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Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant

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42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643 (Highway 191)
+1 406-995-4132
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17:30 - 21:30
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Key West, Florida
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Late season skiing at Big Sky, heard there was a great happy hour at Rainbow Ranch. Beautiful property, great little half price app menu. While we were disappointed that they didn't have the pho due to the fact that they got the oxtail delivery late, everything was awesome! Had only the Brussels sprouts from the half price menu, and the... More 

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Thank Christopher E
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Chris! Thank you for the great review! I am glad you thought our food was as amazing as we do! I will let George know that you had a great experience with him. Don't be a stranger... Warm Regards, More 

Big Sky, Montana
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten of us met for Happy Hour at the Rainbow Lodge Restaurant's Bar and were not disappointed with the half-priced food and drinks. The waiter/bartender moved two tables together for our crowd and was very attentive and friendly the whole time we were there. I enjoyed the Wild Mushroom Bruschetta and a friend enjoyed the Brussels Sprouts so much she... More 

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Thank 70flame70
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for the 5 stars! Our happy hour is Big Sky's best kept secret! I am glad you found us out and I hope to see you again here sometime soon. And remember, we have live music every Saturday night from 5-8pm. Warm Regards, More 

Prescott, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beer pairing during our stay was very informative and introduced some interesting flavor mixes. Great opportunity to enjoy local produce with microbrewery producers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. A great experience.

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Thank Doug D
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Doug, Thank you for the 5 stars! We love our local brews here. We take great pride in offering our local beers and train our staff to be knowledgeable in that area. I hope you have a great spring! Warm Regards, More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We used the Rainbow Ranch for a large group dinner and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We really enjoyed the atmosphere because they even had live music. Also, we were impressed with the customer service provided by the management team throughout the planning stages.

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Thank skier992017
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello There! Thank you very much for your kind words and the 5 star review! We love hosting all types of parties and events and I am glad your group had such a wonderful time. Don't be a stranger and we look forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Monroe, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The espresso rubbed elk and bison short ribs were best ever! Beautiful, cozy spot on a snowy evening.

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Thank kcady
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There! Yes! That is one of my favorites. Thank you for the 5 stars and please come back and see us again, sometime soon! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Big Sky MT
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were the only guests in the dining room. We asked three times to turn the volume of the music from the ceiling speakers. Why couldn't they have turned it off? The live music from the bar (a lady playing a guitar) was so loud we could not sit in the bar and it overflowed into the dining room. There... More 

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rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you for your review! I apologize that you felt our music was too loud for your dining experience. I also apologize that we didn't rectify the situation for you. We will take this into consideration when we have live music for your feedback is deeply appreciated. I would like for you to reach out to me directly... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Rainbow Ranch restaurant is a favorite of ours and we visit almost every time we are in Big Sky. on this particular occasion we were very disappointed to have pretty substandard service. thankfully the food was excellent so it helped make up for it!

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Thank Gail S
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gail, Well thank you first for the 4 star review. We want all of our guests to experience a high level of customer service and I am sorry we fell short in that area with you. I would love to invite you back and to contact me directly so I can rectify this experience that you had. Warm Regards,... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had just arrived at the Rainbow Ranch, and we were ready for dinner. This is a very quaint restaurant, with great views of the Gallatin River. We ended up eating from the Bar Menu. The Bar is located adjacent to the Restaurant. If you are there just for burgers, don't eat in the Restaurant, but eat in the Bar.... More 

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Thank Chuck G
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Chuck! Again, Thank you for the great review! Our Burgers are to die for and enjoying them in our quaint lounge is picture perfect. I am glad you found us and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Billings, Montana
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The service and food are great, but the price is too much. We eat at nice places but this place is ridiculous! Every part of the meal is a la carte and really adds up! One diner could easily pay $75 for their meal

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Thank Montanalu
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Again, First off, Thank you for the amazing review!!!! We here at The Rainbow Ranch strive to source the best quality product for our guests as well as purchasing as much organic and local food as we can possibly get our hands on. As well as being located in a remote location in the Rocky Mountains; this tends to... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The entrees were amazing. Service here is always excellent. Plan to come 30-45 minutes early and enjoy some of the custom cocktails in the bar. Their cellar is deep and thoughtfully stocked. Have dined here many times, and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Travis P
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Travis! Thank you so much for the 5 stars! Come back and see us again when we re-open for the winter season on December 15th! Shoot me an email if you are coming back this way as well. Again, thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager ryank@rainbowranchbigsky.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
    (Highway 191)
  • Public Transportation: The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky  >  Gallatin Gateway
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-4132
Description
In our cozy restaurant on the banks of the Gallatin River, the culinary team at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge consistently delights guests with refined cuisine and classical cooking techniques which transform Montana beef, bison, wild game, and fresh seafood into flavorful works of art. Our Charcuterie Platter features house-made delicacies from duck prosciutto and wild boar sausage with huckleberries to bison kielbasa with Guinness infused whole grain mustard. With an impressive array of entrees like Mesquite grilled, Espresso Rubbed Bison Hanger Steak, Sweet Corn and Brioche Stuffed Roasted Quail, Herbs de Provence Marinated Alaskan King Salmon or Pan Seared Rocky Mountain Elk Loin, it can be difficult to decide. Before you dive into your Rainbow Ranch culinary experience, relax into a cozy couch in our lounge while sipping a hand-crafted cocktail and sampling delectable bites from our small plates menu.

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