Sometimes it’s the restaurants that don’t look like anything special on the outside that end up surprising us the most. The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” certainly holds true for the restaurant industry. If you’ve ever had the chance to enjoy a meal from one of these 12 ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants in Montana, you’ll see what we mean.
1. Rose Room, Pendroy
This is a tiny restaurant in a tiny town that serves some seriously delicious steaks and seafood. If you're ever in the area, stop by and see for yourself.
2. Hole in the Wall, Miles City
There is an actual Hole in the Wall restaurant in Miles City. And the popular opinion is that the food is excellent.
3. Square Butte Country Club, Geraldine
Don't let the "Sorry, We're Open" sign fool you. Square Butte Country Club is a local gem.
4. Two Bit Saloon, Whitehall
The Two Bit Saloon serves classic American dishes, and they don't disappoint.
5. Packers Roost, Coram
Go for the colorful ambiance, stay for the perfect prime rib or a nice, juicy burger.
6. Mabel’s Kitchen, Laurel
You might be waited on by the owner herself if you dine at Mabel's, so you can tell her how amazing her Mexican food is.
7. The Mint, Lewistown
Anyone in Lewistown will tell you that this place is highly underrated (or maybe not, if they'd like to keep it a secret).
8. Rocky Knob Lodge, Conner
This is admittedly more of a roadside diner than a hole in the wall, but it's definitely much better than it looks. The Prime Rib Sandwich will turn anyone into a fan of Rocky Knob.
9. Dutch Henry’s Club, Peerless
The largest steakhouse in Daniels County also happens to be the best place to grab a bite in the area.
10. Homestead Cafe, Lakeside
This place may seem ordinary on the inside, but the flavors pack a big punch and will have you wanting to come back for more.
11. Sir Scott’s Oasis, Manhattan
One of Montana's best-loved steakhouses doesn't look like much on the inside. But if you've eaten there or you've heard just how good it is, you know it's worth going.
12. Shamrock Club, Wilbaux
I believe this burger speaks for itself. WOW.