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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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  • 41
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  • 50
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  • 31
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  • 32
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  • 15
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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
Not much open this time of year...

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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38 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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