Dining January 22, 2016
These 15 Burger Joints In Montana Will Make Your Taste Buds Explode
It’s no secret that Montanans love to eat meat, and we can always appreciate a good burger. With so many delicious options in every county, satisfying our cravings for the classic American staple isn’t hard to do. That’s why trying to choose the best burger in a state known for its beef patties is impossible, though these 15 restaurants are certainly in the top tier. If you decide to forego the chain restaurants in favor of the smaller spots, these places serve some of the tastiest burgers in the state.
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1. Montana Roadhouse, White Sulphur Springs
Montana Roadhouse serves a lot of hunters and travelers who are just passing through—but that doesn’t stop them from serving them their finest fresh, never frozen meat and some of the best burgers in town.
2. Brewsker's, Bozeman
Bozeman is a mecca of delicious burger joints, and several of them might tie for the best burgers in town. But Brewskers’ flavorful food earns them a place on this list—their burgers are the kind that leave a lasting impression, the kind you’ll be craving long after you’ve eaten them.
3. 2K's Kafe, Great Falls
When you read the menu here, you’ll see “Home of the Big Burger” written at the top. It’s true...the burger bun doesn’t even come close to covering the massive patty.
4. The Raven, Bigfork
Is waterfront dining and a Caribbean atmosphere enough to entice you? If not, the menu will. The Montana Beer Burger comes with an onion ring caramelized in Blackfoot IPA and melted cheddar, while the Bacon Blue Cheeseburger comes covered with candied bacon.
5. Nation’s Burger Station, Browning
Along with all the traditional burgers you can think of (like the masterpiece pictured here), Nation’s Burger Station serves a Southwestern Berry Burger on Navajo fry bread for the adventurous types.
6. Bert and Ernie's Dining Saloon and Grill, Helena
Simple, classic American food has been the Bert and Ernie’s mission since 1974. You can build your own burger here or go for one of the tasty menu items, like the Haymaker—ham, Swiss and bleu cheese dressing on Texas toast.
7. Nap’s Grill, Hamilton
The portions are generous at Nap’s Grill. Maybe that’s why they were voted Best Burger, Salad and Takeout in Western Montana...though their three patty Bitterroot Beast may have had something to do with that.
8. The Burger Dive, Billings
“Burgers, but better,” says their website. And with an extensive menu of mouthwatering choices, we have to agree.
9. Stevi Cafe, Stevensville
“This is the best cheeseburger I ever had,” declared one excited Yelper. That could be because of the fresh beef and home baked buns that Stevi Cafe serves.
10. Slippery Otter Pub & Eatery, West Yellowstone
This casual eatery is known for its delicious elk burgers and bison burgers.
11. Matt’s Place, Butte
Montana’s oldest drive-in restaurant serves up classic handmade burgers. This is one place where you’ll want to save room for fries and a shake, too.
12. Richwine’s Burgerville, Polson
This drive-thru burger joint is located right on Highway 93 East. It’s open from March to September, so it’s a perfect pit stop for a summer road trip. Order a Bernie Burger and some of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
13. Burgertown Dairy Freeze, Bigfork
If you’re skeptical about a small roadside burger joint being able to expertly prepare a meal, just try the Flathead Monster. This spot is only open during the summer months, so plan accordingly.
14. Hop’s Downtown Grill, Kalispell
You’ll find it all here...classic cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, wild boar burgers and buffalo burgers. It isn’t hard to see why Hop’s is rated the #1 local restaurant choice on TripAdvisor.
15. Uberbrew, Billings
Uberbrew is a brewery and gastropub, so beer lovers are drawn in by their menu of local beer on tap. But as anyone who stays for a meal will tell you, their burgers are just as delicious as their brews.
Where is your favorite place in Montana to get a burger?