Montana December 04, 2017
9 Small Town Family Kitchens In Montana That Serve Meals To Die For
Sometimes you just need a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal… cooked by someone else. Luckily, Montana has plenty of family restaurants that serve meals you’ll never forget. These are a few of the best.
1. Little Blue Joint, 119 N Main St., Darby
Mike and Monica Campbell opened Little Blue Joint in 2006. Mike is an ACF certified chef with 28 years of experience, which explains the delicious food.
2. Minnie's Montana Cafe, 921 Main St., Thompson Falls
When you're craving home cooking in Thompson Falls, just head to Minnie's. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including an all-day breakfast menu.
3. Cousins Family Restaurant, 118 S. Main, Plentywood
Cousins has been owned by Mike and Nancy since 1998, The walls are covered with family photos, and the comfort food they serve is delicious.
4. Shellie's Country Cafe, 3122 US Highway 12 E., Helena
Not only does Shellie's serve tasty, stick-to-your-ribs home cooking, but they're open 24 hours, so you can get it anytime.
5. Lydia's Supper Club, 4915 Harrison Ave., Butte
Lydia Micheletti opened her supper club in 1946, combining her experiences from working in Meaderville's world-famous supper clubs with the Italian recipes that she had learned from her mother, who was an Italian immigrant. She eventually turned the business over to her brother, David, whose grandchildren run the supper club today.
6. Last Chair Kitchen & Bar, 1705 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish
Last Chair Kitchen & Bar is owned by Tim and Ali Good, and they've been serving the Whitefish community their delicious food for over 25 years. The food here is both delightful and unpretentious.
7. Kountry Korner Cafe, 81820 Gallatin Rd., Four Corners
Betty Nason is over 80 now, but she still owns and operates this delightful Four Corners cafe, sometimes working 12 hour days. The food is great here, but it's also just plain fun to hang out and spend time in the restaurant.
8. Faye's Cafe, 415 E. Lewis St., Livingston
Chef Sarah Faye owns and operates this charming eatery, doing everything on her own terms -- and if the food is any indication, those terms are delightful. She's even the author of a cookbook, "Yumtwist: The Art of Spontaneity in the Kitchen."
9. The Kitchen, 102 S 2nd St., Hamilton
Home-style cooking, generous portions, service with a smile... there's a lot to love about this family-owned eatery, and it's no wonder that it's a local favorite.
Montana has plenty of upscale eateries and chain restaurants to choose from, but we’re most proud of our small
mom and pop spots.