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By Word of Mouth Restaurant & Catering

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77 Aspen Leaf Drive #3, Big Sky, MT 59716
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun Valley, Idaho, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Not one to rave but this is a must. Unique dishes ala sushi and calamari with great wines. Funky atmosphere. Great and friendly service from the owner. Prices were good. Go!!

Thank thebenj4
New Hyde Park, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

We had our group dinner at this restaurant. The food was very good and the service was exceptional. We had a price fixed menu with three entrees, steak, chicken and salmon with a salad and desert.

Thank GCSC11530
ann arbor, michigan
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

I would have gave it a higher rating expect for problems with the service. We ordered the cheese fondue appetizer which was very very good. The other couple we were with also ordered salads, then dinner. We got done with the fondue, sat there for a while. Their salads were then brought to them, no problem. Expect now one minute... More 

Thank kathyD2274
Missoula, Montana
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137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

From reading other reviews, I was under the impression this was a very small, intimate, fine dining establishment. That did not turn out to be the case. It has two rooms, the first of which is a bar, which you walk through to be seated in the "dining room", although the bar area also has some tables. The bar area... More 

Thank Judy C
Long Island City
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112 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is sort-of interesting there, like the decor and the service. The wine selection was not great at all. The squid ink linguini was a soy sauce salt bomb. Overall, way to go...

Thank CuriousFlyer
Chicago, Illinois
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

The lack of ambiance keeps this from qualifying as fine dining. It's too bad they don't have the whole package, but well worth a visit for the food and service. Basil shrimp is stellar, good trout and tuna; warm kale salad is too oily, but flavorful and interesting. No good champagne choices, some good wines, a variety of beers. The... More 

Thank L H
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

We weren't dissatisfied. Got to create our own pizza and it was delicious! Pasta and meatballs were good too! They had a pool table and nice brews to chose from. Recommended.

Thank rodeogb
Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The freshness and attention to detail here was amazing. We just loved the unpretentious atmosphere and wonderful food. Service was attentive and prompt, you feel as if you are "in the know" eating here :) ... and you are. It was one of our favorite restaurants in Big Sky, we visited twice!

Thank luvdrseuss
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

Small but very cozy. Staff was very attentive. Healthy choices on the menu. Trout with lemon quinoa was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank mary819
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Compared to some of the other choices in the Big Sky area, BWOM does offer some excellent menu selections - especially their lamb. The wait staff have always been friendly and prompt. A nice beverage selection. ...but - the location and atmosphere seem lacking.

Thank Bob W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Aspen Leaf Drive #3, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
  • Phone Number: 406-995-2992
Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal menus, a casual atmosphere, and gourmet flavors - this is the list of ingredients that makes By Word of Mouth (By WOM for those in the know!) a cherished local favorite in Big Sky, Montana. Your dining experience will be topped off by our welcoming, attentive staff and our lively bar with handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?