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Montana's BBQ & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
+1 250-758-2388
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“ribs” (37 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the hand carved petit fillet and it was overdone, dry and tough. I have had good meals here in the past, but this was a waste of money.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stopped in at Montana's when we don't want any surprises. it's traditional fare, with steaks, burgers, chicken, and the like. Desserts pleased everyone in our group. Parking is easy, and access is very easy. The interior is rustic and decorated in ranch chic.

Thank Rivularis
Reviewed 15 September 2018

My partner and I were a bit late in finishing our shopping and wanted a lighter meal prior to returning to our hotel. Montana's was on our way out of the shopping centre so we devcided to give it a try. I had assumed it...More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 14 September 2018

As far as casual, family-style chain restaurants go in Canada, I think Montana's is among the best. Prices are my only complaint, but I've always been given good service and good food when I visit Montana's. I also enjoy the atmosphere. The chipotle firecracker burger...More

Thank FoodLoverYumYummm
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Ate here twice on recent trip to Nanaimo. It seems to be packed every time but the bar area has good seating and service fairly quick. The 10oz Sirloin steak was cooked to perfection and very tender. The 2nd night I tried a chicken/shrimp dish...More

Thank Joyce H
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Three adults and two children two and six. Greeted or maybe not ,by a young lady that looked at us as if we were ruining her day and said nothing by way of a greeting. Just follow me and we asked for a high chair...More

Thank Gwen R
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the place for diner. Pretty crowded (means the place is popular right). We had a place at the bar. Ordered a steak (big one) and the ribs (largest). Both Pretty good. Good flavour. Juicy meat. Also the sides were tasteful. The prices are...More

Thank Martijn S
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Great service,our waitress was exceptional. Food hot and delicious and no big wait ,We all ordered drinks and food ready before we were half done.Ribs fall off the bone good mmm.Also good the quesadilla burger,very filling,took half home for lunch next day.There were 10 at...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Usually have my doubts with chain restaurants. Very decent meal this evening. Usually go for AYCE. Ordered off the menu and was impressed. Love the Kapow Shrimp. Had a steak although ordered medium rare and came out overcooked still ate without complaining. Did lack some...More

Thank JayfromEdmonton
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Service good. Nice atmosphere on bar side. Our server was great, but brought me wrong dish. After waiting 45 min for dinner I decided just to eat what was brought. What I didn’t appreciate was when I told server (who was lovely) she tried to...More

Thank Daphne D
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Not totally sure just know that Cineplex have a $80 gift card for two you get a Movie and a $50 Bon Appétit Gift Cards.
Lila D
19 November 2015|
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Response from gjanie | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember. I suspect there were medium and large sizes for the ribs and I would have ordered the smaller size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-758-2388
Montana’s is all things BBQ to all people. Whether you’re in the mood for southern style in-house smoked ribs and pulled pork or looking for some Canadian BBQ flavour across our burgers, steaks and sandwiches; Montana’s has the perfect atmosphere to bring the family or meet up with friends. Fire up the good times at Montana’s BBQ & Bar!
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