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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • 76
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 44
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  • 20
    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
Get the Osso Buco

Osso Buco was fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious. Bison Stroganoff was also good - get the half portion as it's more than enough for one person. Server was attentive, professional, and friendly. Would eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
ypcarib0u
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West Yellowstone, Montana
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Grovetown, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first it seemed a bit expensive; but, the food and service was great. I thought $12.95 a bit high for a burger and fries. However, the wife and I split it and it was plenty enough for the both of us. Great burger and good selection of beer. The waiter recommended a local brew and it was just what... More 

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Helena, Montana
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Had lunch here. They serve the biggest hamburger I've ever seen. Staff was professional and courteous. They serve homemade chips while you're waiting for your meal. They were warm and very tasty.

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Thank Don E
Seattle, WA
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Staying at the Hotel we tried dinner and breakfast. Service was extremely slow, food was not hot, and if we had not been hungry the food was otherwise inedible. Cookies in hotel lobby were the only redeeming factor. Loved the hotel, hated the restaurant!

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Thank MrHendu
West Yellowstone, Montana
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Osso Buco was fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious. Bison Stroganoff was also good - get the half portion as it's more than enough for one person. Server was attentive, professional, and friendly. Would eat here again.

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Thank ypcarib0u
Camano Island, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A slightly limited menu but good food, and a nice atmosphere. Due to the closure of numerous places in town during the nearby Yellowstone Park from the 1st to the 15th we ate there three days so we were looking for more on the menu.

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Thank J David B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had an excellent meal. However, when we walked in later than most people dine, there very few customers and multiple tables that had not been bused, and I was skeptical. I don't remember the sandwich that I ordered, but it was unusual and delicious.

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Thank Mary F
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Cody, Wyoming
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Dinner in November on a ski trip...who would have thought I'd have ine of the best vegetarian meals ever during off season! Cauliflower steak was amazing!

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Thank RMhiker
Alberta, Canada
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370 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We found that both the food and service we had were good. I really enjoyed the bison chili. When you take your seat, the server brought us home made seasoned potato chips which were very addictive. The restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn. We would eat at this restaurant again!

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Universal City, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Had a coupon for free dinner here. We were in west yellowstone 7 nights and didn't go back. Was just ok.

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Thank sgill58
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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328 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a pleasant restaurant and bar just a block from the centre of West Yellowstone. The restaurant and bar staff were all very pleasant and helpful. There was a short wait for a table but we chose to eat at the bar which had seats straightaway. The restaurant is effectively tables in the bar area. The food was good,... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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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