Illustration by Jon Wittenberg

Illustration by Jon Wittenberg

When it comes to fine dining here in Montana, you don’t want the same homogenized crap you can get anywhere in the world—you want the authentic Bozeman experience. Here are a few of the best places to grab some grub around the valley.


  • Nova Café– 312 E. Main
    The Lowdown: Local ingredients in your favorite recipes
    Best Entrée: Meat Lover’s Omelette
  • Cateye Café– 23 N. Tracy
    The Lowdown: Funky atmosphere washed down with mimosas
    Best Entrée: Huevos Gringos
  • Western Café– 443 E. Main
    The Lowdown: Greasy spoon at its finest
    Best Entrée: Chicken-Fried Steak


  • Soby’s– 321 E. Main
    The Lowdown: The best hangover killers in Bozeman
    Best Entrée: Gringo Burrito
  • Sola Café– 290 W. Kagy
    The Lowdown: Locally sourced meals made from scratch
    Best Entrée: Yellowstone Steak Panini
  • Café Zydeco– 2711 W. College
    The Lowdown: Creole and Cajun grub with occasional live music
    Best Entrée: Creole Chicken & Sausage Gumbo


  • Sir Scott’s Oasis– 204 W. Main, Manhattan
    The Lowdown: Classic Montana steakhouse experience
    Best Entrée: 24-oz Ribeye
  • Montana Ale Works– 611 E. Main
    The Lowdown: Good vibe, reasonable prices, and beer
    Best Entrée: Whatever’s on special
  • Dave’s Sushi–115 N. Bozeman
    The Lowdown: Unbelievable sushi rolls at decent prices
    Best Entrée: Broad Comedy Roll


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