When it comes to food, Montana is an interesting place.

We have all kinds of cuisine ranging from downhome favorites to dishes that require multiple types of silverware.  It's one of the things that I love about the state. You can start your day with a plate of biscuits and gravy and finish it by eating something that sounds French and is hard to pronounce.

I'm more of a burgers and Bar-B-Q type of guy. Don't get me wrong, I love a great steak and enjoy the finer things in life from time to time, but when it comes to this list of the Top 10 Best Restaurants in Montana, I've got questions.

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The list was compiled by the website Open Table and according to their site, they "analyze over 400,000 new diner reviews every month."  So, what are the reviews based on?  Well, it looks like the following:

  • Best Overall
  • Best Ambiance
  • Best Food
  • Best Value
  • Best Service

Honestly, except for a couple on the list, I'm not familiar with most of the restaurants, so I'm not going to be much help when it comes to giving my opinion, having said that, let's take a look at the list.

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The Patio At Rattlesnake Market

Located in Missoula, The Patio offers several different options for diners, including steak, fish, pork, and different weekly specials.


Voted the best restaurant in Montana for both 2015 and 2016, Lucca's in Helena is an Italian restaurant that features an impressive menu with both appetizers as well as entrees.

Belton Chalet Dining Room

This popular spot is located in West Glacier and is known for its atmosphere and making you feel like you're in the "good ole days" of Montana. Reviews say that the Bison Meatloaf is a must.

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Schafer's Restaurant

Schafer's has a new home and is located at the Eagle Bend Golf Course in Bigfork.  With a menu that includes seafood, steak, and a whole lot more, one of the most popular dishes is the Salmon Benedict.


Located in Bozeman, Tanoshii has an eclectic menu offering things like Korean Fried Chicken, different Ramon dishes, as well as Pork and Katsu Bao.

Beargrass Bistro

Beargrass Bistro located in Lakeside makes everything daily from scratch and prides itself on using local ingredients. The menu includes Grilled Elk Tenderloins as well as Lobster Tails.

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Abruzzo Italian

Located in Whitefish, Abruzzo Italian opened in 2017 and specializes in handmade pasta, steaks, as well as wood-fired pizzas. The restaurant also has an impressive wine list.

Cabin Bar and Grill

With the backdrop of Big Sky, the Cabin Bar and Grill not only has beautiful views, but they offer hand-cut steaks, seafood, and wild game as well as nightly specials on its menu.

Gallatin River Lodge Restaurant

Located in West Glacier, the Gallatin River Lodge Restaurant has a menu that offers multiple courses. Entrees include Dry Aged Duck, Waygu Beef, and Elk. Plus they have an impressive dessert menu as well.

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Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse

Buffalo Block Prime Steakhouse in Billings is the final entry on the Top 10 list.  The Steakhouse offers not only prime beef but seafood as well as a large menu of different starters.  They're also known for their S'mores Baked Alaska for dessert.

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