Montana January 07, 2018
8 Hometown Restaurants In Montana That Will Take You Back In Time
Maybe it’s an old world European style restaurant, or perhaps it’s an old-fashioned diner you’ve been frequenting since you were a kid. Hometown means something different to every Montanan, but whatever it means to you, these Treasure State gems will always comfort you (and feed you something delicious).
1. Oktoberfest German Restaurant, 3839 Grand Ave., Ste 5, Billings
This place might look modern, but the menu is all old world German. The owner of Oktoberfest is a German native who grew up making German dishes with the help of her grandmother, and her recipes have been passed down through many generations.
2. The Montana Club
The restaurant may have several locations, but everyone knows that The Montana Club is our favorite hometown restaurant. After all, it's owned by two lifetime Montanans who have been friends for several decades.
3. Western Cafe, 443 E Main St., Bozeman
Bozeman's Western Cafe has been a local staple since the 1940s. Love it or hate it, you must admit it has staying power.
4. Town Haul Diner, 156 Main St., Harrison
If you're looking for an authentic old-fashioned Montana diner experience, you'll find it here. The Town Haul serves some of the best comfort food on the planet.
5. Cafe 600, 600 Main St., Miles City
Cafe 600 is one of the original cafes in Eastern Montana, and it's a local icon. Stepping inside feels like going back in time.
6. Stacey's, 300 Mill St., Gallatin Gateway
"It's like stepping into old world Montana" is how most people describe Stacey's steakhouse. With photos of days gone by lining the walls and details that date back to the 1930s, it's easy to see why this place is so endearing.
7. Lisa's Pasty Pantry, 2004 W. Sussex Ave., Missoula
Although it didn't originate in Montana, the pasty is definitely a local staple -- and Lisa's has perfected them.
8. Johnson's of St. Mary, 21 Red Eagle Rd., Browning
Like so many Montanans before them, the couple that owns this charming eatery and campground built their business up slowly, working tirelessly to ensure it's a place people enjoy. It's a classic example of the American dream -- and everything is made from scratch.
This is just a small sample of the many “old school” eateries you’ll find in Montana — they don’t call it the Last Best Place for nothing. Check out the
Jersey Lilly and you’ll see what we mean.