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All 57 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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Evergreen, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We had WONDERFUL food and service. Pheasant and elk and bison sausage appetizers (pheasant was best of these). Salmon was delicious. Dessert was sinful and VERY filling. Pretty restaurant with nice decor.

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Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Holiday Inn where this restaurant is located, and because I was unimpressed completely by the generic, cheaply built room, we were really surprised to discover the lovely bar and restaurant within the hotel on the last night of our stay, when we were too tired to go out.. We opted for the bar area with fireplace.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

First of all we had to wait for a server. It took 15 minutes just to get water. We were going to the bar to get our own drinks. Next the food was ice cold and not tasty at all. And last the server could have cared less about any of it. Do not go here!!!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice and glad. All the food and drink we had was great. Had wild game and fried chicken. the salad was great and the bar very comfortable

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Irvine, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had such a great experience. Not only is the food good and reasonable but we had a waiter who was so so pleasant and helpful and made our dining experience just great. He never wrote anything down and remembered everything we had the second time we went. It was so nice to feel like he enjoyed serving us and... More

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Only a short distance to walk from the Yellowstone Park Hotel. Good food, good service and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant is part of (or attached to) the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone. It was within walking distance from our hotel (one long block). Service was very good, food plentiful (if you're not really, really hungry, ask if they have half portions or "senior sized" meals). It was pricey but not unreasonable for a high-tourist area. Recommend.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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291 reviews 291 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I ate dinner here twice during my stay in Yellowstone. Both times I had the Bison Stroganoff, which I highly recommend. I sat at the bar both times, which was a nice environment. The bar area is separate from the dining room area, although there were a few families with small children sitting in the bar area. Not a big... More

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Rockville, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Service was very slow and the food was mediocre at best. We went to this restaurant because it was recommended by our hotel. We were very disappointed. We had a much better meal at the Slippery Otter the night before.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Prices in West Yellowstone - being a National Park area - are expensive, whether it is gas, hotel, food or a souvenir. So yes it was more expensive than home... but The Branch had good food, and good service. My husband had fried chicken, with the smallest chicken leg I have ever seen :) but tasty. I had bison stroganoff... More

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