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The Branch Restaurant & Bar

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315 Yellowstone Ave, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9527
+1 406-646-7365
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bar was great for happy hour and late dinners. The wait staff was very attentive and the drinks were mixed perfectly. The restaurant had a wonderful breakfast buffet to fill us up before spending the day in the park. Compared to other restaurants and bars, this one was a good value and not priced above the others.

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Oberlin, Louisiana
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited 12 states in 2 weeks and all agree that this is the best food we had our entire vacation. First, the atmosphere is modern yet very yellowstone. Everything is extremely clean. The menu is small but very diverse. We tried different things each time and everything was out of this world delicious. There service was spectacular. I can't... More 

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

We read your review to our staff and it made our day. Thank you so much for taking the time and writing out such a detailed review. It provided us a very nice perspective and one that we will continually work towards. More 

Perry, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate every meal we were in town and breakfast moderate priced but beats going trying to find a good restaurant in a tourist towm

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Thank poppadoc992
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in. It is great to hear that we could add an element of convenience to your visit to the area. Hope to have you in again someday. More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the convenience of having a restaurant in the hotel, but the food came with a heavy cost. Some of the drinks were upwards of $10. The portions were okay, but not worth the price tag.

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1 Thank Mitchell C
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and also for letting us know your feelings on our pricing. If you decide to come in, please mention this to our bartenders. They will be able to direct you to some lesser priced house drinks. Additionally, if you find yourself in the area between 4-6pm, please stop by for Happy Hour. We have... More 

texas
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to stop here for lunch. The restaurant and bar are part of the Holiday Inn. There is a restored Pullman train car inside the lobby which is an added surprise. The hamburger was excellent as was the beet salad. Our server was friendly and helpful.

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

We like it when people just happen to find us here since we are a bit off the beaten path. Good to hear that the Beet Salad and the Hamburger hit the spot, and way to not miss the Pullman Car. Thank you for stopping in. More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant wasn't very full, which should have tipped us off. We were greeted by a very friendly young man who seated us. He was from the Ukraine on a work exchange program, and our waitress also was working here and was from... More 

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1 Thank Tikitorch863
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about your long wait, incorrect order and luke warm food. It sounds like it was not one of our finer days. We are working hard to improve upon the mistakes that sometimes pop up, so thank you very much for helping us become aware of those mistakes. If you find yourself in the area again, please... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with our three granddaughters, ages 4, 7 and 8, visiting Yellowstone National Park. We ate there twice, once in the bar area and once in the dining room. There was a good childrens' menu and varied entrees for adults. The food was universally good and the staff -- particularly our server, Chris -- was friendly, professional and efficient.... More 

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1 Thank Paul Y
Daniel R, Manager at The Branch Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to accommodate you and your grandchildren during your vacation. We will make sure Chris and the kitchen staff hear of your nice compliment! More 

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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress was attentive and very sweet. She remembered us the next morning. Buffet looked like all buffets and looked good. I ordered off the menu and eggs, toast, bacon was good. OJ and coffee is free and children eat free; our grandchild is 10 so not sure if the age is 10 or 12 for free. Milk was cold... More 

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

Glad to hear that you frequented our restaurant while you were staying with us and were able to take advantage of some of the offerings we have for our hotel guests. Also, we will make sure our staff knows about your compliments. Thank you so much for your review. More 

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213 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I would have liked to give this restaurant a five star but no. The food was good. No complains there. We were very tired from all day at Yellowstone. There weren't many in the restaurant but the service was so slow we could have fallen asleep. The waiter was nice and seemed overworked. He was always moving around doing something.... More 

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

Thank you for the high mark, even though our service was not to the right speed. We have a continued emphasis on speed of service with our staff, alas, it appears we dropped the ball on this one. If you ever find yourself back in town, please let us know so that we may make it up to you. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone for two nights in July during our visit to Yellowstone National Park. The weather was extremely uncooperative so we decided to dine-in both nights at the onsite restaurant, The Branch. The food was decent and the menu had some unique offerings such as Bison Beef Stroganoff. The Fish Tacos were okay but... More 

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

Thank you for letting us serve you and also for the feedback on our food. It is good to hear you had an a more relaxing encounter, considering the long days in the park. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Yellowstone Ave, inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9527
  • 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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