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Lighthouse Restaurant

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752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-848-2138
17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A surprise place recommended by our hotel (this was our fifth time to Yellowstone and had never heard of the lighthouse nor been before) and it was only about 5 miles out of Gardiner. Food was excellent, I had the salmon, my mate the lamb curry.....both had the same vegetables (mine on the side in a bowl, great flavours). However... More 

Thank LodgeS17
Swampscott, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten at the Lighthouse restaurant many times over the years. Simply put, the food is among the best we have ever had. Being from the Boston area we have many choices of restaurants and types of food. The Lighthouse restaurant -- its food and service -- rivals anything we can get in New England. Victor, the head chef... More 

Thank dmontemorra
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Deserves its number one rating! The menu was different and unique. I had salmon with a citrus butter and my husband had the Bengal Beef. Both were absolutely delicious! The hot chocolate fudge cake was a warm deep chocolate dense cake with a cream cheese frosting. We loved it. Chris from Bulgaria was our waiter and was very polite and... More 

Thank idahotrvlr
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth it to drive a few minutes out of town for this place! Everything we ate was amazing. Local, organic, fresh made food. Our waiter Chris was great! Best food in the area.

Thank 2BWanderlust
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A little bit out-of-the-way from the other places in Gardiner, but it was very good food good service and the price was much more reasonable than right at the Northgate to Yellowstone National Park. I also noted that they had a number of awards on the wall that work just from trip advisor. If we get back to Gardiner I... More 

Thank Thomas S
Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We love this place. Everyone is so warm and friendly and the food is excellent. Close to the north entrance of Yellowstone Park. It's a traveler's delight! Make sure to check their months of operation. They close in the off season.

1 Thank TNoel44
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Mixed menu with a Montana west of Thailand bent. Unfortunately they ran out of the curry, but the waiter recommended a fine Thai dish. Great value and food.

Thank Jim K
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is an appreciation letter concerning the staff on June 24, 2016. We came upon this place after parking the RV below the hill near the river and went for a walk and there it was, the LIGHTHOUSE. We walked in and sat down and then it all began. This beautiful, friendly, smiling hostess showed up and her name was... More 

Thank AdventurousDan
Scotts Valley CA
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301 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had gotten a recommendation from a local guide for the Lighthouse Restaurant for bison and elk burgers the previous day; since it was a drive out of town, we settled for somewhere else and came to the Lighthouse the following day. Also, we had gotten a flyer from their marketing intern …. So after satisfying our burger craving, we... More 

Thank JKD
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Overall my partner and I were pleasantly surprised and loved everything about it. However our server Gabriella made the experience a delight. She was perfect in the way she approached us, served us. She is a gem, we wish all servers were that committed and courteous, kind and tuned in to be a excellent server. We love to ask questions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
International, Italian, American
After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 406-848-2138
The Lighthouse Restaurant is located in a large 6000 Square foot structure that was built in the 1920's. The main dining rom is constructed with wood and logs and has a nice, warm and casual atmosphere.We are located 7 miles north of Gardiner off of highway 89 and the restaurant is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is located 1 mile away from the historic natural wonder (The Devil's Slide).

We are open May 21 through September 30 each season.

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