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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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Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 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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300 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
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 

Thank _angelanadon1
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I truly enjoyed my experience at the Lighthouse, from Service, to Ambience, not to mention the surprise ending!

Thank car0lyn203
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I went here with my mom and sister after driving all day through Montana. In the dark, it would have been easy to pass if not for the use of my phone. I'm really glad we stopped in though. My steak was cooked to perfection!

Thank Tricia L
Copenhagen, Denmark
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nicely decorated restaurant with a very interesting menu and wonderful music to my taste. Sooo relaxing. I had the lamb curry - wonderful! My husband that the elk medaillon and was very happy. We shared tasty crabcakes for a starter and my husband was thrilled with his New York cheesecake. I would love to come back and recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Anne-Grethe B
new Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Just a few miles out of the town of Gardiner MT, We visited the restaurant because my wife requires gluten free food and we were tired of eating beef and bison burgers on a GF bun that is common gluten free food in downtown Gardiner MT. We wish we found the Lighthouse earlier in our vacation. Plenty of gluten free... More 

Thank Robert L
Tuscaloosa, AL
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant in the Gardiner, MT area. Wonderful food. We had the Bengal (?) entree which was delicious. For dessert we had the Old Faithful ice cream. For three people we ate for under $100 which included the tip. You have to try this restaurant.

Thank Alicia5657

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 16
International, Italian, American
After-hours, Lunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?