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Wild Caddis, Gallatin Gateway, MT

Wild Caddis

2.7
2.7
368 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Due to the popularity and quality of our restaurant at Rainbow Ranch Lodge we believe it deserves its own name, Wild Caddis! At Wild Caddis, it’s known that a great meal is an experience that involves all of the senses.

Wild Caddis is proud to offer world-class Montana ranch-to-table cuisine, originating from the finest and freshest products available. We use the highest quality, fresh, locally grown, and conscientiously raised products from regional producers, which help inspire us to create culinary and visual masterpieces.

Wild Caddis dining is modern, rustic, relaxed, and refined, with unsurpassed views of the majestic Gallatin River. House-made specialties such as duck prosciutto smoked bacon, and house-cured salamis are enhanced by our award-winning wine list and hand-crafted, barrel-aged cocktails in an environment as inviting as its Big Sky Country backdrop.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lounge Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (406) 995-4132

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Woods

  • Private party facilities

    The Wild Caddis at Rainbow Ranch Lodge features multiple venues for private dining. Enjoy a multi-course meal and wine pairings in the intimate setting of the Bacchus Room, located in our award-winning wine cellar. Or throw a party and dance the night away at the historic riverside Wedding Barn.

  • Private party contact

    Kelli@rainbowranchbigsky.com: (406) 995-4132

  • Neighborhood

    Big Sky

  • Cross street

    Highway 191

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

2.7
2.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 2.7Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 2.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Outdoor Dining

  • Montana

    Scenic View

  • Bozeman

    Romantic

  • Bozeman

    Scenic View

  • Bozeman

    Special Occasion

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  1. H

    Hidr

    Montana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The service was beyond terrible. Only one other table when we got there and yet we waited 45 mins for our drinks. My husband ordered the second cocktail off of the menu and was told they had never heard of such a drink. Then ordered a beer off of the menu that after much delay they told us they were out of, and then tried to order a PBR which the waitress had never heard of. He had to order his PBR at the bar to get any help. If the staff were busy we would understand but the restaurant was awkwardly empty. The food was really good but coupled with the terrible service , it didn’t seem worth it for the price. We were also on our honeymoon and this was a gift. When we tried to pay with our gift certificate it was also faced with obstacles. The waitress asked us to come back the next morning to talk to someone who could help us with the gift certificate. We live in 1.5 hours away, driving all the way back so someone could help us the following day, when there should of been someone who could help us while we were there. The entire experience was frustrating and disappointing.
  2. DS

    DebraS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    No atmosphere. Limited menu; service doesn’t equate to the attempt for sophisticated food and price.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    There has been a lot of hit and miss dinners at wild caddis which is disappointing because when it is good, it is great!
  4. S

    Stevew305

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We were there April 16 so it was a slow time. We were the people at the only table in the section we were, so it was like having your own private restaurant. Which is kind of cool or kind of creepy, depending on how you look at it. The food was really mediocre; burned the trout, got new fish, not burned but tasteless. Scallops were fishy, risotto was hard. The waitress was very nice and replaced both but in the end, not worth the money. She even didn't charge us for the scallops but I'd rather pay for good food than get bad food for free. Might be a better experience when it is busier.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great steaks!
  6. SM

    ScottM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Service was poor. Menu is limited but some interesting options. Fish was overcooked. Beef was undercooked. OK option for guests staying at the lodge, but not a destination for other diners
  7. KE

    KatieEats

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    It was very underwhelming. Limited menu for Valentine's Day, which I understand, but it was never communicated on the website, confirmation over phone, or text confirmation. We had planned on the normal dinner menu, so the limited options were disappointing. We ordered salads and never got them, the server was nice, but a bit scattered. Bison tenderloin was cooked nicely and tasted good, just nothing to write home about.
  8. T

    Ted1

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    My wife and I stayed several nights at Rainbow Ranch Lodge. We planned our Valentine's Day dinner at Wild Caddis which we have eaten at before. We were disappointed. I believe this is a result of being understaffed. but we naturally expected more as we have experienced in the past. The staff who was working did an excellent job but could not do it all.
  9. L

    Local

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    The bison tenderloin was fantastic. It was very very noisy some of the time.
  10. CD

    ChiDiner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best steak in Big Sky area
  11. R

    Ranger

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Wild Caddis was good, not great. We walked in and there was no receptionist at the podium. We found her finally and we were taken to our table. We were received by one of the wait staff members initially, but that person never waited on us even though he said he would be our waiter. Got the wait staff person sorted out and then started the dining experience. Our waiter was cordial and friendly and said he was going to do this and that but there were long durations of time between said events. The place was not busy, so service should have been more attentive. He was always coming be to fill water glasses, but it took him a long time and when the water pitcher ran dry, it took a long time for him to return with a full pitcher. All the pitchers at the water station were empty and they should have been full. Mixed drinks were great. Food was great, but there were some concerns about the Wagyu beef being grade A9. For the money paid the whole experience should have been a lot better.
  12. j

    jandc

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious for the 4 of us. We shared many things from the menu family style and truly enjoyed the meal. Only suggestion is that they update their website as they change their menus. We reviewed their menu selections on their website before we went (as one of us has diet restrictions), and that menu was long gone and we were presented with significantly different choices. In the end, it was all good, but for a moment there was serious disappointment that we could not get what we planned to order. The Whiskey flight was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The waiter was belligerent and argumentative. Dinner wine was served before cocktails. Menu was much reduced from that published on website
  14. C

    Cheesecat

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was superlative, but due to Covid and other related staffing issues, they seated us an hour late and the poor server was overwhelmed. It was not even a regular member of the wait staff. They are doing the very best they can, so go with patience and expect an absolutely delicious meal.
  15. MB

    MindyB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    We were in town not only celebrating the holidays; but, also celebrating the second annual adoption day of our youngest two. Reservations were made far in advance for the five of us that traveled from Florida. That evening our son and nephew were able to meet us for supper. We arrived early and waited a few moments before a gentleman haphazardly approached to greet us and that was about the extent of excitement. We stated we had two extra bodies and expressed we wholly understood if that increased our wait. No lie…the guy rolled his eyes at us and mumbled something as he turned on his heel and walked away. (My husband dropped us off and proceeded to park during this encounter.) So upon this gentleman’s return, he conveyed something along the lines that our table was ready. All I did was turn around to see if my husband had walked in yet and before I could turn around the host says, “well are you ready or not?” and before I could respond, he rolled his eyes again and walked off! My husband was standing there and so we began to follow him, except when we walked through the archway, he was nowhere to be found; however, there was a table nicely set for the seven of us. My husband stood until he returned and asked if this was our table, he nods and walks on by. Just to be clear, he looked a lot like the bartender and my daughter believes they’re twins. (Hopefully not in demeanor though.) Our waitress was abundantly pleasant; however, the service was so slow. I don’t hold her entirely accountable, as the establishment looked as though everyone was running around like chickens with their heads cut off. After an extensive wait we were able to place our order. After an even more extensive wait we received our food. Aside from the charcuterie and fondue, every single dish was cold. Out of seven plates, every single item of food had a temperature close to being pulled straight out of the refrigerator. Maybe it’s covid, but this establishment needs an overhaul in hospitality.
  16. JR

    JoanR

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Vacation dinner with family- our server Jeff was very nice but spread thin among tables to serve. He was congenial and food was good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    They ran out of turkey and cranberry on Thanksgiving dinner
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    We go here every thanksgiving and really look forward to it. This year was a Thanksgiving buffet. The food was mediocre at best, dried out and $65 a person. We’ve eaten here at least 10 times over the years and have never been disappointed until now. We’ll give them a pass due to Covid and likely being under staffed. Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    To be fair, it was a holiday buffet. Appeared to be short staffed and got very little help- had to go to bar myself and get a beverage at the request of server. Food was cold and they ran out of turkey. With so little attention, could have easily just left, but of course, asked for the check and got up to find my own pen before leaving. Felt bad for some staff as it appeared a few were working really hard. Will try it again with NL menu.
  20. M

    Maplesyrup

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Very disappointing dining experience from the harshly lit dining space to very expensive, yet poorly executed dishes. Not certain if Wild Caddis is struggling because of longterm business effects from the pandemic but It falls far below many of the great restaurants in the Big Sky, Bozeman area.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    I really wanted to love my experience at this restaurant and the food was AMAZING, but a frustrated server really ruined the experience. I blame management for not being there to help support or coach the server when he needed clearly needed it. 1- If the restaurant is short staffed, they could have adjusted their reservation availability in open table to have the same number of reservations but more spread out. It was clear the hostess was really trying to help the server clear and reset tables and offer water so he was only left to do the drinks and food order. 2-had the waiter had a better attitude, although he was spread incredibly thin, guests would have left happy. Instead, I watched multiple tables get frustrated when he left the table. I know this is a really challenging time but as someone who has been in hospitality my entire career, we are still in the business of providing an enjoyable experience. No one pays $100+ per person to listen to their angry server all night. We are all human and people have bad days, but it doesn’t mean as a server you should take your problems out on their guests. I hope he gets some better support from his company and managers and perhaps some coaching. It would have been really great to see a manager or someone help the poor guy out!
  22. SA

    SueA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was well prepared, flavors were wonderful. I had the squash soup as an appetizer a little bit of sweet with a peppery kick, very good. For the main dish I had the buffalo, excellent preparation, very tender with lots of flavor.
  23. BS

    BillS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on a Thursday evening at the end of October and were two of less than five people in the restaurant. Our server was very attentive and the meal was excellent. We shared a salad. I tried the Wagyu beef and my wife the bison. The portions were not gigantic but filling. The presentation and flavor was also excellent. Recent reviews were not favorable but we beg to differ with them.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We stayed at Rainbow Ranch as part of our honeymoon trip and made reservations here for dinner one night! The staff were very friendly, despite being shorthanded, and chatted with us about our travels and made recommendations. The food was beyond delicious! We splurged for dessert after the chocolate cake special was recommended by our waiter and it did not disappoint. Well worth the price! Also the huckleberry mule is 👌🏼
  25. CW

    ChristianW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great staff. PHENOMENAL LOCATION. EXCELLENT MEAL.
  26. L

    Lucy

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time back in our weeks vacation. The food was outstanding and service was excellent. My husband had the bison and I had the Chilean sea bass with crab. I also love the chopped salad which also has crab in it. Good wine list and the setting is beautiful overlooking the River. Beautiful spot.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service. We stayed at Rainbow Ranch and loved that we had this hidden gem on site. It is worth the drive to eat here. THE FOOD IS SPECTACULAR. We liked it so much we ate here again the next night!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Great location. Lots of challenges. First course was butternut squash soup which was served cold. I’m guessing the waiter didn’t bring it out fast enough. Main courses were served lukewarm. For some reason the servers couldn’t get food out hot. We spent $500 on a cold very high priced dinner.
  29. c

    cconeill

    Montana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we have family or friends visiting, we always include dinner at the Rainbow Ranch. It's has such great ambiance and the selection of entrees are creative as well as delicious. If you want a special evening you can't go wrong with the Rainbow Ranch Lodge.
  30. L

    Lucy

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful dinner overlooking the grounds and River. The menu is outstanding. My husband had a bison entree (locally sourced). I had a Chilean sea bass with crabmeat. The chopped salad was excellent and enough to share. Nice wine list. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I will absolutely recommend Wild Caddis.
  31. DM

    DanM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The best octopus I have ever had. The specialty drinks are great also. Sitting on the deck, looking at the river and mountains was very romantic.
  32. EJ

    EveJ

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good but was pricey. The bison filet was cooked well but the sauce was too salty and the accompanying veggies were drowned in the salty sauce. The service was very good even though they seemed to be short staffed (as is the case for many restaurants. They also have a nice wine offering.
  33. JG

    JimmyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was here for dinner 7 years ago and I loved it. We were returning to Big Sky on vacation, and since my wife would be celebrating a birthday while we were here, I wanted to make it special by having dinner at Wild Caddis. Unfortunately, the experience was anything but special for my wife. She has allergies to certain foods (onions, shallots, mustard) and explained that to our server when we were first seated. She again reminded our server of her allergies when she ordered. However, the appetizer came with shallots so my wife couldn't eat it. Too bad, because this kind of set a them for the night. Her unsweetened iced tea came loaded with sugar and there was an issue with her main entrée as well. It's a shame because the others in our party enjoyed their meals. The food was high-quality and well prepared. I don't know if the issue was the kitchen or the waitstaff. It was disappointing, but I would probably give them another shot before I wrote the place off.
  34. N

    Nanjoc

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Good food and lovely outdoor dining on the deck by the river. Our waiter was so bad. He was rude, brought out wrong items, forgot items, charged for items we didn’t order, and complained about having to repeat menu specials to us.
  35. CD

    CDMfunlivin

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was perfect, but the timing was off. All courses took way too long and hot beverages with dessert came out late and not warm. If the timing would have been right, this would be an easy 5 stars all around.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Ordered the wagyu medium rare, it came out raw, sent it back to be cooked more still came out raw. Took 20 minutes to be seated, and another 15 to get our drink order taken
  37. AD

    AlyceD

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant didn’t acknowledge our 21st anniversary at all.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Unfortunately we were very disappointed in our experience. Service was very slow. We sent 3 out of 4 meals back due to being cold, which left my mom eating dinner by herself. No personal response from the chef or management. The appetizers were comp’d. The grounds and ambience are beautiful. But the service recovery and overall food experience was very poor.
  39. KL

    KerryL

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. The view, the cocktails and the food is fabulous. What a treat!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, beautiful view, great service, and great attention to detail with food allergies. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Wild Caddis is rated 2.7 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Wild Caddis

42950 Gallatin Road Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 191

  • Neighborhood

    Big Sky

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Lounge Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    The Big Sky Shuttle stops directly across Highway 191 from the Rainbow Ranch Lodge. Check www.skylinebus.com for schedules.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Woods

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (406) 995-4132

  • Private party facilities

    The Wild Caddis at Rainbow Ranch Lodge features multiple venues for private dining. Enjoy a multi-course meal and wine pairings in the intimate setting of the Bacchus Room, located in our award-winning wine cellar. Or throw a party and dance the night away at the historic riverside Wedding Barn.

  • Private party contact

    Kelli@rainbowranchbigsky.com: (406) 995-4132

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