Missoula: The Pearl Cafe – 231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802. This farm-to-table restaurant features an ever-changing menu based on what’s in season. Dishes include Montana-raised beef, fresh fish, and vegetarian options.
Bozeman: Plonk – 29 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715. This wine bar and restaurant serves up creative small plates, charcuterie boards, and hearty entrees like pork chops and lamb shank. Don’t forget to try one of their signature cocktails.
Billings: TEN – 19 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101. This upscale restaurant serves American cuisine with a modern twist. The menu features dishes like bison short ribs, lobster tail, and a variety of steaks.
Helena: The Hawthorn Bottle Shop & Tasting Room – 1520 Euclid Ave, Helena, MT 59601. This cozy spot offers a rotating selection of wines, beers, and ciders, as well as small plates like cheese boards and charcuterie. They also offer wine classes and tastings.
Great Falls: Jaker’s Bar and Grill – 1500 10th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405. This family-friendly restaurant serves up classic American dishes like burgers, steaks, and seafood, as well as gluten-free options. They also have a full bar and a selection of local beers.
Kalispell: Split Rock Cafe – 30 4th St E, Kalispell, MT 59901. This cafe features homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and baked goods. They also have a selection of coffee and espresso drinks.
Butte: The Derby Steakhouse – 29 W Broadway St, Butte, MT 59701. This classic steakhouse serves up USDA Prime beef, as well as seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes. They also have a full bar and a selection of local beers.
Whitefish: The Boat Club – 1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937. This waterfront restaurant serves dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh fish and Montana-raised beef. They also have a selection of craft cocktails and wines.