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The Best Restaurants in Bozeman MT: Where to Eat in 2024

Pork chops and fries on a plate in a Bozeman Restaurant

Last Updated on February 10, 2024

In search of the best Bozeman restaurants? Look no further! Our guide details the must-visit dining establishments tailored for every taste, whether you crave local Montana flavors or international cuisine.

If you’re planning a trip to Bozeman, Montana, or as some locals call it, the “Bozone,” get ready for a food adventure that’s just as amazing as the town’s mountain views. I’ve been to Bozeman a bunch of times.

View of Main Street and Hotel Baxter in downtown Bozeman Montana
Downtown Bozeman and Baxter Hotel. Photo by Wayfare With Pierre

Sure it’s a small town, but it’s a great little town and serves as the perfect launch point whenever I want to visit Yellowstone National Park. And with each visit, I make it my mission to try out new eating spots. So, I’ve put together a list of my all-time favorite restaurants in Bozeman, just for you.

For a small town, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bozeman has so much to offer. You’ve got everything from cozy coffee shops serving locally roasted coffee and quick bites to exotic eateries that’ll transport your taste buds to different parts of the world.

Whether you’re looking for a fancy dinner spot for a special night out, a laid-back place to catch up with friends, or a unique eatery that mixes different cuisines in the coolest ways, Bozeman’s got it all.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best restaurants in Bozeman, Montana. Trust me, your stomach’s going to thank you for this. Let’s dig in!

Best Restaurants in Bozeman Montana


Waitress taking an order at Jam! restaurant in Bozeman, Montana
Inside Jam! restaurant in Bozeman MT. Photo by Wayfare With Pierre

📍 Location: 25 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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If you’re a breakfast lover, Jam! is one of the best restaurants in downtown Bozeman that’s hard to beat. It’s centrally located right on Main Street in the middle of the action, so it’s perfect for locals and visitors alike.

On the menu, Jam! is serving breakfast that all breakfast lovers will, well, love. They have everything from the usual favorites like Huevos Rancheros, stuffed French toast, or the Breakfast Burrito to creative options like the Pulled Pork Omelet (my favorite) to the strawberry vanilla balsamic Jam Crepe. As a guilty sweets lover, the stuffed French Toast was one of my favorite dishes at Jam!.

Interior view of Jam! in Bozeman Montana
Inside Jam! restaurant in Bozeman. Photo by Wayfare With Pierre

The friendly service and rustic but cozy vibe at Jam! make it the perfect spot in town to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or brunch. This is also one of the local favorite spots for an amazing cup of coffee, so coffee lovers will feel right at home.

Revelry Plates + Pours

Man walking into Revelry Plates + Pours restaurant in Bozeman Montana
Entrance to Revelry Plates + Pours. Photo by Wayfare With Pierre

📍 Location: 24 N Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Next up is Revelry, a staple in downtown Bozeman that’s super popular for its great pizza and a nice selection of wines and beers to choose from. The spot is located on North Tracy, which is right off Main St in the downtown area.

On the menu, you’ll find great pizza options like the Meat’zza, White Pie, and Fungi. Beyond the pies, they have everything from Mac & Cheese and Japan Chicken for appetizers to the Montana Burger and Harvest Salad for your main course.

Personally, my favorite meal at Revelry– and in Bozeman in general– was the Japan Chicken for starters, followed by Brussels Caesar, and finished with the Hot Honey pizza to wrap it all up. Was it too much for one person? Yes. But did I scoff it all down? Absolutely. It’s that good.

Ted’s Montana Grill

Entrance sign for Ted's Montana Grill in Bozeman Montana
Entrance sign for Ted’s Montana Grill in Bozeman. Photo by Wayfare With Pierre

📍 Location: 105 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Meat lovers: This is likely to become one of your favorite Bozeman restaurants.

Though it is a chain with many locations throughout the U.S., the downtown Bozeman location is a truly special place since it is the only location in Montana. And considering Ted’s Montana Grill’s Montana roots, they had to do it nicely for this spot.

The menu is full of great food options, ranging from small plates like Bison Nachos and Karen‘s “Flying-D” Bison Chili to entrees like the Bison Meatloaf Sandwich, Cedar Plank Salmon, and Ted’s Bacon Cheeseburger. They even have gluten-free options with a dedicated menu.

But what’s truly a showstopper at Ted’s (and my personal favorite) is the Delmonico Ribeye, an aged and hand-cut slab of Montana-raised bison finished with lemon butter. Bison is a leaner cut of meat and Ted’s Montana Grill does it justice. Pair and eat it with a glass of red wine or a cocktail from the bar and you’re good to go!

Pro tip: Ted’s Montana Grill is in the same building as the famous and historic Baxter Hotel, so it’s one of the best food spots if you’re staying there when in town.

Tanglewood Grill & Tap

People dining at Tanglewood Grill & Tap in Bozeman Montana
Tanglewood is a great place for time with family. Photo credit: Tanglewood Grill & Tap

📍 Location: 3185 Jackson Creek Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Located right next door to the popular local spot The Market on the west end of town, Tanglewood Grill & Tap is a relaxed and casual spot that serves up a diverse menu inspired by Montana’s rich agricultural heritage. Just about every dish is a testimony to their commitment to using locally sourced ingredients.

Tanglewood is one of those restaurants that are perfect for indecisive eaters. Not sure if you want Italian or a burger joint? They’ve got you covered. Want pizza but also craving some southern fried chicken? Tanglewood is the perfect joint in town, with menu items ranging from comfort foods we all know and love to plates with unique twists and flavors.

Pro tip: Make your way there between 4-6 pm daily to catch their happy hour. The food and drink menu is delicious and comes at a nice price cut.

The Well Juicery

Bottle of pressed juice from The Well Juicery in Bozeman Montana
They have fresh-pressed juice, smoothies, and more! Photo credit: The Well Juicery

📍 Location: 4575 Valley Commons Dr, Suite 101, Bozeman, MT 59718
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Sometimes a steak is too much, and pasta is just too heavy. For those seeking a healthier dining choice in town, The Well Juicery is the place to be. Founded by Sierra Brask in 2021, this health-focused eatery offers a wide range of fresh juices, smoothies, and nutritious meals.

Whether you’re trying to detox with their pure celery juice, or you’re indulging in the refreshing Party Punch (a blend of pineapple, lemon, apple, and chia seeds), every sip is a testament to their commitment to health and wellness. Even the most serious of health enthusiasts are sure to find something to love here.

On the days I went out for a hike at College M Steep Trail or even skiing at nearby Big Sky, I found myself craving a refreshing Acai Bowl from The Well Juicery afterward. Their smoothies and cold-pressed juices make for a great pre-workout too!

Blackbird Kitchen

Interior view of Blackbird Kitchen in Bozeman Montana
Blackbird on a busy weekday night. Photo credit: Blackbird Kitchen

📍 Location: 140 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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With a super convenient location right in downtown Bozeman, Blackbird is an Italian-inspired fine dining eatery that’s a hit with both locals and visitors.

Locally famous for its handcrafted homemade pasta and wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, Blackbird provides a cozy and warm ambiance that’s just right for a romantic date night or a relaxing night out with family or friends.

The restaurant takes pride in its artisanal approach, with a menu that uses mostly seasonal ingredients. For example, the Margherita pizza is made with fresh tomatoes, hand-stretched mozzarella, and fresh daily basil. Other good food options that I love to get whenever I go are the Funghi pizza, the Kale Salad, and the Tortelli Di Zucca.

Along with the great food, Blackbird offers a huge selection of wines and craft cocktails, making it a complete dining destination if you want something a bit more on the romantic or fancy side. The great service is as good as it gets.

Tip: Be sure to check out their weekend brunch menu, which features unique dishes such as the Blackbird Benedict and the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. And if you happen to have dietary restrictions, the restaurant provides gluten-free pasta and pizza menu items to choose from.

Five on Black

Bowls of food from Five on Black restaurant in Bozeman Montana
These bowls are delicious! Photo credit: Five on Black

📍 Location: 242 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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For a taste of Brazilian street food right in the heart of downtown Bozeman, look no further than Five on Black. This fast-casual Brazilian food chain is a great place for cheap eats or a quick lunch, with delicious yet rather inexpensive food.

To make things even better, they offer a simple five-step ordering process that allows you to customize your meal with fresh ingredients so you’re in and out and get exactly what you’re after.

The menu features a nice variety of unique Brazilian flavors, with the restaurant’s name originating from the five steps customers follow to build their bowls, while also incorporating the significance of black beans in classic Brazilian dishes.

For meat options, you can choose from churrasco chicken, churrasco beef, lemon-roasted tilapia, or even roasted tofu. All in all, Five on Black is an easy pick if you’re looking for a quick lunch or a quick take-out option as you’re on the go in downtown Bozeman.

MacKenzie River Pizza Co.

📍 Location: 232 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Another Main Street gem in downtown Bozeman, MacKenzie River Pizza Co. is a place you have to try when you’re in town. Established in 1993, this family-friendly pizza joint has become a staple restaurant in downtown Bozeman.

This place is a mega-hub for pizza. They have a huge range of pizza options ranging from classics like cheese and pepperoni pizza to more creative pies like the Reuben (corned beef and 1000 island dressing), Thai Pie (Thai peanut sauce, chicken, and mandarin oranges), and BBQ Pizza (barbecue chicken).

Aside from the tons of pizzas to choose from, MacKenzie River also serves up a wide range of sandwiches, fresh salads, and pasta, ensuring there’s something for just about everyone. Yes, even that picky eater in the group.

What’s not to love? MacKenzie River Pizza Co. is easily one of the best Bozeman restaurants that celebrate Montana roots. It’s especially a great place for pizza lovers.

Main Street Overeasy

📍 Location: 9 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Looking for a breakfast spot that feels like home? Swing by Main Street Overeasy right in the heart of downtown Bozeman for a meal that’ll put a big ol’ smile on your face. This place has been dishing out delicious food and top-notch breakfasts for decades, and it’s easy to see why locals and visitors keep coming back.

Their eggs benedict is a local favorite comfort food for getting the day started. And if you’re the kind who likes breakfast for lunch, their buttermilk pancakes hit the spot any time of day. I found myself coming here for a stack of pancakes right before closing at 2 pm.

All in all, Main Street Overeasy is one of those laid-back Bozeman restaurants where you can kick back, sip some great coffee, and chow down on some delicious grub. Try their famous stuffed French toast or go for the corned beef hash– you can’t go wrong with either.

Also, the Cinnamon Rolls are so popular that they tend to run out in the first few hours of opening. Do yourself a favor and check out Main Street Overeasy for breakfast first thing in the morning so you can get the full experience.

Montana Ale Works

Exterior view of Montana Ale Works in Bozeman Montana
Montana Ale Works in Bozeman MT. Photo by Montana Ale Works

📍 Location: 611 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Montana Ale Works is a bustling gastropub located in the heart of downtown Bozeman in the historic Northern Pacific freight building, right on Main Street.

This award-winning restaurant truly celebrates Montana roots, with a menu featuring locally sourced food (made from scratch daily), several nightly special menu items, more than 40 craft and local beers on tap, and a full bar that serves up Montana-originated liquors, wines, cocktails, and beyond. What’s not to love?

The delicious menu has everything from succulent Bison New York Strips to refreshing salads to juicy burgers and everything in between. The inviting, laid-back vibe paired with friendly service makes this place a perfect spot for fine dining, a casual dinner with friends, or a cozy family gathering.

Next time you’re in town, do yourself a favor and check out Montana Ale Works for a genuine Montana experience – and don’t forget to pair your meal with one of their local craft beers or a huckleberry margarita.

The huge space offers outdoor seating as well so you can enjoy a dinner or lunch with amazing views when the weather is right.

Dave’s Sushi – Off Main

Photo of sushi served at Dave's Sushi in Bozeman Montana
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📍 Location: 115 N Bozeman Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715
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For all the sushi enthusiasts out there, Dave’s Sushi is the go-to spot in the downtown Bozeman area. Right off Main Street, this laid-back Bozeman restaurant is where you’ll find a huge range of inventive sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri that are as fresh as they are flavorful.

I’ve only been here twice, but I was hooked by the John Wayne roll, the Spider Roll, and the Widespread Panic roll. I started with the Tokyo Tacos the first time and had Dave’s Sushi Salad on the second round out there– both had me wanting to eat more than my fair share.

Whether you’re a seasoned sushi aficionado (like myself) or just starting to explore the world of Japanese food, Dave’s is one of the best Bozeman restaurants right in the mix of all the action.

Sidewinders American Grill

📍 Location: 780 Boardwalk Ave, Bozeman, MT 59718
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Craving some good ol’ American comfort food? Sidewinders American Grill is your go-to of Bozeman restaurants. This joint is a hit for its hearty American classics – think juicy burgers, stacked sandwiches, and a whole lot more. It’s the kind of place where you can unwind with your friends over lunch or enjoy a laid-back family dinner.

The vibe here is super welcoming and down-to-earth, making it a go-to for anyone looking for a chill spot to eat and hang out. As a plus, if you’re into sports, you’ll love the bar scene at Sidewinders – it’s got a bunch of TVs tuned into the latest games. Plus, they’ve got this awesome rooftop patio where you can soak up some of that unmatched Montana sky views while you munch.

On my last trip, I chose to try their Sidewinder Burger based on the waiter’s recommendation. And to be honest, it’s probably one of the best burgers I’ve tried in Bozeman. As for the beer selection, this Bozeman hotspot has a bunch of local brews on tap, perfect for washing down that burger.

Fork & Spoon

Food on a plate being served at Fork and Spoon in Bozeman Montana

📍 Location: 206 E Griffin Dr, Bozeman, MT 59715
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All of the places on this list are great, but Fork & Spoon is easily one of my favorites of all Bozeman restaurants. If you’re looking for a truly unique dining experience, make sure to visit Fork & Spoon, Bozeman’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant.

With the unique pay-what-you-can model, everyone and anyone can get amazing locally sourced food, regardless of how much (or little) you pay. This makes me feel so good eating here because when I pay for my meal, I’m helping to fund a meal for someone else who doesn’t have the means to pay. It’s a win-win.

On top of that, they don’t compromise on flavor at Fork & Spoon. All of the food at this restaurant is made from scratch and locally sourced, with a dinner menu that changes and rotates daily.

The atmosphere is as warm as a home kitchen, and the diverse food menu, featuring everything from comforting stews to fresh salads, is always a good choice when in town.

Backcountry Burger Bar

Burger on a plate at Backcountry Burger Bar in Bozeman Montana
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📍 Location: 125 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
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Looking for the best burger in Bozeman? Backcountry Burger Bar stands out as a Bozeman gem, serving up some of the most delicious burgers in town. This wildly popular burger joint features locally sourced, Montana-raised meat that’s also processed in town.

Their menu is a burger lover’s dream, with options ranging from the classic Backcountry Burger to newer flavors with the Bison Burger, Turkey Gobbler, or the adventurous Elk Burger. Each burger is paired with hand-cut fries or sweet potato fries to bring it all home.

With a welcoming vibe and outdoor seating, it’s the perfect spot for both lunch and dinner. The Backcountry Burger Bar also features full bar service, where you can try a nice selection of local brews, cocktails, or a glass of wine, making it a favorite among the Bozeman restaurants for both locals and visitors alike.

Closing Thoughts: Best Restaurants in Bozeman MT

As you can see, Bozeman’s food scene offers a blend of diverse and delicious cuisine options, with many restaurants having a strong focus on using local ingredients and supporting local farmers.

From the unique Brazilian cuisine at Five on Black to the amazingly delicious burgers at Backcountry Burger, the city’s culinary landscape truly delivers to match those amazing mountain views in the distance.

Bozman is a must-visit destination, whether you’re a foodie in search of the best restaurants Montana has to offer, visiting friends at Montana State University, traveling down to Yellowstone National Park, or simply passing by on a work trip. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the city’s vibrant food scene is as good as it gets.

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