No matter what part of Montana you call home, you’ve probably got your choice of tasty dining options — after all, even many of our
small towns have amazing eateries. Since we’re beginning a beautiful new year here in the Treasure State, we thought we’d put together a list of recommended restaurants for 2019. Some of these spots are new, some have been around for decades, some offer fine dining, and some are casual — but they all serve incredible food.
1. Pompey’s Grill, 5 N. Main Street, Three Forks
Pompey's Grill is located inside the magnificent Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks. They serve fresh steaks and seafood from purveyors who are mostly local, and it's fantastic. You can enjoy dinner here from Wednesday-Sunday.
2. The Fieldhouse, 2601 Minnesota Ave., Billings
The menu at Fieldhouse changes seasonally, so you'll have to go several times to truly appreciate it. But that won't be a problem -- once you take your first bite of burrata, burger, steak or other tasty morsel, you'll be hooked.
3. 14 North, 14 N. Church Ave., Bozeman
If Bozeman isn't the most foodie-friendly city in Montana, it's certainly a top contender. 14 North is especially loved by locals for its creative twists on classic cuisine.
4. The Notorious P.I.G., 247 W Front St., Missoula
Anyone who claims Montana doesn't have any good BBQ joints has clearly never tried this cleverly named spot. It just might be the best in the West, but if not, it's certainly a top contender.
5. Loula's Cafe, 300 2nd Street E., Whitefish
Whitefish has plenty of options for fine dining. But for a nice, casual mean, you can't go wrong with Loula's. Located in the lower level of the historic Masonic Temple on the corner of 2nd Street and Lupfer Avenue, this charming cafe is always delightful.
6. Horn and Cantle, 800 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd., Big Sky
Horn and Cantle defines rustic elegance. The goal is to offer Montanans an authentic local culinary experience with a unique perspective. Try the smoked elk meatballs and these delicious bison short ribs -- trust us.
7. Ringling Bar, 101 Main St., Ringling
Ask 10 Montanans where to find the best steak in the state, and you're likely to get 10 different answers. However, anyone who tries a steak from Ringling Bar will agree it's one of the tastiest you'll find anywhere.
8. Las Casa Toscana, 53 E Park, Butte
Once an Anaconda gem, this Italian eatery recently relocated to Butte. Luckily, the food, which you can try Tuesday-Saturday from 3-10, remains as wonderful as ever.
9. The Knead Cafe, 21 5th St E., Kalispell
The Knead has a little bit of everything you need: scrumptious pastries, massive sandwiches, salads, soups, and so much more. The ingredients are naturally raised and responsibly sourced, and they've got plenty of gluten free and vegan options as well. The Knead is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
10. Blacksmith Italian, 290 W. Kagy Blvd suite C, ,Bozeman
A word of caution: Once you try freshly made pasta, particularly the pasta made here, you may not be able to return to your old boxed noodle ways. However, we think having a meal at Blacksmith Italian is well worth that risk.
11. Finley Point Grill, 35427 Mt Highway 35, Polson
Spending some time at Flathead Lake this year? Make sure you stop in for dinner at this underrated eatery. Not only have they won local awards for their prime rib, but their seafood, chops, steaks, and flatbread are all top notch.
Montana is full of great dining options. And while some are new and undiscovered, our
wildly famous restaurants are always worth the wait.
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