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Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant

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42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643 (Highway 191)
+1 406-995-4132
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17:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The entrees were amazing. Service here is always excellent. Plan to come 30-45 minutes early and enjoy some of the custom cocktails in the bar. Their cellar is deep and thoughtfully stocked. Have dined here many times, and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Travis P
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Travis! Thank you so much for the 5 stars! Come back and see us again when we re-open for the winter season on December 15th! Shoot me an email if you are coming back this way as well. Again, thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager ryank@rainbowranchbigsky.com More 

Elko New Market
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had dinner at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge for our anniversary in September. The service was excellent and respectful - not intrusive. Our server guided us through the menu and made several excellent recommendations. I have special dietary needs that can be a challenge at a lot of restaurants. The chef rose to the occasion and deliciously adapted the fresh... More 

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Thank John_Amy2013
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for the great review! We are so lucky to have such an amazing and accommodating chef. Chef Hunter Durgan, has done amazing things thus far like the foie grass appetizer. Come back and see us again when we re-open on December 15th! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Virginia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

They fit us in. We had made a reservation online a month before our arrival, but we neglected to confirm. The manager made room for us to have a table only 15 min. later even though they had a special event going on. Our dinner was one that we will always remember as we tried Bison and trout for the... More 

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Thank topsailluv
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for your great review! Our staff including Chef, Hunter Durgan, are doing amazing things in our restaurant. We couldn't be any more excited right now of the quality of food and service we are providing. The Bison is my favorite!! I hope you can make it out here again, sometimes soon. Warm regards, Ryan Kunz General... More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

What's not to like? Between 4 and 6 drinks and bar food is half price. But, this included a big wild game burger with huckleberry sauce, or you may choose a slice of pizza, or bruschetta to name a few of the selections. The decor is high end western, and the view is very nice. Maybe you will be there... More 

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Thank njengel
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your great review! I am glad you had a chance to enjoy our amazing happy hour! Please come back when you are craving one of our burgers. Thank you for being our guests and we hope to see you again! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Raleigh
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This has been the only dining dissapointment in our week in Big Sky. Three of our party ordered trout. All three orders were overcooked. When asked by the waitress, "How is everything?" we told her. She asked if we wanted the order redone but it was well late in our visit and my appetite was gone. "No, thank you," was... More 

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Thank jetlagged08
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, I sincerely apologize for your last experience with us. I will discuss this matter with my food and beverage manager to discover why nothing was done for your party. This is unacceptable. Please email me directly for I would love to offer you a free dinner on me, as so we can make up for our short cummings.... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

After 15 years Rainbow Ranch has become the best dining in Big Sky. It has a Happy Hour that can,t be beat. While not inexpensive the dinners are first class as was the service. The management is reaching out to the Big Sky community by doing things like cooking classes. The view is magnificent and outdoor summer dining is available

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Thank louis k
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Louis, Why thank you so much! Your review is so kind and I am glad you feel the same way about our restaurant as we do. Come back and see us again and thank you again so much for the 5 stars! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Managere More 

Quito, Ecuador
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible meal here! The meat and seafood were all perfectly prepared. We shared Parmesan garlic fries and two wonderful salads (loved the warm kale salad that I will now try this recipe at home). They also have delicious desserts made by a pastry chef. We were late coming back from a full day in Yellowstone and they... More 

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Thank Maca29
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There! Thank you for the 5 stars!!! We are so happy you had an amazing experience with us! I hope you have a great summer and come back sometime soon. Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant and gorgeous location. Wait staff is kind and friendly. Food is the quality you expect for the price in this location. You go for the view and ambiance, and enjoy good food- moderate to good quality but not great.

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Thank TravelKats1234
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review. We strive to provide the best service, and food quality in Montana. Why I thank you for the compliment of our facility, I would love to know more of your thoughts on why you felt your dining experience was good, and not great. If you would, please email me directly so I can... More 

Big Sky MT
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The RRL offers a delightful bar menu. During its happy hour from 4 to 6 pm 7 days a week all menu items are ½ price! The menu is limited and the portions smaller than a typical entree. However, the food is delicious. The mushroom bruschetta may be the most delicious dish the chef creates on this or the dinner... More 

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Thank snowalker
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for such an amazing review!!! I think our happy hour menu is the best around but that just me ;). You described our Rainbow Ranch happy hour experience beautifully and I couldn't do it better myself. Come back and see us again and thanks again for the 5 stars!!! Warm Regards, Ryan Kunz General Manager More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling with our 12 and 13 year old granddaughters. We decided to splurge and eat a nice meal. We all had something different, and everything was absolutely amazing! Beautiful presentation, excellent service.

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Thank Lisa A
rainbowranch2016, General Manager at Rainbow Ranch Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thanks Again for the 5 stars!!! Our culinary team and wait staff do such an amazing job. I am glad that your family enjoyed your experience with us! We change our menu seasonally so you and your family will have to come back in the winter to try our new menu ;-). Have a great Summer! Warm Regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42950 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky, MT 59730-9643
    (Highway 191)
  • Public Transportation: The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky  >  Gallatin Gateway
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-4132
Description
In our cozy restaurant on the banks of the Gallatin River, the culinary team at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge consistently delights guests with refined cuisine and classical cooking techniques which transform Montana beef, bison, wild game, and fresh seafood into flavorful works of art. Our Charcuterie Platter features house-made delicacies from duck prosciutto and wild boar sausage with huckleberries to bison kielbasa with Guinness infused whole grain mustard. With an impressive array of entrees like Mesquite grilled, Espresso Rubbed Bison Hanger Steak, Sweet Corn and Brioche Stuffed Roasted Quail, Herbs de Provence Marinated Alaskan King Salmon or Pan Seared Rocky Mountain Elk Loin, it can be difficult to decide. Before you dive into your Rainbow Ranch culinary experience, relax into a cozy couch in our lounge while sipping a hand-crafted cocktail and sampling delectable bites from our small plates menu.

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