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The Branch Restaurant & Bar

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American, Bar
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315 Yellowstone Avenue, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7365
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Missouri
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped for lunch. Service was very slow. Food was good with some unique menu items. The old train car by the entrance is worth checking out.

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Thank Vancamper
Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We look forward to our yearly trips to West Yellowstone and always eat several meals at the Branch Restaurant. It is our favorite in town. Our group of 8 was seated quickly. Our waiter, Justin, was so attentive and friendly. I had the Monterey Chicken and it was wonderful. Others loved their Bison stroganoff. Some years they serve Huckleberry creme... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Branch was recommended to us by our snowmobile tour guide, so we went that night for dinner. First of all, there's am antique train car from Oregon on display right outside the restaurant that you can walk through and check out, which we thought was pretty cool. I love old stuff like that :) The restaurants itself is clean,... More 

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Thank FoodieOnTheSide
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good draft and well drink specials during happy hour, which was 4-6. Friendly, attentive bartender was knowledge and would provide a drink sample of the many, many tap brews. We like looking through the self-guided tour of the train car on the premises.

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Thank Nancy H
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Glad to hear that our Happy Hour did not go unappreciated! We hope to see you again. More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good burger, but instead of $8, it was $15+....I figured because of tourism. service was decent and the facilities were clean

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Thank LittleRedRiding... r
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for stopping by and pointing out our decent service and clean facilities. If you are in the area we please come and see us. I am sure we can find something on the menu that caters to both your tastes and budget. More 

Olympia, Washington
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

This was the only restaurant we found that had a full dinner menu that was open during the slack season. The food was good, but nothing special.

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Thank SummerGirl2015
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for finding us! West Yellowstone can be pretty quiet during certain times of the year. Check us out again if you are in the area. More 

Lower Plenty, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We got there in happy hour and drinks were about half price or less. The service was really good and the meals (including the bison chilli) were very tasty. Loved checking out the old restored train carriage near the entrance.

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Thank kcorn555
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and letting us know about your experience. Who wouldn't want to follow up happy hour with a tour through an antique train? More 

Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

My 8 year old daughter and I came in for dinner on May 23, 2015. As a guest at the adjacent Holiday Inn Conference Center it seemed like a convenient choice. Our waitress was a woman named Bobbie. She seemed nice and attentive. We put in for an order of kids Mac and Cheese and the Special for me. The... More 

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Thank Jackie T
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that we ruined your night out and since you have last visited us we have been working hard to improve our service. If you ever want to give us another shot, we would love to make up for your poor experience. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The breakfast options on the menu were good and very well cooked. We ordered the omelette and fresh fruit and both were very tasty.

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Thank TravellingCat2014
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our breakfast. Thank you and please come back and see us again. More 

USAFret
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228 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This was the one place we tried in West Yellowstone that our hotel had not recommended, they should have. The atmosphere was nice and the staff friendly. The food is, of course, the test of any restaurant and it was very good. The salmon but was noteworthy. Give it a try you will like it.

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Thank USAFret
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are glad you managed to find us and thank you very much for your kind words. We will make sure to pass them onto our staff! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Yellowstone Avenue, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
  • Phone Number: +1 406-646-7365
  • This restaurant is at Holiday Inn - West Yellowstone
Description
Westward expansion brought rail travel and ranches to the Continental Divide, where cowboys (and today’s national park visitors) could live the dream of a horizon-free lifestyle. Inspired by the natural beauty of Yellowstone, the Branch Restaurant celebrates “Open Range Cuisine” where beef and game dishes are infused with local flavor and enjoyed with a selection of regional microbrews and hand-crafted premium cocktails. A selection of tasty vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.The restaurant boasts casual attire, seats on a first-come-first-served basis and does not accept reservations. Children's menus and box lunches are available. The Branch Restaurant & Bar is the ideal locale to enjoy a delicious dinner while recounting the day's exploration of Yellowstone National Park.Open daily, year-round.

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