Montana June 21, 2017
Try These 11 Montana Restaurants For A Magical Outdoor Dining Experience
In Montana, outdoor dining season is limited. So when it comes to choosing restaurants with outdoor patios, courtyards and rooftops, it’s best to choose quality over quantity. These are some of the best places in the Treasure State to dine al fresco.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Highlander Beer - Missoula Brewing Company, 200 International Dr.,
This awesome tap room features a gourmet pizza kitchen, and you can enjoy pizza, salad and beer on their patio which sits next to Grant Creek.
2. Raven Brew Pub & Grill, 25999 E Shore Rt., Woods Bay
We really can't think of a better place to be on a hot summer day than this lakeside patio.
3. 406 Kitchen & Taproom, 1233 N 27th St., Billings
The food here, which consists mainly of burgers, sandwiches, and salads, is excellent... and somehow it tastes even better when it's enjoyed on the rooftop.
4. Press Coffee House, 209 Gibson St., Glendive
This cafe is like nothing you've ever seen, especially in Glendive. The fresh scents and sights of the onsite greenhouse will calm you as you order your Fair Trade coffee, soup and sandwich to enjoy at one of the outdoor tables.
5. Fresco Cafe, 317 E Mendenhall St., Bozeman
This urban oasis sits in historic downtown Bozeman and offers outdoor creekside dining. The Italian food and the wine are spectacular.
6. Yellowstone Valley Grill, 3840 Hwy 89 S., Livingston
Ever feel like enjoying some fine dining in a laid back, casual setting? How about with a view of the Yellowstone River? Yellowstone Valley Grill is an underrated treasure.
7. Wake Cup Coffeehouse, 1500 Front St., Fort Benton
The truth is, the interior of this place is so unbelievably charming, you might want to have breakfast inside. But should you want to enjoy an omelet and a latte under the sun, you'll have a great big deck to do so.
8. Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 501 N Higgins Ave., Missoula
With an outdoor patio and a sunset deck, everyone in Missoula knows that Iron Horse is THE place to be when the weather warms up. Get here early on a hot day to ensure you get a great table.
9. Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, 45130 Gallatin Rd., Big Sky
No matter how far from Big Sky you live, you should get in your car and make the journey to this mouthwatering BBQ spot this summer. The food, the ambiance and the views are that good.
10. Lakeside Restaurant, Bar, Beach & Marina, 5295 York Rd., Helena
Lakeside on Hauser is like one big summer party. Enjoy the beachy vibes and live music while you dine on tasty burgers and tots.
11. Lindey's Prime Steak House, 3129 Hwy 83, Seeley Lake
If you don't have the best steak of your life here, it will at least make your top 5. And you'll get to enjoy it with a gorgeous view of Seeley Lake. Lindey's also has a casual Bayburger truck that they park near the lake all summer, so you'll have plenty of chances to try their food during your Seeley Lake vacation.
These are a few of our finest outdoor dining options in Montana. Here’s a list of
local restaurants that feature great outdoor patios.