About Regional Flavor
The Big Sky State is a bonanza of big eats: ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls, pillowy steaks, deluxe burgers, and plate-wide pancakes. The western regions are huckleberry country, so look for the winey fruit made into ice cream, syrup for ice cream, candy, and pie.
Montana Regional Specialties
Wine-deep and just this side of sweet, huckleberries make for a beguiling syrup on vanilla ice cream. It is such a perfect combination that whipped cream and nuts are superfluous.
A pork chop sandwich can be a whole breaded-and-fried boneless chop on a bun or it can be a patty of ground pork, like a hamburger. While the whole-chop variation is a connoisseur's choice, there is no slighting the extra succulence of a ground one, which is how it's done at Pork Chop John's in Butte, where this oinky sandwich first was served.
Pancakes are everywhere. Montana's are not necessarily the most creative or deluxe, but they certainly are the biggest. The really good plate-size flapjacks deliver crisp surface and fluffy insides. One's a meal. A stack of three is an impossible challenge.
Missoula's Tamarack Brewing Company, overlooking the Clark Fork River, is the place for for house-brewed beer and a varied Mexican-American menu.
The Scapegoat Eatery in Lincoln, Montana, is a small, casual restaurant serving quality sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and more in satisfying portions.
Super friendly service, a vast selection of souvenirs, and good meals make the Huckleberry Patch a legendary pit stop in Hungry Horse. Uniquely Montanan!
Just over an hour away from Glacier National Park, Split Rock Cafe in Kalispell, Montana, has classic coffees and homemade goods that are worth a detour.
Take a trip back into the 1950s at Canyon Street Grill, a family friendly restaurant in West Yellowstone, MT serving traditional American food, malts & shakes.
West Yellowstone, Montana, is home of the Book Peddler cafe, where meals are reasonably priced, coffee is smooth, and baked goods are enjoyable.
Wild West Pizzeria and Saloon of West Yellowstone, Montana, is ideal if you seek hefty inexpensive comfort food and a cozy casual environment.
Serving familiar Mexican food in Billings, Montana, Sarah's makes excellent taquitos and a huge smothered beef burrito loaded with big hunks of meat.
In the mood for a cheap, sweet treat? Head to Bozeman, Montana, for a delicious donut experience at Granny's.