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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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  • 40
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 31
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  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Good Food, Good Service

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 :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
JSLUMA
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Bozeman, Montana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Bozeman, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast and dinner in both the bar and restaurant. If your staying in the hotel it's a no brainer to eat here.

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Helena, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My fiancée and I went for an expensive dinner but ended up ordering burgers instead. And as it turned out we enjoyed some of the best gourmet burgers ever. Outstanding and friendly staff too.

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Perdido Key, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Excellent restaurant and good food, great value, has a good menu for breakfast, we did not eat here for dinner but the menu looked good . Our box lunches were great for in the park excursions.

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Marietta, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Took forever to get food, and when it did arrive, it wasn't that good. Left disappointed and overcharged.

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Ogden, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The staff were friendly but overworked. The food was good, not great, and we waited way to long for it to come. The waiter was doing double duty also cooking. He apologized, thanked us for our patience, and gave us an automatic discount.

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Montana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Tried the restaurant on Christmas night, and since we didn't have a reservation, we were told the wait would be about 15 minutes. We had a seat at the bar and noticed several tables empty. We were seated about 20 minutes later at one of the tables that had been empty since we arrived. It took another 15 minutes to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Only one of 3-4 restaurants open in town. We had a 10% of coupon because we stayed in the Explorer Cabins. Service was slow as they only had two people working. We weren't in a rush, so it wasn't a big deal. We ate the a couple days later with friends, and the service was still slow. The food was... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Food is below par and service is fair. For the price, not a good experience. 4 people in our party and not one order came out correct.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Came here for dinner on a slow Saturday night. We were quickly seated and greater by our server who was being trained by someone else. The menu selection is limited (no seafood) and very expensive for what you get. The female server who was in training did not seem to pay much attention to our order because 2/4 meals came... 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

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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