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Lighthouse Restaurant

752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
+1 406-848-2138
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (23 reviews)
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“creamed spinach” (15 reviews)
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International, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
752 Highway 89 South, Gardiner, MT 59030
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Loved my experience here! slightly out of town so not so crazy getting in and out. Parking quite sufficient. Food was wonderful! I had Elk medallions with a vegetable medley that was not only generously sized, but unique in its own right with its contents....More

1  Thank Mary Ellen F
Reviewed 30 November 2017

It seems that the chef/owner has gotten a little too comfortable in his sleepy little corner of the Rockies. I remember my first visit to this hidden venue back in the summer of 2012. The menu was better balanced and a lot tastier due to...More

Thank CharlesNunn
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was our last meal in Gardiner. I wish we'd come sooner...the food was as good or better than other places we'd eaten and their prices lower overall. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive.

1  Thank 678,262
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the better food restaurants in the Gardiner area, albeit with an oddball menu. Not sure how you would categorize the menu as it is a mix of many cultures from fish and chips to lamb curry to escargot. Dishes were executed well....More

Thank Mikelob
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel and we were not disappointed. The food and service were outstanding. Our server was Jaibert both nights. The food was fresh and delicious. The only drawback is that they do not serve alcohol, which while a deterrent...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Our family of four visited the Lighthouse in the end of August. It was the best prepared meal we had the week we stayed in Gardiner. A good kids menu. Make reservations though!

Thank MNDadMinnesota
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nicer looking restaurant that offers something different than the plentiful the western- themed, meat grilling restaurants. That being said, it just wasn't good. I ordered a cod dish served over Augratin potatoes. The cod and potatoes tasted like they were microwaved. The...More

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Loved that this restaurant offered a really diverse menu. French couple at the next table were having snails in butter sauce. We had Thai food that was really good - and we eat a lot of Thai food at home.

Thank CaliforniaOsprey
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The restaurant offers great quality food at reasonable prices, being just outside the town makes it easier to access but unless you get there early you would need to book, the queue outside testifies to the quality of the food.

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Close by to Yellowstone Basin Inn where we stayed for two nights. Would have returned our 2nd night, but they were closed.

Thank Mogelmike
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Martha G
7 June 2016|
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Response from Shuang Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are.
21 August 2015|
Response from victo2049 | Property representative |
Hello Seasoned Traveler :) We offer pretty good variety of vegetarian options. If you eat any seafoods we offer many more options as well. The following are vegetarian; Thai with mixed vegetables. Bengal with Mixed... More
Debbie B
11 June 2015|
Response from victo2049 | Property representative |
Hi Debbie, We are excited that you would like to come back by to the Lighthouse. We are open 6 days per week 5:30pm to 10:00 Currently and closed on Tuesdays. Note - We will change our closing time later in the busier... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 16
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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 room 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 21 each season.
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