snotty about... More 

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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant was attached to the Holiday Inn express, so we walked over out of convenience. Service was very slow all the way around- probably 10 minutes before we could order and it wasn't that busy. Beverage delivery was slow- I had the fancier salad on the menu-kind of a greek salad with goat cheese and craisings- salad was very... More 

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Randolph, Kansas, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We arrived almost at the end of the breakfast service time but were served a wonderful, bountiful meal and had terrific service from Scott. Enjoyed the experience and didn't choose anything which wasn't delicious. May go back for supper! Good to know that this nice restaurant is still open when many places in town have "closed for the season".

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We ordered beer, starters and main courses. The local beer was excellent, the starter with hummus good. Rather ambitiously I ordered buffalo (beef) stroganoff, usually made with high-quality sliced meat in a cream sauce. Instead tough ground buffalo arrived, floating in some cream and a lot of grease. When I complained, the waiter helpfully explained that "different people have different... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

When we arrived we seated ourselves (not a problem) but it took forever to get any service and once we did the waitress acted as though we were an inconvenience and even commented that we looked like we had our hands full just because we had two young children with us. They were perfectly well behaved and did not cause... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was ok - a decent value for the price. However, our waiter had terrible body order. It was like pigpen - we had a cloud of stench arrive at our table a moment before he did. I hated writing this, but it ruined our experience. And, I was not going to make a 'stink' about it with management... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The waiter was kind of a smart #***, It took forever (2 hours) from time sat down, until meal was finished. Ordered dinner salad and it came with meal. Food was average. Don't waste your time!!

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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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