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“Identity Crisis and not so great service”

Lighthouse Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Gardiner
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$16
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Lighthouse Restaurant is located in a large 6000 Square foot structure that was built in the 1920's. The main dining rom 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 30 each season.
Louisville, Ohio
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Identity Crisis and not so great service”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We ate here on the recommendation of the hotel we were staying at. When we arrived there were maybe 1 people total eating, so it wasn't busy. First, the place is very outdated and the name and decor suggests seafood/ surf & turf. The menu consists of several normal dinner items and a lot of Thai food. Most of the menu was not appealing to us. I ordered the streak sandwich and was told they actually make it with roast beef but their slicer was broken and for $1 more they would make it from an actual steak. My husbands salad was brought out, I had to ask for mine. The celery in both our salads was brown. Both of our food orders were not brought out correctly (no I didn't send them back-I don't do that). It overall was not a good. The kicker was the check-which was not readable at all. It was chicken scratch, scribbles and circled numbers. Had no idea what we were paying for.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere, food and value”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We visited the restaurant by referral from water rafting company and had high expectations. Although our reservation didn't get recorded, we were seated right away. Our server, Katya from Ukraine, provided excellent service including food suggestions. Beef Bengal and bison burgers were excellent choices. BYOB is also great plus. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank OstroBur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, AMAZING cakes, excellent service, BYOB”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We came here with our four grown children during our stay in Gardner after visiting Yellowstone park. Erica, our waitress, was so welcoming and her service was really first rate. We really recommend the Bengal beef and chicken dishes and the wok dishes. Not so much the curry. But whatever you do, order the cakes for dessert -- I had something called the Butterfinger Better Batter Butter Cake. OMG it was to die for! The only negative was that we didn't know there was no liquor license and we didn't bring a bottle of wine with us. Erica also gave us recommendations about what to do the next day in Yellowstone. Great overall experience.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Theresa T
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Warrington, UK
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Fabulous value, lovely food”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Our server, Dennis, was great. We each had a starter main and dessert and the bill was $37, and all the food was really good. Amazing.

  • Visited August 2014
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Chico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delicious and healthy”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

An open and inviting dining area prepared us for a relaxing meal as we watched the sunset. The food was tasty, fresh, and of a good portion. We had fish and shrimp entrees with a Thai flavor. There were burger, chicken, steak, and vegetarian choices also. I would recommend ordering a salad or appetizer if you have a large appetite. The wait staff (Erika?) was attentive and friendly once we were seated. They did not charge corkage and emcourage BYOB since they don't pay for a liquor lisence during their open season.

Visited August 2014
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