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“Amazingly good food in a tiny little town.”
Review of Montana Cafe

Montana Cafe
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Darby
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle
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204 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Amazingly good food in a tiny little town.”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Stopped here on our way to Yellowstone National Park. It seems the whole family is involved: three boys, obviously brothers were taking orders, bussing tables and the youngest (of about ten, I'd say) wearing an apron and probably washing dishes. Mom? came out one time to size up the crowd, and a young lady who may have been big sister home from college for the summer was competent, quick with service and easily managed the lunch crowd.

The locals eat here and that's always a good sign. One group of eight to ten ladies met at a large table behind ours and we overheard all the news.

I had the cod filet sandwich. It was perfectly cooked FISH, not a rolled piece of thrice stepped on fish flavored mystery meat. The beer battered fries were obviously made there, not shaken out of a freezer box. My husband had the bison burger and was very happy with it.

This place is CLEAN. The service is prompt, polite and these young men/boys are obviously learning that nothing in life is free, one must work for it. Prices were very reasonable and portions were large.

If you're ever in Darby, stop for a bite. You will walk out too full but happy.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank SeattleMeadowlark
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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270 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“If you order the Trapper, you'd better be very hungry!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

Three of us stopped here for lunch. One ordered a half BLT, which was great, one ordered a turkey melt on sourdough bread - yummy. And one ordered a TRAPPER. This is a hamburger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. This is nuts! But, he finished it and said it was great. Nice people, clean restaurant. Very reasonable prices. Go there hungry!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Pam52787
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salt lake city
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Breakfast? Excellent!”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The Montana Café in Darby, Montana is under new management and they are doing everything they can do to make certain they stay open. We ate breakfast on two consecutive days and both times found it to be excellent. This family owned restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. The entire family works there and they are all friendly and charming, especially the eight year old.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank johnsteven
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Gardiner Montana
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“New Owners Great Food.”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

The Montana Cafe is under new owners. A young couple who do the cooking and waiting on tables. The wife was very pleasant and the restaurant was absolutely spic and span. The owners had their teenage boys doing the cleaning (I got there right at closing which is 4:00 pm) and they were really well mannered. This place is well worth the stop if you are hankering for a good lunch. The owners both came out before I left and told me a bit about how they came to own the restaurant. They are very pleasant folks.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank MontanaRider
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A wonderful home cookin' place to eat!”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Super friendly, great home made food, well prepared, served with enthusiasm and a cute neat little restaurant!

Visited June 2012
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