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Painter Outpost

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rt 296 6 mi S of rt 212, Cody, WY
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Billings, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Painters outpost is NOT on Beartooth Hwy it is on Chief Joseph Hwy which is accessible in the winter Painters is a MUST stop when riding Beartooth Hwy & Chief Joseph Hwy Owner/Operators are GREAT People

Thank Barry U
Huntington Beach, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

If you are needing a friendly place to put your RV while exploring along Beartooth Hwy, or Shoshone Natl. Forest, or trip into Cody, WY, this is a convenient stop. Place has a general store, fuel, a large restaurant and RV sites with 30A & water, waste dump on site. Say hi to the friendly owners Carol & Richard Lunger.

Thank borntotravelandcan
Los Angeles, CA
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We spent three days horse camping in the Beartooth country and on our way back to Cody we stopped at Painters Outpost for lunch. There were three choice on the menu and two were hamburgers! So I had the cheeseburger and fries and while it was hot it was typical fare and nothing special. Unfortunately the coke machine was flat... More 

Thank Dwayne R
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant has a strong local following, and monthly community dinner/gatherings attended by many residing locally. If you want to horn in on the recent gossip make sure and sit within listening distance of the "liars table" where members of this loosely organized group have their own coffee mug hanging within grabbing distance. Food is always served up hot and... More 

Thank JJ55
Spring Lake Park, Minnesota
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We came across this place quite by accident when we had to take a detour to Hwy 296 from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone. This leg of our journey became a highlight of the trip - my wife was in tears of awe over the breathtaking views on this road. As for the outpost, the menu is typical American nicely... More 

Thank Jim L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rt 296 6 mi S of rt 212, Cody, WY
  • Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Cody

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?