If you're a foodie and live in Montana, there are certainly lots of options for those looking for a little taste of Big Sky Country.

From local to chain restaurants, we have several different places that are worth checking out. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, Montana has you covered. However, when it comes to the state's most iconic restaurants, there are a few that every Montanan should try at least once.

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Whether it's a traditional Montana steakhouse, or something a little more fancy, the state of Montana has you covered, no matter what your preference.

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What criteria are used to determine an iconic Montana restaurant?

For those that are curious, there are a few different factors that go into determining the most iconic Montana restaurants and we broke them down into the following categories:

  • Longevity
  • Popularity
  • Quality

First, longevity. Let's be honest, if you've stayed in business for multiple decades, then you have to be doing something right.  All of the restaurants on the list have been in business for at least two decades, while others have been around much longer.

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Next, popularity. All of the restaurants mentioned always have a crowd and are among some of the most popular restaurants in the state. While you may have to wait your turn to get service, folks are more than willing.

Finally, quality. Quality is key when it comes to making the iconic list. The restaurants on the list do their very best to use as many Montana-made products as possible and that results in top-notch food that keeps people coming back year, after year.

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