As a long-time Bozeman Resident and a Trip Adviser at Rent-A-Car Montana I am often asked, “Where should we eat?”. This can be a difficult question to answer because even though Bozeman seems small it has so many options when you are looking for food. To answer your question, check out our top 10 favorite Restaurants in Bozeman and find something that will make your travel plans unforgettable!
You can feel at home at Fiesta Mexicana a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant. From their traditional Mexican Cuisine to their famous Margaritas to their friendly and lively environment. They are just a no brainer.
FRIENDLY TIP: Fried Ice-Cream. Many people miss out on one of this hidden gems on their menu. Caramelized on the outside and perfect in the middle. Simply delicious.
Don’t miss out. Check them out.
You might be surprised to know that Bozeman is home to one of the best Cajun Restaurants in the Country. MSN.com named Café Zydeco the 4th Best Cajun and Creole Restaurants In The Country.
This is definitely high praise BUT Café Zydeco lives up to this title. You can get all the Louisiana classics: Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo, Hushpuppies, Muffuletta Po’boys, Jambalaya, Tchoupitoulas… Sorry, our mouth is watering too.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Want to eat Montana’s Local Cuisine? Ted’s Montana Grill can let you experience the flavors of the Treasure State with every bite.
At Ted’s you can get Bison (a must have) and Beef from Ted Turner’s Ranches. You can also sample locally brewed Beers and IPA’s and Montana made Spirits. It’s a local favorite in Bozeman and is a great choice if you want a 5-star dine-in experience.
Looking for a little more spice? Maybe you just want a more international flavor? Check out Pakeezah. This family owned restaurant brings traditionally-made, mouthwatering flavors of India.
We recommend their Madras Murgh, which blends the spiciness of curry with a balance of coconut milk, and tamarind. It’s almost impossible to go wrong at Pakeezah.
Hokkaido Ramen House
Hokkaido offers a simple and hearty meal that will help wash away the cold with every spoonful. Their savory and hearty ramen bowls are a personal favorite restaurant for my wife. What can I say, she can’t get enough of their Garlic Tonkotsu Ramen Bowl.
She would also ask me to recommend their Boba Teas, especially their Milk Tea.
Sidewinders American Grill
If you are looking for a little Americana you will love Sidewinders American Grill. Their menu offer Burgers, sandwiches, fries, chili, and so much more.
Their dining area seems to have jumped out of Top-Gun, which makes sense because it was their founder was a US Marine Veteran. At Sidewinders they are always happy to serve… Good Food!
Montana Ale Works
I’ve lived in Bozeman and the surrounding area my entire life, and Montana Ale Works has been a staple of the Bozeman Dining Arena for almost 20 YEARS!
Montana Ale Works offer locally grown ingredients and meat from Gallatin Valley ranches. They are famous for their extensive local beer and liquor selection and I highly recommend the Montana Meatloaf, which is wrapped in mouthwatering bacon.
Storm Castle Café
It might be too early for dinner… In that case, you are in luck! Storm Castle Café is a favorite of college students at the adjacent Montana State University. Hungry College Students can’t be wrong… Just make sure you get there before they fill up the tables.
They offer a wide array of breakfast meals. Bacon, Eggs, Hash-browns… Oh my! Don’t miss out on their incredible breakfast.
If you are looking for a truly Bozeman lunch spot look no farther than Pickle Barrel. They have been slinging hot and cold subs for over 30 YEARS. Every MSU Student has walked across college to their location at least once and its not hard to see why.
They offer sandwiches for every palate. Whether you want a hearty Philly Cheese-Steak or a simple turkey sub just make sure you don’t skip the titular pickles!
Sushi and Montana don’t sound like they mix but Dave’s Sushi aims to prove you wrong. The owners fly in fresh fish every day so you can get never frozen food that rivals oceanside venues.
They have all the classics you could think of plus a bunch of innovative rolls that give them a Montana Spin. If you love Sushi this is a must try!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OUR LIST?
We hope you like our list of our top 10 favorite restaurants in Bozeman. We definitely couldn’t list all of them but we would love to hear your suggestions in the comments as well!
If you are looking for a reliable and affordable Rental Car. Rent-A-Car Montana should be your first call. We offer the best rates in town and our employees also double as trip advisors that can help you find all the best things to do while you visit our beautiful state. Reserve your vehicle today or give us a call at (406)500-RENT if you have any questions.
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This list was written by Mac Palin, a Trip Advisor with Rent-A-Car Montana in Bozeman, if you need a reliable rental vehicle give us a call or reserve today!