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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/Brunch, 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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  • 32
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  • 34
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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
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At this time of year, before the season as they say, the number of places to eat are very limited. We found the branch at the Holiday Inn to be bright clean place with a limited menu but good tasting food that was served by great people. The price we thought was a tad high but we at it and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Dj M
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Englewood, co., United States
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Layton, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We ate dinner and had drinks here on both 14 and 19 April 2015. Even though there were 3 staff on duty, as soon as the bar and dining area was about half full, the service broke down. It was clear the staff is not trained on how to efficiently cover numerous patrons simultaneously. There was no coordination between the... More 

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Bozeman
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This time of year, it's hard to find a place to eat in West Yellowstone. However, The Branch exceeded our expectations. It definitely took care of our dinner time needs.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

$12.95 burgers. Great service. Don't miss the train car in front and the history behind it! Very cool.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

nothing like frozen fries and a freezer burnt bun to make you ecstatic about the high prices. Don't go

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Englewood, co., United States
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

At this time of year, before the season as they say, the number of places to eat are very limited. We found the branch at the Holiday Inn to be bright clean place with a limited menu but good tasting food that was served by great people. The price we thought was a tad high but we at it and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Don't order the huckleberry pancakes.... There weren't any huckleberries in them! It appeared they swirled some berry sauce on them when they were cooking. However, the omelet was very good, the ham side was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Rock Hill
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44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to The Branch after a day of snowmobiling. The service was attentive, the food was good and the advice on the beer was very good. A very nice evening.

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Bozeman, Montana
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39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service was poor. Our order was mess. The go the order wrong kitichen and we could not find our server. She was on the computer at the bar and never returned except to give us the check, which we had to ask for. The only bright spot was Brenda, who was not our server but came to our rescue... More 

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Started with a fantastic porter on tap. They brought out hot homemade chips while we had a drink. Local pheasant sausage for appetizer, bison stroganoff very good. Excellent experience overall.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

As title states, this restaurant has real good food. It's a little pricey but probably comparable to other restaurants in the area. Is nice on some of the dishes you can order half portions. The bison stroganoff is very yummy :)

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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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