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Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant

42950 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
+1 406-995-4132
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“trout” (10 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
42950 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love Rainbow Ranch. My daughter had her wedding at Rainbow Ranch and it was magical! I go there all the time for dinner and I love the restaurant, food and service. I feel it’s the best restaurant in town!

Thank Mary Grace W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In May, fine dining places can be hard to find. But now Rainbow Ranch is open all year so this wonderful restaurant is available to enjoy. My husband and I have spent the weekend here, hiking during the day and dining at RR each evening....More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The elk and foie gras combination was tasty. The special, a tenderloin of beef, was like butter. The trout and rillette of boar, sadly, were tasteless unless slathered with the accompanying cherry sauce. Afterward, however, all we could talk about was the wild mushroom bruschetta...More

Thank D P
Carrie B, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your boar. We strive to deliver the best food but it seems we fell short. I appreciate your feedback and have taken this to our chef so we can work on this issue. Please come back and...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

We followed Trip Advisor reviews and were very pleased to find this restaurant. Beautiful views and wonderful staff. Food was spectacular. There were 8 of us and we tried most of the entrees and specials. Each was better than the next. All the grill meats...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Most Incredible Trip to Montana yet! Rainbow Lodge is a true Diamond and I have found many gems in the past. Their staff is warm friendly and welcoming! The cuisine is out of this world! My compliments to the chef! Thank you for making my...More

Thank Diana I
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Consistently excellent food, beautiful scenery, pleasant interior, & nice staff make this worth the 15-20 (depending on weather) drive down to the canyon from Big Sky ski resort. Everything I've ever had here over numerous visits the past 4 years has been good if not...More

Thank L H
Reviewed March 12, 2018

If you are staying at Rainbow Ranch Lodge or nearby do not miss this very special dining experience. This is not merely a place to grab a meal but instead a quality food event. The server was very knowledgeable in the courses, the manner they...More

Thank lmat
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Lodge and had dinner here 2 nights as well. It was delicious! The mushroom bruschetta is out of this world! (I actually had it 2 nights in a row and still dream about it.) The Beef Wellington was delicious and cooked...More

Thank Barrie K
Reviewed March 2, 2018

We were 8 people skiing at Big Sky last week and went out for dinner in the area 3 times. Rainbow Ranch had an interesting menu, nice atmosphere. The mushroom brushetta was excellent. Our meat dishes were tasty and done just as requested. All good....More

Thank Kate O
Reviewed February 27, 2018

We ate hear after our 1st night of skiing. Its about 20 minutes from Big Sky. The dining room is rustic, friendly, and comfortable. We started with mushroom bruschetta which was awesome. For main course, elk chops were fantastic. The poached troat with boar rillette...More

Thank Steve S
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Questions & Answers
May 18, 2016|
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Response from Ashton S | Reviewed this property |
Unless they're doing renovations, they should be open. We ate there a few months ago (March). Try calling them and see what's going on.
Jane M
April 1, 2016|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
It is about 14 miles according to Google maps.
October 13, 2015|
Response from rainbowranchlodge | Property representative |
Hi Cindy from Greenwich, Thanks for your question. Rainbow doesn't have a printed children's menu but we do have children's offerings: burgers and fries, chicken strips and fries and mac and cheese. In addition, if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42950 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
    (Highway 191)
  • Public Transportation: The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-4132
  • E-mail
In our cozy restaurant on the banks of the Gallatin River, the culinary team at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge consistently delights guests with refined cuisine and classical cooking techniques which transform Montana beef, bison, wild game, and fresh seafood into flavorful works of art. Our Charcuterie Platter features house-made delicacies from duck prosciutto and wild boar sausage with huckleberries to bison kielbasa with Guinness infused whole grain mustard. With an impressive array of entrees like Mesquite grilled, Espresso Rubbed Bison Hanger Steak, Sweet Corn and Brioche Stuffed Roasted Quail, Herbs de Provence Marinated Alaskan King Salmon or Pan Seared Rocky Mountain Elk Loin, it can be difficult to decide. Before you dive into your Rainbow Ranch culinary experience, relax into a cozy couch in our lounge while sipping a hand-crafted cocktail and sampling delectable bites from our small plates menu.
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