In the mood for a cheap, sweet treat? Head to Bozeman, Montana, for one of the most interesting, delicious donut experiences I have ever had. It is most definitely worth the trip!
Opened in 1930, Matt’s Place is Montana’s oldest drive-in restaurant, featuring beautiful old murals of the mountains on the wall, a short curved counter and an ancient, bright red, waist high Coke machine. To eat, there is the Montana classic, a pork chop sandwich, and all sorts of hamburgers, including a Wimpy special (two patties on one bun), a hamburger with an egg on top, and a nutburger with ground peanuts mixed with mayonnaise and piled onto the meat.
Winnett is tiny, a mere crossroads of a town. The Kozy Korner looks like a defunct gas station. The pancakes are large and pillowy and easy to eat by the stack, with plenty of butter and syrup on top, and a quartet of sausage links on the side.
Eddie's is supper-club heaven, loved by generations of Montanans and visitors (it opened in 1944) as a comfortable place to go for cocktails and campfire steaks. Booths are supremely comfortable, lights are low, and the staff are able pros. Steaks are grand. The secret of the steaks is the house's special wine marinade. The T-bone is spectacularly good.