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By Word of Mouth Restaurant & Catering

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77 Aspen Leaf Drive #3, Big Sky, MT 59716
+1 406-995-2992
17:00 - 02:00
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Had the local trout and loved it. Place was a little noisy but was there with 7 other people so it didn't matter to me. Everyone else was happy with their dinners.

Thank 2Stinkyboys66
Chicago, Illinois
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422 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Had dinner here on our first night in Big Sky, and were very pleased. The room is very comfortable, and actually has real art (no pictures of bison or bears) on the walls. Menu is interesting, and service is good. Had an excellent fresh trout with a quinoa side dish that was absolutely off the charts. Duck is also quite... More 

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Big Sky MT
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

BYOM is a moderately priced restaurant which gives you good value. Excellent calamari starter. Beef is always good. Nightly wine specials are fun to try. The only problem is that noise can become a problem as the tables fill. We go early.

Thank snowalker
Plymouth, Michigan
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

We ate here last year when we were out and loved it so much that we went back another night. This year we were excited to go back and were not disappointed. My portobello plate was awesome and my husband really liked his ribeye.

Thank DSHooch
Bozeman, Montana
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had dinner there last night. Delicious variety, escargot in mushroom caps, salad, great sushi, an amazing lamb entrée, my total favorite. Started out with a basil martini, delicious, and a great bottle of Cote de Rhone and then a fabulous molten chocolate cake with homemade ice cream. Great service thanks to Blair Elliot. It was busy at the bar... More 

Thank Vivi486
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times every winter. This year we were very disappointed. Very poor service and food quality has declined. Favorite dish was their osso bucco. This year it was a massive pork bone with a few errant gnocchi and not one tablespoon of sauce. Someone is tired of this business.

Thank glacierhiker
Orinda, California
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We have a house in big sky and have been skiing here for about 20 years. We understand we are not locals but we pump a lot of money into the economy of Big Sky. I found the review about the locals being treated better interesting because that is exactly how we felt at this restaurant. We made a reservation,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We were looking for a casual place to bring our large party to eat. BWOM was kind enough (and they seem very nice and kind there) they fit us in. Several of our party had trout -- very good -- and some others had duck and osso buco -- these got "best ever" reviews. Oddly enough, the bill was pretty... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We were pretty offended to be led to a dark table in the back, left alone for 10 minutes without service and blatently ignored while other more "important" tables were doted on. This is typical with these types of bistros, but know what you're walking into if you don't look the part. We walked out without ordering so will not... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

I have been to By Word Of Mouth at least a dozen times and, to be honest, have not enjoyed the food. BUT.....the martinis are phenomenal, in articular, the Basil Martini and the St Germaine Specialty Cocktail. I want to like BWOM but it is disappointing. I hope they will improve.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Aspen Leaf Drive #3, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-2992
Fresh, local ingredients, seasonal menus, a casual atmosphere, and gourmet flavors - this is the list of ingredients that makes By Word of Mouth (By WOM for those in the know!) a cherished local favorite in Big Sky, Montana. Your dining experience will be topped off by our welcoming, attentive staff and our lively bar with handcrafted cocktails and an award-winning wine list.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?