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Lighthouse Restaurant

752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-848-2138
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“carrot cake” (16 reviews)
“steak” (92 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
International, Italian, American
$$ - $$$
752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
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91 - 100 of 733 reviews

Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My family and many friends have been here several times over the past few years. The food is wonderful, I have tried the lamb in pasta and burger. Two thumbs up! The service is great!

Thank Lilian M. A
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for dinner and after driving up we were not sure about it as it is a little run down. However we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful our meal was. The truffle mac & cheese was outstanding. We both had...More

Thank Rance H
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

After 6 miles of walking around Yellowstone, then searching Tripadvisor my wife and I chose the Lighthouse so we made the short drive from Gardenier and were very pleased with the place. All the waitstaff were from Eastern European countries working the season, Ukraine and...More

Thank Reviewcius
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We like the New York Steak and Elk so much. The girl who served us is Emilia. She also taught me the correct pronunciation of STEAK. We are visiting here.

Thank MichaelVicture
Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Lighthouse is outside of Gardiner and sits all alone on the road heading north out of Yellowstone. We thought we would try it because of the positive reviews. We found the food very delicious, well seasoned and very creative. It was also very well...More

Thank GKayY56
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

There was a Great attention to detail here. Everything was neat and clean. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal as did the rest of my family. The desert was excellent as well, and I truly believe it is well worth the drive.

Thank chuck d
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was fast and delicious. NY steak was terrific, and so the wild salmon and porched fish dishes. Even fries were so good. The price was not expensive at all!

Thank bobby w
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had the seafood bucket which was kind of like a fish soup vs. boiled shrimp etc. It was brought out as our appetizer. Some of the mussels were not open so we did not eat them and thought they should not have been served....More

Thank Bj M
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife, myself and another couple had dinner here tonight (July 17). We are vacationing in Yellowstone, currently at Mammoth Hot Springs, and decided to go out to dinner. Using TripAdvisor and Yelp it looked like the Lighthouse Restaurant was the best. It was 6...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We each ordered different Hamburgers and they were GREAT! Had the Mac & Cheese truffle appetizer shared it with 4 people really GOOD, The Jalapeno Burger platter dinner seemed to win overall , Jalapeno sauce was mildly hot but sweet.

Thank mdmorgan2rm
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Martha G
You are closed on Tuesdays?
June 6, 2016|
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Response from Shuang Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are.
What vegetarian menu choices do you offer? We are a mixed marriage - carnivore and vegetarian:)
August 20, 2015|
Response from victo2049 | Property representative |
Hello Seasoned Traveler :) We offer pretty good variety of vegetarian options. If you eat any seafoods we offer many more options as well. The following are vegetarian; Thai with mixed vegetables. Bengal with Mixed... More
Debbie B
We are coming back to the area for the third time and it wouldnt be worth the trip without at least one meal at the lighthouse! Please let me know hours/days of operation. We look forwaed to seeing you again!
June 10, 2015|
Response from victo2049 | Property representative |
Hi Debbie, We are excited that you would like to come back by to the Lighthouse. We are open 6 days per week 5:30pm to 10:00 Currently and closed on Tuesdays. Note - We will change our closing time later in the busier... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $16
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, Large groups, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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