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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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Lidgerwood, North Dakota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the past, I would have recommended The Branch. We have eaten here before (actually several times) so going back was normal. However, our last experience was something to be desired. First, we had to sit in the bar area. That's ok but it was Valentine's Day and liked the idea of not having sports broadcast on 6 tvs, so... More 

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the convenience of the restaurant inside the Holiday Inn. It had a very fun atmosphere with good food and service.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good food, good service. I had a really good steak and my dinner partners has salmon and all meals were cooked to perfection.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome happy hour specials from appetizers to ice cold drinks, and Roy is quick, and very friendly. Excellent variety of local beers which is always great to see offered. Nice apps offering too.

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Cullman, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the adjoining Holiday Inn for several days. Breakfast was ok. Much better option a block away at Three Bear Restaurant. Our waitress was very nice and attentive but food left nothing to be desired. Bar area was ok as well. Bartender was not very friendly but did serve us efficiently.

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

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. Sorry to hear that our bartender was having a bad day. Hope you will give us another shot so we can make it up to you. More 

Missouri
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Glad you got to experience our train car. Thank you for coming in and giving us a shot. Please come and see us again if you are in town. More 

Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 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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Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and for giving us such a nice review. We are grateful to have your business! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

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

Thank you for taking your guides recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the train car! Please come back and see us again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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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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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

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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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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, 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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