11 Unsuspecting Restaurants In Montana With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal
Never judge a restaurant by its exterior, especially in Montana. A restaurant doesn’t need a big, fancy building or a flashy advertising campaign to lure customers in… it’s often the most unsuspecting spots that serve the best meals. If you pass by one of these places, don’t keep driving―they have delicious food.
1. Parker’s Restaurant, 32 E Front St., Drummond
Whether you go for breakfast or the enormous Monster in Law Burger, you won't be disappointed by the amazing food at Parker's Restaurant. It's a local gem.
2. El Vaquero Taqueria, 1338 11th Ave., Helena
Authentic Mexican street tacos in Helena? It's hard to believe, but this family owned spot serves some incredible food from this simple structure.
3. Full Belli Deli, 209 S Front St., Townsend
The name of this place is quite accurate. If you can finish one of their sandwiches or their fantastic pizza, you'll certainly be full.
4. Kings Hat, 105 S 37th St., Billings
When you're craving a good old-fashioned burger at an old-fashioned price, look no further than this old school Billings gem.
5. Madhatters Restaurant and Lounge, 1316 W Towne St., Glendive
You'll find family restaurants that double as sports bars and casinos all over Montana. But the food at Madhatters in Glendive is definitely better than you might expect, especially the steak and prime rib.
6. Blue Moon Saloon and Cafe, 3793 US Hwy 287 N., Cameron
From the outside the Blue Moon Saloon and Cafe looks like just another old school Montana eatery. Inside you'll find comfort food that is dangerously addictive.
7. Ruby’s Cafe, 2101 Regent St., Missoula
Blink and you'll miss the Ruby's Cafe building... but if you happen to make it inside, you'll realize the hearty breakfasts and lunch entrees are anything but average.
8. Stompin’ Grounds, 107 Main St., Ekalaka
This is so much more than just a coffee shop. The next time you're in Ekalaka, stop in for a breakfast sandwich or a cup of soup, which is made from scratch daily.
9. Family Affair Restaurant, 616 26th St N., Great Falls
Admittedly, this place doesn't look like it's anything special from the outside. But if you take a chance on it, you'll realize you just might have discovered the best burger in town. The breakfasts are also spectacular.
10. Freeway Tavern, 2001 S Montana St., Butte
The name isn't fancy, the building isn't fancy, and to be honest, the food isn't fancy. But it IS delicious, and this place is definitely worth trying.
11. Main Street Overeasy, 9 E Main St., Bozeman
In a city like Bozeman that's full of excellent breakfast joints, this spot stands out for its consistently delicious morning meals that have earned it a great reputation statewide.
Sometimes the most amazing food can be found at the most unassuming restaurants. Here are 12 other under-the-radar spots in Montana to try. Don’t see your favorite laid back Montana restaurant on the list? You might find it here.
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