The One Restaurant In Montana That's Unlike Any Other In The World
Who doesn’t love learning about local history, especially over a great meal? The Jersey Lilly is a very unique restaurant located in the small unincorporated community of Ingomar in Southeast Montana. And not only does it have a great backstory, but it’s still a wonderful place to enjoy a hearty meal.
The present day Jersey Lilly started out as a bank in 1914.
It was called Wiley, Clark and Greening Bankers, changing to Ingomar State Bank in 1918. Then it operated as the First National Bank of Ingomar from January until July 21, 1921, when it closed.
It didn't take long for this bank to become a bar.
In 1933, Clyde Easterday established the Oasis Bar in the bank building. In 1948, Billy Seward took it over and named it the Jersey Lilly. The rest is history.
Today, the Jersey Lilly is known for its savory steaks and delicious beans.
This also may be the last restaurant in Montana to still only have an outhouse as a restroom.
Somehow, this only adds to its historical charms.
The setting here is casual, and the atmosphere is laid back.
The cherry wood back bar of the Jersey Lilly is one of two that were transported from St. Louis by boat up the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers.
This bar was stored at Forsyth during Prohibition, sold to Bob Seward, and installed here in 1933.
In 1994, the Jersey Lilly building made the list of the National Registry of Historic places.
Needless to say, the Jersey Lilly is a local favorite and a popular stop for tourists.
The steaks and beans are internationally known, and most Montanans have either been here or have heard of it.
Located at105 Main Street, the Jersey Lilly is unlike any other restaurant in Montana, or in the world. And if you enjoy unique dining experiences in Montana,
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