Restaurants in Montana

Montana is a big, rugged state, its muscular character expressed with unique western attitude. As a general rule, forget frills. The most memorable small-town eats and even big-city meals in Big Sky country are dished out in places with all the panache of a truck stop or a county jail. But the food can be wonderful, and the staff in some of these joints live by an alternate code of etiquette that is Gary Cooper taciturn but truly hospitable. With a few fine-dining exceptions, eating around the Big Sky State is a bonanza of oversized eats: ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls, pillowy steaks, deluxe burgers, and plate-wide pancakes. Butte claims to be home of the pork chop sandwich, and its old Chinatown features restaurant menus from an era of chop suey and egg foo yung. The western regions of the state are huckleberry country, so look for the winey fruit made into ice cream, syrup for ice cream, candy, and pie.

Montana’s Most Famous Dishes

Round bales of hay on a broad, flat field

Montana

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

Crisp-edge, creamy-center French fries sprinkled with salt

French Fries

Spiral round pastry on a plate is covered with cinnamon and sugar outside and in

Cinnamon Roll

Montana’s Best Restaurants

Cole Drug

BIG TIMBER, MT

Red Lodge Cafe - Sign
Red Lodge Cafe

RED LODGE, MT

John’s Sandwich Shop - Pork Chop Sandwich
John’s Sandwich Shop

BUTTE, MT

Huge cinnamon roll with melting butter on top
Stella’s

BILLINGS, MT

Butcher Block Prime Steakhouse

BILLINGS, MT

Plate holds a stack of 3 large pancakes sided by sausage links
Kozy Korner Bar & Cafe

WINNETT, MT

Matt’s Place

BUTTE, MT

Eddie’s Supper Club

GREAT FALLS, MT

Sarah’s

BILLINGS, MT

Wild West Pizzeria and Saloon

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT

Book Peddler

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT

Canyon Street Grill

WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT

Split Rock Cafe

KALISPELL, MT

Alpine Grill and Huckleberry Patch

HUNGRY HORSE, MT

Scapegoat Eatery

LINCOLN, MT

Lydia’s Supper Club

BUTTE, MT

Farmer’s Daughters

BOZEMAN, MT

Pocketstone Cafe

BIGFORK, MT

Double Front Chicken

MISSOULA, MT

Donut topped with strawberries and jam
Granny’s Gourmet Donuts

BOZEMAN, MT

Coffee Pot Bakery

BOZEMAN, MT

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