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209 US Hwy 212, Cooke City, MT 59020-1119
+1 406-838-2251
07:00 - 22:00
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Malaga, Spain
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stopped in twice for breakfast. Good cooking, large portions, great coffee and excellent service. Even had an extra coffee pot brought out to the decking whilst we watched the 4th July parade.

Thank Harry C
St. Marys, KS
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We ate breakfast which was wonderful. Our server was friendly and seemed to really like his job. The surroundings were mostly antiques, just what you like to see in the mountains. Nice experience.

Thank debrunin
Wausau, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Service was friendly and prompt. We were seated immediately and the server was very friendly. All ordered the trout and were not disappointed - it was excellent!

Thank trixie_95
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Travelled in and around Yellowstone from Jackson Hole to West Yellowstone to Cooke City. A lady from the store across the street advised us to go here. The whole prospector theme kind of scared me that it might be a tourist trap. It wasn't. We ate in the saloon area where some locals were sitting at the bar. I had... More 

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Florence, CO
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154 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We enjoyed a nice, reasonably priced breakfast at the Prospector. Wait staff was great, portions were generous, and everything was good. The hotel looks nice. I will stop here again.

Thank BackRoadBruce
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183 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

After not getting any service at another establishment, I entered this place hoping for a beer. The service was helpful and fast. I want to go back.

Thank RyanfromIowa
Waxahachie, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The concierge at the hotel recommended this place as a nice stop outside of the NE entrance of Yellowstone. Juicy Lucy Burger and the steak sandwich was great! I would recommend the fries over the tater tots.

Thank lauriemcmo
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I thought the food was good but a little high. Wait Staff very good.This is a small town north of Yellowstone. Mostly for tourist so prices were high. But we had a great time there over the 4th of July

Thank 433jacquelinek
Rockford, Illinois
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Chose this restaurant by flipping a coin since we couldn't access TA with the limited wifi and no cell service in the area. We made a good flip because our meal was very good, my wife loved the buffalo chicken flatbread pizza, I loved the fact that they had cold beer and the burger was pretty good as well. The... More 

Thank Dave M
Mansfield, Ohio
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our way into Yellowstone. The waitstaff and bartender are very friendly and helpful. Food was good and there is outdoor seating. We enjoyed visiting with the neighborhood dogs, but if you would not like that be warned. There are several dogs that seem to wander around the patio. It was pleasant here however with lots of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 US Hwy 212, Cooke City, MT 59020-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Cooke City
  • Phone Number: +1 406-838-2251

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