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Top Choice American in Cooke City

Beartooth Café

A bright place for lunch sandwiches (such as a buffalo burger, a ‘funk burger,’ or lighter portobello sandwich) served on the pleasant front deck, washed down by a fine selection of 130 bottled microbrews. Dinner ma…
American in Cooke City

Cafe Cooke

The menu changes weekly here, with lots of great specials, but the common theme is simple: fresh, high-quality food made from scratch, even down to the house-made ice cream and fruit popsicles. Eat on the simple par…
Cafe in Cooke City

Log Cabin Cafe

In sleepy Silver Gate this unexpectedly cool place serves excellent grilled trout, house-smoked salmon and homemade breakfast pumpkin bread. The cozy cabin dates back to 1937 and there are more cabins ($120 with bre…
European in Cooke City


A popular place for breakfast, come nightfall the homey bistro transforms into an upscale Italian choice with chicken, veal, pasta and seafood specials. There’s a nice terrace.
Museum in Cooke City

Yellowstone Trading Post

Kids will like the stuffed animal exhibits in this souvenir store next to the Beartooth Cafe. It’s normally free; if not, the small admission fee can be spent in the store.
Breakfast in Cooke City

Bearclaw Bakery

If you plan to a make an early start into the park, this down-home bakery offers pastries and coffee from 5am and fine scrambles, eggs Benedict and French toast from 6am.
Historic Building in Cooke City

Cooke City General Store

This historic 1886 store dates from the town's mining heyday and is a fun browse. It sells fishing permits, topo maps and almost anything else you can think of.
Sports & Outdoors in Cooke City

Silver Gate General Store

In Silver Gate, this store sells topo maps and rents spotting scopes ($35 per day).