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The Bistro

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214 Main Street, Cooke City, MT
08:00 - 21:30
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The menu is limited, but the food is well prepared. Wait staff are attentive and helpful. The Bistro was a pleasant treat in this remote town where every other eating establishment is in a noisy saloon.

Thank biztraveler05340
Atlanta, Georgia
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194 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu had many wonderful looking options but I chose the lamb chops. They were absolutely delicious. Even though I was with a group of more than 10 people service was quick and friendly. Save room for dessert as the pies and creme brûlée were a wonderful surprise.

Thank Dudee
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our lunch stop after driving from Salt Lake to a cabin we'd hired just outside Yellowstone Park in Cooke City. This is a small place but parking was easy to find right outside, and once the orders were taken we waited with a cleansing beer for not too long before our hamburgers arrived. Boy did they hit the... More 

Thank Robert H
La Plata, Maryland
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354 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our Yellowstone vacation, we stayed in Silver Gate and went to the Bistro in Cooke City for dinner. The place didn't seem to have that many tables, but we waited a very long time for any kind of service, to say nothing of our meals. The poor service is why I downgraded my rating. Once it arrived, the Fettuccine... More 

Thank Tiffy_Bird
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A limited menu of typical American food. Just outside the National Park in this small town. A very nice atmosphere in unpretentious surroundings.

Thank E Paul R
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This place is very small with I think one cook and one waitress who was an outstanding person from Romania. I ate breakfast at this place in Cooke City and I would not eat at any other place...the choices were slim to begin with. The pancake was outstanding. The sausage patty i received was the best ever and you could... More 

Thank RoyceJoggerst
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359 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived from the park after 7pm. Most everything was closed. The Bistro was a pleasant surprise. Very friendly employees. We had a grilled cheese sandwich, and a hamburger. Both were very good.

Thank Mary W
Quincy, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is across the road from the Alpine Inn, the motel gives you a 10% discount if you eat here. We loved this place! Small with a fireplace, very cozy. We had breakfast which was very good! The pancakes are huge, so make a note of that! Coffee was good. Great little place! Recommend

Thank Gardengirl62301
New Braunfels, Texas
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Perhaps it was that a bus load of folks stopped in Cooke City, and the Bistro was overwhelmed at capacity. Result - our non-bus party of 6 was underwhelmed. First, I never found the single women's restroom available to simply wash my hands until after I ate! Second, service was slow. This isn't a large place - maybe a dozen... More 

Thank Holidav
Chandler, Arizona
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

So all of the restaurants near the Yellowstone area are quite pricey. This was no exception. The food itself was good but service was very basic, and for some reason extremely slow. It's a pretty small restaurant and I had to wait so much longer than everyone else. I'm not sure if that is because I was all by myself... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Main Street, Cooke City, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Cooke City
  • Phone Number: 406-838-2160

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