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West Yellowstone Dining

There's a lot of good food in West Yellowstone ranging through a variety of fares.  From pancakes to pub food, and burger joints to fancy cuisine, you’re sure to find something to temp your palette. 

Here’s our Local's Guide to our favorite dining spots in town… including the restaurants open in winter and those open year 'round.

PLEASE NOTE: Although a few restaurants in town are open year 'round, many restaurants are seasonal. Unless otherwise stated, the seasonal restaurants are generally open from mid to late April to sometime in October, and from mid to late December to early to mid March. For the restaurants that are open seasonally, it's a good idea to call first if your stay falls on the cusp of their seasonal openings or closings.

For your convenience, we've organized this list starting with breakfast options, then lunch options, then dinner options.

Running Bear Pancake House (Breakfast, Lunch & Boxed Lunches To Go) – Open seasonally

Excellent breakfasts and fantastic lunches.  You really can’t miss with anything on the menu.  And if you order the pancakes, be sure to bring your appetite!

In town delivery.  Boxed lunches also available to take on your area adventures.

538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, Montana

Yogi's Waffles & Grill (Breakfast & Lunch)- Open year 'round

Breakfast includes waffles and crepes, while lunch offers sandwiches, soups, salads and burgers.  And they have a build-your-own ice cream bar too!

27 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Ernie's Bakery & Deli (Breakfast, Lunch & Boxed Lunches To Go, plus Catering) – Open seasonally

Ernie’s is no simple “bakery and deli,” so don’t let the name fool you.  They have a full breakfast menu and a selection of lunch sandwiches that might surprise you – both fancy and traditional – plus burgers and salads.  Ernie’s boasts a French flare, so you’ll find crepes instead of pancakes, but you won’t be disappointed whether you’re enjoying breakfast or lunch.  They even have vegetarian and gluten free options.

Boxed lunches can be ordered online by 7pm and picked up the next morning.  They also offer catering for breakfast and lunch, plus upscale, French dinner cuisine.

406 Firehole Ave (Hwy 20), West Yellowstone, Montana

Book Peddler Coffee House (Breakfast & Lunch) – Open year ‘round except 2 weeks in March

In addition to being a book and gift store, you’ll also find pastries plus a unique selection of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos and lunch sandwiches.  As well as espresso, lattes, teas and smoothies.

106 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Bear Country Bakery (Coffee House + Bakery & Lunch) – Open seasonally

A delightful bakery serving up pastries, muffins, breads, quiches, sandwiches, pies, cakes and cupcakes.  Plus coffee, lattes, espresso and frappes.

29 Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Euro Cafe (Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch) – Open year ‘round

A quaint, boutique atmosphere offering an international spin on crepes, pancakes, French toast and eggs.  The lunch menu is equally interesting and includes salads, sandwiches and burgers also with an international flare.  They also serve lattes, espresso and frappes.

237 Firehole Ave (Hwy 20), West Yellowstone, Montana

Canyon Street Grill (Lunch & Dinner spring through fall, with Breakfast during summer)

This 50’s style diner will take you back to a time when burgers and milkshakes were the popular fare.  With a wide variety of unique burgers plus sandwiches, salads, homemade soups and chili, you’re sure to find something for everyone.  They also serve beer and wine.  And in the summer time you can pick from a full breakfast menu to fuel up for a day in Yellowstone.

22 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

The Buffalo Bar (Lunch & Dinner) - Open year 'round

A western style tavern with no shortage of choices on the food menu.  You can choose from burgers, sandwiches, salads, tacos, bar bites and full dinner options.

335 Firehole Ave (Hwy 20), West Yellowstone, Montana

Bullwinkles Saloon & Eatery (Lunch & Dinner) - Open year 'round

A family-owned restaurant and full service bar open for lunch and dinner.  Their large menu has a wide ranging list of options sure to please to everyone.  They offer sandwiches, burgers, salads, a salad bar, appetizers, dinner entrees and a kids menu.  They also have a nice selection of local Montana microbrews.

115 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Slippery Otter Pub (Lunch & Dinner) – Open year ‘round except for November-ish

A warm, pub atmosphere with burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads, and pub food.  They also have a larger selection of draft beers, including Montana microbrews.

139 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Beartooth Barbeque (Lunch & Dinner) – Open seasonally

A sit-down style BBQ restaurant with a variety of meats and sides to choose from.  They also serve wine and beer, including a selection of Montana microbrews.

111 Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Old Town Cafe (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) - Open May 1st to mid October

A western themed diner that is popular with visitors to town.  They have a full breakfast menu where patron rave about their flapjack drizzle.  They also serve lunch and dinner including sandwiches, homemade chili & soups, burgers and full course dinner entrees, along with wine and regional beers.

128 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone, Montana

Timberline Cafe (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) – Open early May to early October

A country restaurant serving up “grandma’s home cooking” from family recipes.  Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is home-style comfort food with a little mountain flare.

135 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone, Montana

Las Palmitas (Lunch & Dinner) - Open mid April to mid October

Authentic Mexican food that will have you forgetting you’re in small town Montana.  Don’t let the bus-style “building” fool you… not only does the food taste good, but each plate looks like something you’d see in a fancy food magazine.  With menu choices from simple tacos to shrimp entrees, don’t leave town without trying Las Palmitas.

21 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Taqueria Malverde Mexican Restaurant (Lunch & Dinner) – Open last week of April to last week of October

Another authentic, taco truck style restaurant that will have you thinking you’re south of the boarder.  If you enjoy Mexican food, you’ll want to give Taqeria Malverde a try. 

128 Firehole Ave (Hwy 20), West Yellowstone, Montana

Wild West Pizzeria & Saloon (Lunch & Dinner) – Open year ‘round

They make their own dough, the pizza sauce is a family recipe passed down from the owner’s mom, and they only use freshly shredded Wisconsin mozzarella cheese.  In addition to pizza, the menu items include calzones, sandwiches, pasta and appetizers.  They also offer gluten free pizza crusts, have a full service bar and feature live music in the evenings from late June to late September.

Delivery and online ordering is available as well.

14 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone, Montana

Pete’s Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pasta (Lunch & Dinner) – Open late December through late October

Locally owned, Pete’s has been using the same great recipes for over 25 years.  In addition to a large pizza menu, Pete’s offers lunch sandwiches and dinner entrees, with vegetarian and gluten free options available.  They have a tasty selection of appetizers and serve wine and beer, including regional microbrews on draft.

Delivery is also available.

112 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

Madison Crossing Lounge (Dinner only) – Open seasonally

A warm, rustic atmosphere serving dinner entrees and appetizers with an upscale flare.  They have an extensive wine list and a full service bar, plus a collection of regional microbrew beers on tap and in bottles.  They also have an event center with a full catering and bar service for group events.

121 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone, Montana

Serenity Bistro (Lunch & Dinner) – Open year ‘round

A quaint bistro that is more refined than casual.  For lunch they have salads & sandwiches, and dinner options include a different salad menu and a full selection of entrees.  They also have a large wine list and a beer menu that includes regional favorites and international staples.

38 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, Montana

National Fast Food Chains - see description for open seasons

There are two fast food restaurants in West Yellowstone.

McDonald’s is located at 100 South Canyon Street across from the IMAX Theater.  (Open year ‘round)

Subway is located at 136 North Canyon Street in the Cenex gas station.  (Open mid-April to mid-October)