Restaurants in Butte, MT

Although Butte is surrounded by all the usual franchised restaurants, the heart of the city sports a variety of ethnic and inventive fare that reflect the incredible diversity of the old mining town’s early citizens. We are smitten by the century-old Pekin Noodle Parlor, an upstairs eatery off “China Alley” that still has private dining booths and a retro-Cantonese of chop suey and egg foo yung. And what culinary adventurer can resist the allure of John’s Sandwich Shop, known as Pork Chop John’s?  First served in 1924, John’s piggy chop on a bun is now popular throughout The Treasure State, and it is advertised at its original location on Mercury Street by an hilarious image of gaily dancing human-faced pork chops named Wholesome, Healthful, and Delicious.

Butte’s Most Famous Dishes

Fried pork chop sandwich is garnished with sweet, zesty chili sauce

Pork Sandwich


Strawberry shake in a tall soda fountain glass is accompanied by a silver beaker of extra milk shake for refills at Sand Creek Cafe in Auburn, WI


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

French Fries

Butte’s Best Restaurants

Matt’s Place


Lydia’s Supper Club


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


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