Food: ☆☆ ½
Ambiance: ☆☆ ½
Dishes not to miss: Grizzly Bear Salad
West Yellowstone is a tiny town right by the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Good food is really hard to find around here especially at dinnertime. Luckily, our hotel had a pretty good restaurant called The Branch where we could find some decent dishes.
One of my favorite dishes was their Grizzly Bear Salad with Cha-Cha Chicken, which is served with a huckleberry dressing. It was a really nice tangy, crisp salad. Their sandwiches and desserts were rather standard. However do NOT have the breakfast here – it was truly terrible. I don’t know how anyone can mess up breakfast so badly but you are much better of trying The Running Bear Pancake House or The Woodside Bakery.
The servers at the Branch are really friendly. Many of them are visiting students from countries all over the world, who are a part of an exchange program. Chatting with them and sharing experiences was really cool.
Here is some of what we ate:
CAST IRON HOT SPINACH DIP
GRIZZLY BEAR SALAD
BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS
GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH
BISON POT ROAST