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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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Closes in 21 min
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary
42950 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Dinner is the most important part of our travels (outside of the skiing we do in the daytime). We seek high quality restaurants, food and service. I rely much on Trip Adviser and review history of reviews, focusing on the bottom two rankings to eliminate...More

Thank Karen38_12
Reviewed February 4, 2018

We stayed at Rainbow Ranch on our way to Yellowstone (very nice lodge along a beautiful river in the Gallatin valley), and were lucky enough to have dinner there. Surprised that a chief of this caliber is at such an out-of-the-way place, as the dinner...More

Thank Brian O
Carrie B, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Hi Brian! Thank you so much for the 5 star review. I am so happy you enjoyed your dinner here. We consider ourselves very lucky to have such an awesome Chef. Please come back and stay and dine with us again.

Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited the lodge restaurant for our anniversary. It wasn’t particularly busy, only three tables eating but the food was mostly great! The mushroom bruschetta and the roasted asparagus starter was delicious. Unfortunately my entree (sweet potato gnocchi) let our experience down. We had high...More

Thank Hduds
Carrie B, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

I appreciate your honest feedback about the gnocchi dish. I have shared this with our Chef and he is currently working on improving it. I hope you will give us another try next time you are in Big Sky!

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The new menu is exciting and really good. The shrimp baguette was excellent. This is a great location for a cozy and classy happy hour with your honey.

Thank Forfun12
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Rainbow Ranch after almost 13 yrs of coming to Big Sky. We come almost every Christmas and always choose a nice local restaurant for our Christmas Eve dinner. Why we never visited Rainbow Ranch is beyond me. Everything about...More

Thank Patricia B
Carrie B, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate your business and are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Rainbow Ranch. We look forward to your next trip back when your husband can attend.\ Happy New Year to you! Carrie Bishop General Manager

Reviewed October 8, 2017

Since we were staying at rainbow ranch lodge we had dinner there as well and I could not get my taste buds under control they were so happy. The food was to die for delicious, I wanted to try every thing on the menu, we...More

Thank Leslie K
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thank you Leslie for your 5 star review! Please come back and stay & dine with us again! Ryan Kunz General Manager

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, 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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