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Bison Creek Ranch Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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20722 US Hwy #2 W, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
+1 406-226-4482
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Hands down the best fried chicken in the area. the place is nestled of the highway far enough so you don't constantly hear traffic. we both ordered the fried chicken and its was fantastic, juicy and crispy, just the right amount of breading. Perfect way to end a long day.

1 Thank Maureen M
santa rosa california
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tried and true formula since 1952. Lots of locals come here, everyone enjoying the carefully prepared food and each other. Lots of smiles and laughter all around. I had the classic fried chicken meal (yes, pay the extra $6 and get all the fixin's). Very pleased with my meal and the service. Hard working crew.

1 Thank valueralan
St. Petersburg, Florida
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Have high praise for the food. Some creative, well executed menu items. But, several times we've been there it took forever to get our food. No offer of bread or anthing either. Not sure if they need more help in the kitchen or what.

1 Thank Heidi H
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198 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying here for 4 nights so it made it very convenient to dine here after spending the day in Glacier. Everything we had was delicious, in fact my boyfriend said the wings were the best he's ever had and we get them a lot back home. I had fried chicken, cheeseburger, hamburger steak smothered with grilled onions, the... More 

1 Thank goldwingtravelers
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Just outside of East Glacier sits this unassuming ranch with cabins and a dining room. We ate here August 2nd and four of us had fried chicken and one had chicken fried steak. Good quality food at a reasonable price! Pay the extra dollars for the soup, salad and ice cream. We ate here 24 years ago (I think) and... More 

Thank Susan H
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We stayed at the ranch for 4 nights and ate dinner here on each of those nights. The food was all delicious . We really enjoyed the queso and chips appetizer and ordered it every evening. The chicken was a speciality of the restaurant, but it was not our favorite. We loved the steak and the burgers and the french... More 

Thank amypoundsmail
Caldwell, Idaho
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived in East Glacier at about 8pm, needing a decent place to eat. I saw a sign advertising this place, and we decided to try it. We drove out and almost missed the sign. We drove up the drive to the ranch, right past a herd of cattle roaming across the drive. We laughed wondering if this is like the... More 

Thank Kevin K
Lake Forest, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The dining room of this restaurant hasn't changed in 50 years. The menu has changed, but quality of the food is excellent. Huckleberries are on the menu. The service was excellent and Keith Schauf, the owner, sat down and took a 50 year trip down memory lane with us. The age of the place says all you need to know... More 

Thank 577gordonj
Milan Ctr, IN
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Looked good and others at our hotel said they had enjoyed it. The fried chicken was the "go-to" dish according to all we talked to. We were the 1st ones in for the evening rush. the menu stated to order the fried chicken early, as it took a while to prepare. It was hyped as "Grandmas recipe". If it lived... More 

1 Thank Jeff B
Kalispell, Montana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We enjoyed a delicious dinner here. Everything was really good, I especially loved the homemade chips that we dipped in queso. It was SO good! I want to come back for the cinnamon fry bread dessert. Our meal was a little pricey for what we got, but being in a remote location at a mom & pop kind of place... More 

1 Thank amybrian2014

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20722 US Hwy #2 W, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  East Glacier Park
  • Phone Number: +1 406-226-4482

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