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Lighthouse Restaurant

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752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-848-2138
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if you stay in Yellowstone near Gardiner area, must try this restaurant. The food was fantastic, but the service was even better. We went there on 8/23 and 24th of 2016. My family came there two night in the row. We stayed there for 3 nights, unfortunately we tried out the restaurant next to Best Western for conveniency on first... More 

Thank Loan V
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reached Gardiner after few days of traveling across Yellowstone and eating sandwiches or anything else we could find on the run. The food was definitely scratch-made, the place felt homey, and all waiters looked like they were proud to work there. Wonderful restaurant, friendly people, breathtaking Montana scenery!

Thank Flammka T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a great place to satisfy ur stomach after a long day in Yellowstone. All the dishes are delicious and delicate. Vitalii is really helpful and friendly when we were there. Unfortunately they don't have recipes for sale😂

Thank Lu Z
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with high hopes of a good meal. Recognized reviews were all over the place. For us it was disappointing. Tables were sticky. Bison steak was not good - really full of fat which makes you wonder what it was. Salads skimpy. So really not worth it.

Thank Stephanie R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by a local to us ; best off beaten path location , fast & excellent meal , our waitress Emilia was sweet & cordial ! Enjoyed very much !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great good, attentive staff, unique menu. Best restaurant on our trip to Yellowstone. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Gardiner or anyone near the North entrance. A truly outstanding meal for our entire family and we are very picky.

Thank William N
Buford, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited one night for dinner based in TA reviews. We're greeted by our enthusiastic waiter, Vitalii. He is a student in Warsaw, Poland working on his degree in linguistics. He was helpful in choosing our meals. Hubby ordered the elk, which was not at all gamey and had a very similar texture to beef, though it is much leaner.... More 

Thank ColliOinBuford
NYC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

saw this listing as one of the top 10 restaurants to go to in Gardiner and had breakfast there. My son had a breakfast burrito and I had the best huevos rancheros that I have ever had! Very fresh and wait staff is very eager to provide excellent service. we also asked them to make us sandwiches for lunch even... More 

Thank Eve B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a tired day, our group have dinner at Lighthouse,don't miss their Thai Shrimp and Beef Tounge!! Great service by Vitaly! Nice man! Really appreciate!

Thank Yifu S
College Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lighthouse is the best restaurant in Gardiner by far. Everything that we ate was delicious. Our server, Gabriella, did a great job. She was very professional and an all around perfect waitress. I highly recommend driving out to the lighthouse from Gardiner because it is so good!!

Thank Christopher K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $16
International, Italian, American, Thai
Late Night, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 406-848-2138
The Lighthouse Restaurant is located in a large 6000 Square foot structure that was built in the 1920's. The main dining rom is constructed with wood and logs and has a nice, warm and casual atmosphere.We are located 7 miles north of Gardiner off of highway 89 and the restaurant is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is located 1 mile away from the historic natural wonder (The Devil's Slide).

We are open May 21 through September 30 each season.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?