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“Food was o.k......when we finally got it”
Review of Two Bit Saloon

Two Bit Saloon
Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Gardiner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Stopped for breakfast the day after Labor Day. Just two tables there when we came in. Sat down, waitress came promptly, took order and didn't see her again at our table until 45 minutes later when she said our food was next. It was serve yourself coffee from a communal urn, no biggie except we discovered that was your entertainment while you waited an extrodinarely long time for your food.

When we finally got it just under an hour later, my food was hot, my husband's omlette was luke warm, veggies inside the omlette were just warmed up, not cooked at all. Hashbrowns were ordered well done, but arrived at the table barely warm let alone cooked crispy. When he mentioned this to the waitress, she literally didn't say anything! Just tipped her head and mumbled "Hmm" and stared at him for a few seconds, then walked away. After waiting this long, we weren't going to wait another second to have them remade.

This was one of just a few times in my life I didn't leave a tip, and I usually way OVER tip. We watched a couple who came in just a few minutes after us tell her that they couldn't wait any longer for their food, please box it up or forget it, we felt bad for them. Who plans on breakfast taking over an hour to get?!? They had one server, one cook, that's it for the staff. And really, that should have been sufficient based on the number of guests they had at the time. But it wasn't. The cook appeared she was capable of making just one ticket at a time, and very slowly. Too bad it went so poorly. It is a cute place and looks like it could be a neat bar to hang out at night. But NOT a place for breakfast, and especially NOT if you want to get your day started in Yellowstone anytime before noon.

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

You'll get the same service as everyone else does. Basic bar and grill fare with bison on the menu for a bit of regional color. Lackadaisical servers were preoccupied with all sorts of things except paying attention to customers.

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Reviewed February 7, 2011

Culinary options in Gardiner are limited even at the height of the vacation season. In February, though, the choices are few. My husband and I had just stumbled off of an all-day snowcoach tour of Yellowstone, and were starving, so we decided to sampl e the limited "bar food" menu at the Two Bit. Everything about theeplace was friendly - the owner (a fellow Western Pennsylvanian) and the patrons at the bar. We sat in a back room with tables, booths, pool tables, and tv's and enjoyed one of the best burgers we have ever eaten. The place was bright and clean, and and we returned the next day to watch the Super Bowl. It was mostly a Steelers "crowd," but even the Green Bay fans were great, tolerating the exuberant waving of our terrible towels. It was a sad night for Pittsburgh, but we were happy to cry in our beer at the Two Bit.

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Thank lawmom611
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

As we were browsing the local shops, we smelled something cooking on an outdoor grill. We followed our nose around the corner to a lil fenced area, looked like someone cooking in their backyard. They told us to place our order, take a seat in the saloon and they would bring it when it was ready.
The large tasty steak came with corn and beans.
The only problem we have now is how to get back for another steak!
My husband is still shopping for the lowest airfare for dinner.

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Reviewed June 9, 2010

When you walk in this place (either from the restaurant side just east of the saloon side) or the saloon side, you may not expect much. Check your disappointments at the door. This restaurant is a real surprise. My partner had the bone-in rib eye one night and the NY Strip the other night. I had the grilled chicken with pesto & gorgonzola sauce - both meals were out of this world delicious. My partner who knows his beef, said it was some of the best beef he's ever had - juicy, tender and cooked exactly as he requested. My chicken was juicy and very tasty with the sauce and julienne vegetables. We could tell that much effort had been made to offer and serve a very tasty meal.

On the decor: this is the oldest saloon in Gardiner, which may not be saying much, but there's lots of history on the walls and in the decor. It's fun to look at and see everything while you're waiting for your delicious meal.

On Friday and Saturday nights, they provide a live band in back for dancing - country style of course! Gardiner is 5 miles north of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, so this is an easy trek for a great meal.

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